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The administration of NBUVB phototherapy to plaque-type psoriasis patients significantly improved the QoL, and was well-correlated with the reduction in psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) score. Data showed that DLQI significantly improved in both male and female patients (p=0.00) after NBUVB phototherapy.
Ninety patients were included in the study. Forty-eight patients were excluded as they had not completed post-phototherapy questionnaires. The course of narrowband UVB phototherapy was found to significantly improve quality of life in psoriasis patients (P
Ultraviolet B phototherapy administered at home is equally safe and equally effective, both clinically and for quality of life, as ultraviolet B phototherapy administered in an outpatient setting. Furthermore, ultraviolet B phototherapy at home resulted in a lower burden of treatment and led to greater patients’ satisfaction.