Efficacy of a single educative intervention in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis

Viviana Lora, Paolo Gisondi, Anna Calza, Mauro Zanoni, Giampiero Girolomoni

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Abstract

Background: An effective patient-physician relationship is important in the management of psoriatic patients. Objective: Our purpose was to investigate the efficacy of an educational intervention for patients with psoriasis in improving disease knowledge and attitude towards physicians and systemic treatments. Methods: The intervention consisted of a single, 2-hour educational programme conducted either by a dermatologist or by a dermatologist and a psychologist. Information on psoriasis and its treatment was given. A questionnaire concerning knowledge about psoriasis was administered before and after the programme, and after 6 months. Results: 123 patients were enrolled. They reported a high degree of satisfaction with the intervention, improvement in knowledge about the disease and a better attitude towards therapy. After 6 months a better knowledge about the disease and a higher attitude to treatment were retained. Conclusions: A single educational intervention may be helpful in improving psoriasis knowledge and give psychological relief to patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-321
Number of pages6
JournalDermatology
Volume219
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

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Keywords

  • Educational
  • Patient compliance
  • Psoriasis
  • Psycho-educational

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  • Dermatology

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Lora, V., Gisondi, P., Calza, A., Zanoni, M., & Girolomoni, G. (2009). Efficacy of a single educative intervention in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis. Dermatology, 219(4), 316-321. https://doi.org/10.1159/000250826

Efficacy of a single educative intervention in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis. / Lora, Viviana; Gisondi, Paolo; Calza, Anna; Zanoni, Mauro; Girolomoni, Giampiero.

In: Dermatology, Vol. 219, No. 4, 11.2009, p. 316-321.

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Lora, V, Gisondi, P, Calza, A, Zanoni, M & Girolomoni, G 2009, 'Efficacy of a single educative intervention in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis', Dermatology, vol. 219, no. 4, pp. 316-321. https://doi.org/10.1159/000250826
Lora, Viviana ; Gisondi, Paolo ; Calza, Anna ; Zanoni, Mauro ; Girolomoni, Giampiero. / Efficacy of a single educative intervention in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis. In: Dermatology. 2009 ; Vol. 219, No. 4. pp. 316-321.
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