Quality of Life in Vitiligo Patients at H. Adam Malik General Hospital Medan, Indonesia


  • Nelva Karmila Jusuf Universitas Sumatera Utara
  • Imam Budi Putra Universitas Sumatera Utara
  • Dina Rizki Utami Universitas Sumatera Utara




Abstract. Background: Vitiligo is an acquired depigmenting skin disorder that can affect the patients’ quality of life (QOL). Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the QOL in patients with vitiligo. Methods: This study included 30 patients with vitiligo. All the patients filled out questionnaires Skindex- 29. Data were compiled and analyzed statistically. Results: Among the 30 vitiligo patients, 73,3 % were women and 26,7 % were men. Mean age of patients were 40.53 ± 12. 91 years old. The mean duration of vitiligo was 9.07 ± 7.643 years. The mean total Skindex-29 score of the subjects was 24.68 ± 7,72. There was significant difference according to age’s group (p = 0,035) and sex (p = 0,01) but there is no significant difference according to duration of disease’s group (p = 0,582). Conclusions: The study findings showed that vitiligo has a significant effect on the patients’ QOL. It seems counselling is needed as part of treatment in vitiligo patients.


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Jusuf NK, Putra IB, Utami DR. Quality of Life in Vitiligo Patients at H. Adam Malik General Hospital Medan, Indonesia. Sumat. Med. J. [Internet]. 2018Oct.1 [cited 2024Jun.18];1(1):41-8. Available from: https://talenta.usu.ac.id/smj/article/view/445

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