HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Multiple factors affect psoriasis treatment compliance

CHICAGO Psychological, social, and disease-related issues may influence a patient's compliance with psoriasis treatment, according to an article in the April issue of The Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

According to the article, psoriasis is a common, chronic skin disorder that produces significant illness and can significantly effect quality of life. There are many treatment options for psoriasis ranging from simple topical medication to oral therapy with potentially toxic drugs, but there is no cure. In most patients, the need for treatment is lifelong. "Psoriasis, like many other similar [skin disorders], tends to be more emotionally than physically debilitating for patients. The effect of psoriasis on a patient is multidimensional, including the physical, social, and psychological health of the person, and is based largely on the patient's view of his or her condition," the article states.

Sameh Said Zaghloul, M.B.B.C.H., D.D.Sc., M.Sc., M.D., of The General Infirmary at Leeds, England, and colleagues evaluated compliance with topical and oral therapies in patients with psoriasis and identified factors affecting compliance among 201 patients (average age 45 years; range, 20-65 years) with psoriasis.

Patients completed a brief medical and social history and answered questions about their treatment compliance and their quality of life as related to their psoriasis at the beginning of the study. Patients were reevaluated three months later, and their actual treatment use was compared with the expected use.

The researchers found that on average, medication compliance was 60.6 percent. Women had a significantly higher medication adherence rate (77.9 percent, n=112) than men (38.8 percent, n=89). For single people, adherence was 44.2 percent (n=104), for married persons it was 78.2 percent (n=97), for employed people, it was 68.9 percent (n=134), and for unemployed people, it was 43.9 percent
'"/>

Contact: Sameh Said Zaghloul
samehzaghloul@yahoo.co.uk
JAMA and Archives Journals
19-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Multiple therapies curb declining ability to learn with age
2. Multiple sclerosis not as progressive or disabling as once thought
3. Multiple characteristics of HAART affect adherence
4. Multiple pets may decrease childrens allergy risk
5. New Three Year Follow-up Data Of Novantrone In Multiple Sclerosis
6. Serious Crime Victims Risk PTSD, Multiple Disorders
7. Scientists Report Cancer Fighting Drug As Possible Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis
8. Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight Control Systems
9. Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
10. Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
11. UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... As health professionals work to improve ... engagement.” The patient is doing more than filling out a survey; in many cases ... an increasing emphasis in health care and research on the importance of active engagement ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... IL (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... which established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field ... Symposium, scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of ... elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain ... to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association ... Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this ... health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has ... least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints a ... centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... WESTWOOD, Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers ... by the end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through ... , as mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... -- AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central specialty pharmacy and ... manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today officially began the ... of new signage at its headquarters in ... few other company-owned facilities across the country. This also ... whom will begin to see the AllianceRx Walgreens Prime ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation ... and home sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with ... nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions for rare ... system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: