May 2017 Observational Studies


Patient preference on psoriasis treatment in a Philippine tertiary hospital: A conjoint analysis

Nikki G. Gonzales, MD, Bryan Edgar K. Guevara, MD and Lalaine R. Visitacion, MD

Psoriasis is a common and chronic papulosquamous skin disease leading to dissatisfaction and non-adherence to treatment
among patients. Dermatologists should identify preferences of patients in choosing treatment options in order to optimize treatment
satisfaction, adherence and outcome.

Factors related to treatment-seeking behavior among acne patients seen in a tertiary hospital in the Philippines: A cross-sectional study

Diane V. Lagda, MD, DPDS, Ricky H. Hipolito MD, DPDS, Ma. Teresita G. Gabriel, MD, FPDS, Marie Socouer M. Oblepias, MD, FPDS, Emmerson Gale S. Vista, MD, FPDS and Luella Joy A. Escueta, MD, DPDS

Acne is a common disorder, which mostly affects adolescents. There is still little knowledge on the factors that affect patients’
decision to seek dermatologic consult.