What is the ePsoSat?
The PsoSat (Psoriasis Satisfaction Questionnaire) measures the satisfaction of patients with their therapy and identifies whether it should be optimized from their perspective. The questionnaire can be used in daily practice and is a simple tool that can support the decision-making process of patients and physicians in choosing the optimal therapy strategy.
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How to use the ePsoSat
The ePsoSat is a measurement tool for self-assessment that can be completed by the patient himself. The questionnaire is self-explanatory and consists of eight questions that relate, among others, to satisfaction with the current therapy, progress of the treatment, and discomfort with side effects.
The following versions of the ePsoSat are available
How was the PsoSat developed?
The PsoSat was developed by the Institute for Health Services Research in Dermatology and Nursing (IVDP) at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. The development was conducted taking the opinions and preferences of patients, dermatologists and psychologists into account. The final questionnaire was evaluated in a large-scale study to assess the validity of the tool.
The relationship between therapy satisfaction and treatment quality
Surveys in numerous countries revealed that many dermatological patients are not sufficiently satisfied with the treatment of their disease. As a result of this, the concept of patient-centered care has moved more into focus in the decision-making process in recent years. The main idea being, that patient preferences and needs are taken into consideration for important therapy decisions.
Therapy satisfaction, among other factors, is related to individual therapy success since a high level of satisfaction can positively influence patients' adherence to the individual therapy, which positively influences the actual success of the therapy and thus the quality of the overall treatment.
A regular measurement of satisfaction with the treatment can help to question the current therapy and may, in addition to other important factors, such as the severity of the disease, support the decision-making process of physicians and patients.
The ePsoSat is self-explanatory and easy for the patient to complete.
Save time with our online tool. Fill in the questionnaire and your ePsoSat score will be calculated automatically.
The ePsoSat enables the physician to make informed treatment decisions based on patient needs.
Results from the ePsoSat provide a patient-orientated analysis of the impact of skin disease management and treatment.
The ePsoSat can be used to monitor the change in patients' satisfaction with their therapy over the course of treatment.
ACCESSIBLE FROM ALL DEVICES
With DermaValue, your ePsoSat is always just a few clicks away. The application is available for PCs, tablets, smartphones, and other devices.
Radtke MA, Spehr C, Reich K, Rustenbach SJ, Feuerhahn J, Augustin M. Treatment Satisfaction in Psoriasis: Development and Use of the PsoSat Patient Questionnaire in a Cross-Sectional Study. Dermatology. 2016;232(3):334-43. doi: 10.1159/000444635. Epub 2016 Apr 14. PMID: 27073875.
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