Recommendation ID
Self-management:- Do structured psoriasis-focused self-management programmes improve patient confidence, wellbeing and disease control compared with standard care?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- Virtually all patients self-manage their condition to a greater or lesser extent and this involves complex topical applications as well as systemic therapies to be used over many years in response to fluctuating disease severity. The evidence indicates that in contrast to many chronic disorders, there are no validated programmes to help patients achieve effective self - management. Establishing a focused programme that effectively improves outcomes for patients would be of clinical benefit and likely deliver healthcare savings.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Psoriasis: assessment and management
Date issued
October 2012

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 25/10/2012