Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(1): 78-81

The Quality of Life in Patients with Acne Vulgaris in Qassim Region: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire-based Internet Study

Authors: Sarah Khalifah Alkhezzi, Moteb Khalaf Alotaibi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition associated with negative social and psychological impacts on the patient's quality of life (QoL). The objective of this study was to evaluate the QoL in patients with acne vulgaris in Qassim region using the Arabic version of the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) questionnaire. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional internet-based questionnaire study. A total of 355 participants, aged 16 years and older and living in Qassim region were included in the study. The QoL was assessed using the Arabic version of DLQI questionnaire, which consisted of 10 questions about multiple domains. Results: In this study, 71.3% of participants reported physical symptoms due to acne, 84.3% expressed feeling embarrassed or self-conscious and 53% reported social life impairment because of acne. The mean DLQI score was 7.27, which indicated a significant impairment in the quality of life. DLQI scores showed a mild effect on patient's life in 34.2%, moderate effect in 27.7%, and large effect in 21.5%. There was no statistically significant correlation between the demographic factors (age, gender, marital status, and treatment type) and the ten domains of DLQI questionnaire. Conclusions: This study showed that acne has a negative impact on the QoL. Acne vulgaris should be considered as more than just a cosmetic problem and QoL issues in patients with acne vulgaris should be addressed.

Keywords:
Acne Vulgaris, Quality of Life, QoL, Dermatology Life Quality Index, DLQI


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The Quality of Life in Patients with Acne Vulgaris in Qassim Region: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire-based Internet Study


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Sarah Khalifah Alkhezzi
Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Moteb Khalaf Alotaibi
Department of Medicine, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Sarah Khalifah Alkhezzi, Unaizah College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia; sarah.alkhezzi@gmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 11 Nov 2018
Accepted 11 Dec 2018
Published in print 01 Feb 2019

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Alkhezzi SK, Alotaibi MK. The Quality of Life in Patients with Acne Vulgaris in Qassim Region: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire-based Internet Study. IJMDC. 2019; 3(1): 78-81. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541933964


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Alkhezzi SK, Alotaibi MK. The Quality of Life in Patients with Acne Vulgaris in Qassim Region: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire-based Internet Study. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=16667 [Access: April 22, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541933964


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Alkhezzi SK, Alotaibi MK. The Quality of Life in Patients with Acne Vulgaris in Qassim Region: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire-based Internet Study. IJMDC. 2019; 3(1): 78-81. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541933964


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Alkhezzi SK, Alotaibi MK. The Quality of Life in Patients with Acne Vulgaris in Qassim Region: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire-based Internet Study. IJMDC. (2019), [cited April 22, 2019]; 3(1): 78-81. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541933964


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Alkhezzi, S. K. & Alotaibi, . M. K. (2019) The Quality of Life in Patients with Acne Vulgaris in Qassim Region: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire-based Internet Study. IJMDC, 3 (1), 78-81. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541933964


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Alkhezzi, Sarah Khalifah, and Moteb Khalaf Alotaibi. 2019. The Quality of Life in Patients with Acne Vulgaris in Qassim Region: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire-based Internet Study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (1), 78-81. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541933964


Chicago Style

Alkhezzi, Sarah Khalifah, and Moteb Khalaf Alotaibi. "The Quality of Life in Patients with Acne Vulgaris in Qassim Region: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire-based Internet Study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 78-81. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541933964


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alkhezzi, Sarah Khalifah, and Moteb Khalaf Alotaibi. "The Quality of Life in Patients with Acne Vulgaris in Qassim Region: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire-based Internet Study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.1 (2019), 78-81. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541933964


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Alkhezzi, S. K. & Alotaibi, . M. K. (2019) The Quality of Life in Patients with Acne Vulgaris in Qassim Region: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire-based Internet Study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (1), 78-81. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1541933964


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