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The Importance of Achieving Clear or Almost Clear Skin for Patients: Results from the Nordic Countries of the Global "Clear about Psoriasis" Patient Survey
Aarhus Univ Hosp, Denmark.
Oslo Hudlegesenter, Norway.
Novartis Healthcare AB, Sweden.
Novartis Norge AS, Norway.
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2019 (English)In: Acta Dermato-Venereologica, ISSN 0001-5555, E-ISSN 1651-2057, Vol. 99, no 2, p. 158-163Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Psoriasis is a stigmatizing chronic skin condition in which impairment of quality of life is associated with visibility of skin lesions, disease activity and severity. The ultimate goal of treatment is complete clearance of skin symptoms. The worldwide "Clear About Psoriasis" survey explored patients perspectives on clear/almost clear skin and the impact of psoriasis on daily life. We report here results from the Nordic countries (n = 609). Of respondents, 44% achieved clear/almost clear skin with their current treatment, of which 71% were comfortable discussing this expectation with their physician, compared with only 46% of patients who had not achieved clear/almost clear skin. Of patients who achieved clear/almost clear skin, 85% reported treatment satisfaction vs. 39% who had not. Psoriasis profoundly affected daily life, with 88% of respondents reporting discrimination/humiliation and 61% reporting an impact on their professional life. This report highlights stigmatization among Nordic patients with psoriasis and the potential to improve physician-patient communication.

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ACTA DERMATO-VENEREOLOGICA , 2019. Vol. 99, no 2, p. 158-163
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psoriasis; clear skin; patient survey; Nordic countries
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Dermatology and Venereal Diseases
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-154577DOI: 10.2340/00015555-3048ISI: 000456794300006PubMedID: 30250961OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-154577DiVA, id: diva2:1290492
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