IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


An evaluation of the quality of life in acne - A prospective study at a tertiary care hospital


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Author Details: Michelle Serene Fernandes, Reshmina Dsouza, Pradeep Pereira

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-4729

Print ISSN : 2581-4710

Article First Page : 155

Article End Page : 157


Abstract

Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit that causes considerable cosmetic effect. An individual affected by acne is adversely affected psychologically. Several studies in the past have shown that acne is associated with decrease in health-related quality of life. These individuals suffer from frustration, embarrassment and lack of self-confidence.(1) This prospective study was undertaken to determine the impact of acne vulgaris on quality of life among patients of different grades of acne patients in various age groups using a questionnaire Cardiff acne disability index (CADI).(2) In our study the females were more affected than male. The most common age group involved as 21-25 years. In our study we found that the males were more concerned about the acne and the incidence of depressive symptoms was more in them as compared to females.

Keywords: Acne vulgaris, CADI, Quality of life.