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Psoriasis assessment tools in clinical trials

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Published:1st Mar 2005
Author: Feldman SR, Krueger GG.
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Ref.:Ann Rheum Dis. 2005 Mar;64 Suppl 2(Suppl 2):ii65-8; discussion ii69-73.
Psoriasis assessment tools in clinical trials

In clinical practice, broad global assessments of psoriasis disease activity and its effect on patients' quality of life are used to assess the severity of patients' disease and their response to treatment. In clinical trials, more objective, validated instruments are required. Several such instruments have been developed and continue to be developed to provide an assessment of the severity of the skin lesions. Because a lesion's impact on patients' lives varies widely among patients, there has been growing recognition of the need to measure the quality of life impact of the disease along with the severity of the lesions.

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