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This exploratory study will be used to identify questions that will be part of a new QoL questionnaire for patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to determine the sample size needed for its validation. The new questionnaire will be a global QoL questionnaire which will take into account the impact of both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis on QoL.
- To evaluate the influence of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis on patient's answers to QoL questions from DLQI, HAQ, EQ-5D, FACIT-fatigue and SF-36.
- To identify an equal number of questions from DLQI, HAQ, EQ-5D, FACIT-fatigue and SF-36 where answers are mostly influenced either by psoriatic arthritis or by psoriasis.
This study will recruit three cohorts of 40 patients each: moderate psoriatic arthritis and moderate psoriasis, mild psoriatic arthritis and moderate psoriasis, moderate psoriatic arthritis and mild psoriasis. Eligible patients will fill the following questionnaires: Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), EQ-5D, Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-fatigue) and 36-Item Short Form Health Survey Questionnaire (SF-36). In addition, each patient will be asked on a 4 point Likert scale how much their answer to each question is related to the impact of their skin disease or their psoriatic arthritis.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Innovaderm Research Inc.
Not yet recruiting
Innovaderm Research Inc.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:03-0400
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