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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2017; 5(1):93-96     |    Available online, 11 April, 2017

Quality of life evaluation in women Psoriatic patients 

Sunil Kumar1, Tahseena Akhtar2 , Wani Aadil Islam2, Dimple Chopra3 and Rajinder Kaur4* 

1M.Sc, Research Scholar, 2Mphil, Research Scholar, 4Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002.India. 

3Dimple Chopra, M.D, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology,Government Rajindra Medical College and Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India. 

*Corresponding Author: Rajinder Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002.India. Email: | PHONE: +91 9876395699

Received: 14.11.2016    |    Accepted: 29.12.2016         |    Published : 11.04.2017

Background: Psoriasis is a common chronic, recurrent, immune mediated disease of the skin and joints, found worldwide but the prevalence varies among different ethnic groups. It is associated with significant physical and psychological burden thus has a significant negative impact on the wellbeing of affected patients demonstrable by significant detriment to quality of life. It affects all aspects of a patient’s life –relationships, social activities and emotional wellbeing. The present study was conducted to evaluate the clinical severity, the physical, mental and social disability and their interrelationship in female psoriatic patients. Materials and Methods: This study includes a total of 49 consenting female psoriatic Patients age ranged from 18-70 years, visiting OPD of various hospitals in North India. Clinical severity, physical and psychosocial stress were measured using Psoriasis area severity index (PASI) and Psoriasis disability index (PDI). Result: The clinical PASI scores correlated significantly with the PDI. Conclusion: Our findings highlight the importance of assessing the quality of life in psoriasis by employing holistic approaches that can keep patient’s overall wellbeing at par with clinical severity. 

Key words: Psoriasis, Psoriasis area severity index, Psoriasis disability index, Patients, Quality of life.



Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Kumar Sunil, Tahseena Akhtar, Wani Aadil Islam, Dimple Chopra and Rajinder Kaur (2017) Quality of life evaluation in women Psoriatic patients, International J. of Life Sciences, 5 (1): 93-96.



We are extremely grateful to patients who participated in this study. We also acknowledge Indian Council of Medical Research for financial support in the form of major research project (No.61/13/2011BMS) sanctioned to Dr. Rajinder Kaur.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



Copyright: © 2017 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.


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