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Table 1 Items included in the patient and physiciana surveys

From: Comparison of US patient, rheumatologist, and dermatologist perceptions of psoriatic disease symptoms: results from the DISCONNECT study

Category Item Description
Skin symptoms Itching skin Physically irritated skin resulting in the urge to scratch
Redness of skin Red or salmon-pink color of psoriasis-affected skin
Flaking skin Skin shedding
Painful skin Painful, inflamed, or broken skin
Nail problems Discoloration or pitting of the fingernails or toenails or separation of the nail from the nail bed
Difficulty choosing clothing Skin problems influencing the clothing you wear
Embarrassment Being embarrassed or self-conscious because of your skin
Joint symptoms Joint pain, soreness, or tenderness Stiffness, pain, throbbing, swelling, and tenderness in one or more joints
Swelling of fingers or toes Sausage-like swelling of one or more fingers or toes
Fatigue Tiredness and lack of energy that does not go away with sleep
Morning stiffness Stiffness after resting that makes it difficult to move your joints
Eye problems Eye swelling, redness in or around your eyes, eye pain, and/or blurry vision
Difficulty dressing Difficulty tying shoelaces and buttoning your clothes
Difficulty walking Difficulty walking at a normal speed
Impacts on daily activities Difficulty with work or school activities Difficulty doing your normal work or schoolwork because of your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis
Difficulty with social or leisure activities Difficulty doing your normal social or leisure activities because of your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis
Difficulty going shopping or doing housework or yard work Difficulty going shopping or looking after your home or yard because of your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis
Difficulty sleeping Having poor sleep quality or sleep interruptions because of your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis
Discomfort while doing everyday tasks Discomfort doing everyday tasks, such as eating, bathing, or going to the bathroom, because of your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis
Problems with relationships Problems with partner, close friends, or family because of your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis
  1. a In the physician survey, the word “your” was removed or substituted with “the patient’s” or “the” as appropriate but it otherwise kept the same wording. See Additional file 2 for the full physician survey