HIPPOCRATES Prospective Observational Study (HPOS) is a study of patients with psoriasis running across Europe. Led by a research team at University of Oxford and University College Dublin we are aiming to identify patients at risk of developing psoriatic arthritis.
This is part of a larger research project investigating psoriatic arthritis across Europe which is called HIPPOCRATES.
Psoriasis is a skin condition which can occur at any age and can affect up to 3% of the general population. The main symptoms of psoriasis are red raised patches which can be sometimes covered with a silvery white scale, also known as plaques, which can make the skin dry, itchy, and sometimes flake.
Some people (perhaps up to 30% according to some studies) with psoriasis may also develop a form of arthritis, known as Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), which can be quite debilitating causing joint pain, swelling and occasionally lead to joint damage.
As a younger person with psoriasis (aged 18-25), the HIPPOCRATES study invites you to participate in a 1-hour online workshop aimed at discussing your views on aspects of the study including the study platform.
We don’t know why some people with psoriasis develop PsA and some do not. If we could identify very early those psoriasis patients at increased risk of developing PsA, it is possible that we could prevent it from occurring.
Who is HPOS most interested in hearing from?
While the study is open to any adult with psoriasis, we are particularly interested in recruiting young people with psoriasis (18-25).
What will I have to do?
As a younger person with psoriasis (18-25), you are being asked to participate in a 1-hour online workshop aimed at getting your views on aspects of the study including the study platform.
The HPOS study received initial funding in July 2021 for 5 years. We are aiming to recruit 25,000 patients in 2022-2024. HPOS is a European network of doctors, researchers, patients, and families working together to improve our understanding of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
HIPPOCRATES Prospective Observational Study (HPOS) is conducting this psoriasis research.
If you are interested in being part of this study, please contact
Colette O’Donnell, HIPPOCRATES Assistant Project Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on +353 1 716 6701
The Hippocrates Prospective Observational Study (HPOS) is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative and industrial partners. This is part of a larger grant for the consortium of researchers called HIPPOCRATES.
All queries in relation to the study should be made to the website above (not to the Irish Skin Foundation itself). Please visit the Psoriasis or Eczema section for more information about these conditions or contact the ISF Helpline.
If you need guidance or support about managing a skin condition, contact the ISF Helpline for free assistance and information.