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DE SOUZA, Jhenifer Mellissa et al. Perception of dermatologists on the influence of psoriasis on quality of life of patients. Enfermería (Montevideo) [online]. 2021, vol.10, n.1, pp.18-29.  Epub June 01, 2021. ISSN 1688-8375.

Objective: to know how psoriasis affects the quality of life of patients in the perception of dermatologists and identify strategies for improving it and reorganizing care. Methods: Descriptive, exploratory study research conducted in a public hospital in the countryside of São Paulo, from December 2017 to March 2018, with six dermatologists. The interviews were transcribed and analyzed using the methodological strategy of the Collective Subject Discourse. Results: Psoriasis is a disease, which affects the quality of life because it is associated with psychosocial disorders, shame, stigma and loss of self-esteem. Reducing injuries and symptoms, improving appearance, having an effective medication coupled with humanized care are fundamental for improving the quality of life of these patients. Conclusion: It was observed that for dermatologists, psoriasis is a chronic disease that interferes with the quality of life, due to the prejudice felt by patients, the psychosocial disorders and negative feelings that arise, as well as the social difficulties faced, by them.

Keywords : psoriasis; quality of life; dermatology; nursing..

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