9 Jul 2015 – Today, IFPA announces the final results of its global survey on psoriasis at the 4th World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference.
The online psoriasis survey, which launched in June of 2014 and closed at the end of May 2015, was developed by IFPA to gain insight into which activities, or “tools,” patients, physicians, family members and friends find most valuable in improving the situation for people with psoriasis all over the world. When the survey closed, more than 4600 individuals from 120 countries had each voted for those five (out of seventeen) tools they believed would help build a better world for people with psoriasis.
The aggregated results from all respondent groups clearly indicate that education must be prioritized. The five tools that received the most votes are all within the education category, showing that this is an area where the survey respondents see a clear need for improvement and development. Primarily, the needs seem to be greatest regarding education about treatment options, both for patients and physicians, but also in educating policy-makers about the socioeconomic and psychosocial impact of psoriasis.