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Abstract

Psoriasis was viewed as just as a skin issue; nonetheless, it is currently best portrayed as an intricate, multifactorial and inflammatory illness. Psoriasis is an interminable skin sickness and the epidemiology shows its event more a few nations than India. Psoriasis is thought to influence somewhere in the range of 2% and 4% of the populace in Westernized nations and in spite of the fact that not perilous, it is related with a noteworthy debilitation of personal satisfaction, influencing work, family and sexual relations, just as physical and mental prosperity. Both genders are influenced similarly and, for most of the patients (75%), psoriasis first presents between the ages of 15 years and 25 years, with the rest of those influenced encountering side effects between the ages of 55 years and 60 years. The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge regarding psoriasis among adults. Quantitative research approach with pre experimental research design was adopted for the study. Convenient sampling technique was used to select the 100 adults who attend dermatology outpatient in Saveetha Medical College and Hospital. The demographic variable data was collected by structured questionnaire, and the level of knowledge on Psoriasis was assessed by psoriasis knowledge scale. The pretest level was assessed by psoriasis knowledge scale, and then health education on psoriasis was given for seven days, followed by a posttest. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Additionally, Wilcox on rank sum test was performed to assess the effectiveness of the study.

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Assess Knowledge Psoriasis Skin Problems and Adults

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Parimala L, & Jothimeena B. (2020). A study to assess the knowledge on psoriasis among adults. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL4), 35-38. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL4.3733