International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dermatology | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023

Psoriasis Disability Index in Psoriasis Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital: A Cross Sectional Study

Lekhana Dayanand | Sanjana A S [3] | Vandana Khargekar

Abstract: Introduction: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory, hyperproliferative skin disease linked with social stigmatization, pain, discomfort, physical disability and psychological distress. It is a disease with profound impact on the psychological and social aspect of the patient, particularly because of its visibility. Objectives: 1. To estimate the level of handicap experienced by patients with psoriasis in the domains of daily activities, their work or education, personal relations, leisure activities, treatment. 2. To assess the disabilities and formulate better treatment modalities to improve the quality of life of the patients with psoriasis. Methodology: A total of 63 patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria were included in the study. A cross-sectional study was conducted in the outpatient unit of Department of Dermatology from 1st July 2022 to 31st August 2022. The socio-demographic data and Psoriasis Disability Index (PDI) of the patients were recorded using a standard questionnaire and their final score was calculated to assess the effect of disease on patient?s life. Results: Mean age of the patients was 37.07 years with 36.5% in the age group of 19-30years. 63.5% were females and 36.5% were males. Most of the patients had lesions in their knees (47.6 %) and the least in their armpits (1.6%). Seasonal variations of the lesions were present in 84.1% patients. 65% of the patients feel that psoriasis has not interfered with their work. Counselling and lifestyle modification will help DLQI improve in psoriasis patients. DLQI will help to counsel diet and exercise and help patients improve.

Keywords: Psoriasis, Psoriasis Disability Index, DLQI, quality of life, Psoriasis area severity index

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 154 - 160

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