eHealth Technologies as an Intervention to Improve Adherence to Topical Antipsoriatics: A Systematic Review

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Background: Topical antipsoriatics are recommended first-line treatment of psoriasis, but rates of adherence are low. Patient support by use of electronic health (eHealth) services is suggested to improve medical adherence. Objective: To review randomised controlled trials (RCTs) testing eHealth interventions designed to improve adherence to topical antipsoriatics and to review applications for smartphones (apps) incorporating the word psoriasis. Material and methods: Literature review: Medline, Embase, Cochrane, PsycINFO and Web of Science were searched using search terms for eHealth, psoriasis and topical antipsoriatics. General analysis of apps: The operating systems (OS) for smartphones, iOS, Google Play, Microsoft Store, Symbian OS and Blackberry OS were searched for apps containing the word psoriasis. Results: Literature review: Only one RCT was included, reporting on psoriasis patients’ Internet reporting their status of psoriasis over a 12-month period. The rate of adherence was measured by Medication Event Monitoring System (MEMS ®). An improvement in medical adherence and reduction of severity of psoriasis were reported. General analysis of apps: A total 184 apps contained the word psoriasis. Conclusion: There is a critical need for high-quality RCTs testing if the ubiquitous eHealth technologies, for example, some of the numerous apps, can improve psoriasis patients’ rates of adherence to topical antipsoriatics.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Dermatological Treatment
Volume29
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)123-128
ISSN0954-6634
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

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Psoriasis
Randomized Controlled Trials
Health
Smartphone
Internet
Health Services

Keywords

  • Databases, Factual
  • Dermatologic Agents/therapeutic use
  • Health Personnel/psychology
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Medication Adherence
  • Psoriasis/drug therapy
  • Telemedicine

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