In psoriasis patients, satisfaction and patients' attitude toward treatment are heterogeneous depending on several factors and remain poorly investigated, although the availability of several new targeted therapeutic options. A multicentre cross-sectional investigation was conducted to estimate treatment satisfaction and attitudes (awareness, trust, and therapeutic alliance) in a large population of adult psoriasis patients undergoing a systemic biologic or non-biologic agent for moderate-to-severe plaque-type psoriasis. Patients' satisfaction was measured using the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication II questionnaire and patients' attitudes toward treatment were evaluated using a Lickert scale. Results were related to patients' and treatment characteristics and therapeutic outcomes. The study included 899 psoriasis patients and demonstrated high-treatment satisfaction and positive attitudes toward systemic treatments, with greater influence of the perceived efficacy and the type of treatment. Biologic treatments and, in particular anti-IL17 agents showed higher results. More efforts in developing tools facilitating communication and exploring important aspects of patients' view are needed.

Satisfaction and attitudes toward systemic treatments for psoriasis: A cross-sectional study

Esposito M.;Pellegrini C.;Fargnoli M. C.;Bianchi L.;Peris K.;
2021

Abstract

In psoriasis patients, satisfaction and patients' attitude toward treatment are heterogeneous depending on several factors and remain poorly investigated, although the availability of several new targeted therapeutic options. A multicentre cross-sectional investigation was conducted to estimate treatment satisfaction and attitudes (awareness, trust, and therapeutic alliance) in a large population of adult psoriasis patients undergoing a systemic biologic or non-biologic agent for moderate-to-severe plaque-type psoriasis. Patients' satisfaction was measured using the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication II questionnaire and patients' attitudes toward treatment were evaluated using a Lickert scale. Results were related to patients' and treatment characteristics and therapeutic outcomes. The study included 899 psoriasis patients and demonstrated high-treatment satisfaction and positive attitudes toward systemic treatments, with greater influence of the perceived efficacy and the type of treatment. Biologic treatments and, in particular anti-IL17 agents showed higher results. More efforts in developing tools facilitating communication and exploring important aspects of patients' view are needed.
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