Internal Medicine and Medical Investigation Journal

ISSN: 2474-7750

The Relationship Between Perception of Disease and Quality of Life in Patients with Acne Vulgaris from 2013 to 2014


Author(s): Mohamad Ebrahimzadeh Ardakani, Farideh Dehghani1, Narges Ghanei, Fatemeh Hoseini Kasnavie, Fariba Sepehri, Mostafa Saberi Hoseinabad3, Abdolhosein Hasanzadeh4, Reza Bidaki

Background: Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease that can affect people in any ages. The development of acne have adverse effects on life quality. Psychological disorders increased in these patients and their psycho social activities have been affected. Since few studies have been done regarding illness perception in people with acne in Iran, this study aimed to investigate the association of perception of acne disease and quality of life in central of Iran. Methods: we analyzed 200 patients Acne Vulgaris referred to Khatam-Al Anbia in 2013-14 by questionnaire of perception of disease (Brief IPQ) and quality of life (DLQL. the data was analyzed using t-test and Chi-square by SPSS-16. Results: Mean age of patients was 24.3 years and 158 people (79%) were women and 42 people (21 %) were men. Mean quality life score in women was 8.79±5.3 and in men was 8.69±5.18. Most patients had moderate acne and duration of their disease was between 1 to 5 years. 136 people were 18 to 25 years old and 64 persons were higher than 25 years. The mean perception scores in men and women were 51.83 and 53.26 respectively In this study, there was a relation between sex (P=0.03), Acne severity and duration with quality of life score. Conclusion: Women and patients with severe acne and longer duration of symptoms had higher quality life score that had more disorder in life.. There was relation between perception and sex and duration of symptoms.

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