Coping strategy- determinant of Dermatology Life Quality Index in psoriasis patients.

Sopiko Liluashvili, Tina Kituashvili

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 AbstractBackground:  Psoriasis is the psycho-dermatological disease of chronic and inflammatory nature. Psychological factors are causing and / or aggravate during a psoriasis. Disease exacerbates the presence of nervous stress and worsens the quality of life of patients. Patients suffering from psoriasis try to deal with the problem using different coping strategies.  It is important to define patient's coping strategy towards Dermatology Life Quality Index.Aim: Ability to use of patients coping strategies for determining of Dermatology life Quality Index in psoriasis patients. Methods: Ten patients with psoriasis were enrolled in the study.  Dermatology Life Quality Index score of psoriasis was assessed by the DLQI Questionnaire and through the formula we have adopted.Results: The results of the study indicated minor difference between the indicators, which confirms the high susceptibility of formulas.Conclusions:  Psoriasis is a distressing disorder that significantly impairs quality of life. There is a close link between quality of life and coping strategies. We have shown that the values we have obtained from the Dermatology life Quality Index  questionnaire and using the new formula with multiple variables, do not nearly differ from each other and the formulas are suitable for use in daily clinical practice.Keywords: Psoriasis, Coping strategies, Dermatology Life Quality Index, Formulas.

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