Psoriasis patients must make multiple therapies and self-management options. Before making treatment decisions, shared decision-making takes into account patients’ interests and values in collaboration with healthcare providers. For this systematic review, researchers wanted to investigate what has been discovered in psoriasis research addressing shared decision making and to assess the impact of shared decision-making therapies in this setting.

Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research were all qualified. Up to January 2018, they searched six electronic databases. Two reviewers applied inclusion and quality criteria separately. The SPIDER framework was utilized to determine research eligibility requirements. To discover important themes arising from the data, narrative and thematic synthesis were used.

The review had a total of 23 papers which included 18 studies (19 articles) from this group to discuss what was discovered about collaborative decision making in psoriasis research. Interpersonal communication, exchange of skill and information, various worldviews, and engagement and preference emerged as four primary themes, arranged under two analytical themes: “Co-creation of decisions” and “Organization of treatment and treatment requirements.” They selected four controlled studies to look at the impact of collaborative decision-making. These ranged in breadth and interventional length, and made minimal use of shared decision-making-specific outcome measures, reflecting the literature’s early state. A meta-synthesis was not warranted due to the heterogeneity of the studies.