Perspectives of psoriasis patients in Turkey

Polat M. , Yalcin B., Alli N.

DERMATOLOGICA SINICA, cilt.30, sa.1, ss.7-10, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.dsi.2011.10.001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.7-10


Background: Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that can have severe psychosocial effects. The aim of this study was to assess the perspectives of psoriasis patients regarding their illness. Methods: One hundred and ten psoriasis patients in the 18-65 age group were included. Data were collected via a "face to face interview" method. The questionnaire included mainly three topics (sociodemographic characteristics of patients: self-evaluations of patients about their disease; knowledge and attitudes about psoriasis).