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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Psychosocial Impact of Acne: A Community Based Cross Sectional Study

  • Open or Close Mubashar Mashqoor Mir* and Mohammad Sarwar Mir

    Department of dermatology, University of Jammu, India

    Department of Hospital Administration, University Grants Commission, India

    *Corresponding author: Mubashar Mashqoor Mir,Post graduate resident, Department of dermatology, GMC Jammu, India

Submission: May 26, 2018; Published: July 10, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2018.05.000625

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume5 Issue5


Background It is well-known that acne vulgaris is a common malady of adolescence and is easily recognized.

Objective: To evaluate the level of impact among acne patients on their quality of life.

Methods: A total of 200 patients studied. Acne severity was graded using Global Acne Grading System (GAGS) after the clinical diagnosis. All the patients went through self administered questionnaire of Cardiff Acne Disability Index (CADI) to fill out, to assess the reflection of patients’ experiences and perceptions.

Results Out of 200 patients, 114(57.0%) were females and 86 (43.0%) were males. The maximum number of patients was in the age group of 16- 20 years (142/200, 71%). Out of total 86 males, 50 (58.3%) had moderate to severe acne, whereas 62 (54.38%) females had such a severe acne. 50.87% (58/114) of females had high CADI scores in comparison to only 27.9 (24/86) of males. The impact on quality of life was more in the age-group of 21-30 years even though in this age group clinical severity of acne was mild to moderate only.

Conclusion: Study found that individuals with acne had profound emotional, as well as, social impact on their quality of life.

Keywords: Acne; Cardiff acne disability index; Quality of life

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