The role of the practice nurse in managing psoriasis in primary care

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/308927
Title:
The role of the practice nurse in managing psoriasis in primary care
Authors:
Buckley, David
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Journal:
Nursing in general practice
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/308927
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
soriasis is a chronic, common skin condition affecting about 3% of the Irish population. It can occur at any age and both sexes are affected equally. Approximately 50% of patients will have a first-degree relative with psoriasis, which shows that there is a strong hereditary component. There are certain well-known triggering factors, including hormones, infection, drugs, alcohol and stress. It is probably more common that the psoriasis causes stress rather than vice versa. The practice nurse has an important role in managing this chronic disease as patients need explanations, reassurance and education on how to manage the disease. It has been more recently recognised that psoriasis can be linked to increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, with strokes and peripheral vascular disease being more common in patients with psoriasis. Psoriasis patients also have a higher incidence of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, central obesity, liver disease and type II diabetes. Adult patients with psoriasis should be screened for these conditions and strongly encouraged not to smoke and to keep alcohol consumption to a minimum
Keywords:
SKIN DISORDER; PRIMARY CARE ORGANISATION; NURSING
Local subject classification:
PRIMARY CARE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Daviden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T14:42:49Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-23T14:42:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/308927-
dc.descriptionsoriasis is a chronic, common skin condition affecting about 3% of the Irish population. It can occur at any age and both sexes are affected equally. Approximately 50% of patients will have a first-degree relative with psoriasis, which shows that there is a strong hereditary component. There are certain well-known triggering factors, including hormones, infection, drugs, alcohol and stress. It is probably more common that the psoriasis causes stress rather than vice versa. The practice nurse has an important role in managing this chronic disease as patients need explanations, reassurance and education on how to manage the disease. It has been more recently recognised that psoriasis can be linked to increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, with strokes and peripheral vascular disease being more common in patients with psoriasis. Psoriasis patients also have a higher incidence of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, central obesity, liver disease and type II diabetes. Adult patients with psoriasis should be screened for these conditions and strongly encouraged not to smoke and to keep alcohol consumption to a minimumen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen_GB
dc.subjectSKIN DISORDERen_GB
dc.subjectPRIMARY CARE ORGANISATIONen_GB
dc.subjectNURSINGen_GB
dc.subject.otherPRIMARY CAREen_GB
dc.titleThe role of the practice nurse in managing psoriasis in primary careen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in general practiceen_GB
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