Psoriasis Impacts QoL for Parents of Affected Children

Share this content:
Psoriasis Impacts QoL for Parents of Affected Children
Psoriasis Impacts QoL for Parents of Affected Children

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood psoriasis impacts parents' quality of life in multiple domains, especially their emotional well-being, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Megha M. Tollefson, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues examined the impact of childhood psoriasis on parents' lives. Thirty-one parents of children with psoriasis were interviewed using semi-structured questionnaires. Narrative data were analyzed and a conceptual framework of the effects of childhood psoriasis on parents was developed.

The researchers found that all parents reported a substantial, negative effect of their child's psoriasis on their own quality of life. A negative impact was seen on health and self-care, emotional well-being, family and social function, personal well-being, and life pursuits, in a conceptual framework. The most affected domain was emotional well-being.

"The results of this study are a testament to the pervasiveness of childhood psoriasis in a parent's life," the authors write. "Development of support strategies is recommended for children with psoriasis and their families."

Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions

More in Home

FDA Approves Bavencio for Merkel Cell Carcinoma

FDA Approves Bavencio for Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Drug targets the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway; first sanctioned treatment in the United States

Heterogeneous Association for Alcohol, CVD Presentation

Heterogeneous Association for Alcohol, CVD Presentation

Non-drinking linked to increased risks of unstable angina, MI, heart failure, ischemic stroke, PAD, AAA

Mobile App Cuts In-Person Visits After Breast Reconstruction

Mobile App Cuts In-Person Visits After Breast Reconstruction

Number of visits down, increase in e-mails to doctors for ambulatory patients undergoing breast recon

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »