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An educational programme for patients with psoriasis and atopic dermatitis: a prospective randomized controlled trial

JESSICA BOSTOEN UGent, Stefanie Bracke UGent, STEFANIE DE KEYSER UGent and Jo Lambert UGent (2012) BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY. 167(5). p.1025-1031
abstract
Background:  Patient education as an addition to standard treatment, with the aim of affecting care through courses is a relatively new concept in dermatology. Here we introduce a randomized controlled trial (RCT) with regard to a previously described 12 week educational programme for chronic skin diseases. Objective:  The primary objective of the RCT was to measure the effect of an educational programme on disease severity and quality of life in patients with psoriasis or atopic dermatitis. Methods:  We recruited 50 patients at from the Ghent University Hospital. Patients with diagnosed psoriasis or atopic dermatitis were randomised (1:1) to the intervention or control group. Clinical outcome was measured by 2 blinded observers using 'Psoriasis Area and Severity Index' or 'Scoring Atopic Dermatitis' and 'Eczema Area and Severity Index'. Quality of life was measured by dermatology-specific quality of life questionnaires. There was a follow-up period of 9 months. Results:  We found that disease severity and quality of life improved significantly for psoriasis patients (n=29) but not for atopic dermatitis patients (n=21) at 3 months. Intervention patients showed a significant reduction in mean PASI (p=0.036), in mean Dermatology Life Quality Index (p=0.019) and in mean Psoriasis Disability Index (p=0.015) compared with the control group at 3 months. This improvement continued for at least 6 months, i.e. 3 months after the intervention but was lost at 9 months follow-up. Conclusion:  Evaluating this form of educational programme, through means of a single-centre RCT, indicates its added value in the longer term management of psoriasis.
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MANAGEMENT, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, INDEX, THERAPY
journal title
BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
Br. J. Dermatol.
volume
167
issue
5
pages
1025 - 1031
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000310542200010
JCR category
DERMATOLOGY
JCR impact factor
3.759 (2012)
JCR rank
5/58 (2012)
JCR quartile
1 (2012)
ISSN
0007-0963
DOI
10.1111/j.1365-2133.2012.11113.x
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2968527
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2968527
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2012-08-06 17:13:08
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2013-07-09 15:03:19
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  abstract     = {Background:\phantom{N} Patient education as an addition to standard treatment, with the aim of affecting care through courses is a relatively new concept in dermatology. Here we introduce a randomized controlled trial (RCT) with regard to a previously described 12 week educational programme for chronic skin diseases. Objective:\phantom{N} The primary objective of the RCT was to measure the effect of an educational programme on disease severity and quality of life in patients with psoriasis or atopic dermatitis. Methods:\phantom{N} We recruited 50 patients at from the Ghent University Hospital. Patients with diagnosed psoriasis or atopic dermatitis were randomised (1:1) to the intervention or control group. Clinical outcome was measured by 2 blinded observers using 'Psoriasis Area and Severity Index' or 'Scoring Atopic Dermatitis' and 'Eczema Area and Severity Index'. Quality of life was measured by dermatology-specific quality of life questionnaires. There was a follow-up period of 9 months. Results:\phantom{N} We found that disease severity and quality of life improved significantly for psoriasis patients (n=29) but not for atopic dermatitis patients (n=21) at 3 months. Intervention patients showed a significant reduction in mean PASI (p=0.036), in mean Dermatology Life Quality Index (p=0.019) and in mean Psoriasis Disability Index (p=0.015) compared with the control group at 3 months. This improvement continued for at least 6 months, i.e. 3 months after the intervention but was lost at 9 months follow-up. Conclusion:\phantom{N} Evaluating this form of educational programme, through means of a single-centre RCT, indicates its added value in the longer term management of psoriasis.},
  author       = {BOSTOEN, JESSICA and Bracke, Stefanie and DE KEYSER, STEFANIE and Lambert, Jo},
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  keyword      = {MANAGEMENT,QUALITY-OF-LIFE,INDEX,THERAPY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {1025--1031},
  title        = {An educational programme for patients with psoriasis and atopic dermatitis: a prospective randomized controlled trial},
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  volume       = {167},
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Chicago
BOSTOEN, JESSICA, Stefanie Bracke, STEFANIE DE KEYSER, and Jo Lambert. 2012. “An Educational Programme for Patients with Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis: a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial.” British Journal of Dermatology 167 (5): 1025–1031.
APA
BOSTOEN, J., Bracke, S., DE KEYSER, S., & Lambert, J. (2012). An educational programme for patients with psoriasis and atopic dermatitis: a prospective randomized controlled trial. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, 167(5), 1025–1031.
Vancouver
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BOSTOEN J, Bracke S, DE KEYSER S, Lambert J. An educational programme for patients with psoriasis and atopic dermatitis: a prospective randomized controlled trial. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY. 2012;167(5):1025–31.
MLA
BOSTOEN, JESSICA, Stefanie Bracke, STEFANIE DE KEYSER, et al. “An Educational Programme for Patients with Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis: a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial.” BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY 167.5 (2012): 1025–1031. Print.