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International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

2019, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B

Adult dermatology patients' quality of life and acne vulgaris
Author(s)
CH Vijay Bhasker Reddy
Abstract
Background and Objectives: To evaluate how adult dermatological patients' life quality is influenced by acne vulgaris.
Method: The study conducts a cross-sectional and longitudinal questionnaire survey. About 80 acne vulgaris sufferers are present for visits alongside the doctors. Results obtained utilizing Skindex, a 29-item standardized tool to assess how skin diseases affect individuals' life quality. Findings are reported as a total scores, three scale ratings (functioning, emotions, and symptoms), and (average scale score).
Results: Acne prone individuals experienced functional and emotional consequences equivalent to psoriasis patients, but minor symptoms (Skindex completely operational scores of 14.9 and 22.8 [P=.08]; emotional marks of 39.2 and 38.9 [P=.95]; and symptomatic mark of 29.5 and 42.1 [P.05]). Over-40s least prone to develop acne improve after three months (43% vs 85%; p<.05) and had higher Skindex ratings. After correcting for gender and the severity of acne as established by dermatologists, elderly people reported a greater impact of acne on peoples lifestyle than the lower age participants.
Conclusions: Acne vulgaris negatively impacts sufferers' standard of living. Elderly people have been more impacted by the acne, irrespective of its extent.
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How to cite this article:
CH Vijay Bhasker Reddy. Adult dermatology patients' quality of life and acne vulgaris. Int J Dermatol Venereology Leprosy Sci 2019;2(2):48-51. DOI: 10.33545/26649411.2019.v2.i2b.121
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