Quality of life and stigmatisation of people with psoriasis
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Introduction: Skin diseases s ignificantly affect the perception of quality of life of people because they interfere with body image and self perception, lower self esteem and cause stigmatisation by the environment.
The aim of the study: Was to assess the quality of life and sense o f stigmatisation among patients with psoriasis.
Materiałs and methods: The study involved 60 people with psoriasis. Own questionnaire , standardized DLQI Scale and 6 Scale were used to collect the material for assessing stigmatisation.
Results: According t o the majority of respondents (58,3%) , dermatological patients should deal with the disease through dermatological treatment. Part of the respondents declared that they were asked several times what the illness is and whether it is treated (16,7%) or w h ether it is a contagious disease (11,7%).
Conclusions: The quali ty of life of dermatological patients was slightly reduced. The majority of respondents did not experience stigmatisation or experienced it slightly.
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