HIPPOCRATES Prospective Observational Study (HPOS)

Are you a young person with Psoriasis ages 18-25?

We want to hear from you: Support our HPOS study and help us with our research!

The HIPPOCRATES Prospective Observational Study (HPOS) is a study of people living 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.

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.

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.

If you are interested in being part of this study, please contact:

Colette O’Donnell, HIPPOCRATES Assistant Project Manager via email or by phone on +353 1 716 6701.

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.