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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 74  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 700

Life quality assessment among patients with vitiligo: Comparison of married and single patients in Iran

Marjan Dolatshahi1, Payam Ghazi2, Vida Feizy2, Mohsen Rezaei Hemami3 
1 Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2 Department of Dermatology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Vida Feizy
School of Medicine, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran
Iran

Background and Aims: Vitiligo is known to affect the quality of social and personal life in some countries. This study aims to assess the quality of life (QOL) in vitiligo sufferers among the Iranian population and to evaluate its relation with different variables. Methods: One hundred vitiligo patients answered a questionnaire based on the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI). Results: The mean DLQI score was 8.16. There were statistically significant relationships between DLQI scores and marital status, skin phototype, and disease extension independently. Conclusions: This study shows that vitiligo has a major impact on the QOL of patients in Iran. Hence dermatologists should pay attention to the psychological effects of this cosmetic disease and try to decrease its extension and disfiguring effects by various treatments.


How to cite this article:
Dolatshahi M, Ghazi P, Feizy V, Hemami MR. Life quality assessment among patients with vitiligo: Comparison of married and single patients in Iran.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008;74:700-700


How to cite this URL:
Dolatshahi M, Ghazi P, Feizy V, Hemami MR. Life quality assessment among patients with vitiligo: Comparison of married and single patients in Iran. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Dec 9 ];74:700-700
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