Psoriasis and cardiometabolic disease: A brief, focused, educational intervention on cardiometabolic risks

Courtney J. Burnett, Dennis P West, Alfred W Rademaker, Roopal Vashi Kundu*

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Abstract

Background: To assess baseline knowledge and awareness of cardiometabolic comorbidities in subjects with psoriasis. To determine the impact of a verbal scripted educational intervention. Methods: Fifty-six adults with a clinical diagnosis of moderate to severe psoriasis completed a 12-item questionnaire about psoriasis comorbidity awareness and knowledge at 2 time points: pre-intervention (PR-I) and postintervention (PO-I). The PR-I questionnaire collected information on history of psoriasis and cardiometabolic disease. A 5-minute scripted educational intervention was administered during a single study visit to subjects immediately after PR-I but prior to PO-I questionnaires. Subjects also completed a final questionnaire at 2 months follow-up (2-MF). Responses were statistically analyzed using McNemar's test. Results: Fifty-six subjects (26 females, 30 males, mean age 51 years, range 21 to 83 years) participated in the PR-I and PO-I and 46 (82%) participated in 2-MF. Significant improvements were noted for 10 of 11 questions between PR-I and PO-I, and 8 of the scores remained significantly improved (compared with baseline) at 2-MF (P.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1176-1180
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Drugs in Dermatology
Volume15
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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