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Evaluation of acne quality of life and clinical severity in acne female adults.

Kokandi A - Dermatol Res Pract (2010)

Bottom Line: Additionally, CADI score did not correlate with disease duration or age of patients.We therefore conclude that acne clinical severity alone does not affect acne-related quality of life changes.Many other factors might play a role.

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Affiliation: Rabigh College of Medicine, King AbdulAziz University, P.O. Box 42797, Jeddah 21551, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT
Acne is a common disease especially among teenagers. It has a considerable psychological impact on affected individuals. The aim of this paper was to assess if the effect of acne on acne-related quality of life is correlated to acne clinical severity. 112 university female students attending the university medical clinics with acne complaints were examined. Cardiff Acne Disability Index (CADI) was used to assess acne-related quality of life, and global acne grading system (GAGS) was used to assess clinical severity of acne. There was no correlation between acne severity (GAGS scoring system) and quality of life impairment as assessed by CADI score (r = 0.145, P = .127). Additionally, CADI score did not correlate with disease duration or age of patients. We therefore conclude that acne clinical severity alone does not affect acne-related quality of life changes. Many other factors might play a role.

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Distribution of cases according to GAGS acne severity score and CADI disability index score.
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fig1: Distribution of cases according to GAGS acne severity score and CADI disability index score.

Mentions: There was no correlation between CADI score and GAGS acne severity score (r = 0.145, P = .127). There was no correlation between the CADI score and age of patients (P = .869, r = −0.016), and no correlation was found between the CADI score disease duration as well (P = .941, r = −0.007). Figure 1 illustrates the distribution of cases according to GAGS acne severity score and CADI disability index score.


Evaluation of acne quality of life and clinical severity in acne female adults.

Kokandi A - Dermatol Res Pract (2010)

Distribution of cases according to GAGS acne severity score and CADI disability index score.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Distribution of cases according to GAGS acne severity score and CADI disability index score.
Mentions: There was no correlation between CADI score and GAGS acne severity score (r = 0.145, P = .127). There was no correlation between the CADI score and age of patients (P = .869, r = −0.016), and no correlation was found between the CADI score disease duration as well (P = .941, r = −0.007). Figure 1 illustrates the distribution of cases according to GAGS acne severity score and CADI disability index score.

Bottom Line: Additionally, CADI score did not correlate with disease duration or age of patients.We therefore conclude that acne clinical severity alone does not affect acne-related quality of life changes.Many other factors might play a role.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Rabigh College of Medicine, King AbdulAziz University, P.O. Box 42797, Jeddah 21551, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT
Acne is a common disease especially among teenagers. It has a considerable psychological impact on affected individuals. The aim of this paper was to assess if the effect of acne on acne-related quality of life is correlated to acne clinical severity. 112 university female students attending the university medical clinics with acne complaints were examined. Cardiff Acne Disability Index (CADI) was used to assess acne-related quality of life, and global acne grading system (GAGS) was used to assess clinical severity of acne. There was no correlation between acne severity (GAGS scoring system) and quality of life impairment as assessed by CADI score (r = 0.145, P = .127). Additionally, CADI score did not correlate with disease duration or age of patients. We therefore conclude that acne clinical severity alone does not affect acne-related quality of life changes. Many other factors might play a role.

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Related in: MedlinePlus