Materials and Methods

Materials and Methods

The study was carried out on 87 patients, who were diagnosed with psoriasis vulgaris by a dermatologist. Evaluation of the patients was done by using PASI (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index) scoring system. A control dermatologic examination was made for the patients who were using the pool for treatment every three days during the study.

The authors did not influence the patients lengths of stay in the pools. These periods were determined by the patients. Because of the traditional belief in this area, the maximum length of stay is 21 days. A simple questionnaire about recurrences was given to patients who had used the spa previously.

The collected data was analyzed with suitable statistical software. Statistical analyses were carried out by using Paired t test, Wilcoxon two sample test, and Kolmogrov Smirnov test. The statistical significance was accepted as p values of less than 0.01.