Online support groups help psoriasis patients

Online support groups can improve the quality of life and disease severity, a study of people with psoriasis suggests.

Researchers questioned 260 people who used the five most popular online support groups.

Nearly half of respondents (49.5%) said their quality of life had improved since joining the site. In addition, 41% said their disease severity had decreased since joining the site.

The researchers suggest that health professionals could use the infrastructure of online support groups to deliver personalised and integrated care to people with psoriasis.

tom.moberly@haymarket.com

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