Psoriasis: characteristics, psychosocial effects and treatment options.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207536
Title:
Psoriasis: characteristics, psychosocial effects and treatment options.
Authors:
Ryan, Sheila
Affiliation:
Dermatology Department, St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Republic of, Ireland.
Citation:
Br J Nurs. 2010 Jul 8-21;19(13):820, 822-5.
Journal:
British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207536
PubMed ID:
20606610
Abstract:
Psoriasis is a complex chronic non-infectious inflammatory skin disease with a variety of different presentations. The classic presentation is of well-defined red plaques with silver scale. The characteristic scale makes the disorder highly visible and intrusive on the patient's lifestyle. The visible nature of the disease ensures that psoriasis has both physical and psychosocial effects. In normal skin, epidermal cell reproduction and proliferation takes 28 days. In psoriasis this process is considerably accelerated to approximately 4 days, resulting in the deposit of immature cells on the skin. While the exact cause of this process is unknown, certain environmental and genetic factors are known to be triggers. Disease management depends on disease severity, psychosocial effects and the patient's lifestyle. To effectively treat this disease the nurse must be skilled in psoriasis management, and in patient education and motivation. This article reviews the characteristics, aetiology, psychosocial effects and treatment strategies of psoriasis.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Dermatologic Agents/adverse effects/*therapeutic use; Humans; Phototherapy; Psoriasis/nursing/pathology/psychology/*therapy; Social Isolation
ISSN:
0966-0461 (Print); 0966-0461 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Sheilaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:30:38Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:30:38Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:30:38Z-
dc.identifier.citationBr J Nurs. 2010 Jul 8-21;19(13):820, 822-5.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20606610en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207536-
dc.description.abstractPsoriasis is a complex chronic non-infectious inflammatory skin disease with a variety of different presentations. The classic presentation is of well-defined red plaques with silver scale. The characteristic scale makes the disorder highly visible and intrusive on the patient's lifestyle. The visible nature of the disease ensures that psoriasis has both physical and psychosocial effects. In normal skin, epidermal cell reproduction and proliferation takes 28 days. In psoriasis this process is considerably accelerated to approximately 4 days, resulting in the deposit of immature cells on the skin. While the exact cause of this process is unknown, certain environmental and genetic factors are known to be triggers. Disease management depends on disease severity, psychosocial effects and the patient's lifestyle. To effectively treat this disease the nurse must be skilled in psoriasis management, and in patient education and motivation. This article reviews the characteristics, aetiology, psychosocial effects and treatment strategies of psoriasis.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshDermatologic Agents/adverse effects/*therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshPhototherapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPsoriasis/nursing/pathology/psychology/*therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshSocial Isolationen_GB
dc.titlePsoriasis: characteristics, psychosocial effects and treatment options.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDermatology Department, St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Republic of, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBritish journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)en_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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