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International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy


ISSN Online: 2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343

Article: ROLE OF AYURVEDA IN IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE (QOL) OF PSORIASIS PATIENTS:A SURVEY STUDY

Article Category: Original Research articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.096170

Pages: 41-46

Author: Siddharth *, Tapas Bratha Tripathi, Govardhan Belaguli

Abstract: Background: Quality of life (QOL) is an important health outcome representing the ultimate goal of all health interventions which is measured as physical, mental and social functioning. Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder which has a degrading impact on one’s QOL, affecting their physical, functional and emotional well-being. The Dermatological Quality of life Index (DLQI) is an tool that measures the effects of psoriasis on a patient’s QOL. The different medicines and treatment procedures of Ayurveda have been effectively used to reduce the signs and symptoms and improve QOL of psoriasis patients. Objectives: To assess the QOL in the patients with psoriasis undergoing any Ayurvedic management with a base of black box design.Methodology: 60 diagnosed psoriasis patients seeking Ayurveda treatment in a tertiary Ayurveda hospital located in Hassan of southern India were selected as samples for the study. QOL assessment of patients was recorded with the help of DLQI questionnaire before and undergoing Ayurvedic management for 30 days. The results were statistically analyzed on 30thday.Results: In the domains of DLQI questionnaire (Symptoms and feelings, Daily activities, Leisure, work and school, Personal relationship, Treatment) the subjects were found to have statistically significant improvement in overall QOL with the P value




Keyword: Ayurveda; Psoriasis; Kitibha; Quality of Life; Kushta; Chikitsa