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Quality of life issues in psoriasis

  • Amanda B. Sergay
  • Matthew Silvan
  • Jeffrey M. Weinberg
Part of the Milestones in Drug Therapy book series (MDT)

Abstract

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL), has been defined as “peoples’ subjective evaluation of the influences of their current health status... on their ability to achieve and maintain a level of overall functioning that allows them to pursue valued life goals and that is reflected in general wellbeing” [1, 2]. Psoriasis is a chronic disease with physical, psychosocial, and economic implications that commonly interfere with patients’ daily functional capacity, and consequently, their quality of life.

Keywords

Atopic Dermatitis Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriasis Patient Dermatology Life Quality Index Severe Psoriasis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda B. Sergay
    • 1
  • Matthew Silvan
    • 1
  • Jeffrey M. Weinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologySt. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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