A nationwide survey was conducted in adult patients with psoriasis (PsO) across Italy to obtain their real-world perspective of the impact of PsO on their wellbeing. Patients completed a 26-question survey (based on the patient benefit index; PBI, The Dermatology Life Quality Index; DLQI and theWorld Health Organization-five; WHO-5 wellbeing index) and workshop discussion sessions were undertaken by dermatologists to interpret results from the survey. 392 patients with PsO completed the survey. Analysis of results was restricted to patients who had moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis (assessed by patients; n = 252; 64.3%). Dermatologists (n = 32) completed one question from the survey related to wellbeing and rated social, physical and mental domains as contributing to a similar extent, with comparable scores also observed by patients. For treatment, biologics yielded higher scores on average, whereas little difference was observed between topical and conventional systemic treatments. Only 23.8% of patients felt that their dermatologist was taking into consideration their wellbeing and 32.6% of the patients considered their therapy as inadequate in improving signs and symptoms of the disease. This survey identified key factors contributing to barriers impacting on patient wellbeing. Simple, but comprehensive questionnaires can provide important insight to patients’ needs that may significantly increase clinician awareness during visits leading to tailored treatment.

Sharing Patient and Clinician Experiences ofModerate-to-Severe Psoriasis: A Nationwide Italian Survey and Expert Opinion to Explore Barriers Impacting upon PatientWellbeing

Giampiero Girolomoni ;;
2022-01-01

Abstract

A nationwide survey was conducted in adult patients with psoriasis (PsO) across Italy to obtain their real-world perspective of the impact of PsO on their wellbeing. Patients completed a 26-question survey (based on the patient benefit index; PBI, The Dermatology Life Quality Index; DLQI and theWorld Health Organization-five; WHO-5 wellbeing index) and workshop discussion sessions were undertaken by dermatologists to interpret results from the survey. 392 patients with PsO completed the survey. Analysis of results was restricted to patients who had moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis (assessed by patients; n = 252; 64.3%). Dermatologists (n = 32) completed one question from the survey related to wellbeing and rated social, physical and mental domains as contributing to a similar extent, with comparable scores also observed by patients. For treatment, biologics yielded higher scores on average, whereas little difference was observed between topical and conventional systemic treatments. Only 23.8% of patients felt that their dermatologist was taking into consideration their wellbeing and 32.6% of the patients considered their therapy as inadequate in improving signs and symptoms of the disease. This survey identified key factors contributing to barriers impacting on patient wellbeing. Simple, but comprehensive questionnaires can provide important insight to patients’ needs that may significantly increase clinician awareness during visits leading to tailored treatment.
psoriasis; perspective; health-related quality of life; wellbeing; patients; physicians; surveys and questionnaires
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