Effect of written emotional disclosure interventions in persons with psoriasis undergoing narrow band ultraviolet B phototherapy.

@article{Paradisi2010EffectOW,
  title={Effect of written emotional disclosure interventions in persons with psoriasis undergoing narrow band ultraviolet B phototherapy.},
  author={A. S. Delussu F. Paradisi and Damiano C Abeni and Enzo D Finore and Cristina di Pietro and F Sampogna and Cinzia Mazzanti and Maria Antonietta Pilla and Stefano Tabolli},
  journal={European journal of dermatology : EJD},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={599-605}
}
The beneficial health effects of emotional writing disclosure (ED) on several chronic diseases have been reported. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the effects of two ED techniques on psoriatic patients treated with ultraviolet B (UVB) therapy. Forty patients were randomly assigned to two different ED treatments (according to Pennebaker [PW], writing about stressful events, to King [KW], writing about major life goals), or to a control group (CG). Disease severity and quality of… CONTINUE READING