Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

prevention of exacerbations

The effect of medical and social factors on compliance to prevention recommendations in psoriasis patients

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №4 Pages: 748-751
Heading: Dermatovenerology Article type: Original article
Authors: Shnaider D.A., Bakulev A.L.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

Purpose: to evaluate the effect of medical and social factors on compliance to recommendations for prevention of psoriasis in affected patients. Material and Methods. Two hundred eighteen patients aged 22-43 years with 1 to 10 years from the onset of psoriasis were observed for one year. Patients were surveyed to evaluate their willingness to follow the recommendations for prevention of disease exacerbations after a detailed explanation of these preventive measures. Results. It has been established that men living in rural areas, having a family and with more than 5 years since the onset of psoriasis belong to a social group which has a tendency to ignore most recommendations for prevention of psoriasis. Conclusion. A regression analysis has demonstrated a relationship between degree of compliance to doctor's recommendations for prevention of exacerbations and their annual frequency.

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