Prevalence and Awareness of Psoriasis in Different Groups: A Survey Study
Psoriasis is one of the chronic inflammatory disease which effect skin and joints. This disease can occur at any age but onset can occur in young adulthood. During September 1st to September 20th a questionnaire was distributed among students of Pharm.D (University of Karachi). This questionnaire contains close ended questions related to the awareness of psoriasis. We collected 100 questionnaires for our study. Results indicated that male(73.68 %) and female (82.71 %) students have knowledge about symptoms of psoriasis, male (63.15 %) and female (72.83 %) have knowledge about disease consequences while male(56.23 %) and female (55.55 %) have knowledge about all possible consequences of disease. Regarding treatment results indicated that male (73.68 %) and female (64.19 %) have knowledge about treatment of disease. Regarding susceptibility male (73.68 %) and female (71.60 %) have knowledge about the susceptibility of disease while male (31.57 %) and female (54.32 %) knows about topical treatment of psoriasis. Results of three groups will be analyzed by SPSS Version 20, Chi-Square and independent sample t tests were also used to compare and analyze the variables.