QUALITY OF LIFE IN VITILIGO PATIENTS AT H. ADAM MALIK GENERAL HOSPITAL MEDAN, INDONESIA

Authors

  • Nelva Karmila Jusuf Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara
  • imam budi putra Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara
  • dina rizki utami Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32734/sumej.v1i01.79

Keywords:

vertiligo, quality of life, skindex-29

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.
Patients and 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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Published

2017-08-10

How to Cite

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Jusuf NK, putra imam budi, utami dina rizki. QUALITY OF LIFE IN VITILIGO PATIENTS AT H. ADAM MALIK GENERAL HOSPITAL MEDAN, INDONESIA. Sumat. Med. J. [Internet]. 2017Aug.10 [cited 2024Jun.18];1(01):25-30. Available from: https://talenta.usu.ac.id/smj/article/view/79

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