How can we improve the health related quality of life in people with psoriasis?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Between 250.000 and 300.000 people live with psoriasis in Sweden today. 50% develop psoriasis before they are 25 years old. When living with psoriasis, one have an increased risk of developing comorbidities, which include overweight, joint problems, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and depression, among others.
Based on recent findings, people living with psoriasis can achieve health benefits and improve the symptoms of the condition through living and good life style. I have developed a lifestyle system named "núna", which will empower the patient, encourage a good lifestyle, prevent comorbidities and improve the healthcare personnel and patient communication.
The system includes an application which consists of five different main categories (Activity, diet, quit smoking, photography documentation and administrating issues related to ones healthcare providers), and an activity tracker with two different portable docks and a charging station.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Psoriasis, living with psoriasis, comorbidities, health benefits, empower, encourage, portable docks, charging station
Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124816OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-124816DiVA: diva2:955629
Subject / course
Examensprojekt kandidatprogrammet i Industridesign
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
Sihlén, Per, Lektor, programansvarig