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Dermatology life quality index (DLQI) as a psoriasis referral triage tool

Dermatology life quality index (DLQI) as a psoriasis referral triage tool
Dermatology life quality index (DLQI) as a psoriasis referral triage tool
Most primary care psoriasis referrals in the UK are triaged as ?routine?, in part because of the prioritisation of skin cancer. As a result, patients with severe psoriasis may wait several months to be seen, enduring quality of life (QoL) impairment that could have been reduced. Furthermore some patients may spontaneously improve by the time they are seen by a specialist, making the appointment unnecessary at that time. Therefore, following approval from the local ethics committee, we conducted a prospective study to evaluate the usefulness of Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) scores in triaging patients with psoriasis referred to our dermatology secondary health care services.
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Atwan, Ausama
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Piguet, Vincent
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Finlay, Andrew Y.
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Francis, Nicholas A.
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Ingram, John R.
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Atwan, Ausama
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Piguet, Vincent
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Finlay, Andrew Y.
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Francis, Nicholas A.
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Ingram, John R.
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Atwan, Ausama, Piguet, Vincent, Finlay, Andrew Y., Francis, Nicholas A. and Ingram, John R. (2017) Dermatology life quality index (DLQI) as a psoriasis referral triage tool. British Journal of Dermatology, 177 (4), e136-e137. (doi:10.1111/bjd.15446).

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Abstract

Most primary care psoriasis referrals in the UK are triaged as ?routine?, in part because of the prioritisation of skin cancer. As a result, patients with severe psoriasis may wait several months to be seen, enduring quality of life (QoL) impairment that could have been reduced. Furthermore some patients may spontaneously improve by the time they are seen by a specialist, making the appointment unnecessary at that time. Therefore, following approval from the local ethics committee, we conducted a prospective study to evaluate the usefulness of Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) scores in triaging patients with psoriasis referred to our dermatology secondary health care services.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2 March 2017
Published date: 1 October 2017

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Local EPrints ID: 436141
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436141
ISSN: 0007-0963
PURE UUID: 14a18916-39b5-4c26-89a6-8e8e35ca890b
ORCID for Nicholas A. Francis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8939-7312

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Date deposited: 29 Nov 2019 17:30
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 01:20

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