Practical Strategies for Optimizing Management of Psoriasis
Vol. 37. No. 2
Approximately 30% of patients with moderate plaque psoriasis and 20% of those with severe psoriasis have inadequate disease control with their current therapeutic regimens. Among the factors that affect treatment efficacy are drug selection and lack of patient adherence to treatment, which is often due to patient frustration that psoriasis is a chronic, multisystemic, and incurable disease. By forming a strong therapeutic alliance with patients and by asking them about their expectations for treatment, clinicians have a better chance of providing patients with more effective and durable relief from their psoriasis symptoms.