ACNE VULGARIS: PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT IN ADOLESCENTS
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acne, adolescence, psychosocial anxiety, quality of life

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Rohan , J. (2021). ACNE VULGARIS: PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT IN ADOLESCENTS. Medical Science of Ukraine (MSU), 17(4). https://doi.org/10.32345/2664-4738.4.2021.13

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Relevance. Acne vulgaris is chronic inflammatory disorder which is known to have major psychological impact on adolescents which results in residual scarring and pigmentation. Acne is devastating disease and have significant negative psychosocial impact as their faces being checked by others leading social anxiety.

Objective: this study was conducted with objectives to study psychosocial impact due to acne vulgaris.

Materials and methods. This study includes 200 patients of 15 years and above of acne vulgaris patients. Global Acne Grading System was used to grade severity of acne and dermatology life quality index (DLQI) was used to measure psychosocial quality of life. Data collected was entered into MS excel sheet and statistical analysis was done by SPSS software.

Results. Majority of patients (58%) were localised mostly on face and with grade – II.  39.5% were mildly affected 47% were moderately affected with quality of life in the study.

Conclusions. Significant impact of acne vulgaris was noted on emotional, social, study was noted in adolescent population.

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