Quantifying the harmful effect of psoriasis on health-related quality of life.

  title={Quantifying the harmful effect of psoriasis on health-related quality of life.},
  author={Stefan C. Weiss and Alexa B Kimball and David J. Liewehr and Andrew Blauvelt and Maria L. Chanco Turner and Ezekiel J. Emanuel},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={47 4},
BACKGROUND Psoriasis affects 7 million people in the United States, causing substantial cost, social stigma, and disability. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the health effects of skin disease by comparing psoriasis to other primary medical disorders using 3 different scales of health-related quality of life. METHODS A self-administered questionnaire consisting of 3 health-related quality of life measures was given sequentially to 35 eligible patients with psoriasis… CONTINUE READING
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