The publication of University of Health Sciences, Istanbul Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Medical Practice and Research Center

Online article submission system has been turned over to eJManager. We kindly request you to submit your current article or new articles via eJManager system

          VOLUME 38 / ISSUE 4

The Journal is Indexed in

4 - Investigation of alternative treatment modalities in patients with psoriasis

Mehmet Özeren, İlknur Kıvanç Altunay, Adem Köşlü

Obective: This study was designed to evaluate the alternative treatment methods in patients with psoriasis thats is one of the most common disease in outpatient clinic

Study Desing: All of the psoriasis patients that were applied to our outpatient clinic were evaluated. All patients completed a questionnaire form. The age, sex, telephone numbers and degree of education of all patients were recorded. We asked patients whether they knew any about alternative treatment metods in psoriasis.

Results: A total of 50 patients (30 women, 20 men) were included to the study. 30 of them (%60) had heard about alternative treatment metods of psoriasis and 18 of them had used at least one of those treatment methods. We detected that 13 of them had used herbal therapy, 3 of them Bahkh Lake bath, 2 of them had used spiritual therapy and 2 of them used see bath therapy.

Conclusions: We observed the use of alternative treatment methods in our country was lower than that in the west countries. We suggest that result is correlated with degree of education.

Keywords: Psoriasis, alternative treatment metod

To read full article click

Home Page       Editorial       Editorial Board       Advisory Board       Information for Authors       Contact       Archive

Copyright ® 2011 Sisli Etfal Hastanesi Tıp Bülteni