ASSESSMENT OF DERMATOLOGICAL LIFE QUALITY INDEX AND CARDIFF ACNE DISABILITY INDEX IN PATIENTS ATTENDING OUR COLLEGE OPD

Dr. Arshi Farista, Dr. Sowmya Manangi

Abstract


Background: Acne vulgaris is known to impair many aspects of quality of life. Acne is a common problem in adolescent children and adults.
Aims: A study was undertaken to measure the impairment of quality of life of patients of acne vulgaris and correlate it with the severity of lesions.
This study was aimed to assess the impact of acne and its sequelae on the DQLI and CADI
Materials and methods: This was a hospital based prospective study done between September 2018 to march 2019 on 170 patients coming to our
college opd. Acne vulgaris and its sequelae were graded using global acne grading system. The DLQI and CADI score were recorded by giving the
patients a set of questionnaire. General use of cosmetics and other history related to diet and habits were noted.
Results: the over all CADI SCORE were low indicating a mild impairement. Out of 170 patients 110 were girls and 60 were boys. Almost 95%
patients had applied fair and lovely. The severity of acne progressively lessened in older patients. Mean DLQI score was 5.3. DQLI score were
statistically inuenced by the age of the patient , duration of andgrade of acne , acne scars and post hyperpigmentation.
Conclusion: the study showed CADI SCORE AND DLQI were low indicating mild imapirement. Assurance and counseling along with early
treatment of acne vulgaris are important to reduce disease-related psychosocial sequelae and increase the efcacy of treatment.


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