NORTHAMPTON, England, October 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
To coincide with National Psoriasis Awareness Week, the UK Psoriasis Association will launch the results of a nation-wide survey* - that included over 600 respondents - into the care and management of people with psoriasis.
Estimated to affect approximately 1.5 million people in the UK[1,2,] psoriasis is a painful and debilitating condition characterised by red, raised and inflamed patches on the skin. As well as being physically debilitating, psoriasis can have a deep psychological impact on the people it affects.
*The survey was developed in collaboration with the Psoriasis Association, and funded by Janssen
Note: interviews with leading dermatologists and patients can also be arranged with prior notice.
- The Psoriasis Association. Available at: http://www.psoriasis-association.org.uk. Accessed 8 October 2011.
- Office for National Statistics: Annual mid-year population estimates 2010.
- Dubertret L et al. European patient perspectives on the impact of psoriasis: The EUROPSO patient membership survey. British Journal of Dermatology. 2006: 155:729-736.
SOURCE The Psoriasis Association