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From the JAMA Network
December 24/31, 2014

Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2014;312(24):2676-2677. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12494

Although available topical and systemic treatments for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis continue to evolve, little is known about adequacy of treatment for patients with psoriasis. In addition, patient satisfaction has seldom been studied or incorporated into psoriasis practice guidelines. Instead, studies have classically used physician-centered objective measures as a means to determine adequacy of psoriasis treatment. Yet patient satisfaction remains an important consideration that has been correlated with patient adherence with psoriasis therapy and treatment outcomes.1 In addition, patient satisfaction contributes to responses in health-related quality-of-life indices (eg, Dermatology Life Quality Index).2

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