Impact of Psoriasis Goes Beyond the Patient
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Psoriasis may not only have an impact on a patient's quality of life, but also on the lives of the people with whom the patient lives with, says a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The study included 130 participants (patients, cohabitants, controls); the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and Family Dermatology Life Quality Index (FDLQI) were used to evaluate quality of life as well as the levels of depression and anxiety. For cohabitants, the presence of psoriasis reduced their quality of life by 87.8%; DLQI scores for psoriasis patients were significantly associated with FDLQI scores for cohabitants. While not significantly higher than controls, anxiety and depression scores were similar between psoriasis patients and cohabitants.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Both psoriasis patients and the people who live with them say psoriasis negatively impacts their quality of life, according to a new study. “The impact of the dermatological conditions on patients' cohabitants has been largely ignored.” The researchers had noticed ...
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