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Determinants of Psychosocial Health in Psoriatic Patients: A Multi­national Study

Karolina Lesner, Adam Reich, Jacek C. Szepietowski, Florence J. Dalgard, Uwe Gieler, Lucía Tomas-Aragones, Lars Lien, Françoise Poot, Gregor B. Jemec, Laurent Misery, Csanád Szabó, Dennis Linder, Francesca Sampogna, Andrea W.M. Evers, Jon Anders Halvorsen, Flora Balieva, Andrey Lvov, Servando E. Marron, Ilknur K. Altunay, Andrew Y. Finlay, Sam S. Salek, Jörg Kupfer
DOI: 10.2340/00015555-2760

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There are limited data on the differences in the impact of psoriasis between various countries with respect to quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to explore the psychosocial health of patients with psoriasis in different European countries. A total of 682 patients were recruited in 13 European countries. All patients completed a questionnaire regarding socio-demographic information, negative life events, suicidal ideation and satisfaction with their dermatologist. Depression and anxiety were assessed with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and QoL with the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and EuroQoL (EQ-5D). The lowest anxiety and depression scoring was noted in patients from Denmark, the lowest level of impairment in QoL in subjects from Spain, and the highest level of impairment in QoL in patients from Italy. The most relevant parameters influencing patients’ well-being were severity of pruritus and satisfaction with their dermatologist. The level of anxiety and depression symptoms correlated significantly with suicidal ideation.

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