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Title: Patient perceptions of clear/almost clear skin in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis: results of the Clear About Psoriasis worldwide survey
Authors: ARMSTRONG, A.JARVIS, S.BOEHNCKE, W. -H.RAJAGOPALAN, M.FERNANDEZ-PENAS, P.ROMITI, R.BEWLEY, A.VAID, B.HUNEAULT, L.FOX, T.SODHA, M.WARREN, R. B.
Citation: JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY, v.32, n.12, p.2200-2207, 2018
Abstract: Background Therapeutic advances have made the achievement of clear/almost clear skin possible for many patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Objective Methods To determine patient perceptions of the impact of psoriasis and of attaining clear/almost clear skin. Global survey of patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Results Conclusion A total of 8338 patients from 31 countries participated. The majority (57%) had not achieved self-assessed clear/almost clear skin with their current therapy, and 56% of those who had not met this goal believed it would be impossible to do so. Among the patients who had clear/almost clear skin, 73% had not initiated their current treatment until >1 year after psoriasis diagnosis, and 28% had to wait >5 years. Eighty-four percent of all respondents experienced discrimination and/or humiliation due to psoriasis, and many reported negative effects on work, intimate relationships, sleep and mental health. Patients without clear/almost clear skin reported that such achievement would open new possibilities, such as swimming (58%), a wider choice of clothing (40%), and meeting new people (26%). A limitation of this study, as with any survey-based research, is that selection and recall bias may have been present. Additionally, respondent definitions of clear/almost clear skin were subjective and may have varied. Despite the importance of clear/almost clear skin to psoriasis patients, most are still not achieving it, and many are unaware it is possible.
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