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P.A. Nelson, C.A. Chew-Graham, C.E.M. Griffiths, L. Cordingley and on behalf of the IMPACT Team Recognition of need in health care consultations: a qualitative study of people with psoriasis British Journal of Dermatology 168

Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2012.11217.x

What’s already known about this topic?

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    Psoriasis is a common, life-long inflammatory condition, impacting on quality of life and psychosocial functioning.
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    Research indicates some patient dissatisfaction with psoriasis management and reluctance to consult health care practitioners.

What does this study add?

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    The demands of psoriasis are largely unacknowledged in health care consultations.
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    Practitioners are perceived as lacking knowledge and expertise, failing to manage psoriasis as a long-term condition.
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    Such lack of support discourages participants from consulting about psoriasis.

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