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IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1551-1557

Evaluation on satisfaction of the scar among thyroid surgery patients in Taif city, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Areej Ahmed Turkistani, Shahad Khalid Alsherbi, Razan Saad Alqahtani, Safa Khalaf Almashyakhi, Rahaf Sifran Alharthi, Rasha Ghazay Alosaimi, Rehab Anas Alkhawtani.

ABSTRACT

Background: The prominence of scars formed due to thyroid surgeries influences patients' quality of life. Understanding the factors that affect the patient's satisfaction regarding post-surgical scars could help the surgeons to consider appropriate surgical techniques to minimize the adverse effects on negative body image. The study aimed to evaluate patients' satisfaction with a thyroidectomy scar in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 91 patients who underwent total or hemithyroidectomy at King Faisal Hospital and Al-Hada Armed Forces Hospital in Taif City, Saudi Arabia. The patients were interviewed using a pretested questionnaire that included data about patients' demographics, satisfaction measurement [Manchester scar scale (MSS)], and assessment of dysmorphic symptoms [dysmorphic concern questionnaire (DCQ)]. Results: The majority of the patients (91.4%) were somehow satisfied with the surgery in terms of appearance. Patients whose scar was outside the neck, who had severe itching after the operation, and were dissatisfied with the appearance had significantly higher mean MSS scores. Female patients and those dissatisfied with the operation's appearance had substantially higher mean DCQ scores (p < 0.05). A significant negative correlation was found between MSS and DCQ scores and patients' age, and a highly significant positive correlation was found between MSS and DCQ scores (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Visible scars outside the neck have shown negative body image and poor satisfaction with appearance. The evaluation of patients' satisfaction regarding appearance after thyroidectomy is essential to avoid its psychological impact.

Keywords:
Evaluation, satisfaction, scar, thyroid, surgery, Saudi Arabia


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Evaluation on satisfaction of the scar among thyroid surgery patients in Taif city, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Areej Ahmed Turkistani
Pharmacology Department, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Shahad Khalid Alsherbi
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Razan Saad Alqahtani
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Safa Khalaf Almashyakhi
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Rahaf Sifran Alharthi
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Rasha Ghazay Alosaimi
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Rehab Anas Alkhawtani
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.; Shahad0alsherbi@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 01 Aug 2021
Accepted 13 Sep 2021
Published online 13 Sep 2021
Published in print 28 Sep 2021

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Turkistani AA, Alsherbi SK, Alqahtani RS, Almashyakhi SK, Alharthi RS, Alosaimi RG, Alkhawtani RA. Evaluation on satisfaction of the scar among thyroid surgery patients in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1551-1557. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619227347


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Turkistani AA, Alsherbi SK, Alqahtani RS, Almashyakhi SK, Alharthi RS, Alosaimi RG, Alkhawtani RA. Evaluation on satisfaction of the scar among thyroid surgery patients in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=76012 [Access: December 01, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619227347


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Turkistani AA, Alsherbi SK, Alqahtani RS, Almashyakhi SK, Alharthi RS, Alosaimi RG, Alkhawtani RA. Evaluation on satisfaction of the scar among thyroid surgery patients in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(9): 1551-1557. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619227347


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Turkistani AA, Alsherbi SK, Alqahtani RS, Almashyakhi SK, Alharthi RS, Alosaimi RG, Alkhawtani RA. Evaluation on satisfaction of the scar among thyroid surgery patients in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited December 01, 2021]; 5(9): 1551-1557. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619227347


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Turkistani, A. A., Alsherbi, . S. K., Alqahtani, . R. S., Almashyakhi, . S. K., Alharthi, . R. S., Alosaimi, . R. G. & Alkhawtani, . R. A. (2021) Evaluation on satisfaction of the scar among thyroid surgery patients in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (9), 1551-1557. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619227347


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Turkistani, Areej Ahmed, Shahad Khalid Alsherbi, Razan Saad Alqahtani, Safa Khalaf Almashyakhi, Rahaf Sifran Alharthi, Rasha Ghazay Alosaimi, and Rehab Anas Alkhawtani. 2021. Evaluation on satisfaction of the scar among thyroid surgery patients in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (9), 1551-1557. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619227347


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Turkistani, Areej Ahmed, Shahad Khalid Alsherbi, Razan Saad Alqahtani, Safa Khalaf Almashyakhi, Rahaf Sifran Alharthi, Rasha Ghazay Alosaimi, and Rehab Anas Alkhawtani. "Evaluation on satisfaction of the scar among thyroid surgery patients in Taif city, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1551-1557. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619227347


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Turkistani, Areej Ahmed, Shahad Khalid Alsherbi, Razan Saad Alqahtani, Safa Khalaf Almashyakhi, Rahaf Sifran Alharthi, Rasha Ghazay Alosaimi, and Rehab Anas Alkhawtani. "Evaluation on satisfaction of the scar among thyroid surgery patients in Taif city, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.9 (2021), 1551-1557. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619227347


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Turkistani, A. A., Alsherbi, . S. K., Alqahtani, . R. S., Almashyakhi, . S. K., Alharthi, . R. S., Alosaimi, . R. G. & Alkhawtani, . R. A. (2021) Evaluation on satisfaction of the scar among thyroid surgery patients in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (9), 1551-1557. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1619227347


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