This study was funded by Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA which contracted with Evidera (Bethesda, Maryland) for the design and analysis of the study. Article processing charges were funded by Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN, USA. All authors had full access to all of the data in this study and take complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and accuracy of the data analysis.
All named authors meet the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) criteria for authorship for this manuscript, take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, and have given final approval to the version to be published.
Medical Writing and/or Editorial Assistance
Writing and editorial assistance in the preparation of this manuscript were provided by Lori Kornberg, PhD (INC Research, Raleigh, NC), Meredith Fraser, MFA (INC Research, Raleigh, NC), and Kristin Hollister, PhD (Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN). Support for this assistance was funded by Eli Lilly and Company. The authors would like to thank the participants who shared the personal details of their genital psoriasis.
A. Gottlieb is a consultant and advisory board member for Janssen, Celgene, Bristol Myers Squibb, Beiersdorf, AbbVie, UCB, Novartis, Incyte, Eli Lilly and Company, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Valeant, Dermira, Allergan, and Sun Paharmaceutical Industries. She received research and educational grants from Janssen and Incyte.
B. Kirby receives research grants from AbbVie, Novartis, Merck-Sharpe-Dolme, and Pfizer. He has acted as a consultant and/or speaker for AbbVie, Novartis, Janssen, Celgene, Almirall, Eli Lilly and Company, and LEO Pharma.
C. Ryan has acted as an advisor and/or speaker for AbbVie, Aqua, Dermira, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company, Janssen, Medimetriks, Novartis, Regeneron-Sanofi, UCB, and XenoPort.
M. Anatchkova is an employee of Evidera. Evidera received research study support from Eli Lilly and Company.
J. Cather is in the speaker bureaus of AbbVie, Celgene, Eli Lilly and Company, and Janssen; received honoraria from AbbVie, Eli Lilly and Company, Janssen, and Novartis; is a consultant for AbbVie, Actelion, Eli Lilly and Company, and Janssen; is an investigator for Celgene, Cutanea, Dermira, GaldermaLabs, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sandoz, TolmarPharma, Vitae, and XenoPort; has received grants from Allergan, Celgene, Cutanea, Dermira, GlaxoSmithKline, GaldermaLabs, Janssen, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sandoz, TolmarPharma, Vitae, and XenoPort; and has received other financial benefit from AbbVie.
A. N. Naegeli is a full-time employee of Eli Lilly and Company and owns stock.
A. Potts Bleakman is a full-time employee of Eli Lilly and Company and owns stock.
R. Burge is a full-time employee of Eli Lilly and Company and owns stock.
Compliance with Ethics Guidelines
All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964, as revised in 2013. Written and verbal informed consent for audio recording was obtained from all participants for being included in the study, although the study was determined to be “exempt” by the local IRB (Chesapeake IRB, Columbia, MD).
The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are in the form of audio recordings and transcripts, and are not publicly available because of patient privacy.
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