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PAFMJ. 2017; 67(6): 1058-1062


PSORIASIS AREA SEVERITY INDEX (PASI) AND THE DERMATOLOGY LIFE QUALITY INDEX (DLQI): THE CORRELATION BETWEEN DISEASE SEVERITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS OF PSORIASIS

Saima Ali Khan, Zafar Iqbal Shaikh.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the correlation between Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) and Dermatology Life
Quality Index (DLQI) in patients of psoriasis.
Study Design: Cross sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: Both outdoor and indoor patients of Dermatology Department, Military Hospital
(MH) Rawalpindi for duration of 6 months i.e. from 6th Oct 2014 to 5th Apr 2014 were selected.
Material and Methods: A total of 155 patients of chronic plaque psoriasis diagnosed clinically, ranging from 20 to
80 years of age and of either gender were included in the study. A careful history and clinical examination was
done and for each case PASI and DLQI were calculated and registered in the designed proforma. Data were
entered and analyzed in SPSS version-17.0. Mean and standard deviations were calculated for quantitative
variables like age, PASI and DLQI. Frequencies and percentages were calculated for qualitative variables like
gender. Pearsonís correlation coefficient (r) (+1,-1) was calculated between mean PASI and mean DLQI. A
p-value

Key words: Association, Psoriasis, Quality of life.



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