Volume 4, Number 3 (9-2013)                   jdc 2013, 4(3): 113-119 | Back to browse issues page


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Ansar A, Jahangard L, Pahlevani P, Rasouli B, Torabian S, Rasouli S. Quality of life in patients with psoriasis vulgaris: A case-control study . jdc. 2013; 4 (3) :113-119
URL: http://jdc.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5040-en.html

1- گروه پوست
2- گروه روان‌پزشکی
3- دانشکده‌ی پزشکی , pouyan.pahlevani@gmail.com
4- دانشکده‌ی پزشکی
5- گروه پزشکی ـ اجتماعی
Abstract:   (4751 Views)

Background and Aim: Psoriasis vulgaris is a common chronic dermatic disease impresses many aspects of patients’ life. Many clinical researches focus on quality of life recently, to evaluate clinical interventions and treatments. This study planned to recognize different aspects of life in patients suffer psoriasis vulgaris.

Methods: This case-control study was performed on 100 patients suffer psoriasis vulgaris in 1391 year and 100 people who didn’t have any specific disease as control group. Quality of life was measured by standard quality of life questionnaire (SF-36) and data obtained were analyzed with chi square and t tests.

Results: Average score of SF-36 in psoriasis patients group 65.05±15.51 was significantly less than control group 78.31±11.93 (P<0.001). Difference between patients and control group was significant in all of aspects except physical and emotional aspects (P<0.05).

Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, patients with psoriasis vulgaris had a significantly lower quality of life, in comparison with the control group. Therefore, these patients require special attention and specific planning to improve and manage different aspects of their lives.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/07/19 | Accepted: 2013/10/1 | Published: 2013/12/21

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