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RMJ. 2019; 44(3): 573-576


Social appearance anxiety, psychological distress and dermatology related quality of life among patients with acne vulgaris

Fatima Zakir, Saira Khan, Nelofar Kiran Rauf.

Abstract
Objectives: To explore the relationship social appearance anxiety (SAA), psychological distress (PD), and dermatology-related quality of life (DRQoL) among patients with Acne Vulgaris (AV). It also aims at exploring the gender difference among the variables of study.
Methodology: This cross section study was conducted at National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan from January to August 2018. Using purposive convenience sampling data were collected from 200 patients of AV. SAA was assessed through social appearance anxiety scale, PD was measured through Kessler psychological distress scale and DRQoL was measured through Dermatology Life Quality Index.
Results: There was significant positive relationship among SAA, PD and DRQoL (as high scores on Dermatology Life Quality Index indicate impaired quality of life). SAA positively predicted DRQoL and accounted for 58% of variance in it. Females scored significantly higher on SAA and DRQoL where as non-significant gender differences were found on PD.
Conclusion: Acne vulgaris produces SAA and PD as a consequence of which DRQoL of individuals is impaired.

Key words: Acne Vulgaris, psychological distress, DQoL.


 
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Zakir F, Khan S, Rauf NK. Social appearance anxiety, psychological distress and dermatology related quality of life among patients with acne vulgaris. RMJ. 2019; 44(3): 573-576.


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Zakir, F., Khan, . S. & Rauf, . N. K. (2019) Social appearance anxiety, psychological distress and dermatology related quality of life among patients with acne vulgaris. RMJ, 44 (3), 573-576.



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Zakir, Fatima, Saira Khan, and Nelofar Kiran Rauf. 2019. Social appearance anxiety, psychological distress and dermatology related quality of life among patients with acne vulgaris. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (3), 573-576.



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Zakir, Fatima, Saira Khan, and Nelofar Kiran Rauf. "Social appearance anxiety, psychological distress and dermatology related quality of life among patients with acne vulgaris." Rawal Medical Journal 44 (2019), 573-576.



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Zakir, Fatima, Saira Khan, and Nelofar Kiran Rauf. "Social appearance anxiety, psychological distress and dermatology related quality of life among patients with acne vulgaris." Rawal Medical Journal 44.3 (2019), 573-576. Print.



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Zakir, F., Khan, . S. & Rauf, . N. K. (2019) Social appearance anxiety, psychological distress and dermatology related quality of life among patients with acne vulgaris. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (3), 573-576.








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