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Psoriasis Education for Patients May Improve Management

Key clinical point: Educating psoriasis patients about their disease may positively impact long-term management.

Major finding: Of 53 patients that completed a psoriasis questionnaire, 24 chose to receive additional education. The patients who received the education “showed a significant increase in knowledge, self-expertise about the disease and amelioration of general health.”

Study details: Patients that regularly went to their psoriasis visits were asked if they would like to receive additional education on psoriasis. Fifty-three patients filled out one questionnaire at study inclusion; of these patients, 24 filled out another questionnaire at their subsequent visit. The questionnaires included an assessment of their disease knowledge and therapy adherence and satisfaction.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the University Medical Centre Mannheim, Heidelberg University.


Bubak C, et al. BMC Public Health. 2019 Nov 19;19(1):1535. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7778-x.