conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of Pfizer.
Over 90% of respondents said that their psoriatic arthritis had negatively impacted their emotional and mental well-being and 75% reported negative effects on their relationships with friends and family, Pfizer reported. Among the 301 adults aged 18 years and older who responded to the survey, 58% had stopped participating in sports or recreational activities and 51% had stopped participating in social activities.
The effects on patients’ professional lives also were considerable: Almost 74% said that it had a negative effect on their career path, 41% had experienced decreased productivity, and 13% had quit or been let go from a job, Pfizer said.
Some of the survey results suggested a disconnect between patients and their physicians. Of the 89% of patients who were very or somewhat satisfied with their prescription medication, 90% said that they would like to make changes to their treatment regimen and 89% described their illness as moderate to severe, Pfizer reported.
The survey was conducted online from Nov. 2 to Dec. 1, 2017.