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Pruritus and sleep disturbances in patients with psoriasis

Filename 377. Hawro et al., Pruritus sleep dist, ArchDermRes2020.pdf
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Date added June 4, 2020
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Category Original Work
Tags Anxiety, Depression, Pruritus, Psoriasis, Quality of life, Sleep
Authors Hawro, T., Hawro, M., Zalewska-Janowska, A., Weller, K., Metz, M., and Maurer, M.
Citation Hawro, T., Hawro, M., Zalewska-Janowska, A., Weller, K., Metz, M., and Maurer M.: Pruritus and sleep disturbances in patients with psoriasis. Arch. Dermat. Res. 2020: 312; 103-111.
Corresponding authors Maurer, M.
DocNum o.377
DocType PDF
Edition; Page 312; 103-111
IF 3.02
Publisher Arch. Dermat. Res.
ReleaseDate 2020

Psoriasis is a prevalent skin disease that impairs multiple domains of quality of life (QoL). Pruritus, a common symptom in patients with psoriasis, may directly affect sleep, but studies investigating this are limited. We investigated the relationships between pruritus and sleep in 104 in-patients with psoriasis, who underwent dermatological assessment and completed questionnaires to determine psoriasis severity, pruritus intensity, sleep quality, QoL (skin disease-specifc and generic), depressive mood and anxiety. In total, 80% of patients reported pruritus, and 39% had sleep disturbances, most commonly awakenings during sleep (33%) and sleepiness during the daytime (30%). Sleep impairment was more frequent in patients with pruritus, who had more difficulty falling asleep (P=0.031). Overall, 14% of all patients and 34% of the patients who reported sleep disturbances reported that their sleep problems were caused by pruritus. Patients who reported sleep disturbances had lower generic QoL. Pruritus in patients with psoriasis was frequent and relevant, as evidenced by the higher rate of sleep problems in this patient group, and it was linked to a lower QoL.

(Last update: 08.2021)

Number of publications (original work and reviews) in peer-reviewed journals: 636
Number of original publications in peer-reviewed journals: 462
Number of reviews in peer-reviewed journals: 174
Cumulative IF of publications (original work & reviews) in peer-reviewed journals: 3834,12
Cumulative IF for original publications in peer-reviewed journals: 3043,14
Cumulative IF for reviews in peer-reviewed journals: 790,98
Citations, Hirsch index: (view on Web of Science) 26429