QUALITY OF LIFE ASSESSMENT IN SKIN TAG PATIENTS

Authors

  • imam budi putra Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara
  • Nelva Karmila Jusuf Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara
  • Johan Kartayana Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32734/sumej.v1i01.80

Keywords:

quality of life, skin tag, skindex-29

Abstract

Background: Patients with skin disease may experience clinical symptoms, such as itching, pain, and discomfort, that can have a negative impact on quality of life (QOL).Skin tag is a common benign tumor of the skin with small, soft pedunculated protrusion, it commonly occur in axilla, neck and major flexura area, despitethe lesion usually asimptomatic, sometimes patients complainabout cosmetics appereance, itching or discomfort experienced.
Objective : The aim of our study was to assess the impact of skin tag lesion on quality of life of patients.
Material and Method: This is a descriptive study with a cross sectional design, involving 50 patients with skin tag lesion who visited the Dermatology outpatient clinic Adam Malik General
Hospital, Medan from September 2016 to October 2016. Thepatients were filled Indonesian version of skindex-29 questionnaire to measures the effects of skin disorders on their QOL.
Results: In this study QOL in skin tag patient was fairly good, 38(76%) subjects had a skindex-29 category score<5, and 12(24%) subjects had a skindex-29 score 6-17. We didn’t findimpaired QOL in all skin tag patients.
Conclusion : In this study we concludedskin tag does not affect the quality of life of the patients.

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Published

2017-08-10

How to Cite

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putra imam budi, Jusuf NK, Kartayana J. QUALITY OF LIFE ASSESSMENT IN SKIN TAG PATIENTS. Sumat. Med. J. [Internet]. 2017Aug.10 [cited 2024Jun.18];1(01):31-6. Available from: https://talenta.usu.ac.id/smj/article/view/80

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