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Extending psychosocial assessment of patients with psoriasis in the UK, using a self-rateds, web-based survey.
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PMID:  22998542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Background.  Quality of life self-rating using a web-based survey has not previously been evaluated for psoriasis in the UK. Aim.  To use an open-access web-based survey to assess the effect of psoriasis on patients' daily life. Methods.  The survey was conducted using a dedicated website endorsed by a UK psoriasis patient charity. Results.  In total, 1760 patients (1102 women, 658 men; median age range 40-44 years) assessed their psoriasis using the website. Psoriasis was 'very' or 'extremely' active in 52%, and 71% had been diagnosed > 10 years previously. Psoriasis had negatively affected the working life of 59% of patients, and the educational performance of 31%. Conclusions.  The use of an open-access web-based survey may address potential bias in previous studies, but may itself introduce a bias towards younger patients. This is the first report of a web-based survey of UK patients with psoriasis, providing further recent evidence of how psoriasis affects patients' lives.
Authors:
A Anstey; H McAteer; N Kamath; F Percival
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental dermatology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1365-2230     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7606847     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Dermatol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  735-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© The Author(s). CED © 2012 British Association of Dermatologists.
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, UK The Psoriasis Association, Northampton, UK Abbot Laboratories Limited, Maidenhead, Kent, UK pH Associates Limited, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, UK.
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