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Psoriasis patients poorly served by research< Back to search results
- Format Audio, Texts
- Target Audience Self-directed learning
- Duration <5 mins
- Difficulty Introductory
Key Concepts addressed
- 2-1a Comparison groups should be similar
- 2-1c Comparison groups should be treated equally
- 3-2a Do the outcomes measured matter to you?
- 1-2e Comparisons are needed to identify treatment effects
‘Few trials involved comparison of different options or looked at long-term management. The duration of studies is unconvincingly brief in the context of a disease of potentially near life-long chronicity. We seem to know reliably only that our treatments are better than nothing at all. Tellingly, researchers have completely ignored patient experience, views, preferences, or satisfactions.’
R Jobling, Chairman, Psoriasis Association.
Jobling R. Therapeutic research into psoriasis: patients’ perspectives, priorities and interests. In: Rawlins M, Littlejohns P, eds. Delivering quality in the NHS 2005. Abingdon: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, pp53-56.
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