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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


Assessment of dermatology life quality index in chronic venous insufficiency: A cross- sectional study


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Author Details : Asha G S*, Fairuza A N, Leelavathy B, Shilpa K

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 71-75


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Abstract

Introduction: Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) may have an impact on the daily lives of afflicted
individuals.
Objectives: The study is aimed at identifying impact of CVI on patients’ quality of life (QoL) using
Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI).
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional non probabilistic sampling study was conducted among 100
patients with Chronic venous Insufficiency over a period of 16 months. A sociodemographic survey and
clinical grading using CEAP classification along with duplex ultrasound scanning was performed for
each patient. DLQI questionnaires in English and the native languages of Kannada and Urdu were used.
Statistical analysis was performed using Pearson’s chi-squared test.
Results: 100 patients with a male to female ratio of 7.8:1 were assessed. Mean age was 48.5 years.
Majority of the patients in the study belonged to CEAP clinical grade C4a. 66% of the patients had mild
to moderate impact while 34% had great impact of the disease on their QoL. The disease severity showed
positive correlation with DLQI score (p <0> Conclusion: CVI has an adverse impact on various facets of life and the impact increases proportionately
with severity of the disease. Hence incorporation of QoL assessment tools like DLQI helps in a
multipronged management of the disease.
G.S. Asha, Fairuza Abdu Nazir, Leelavathy B, T.N. Revathi, Shilpa K, Eswari L.

Keywords: Chronic venous insufficiency, DLQI, Quality of Life.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijced.2020.016

How to cite : Asha G S, Fairuza A N, Leelavathy B, Shilpa K, Assessment of dermatology life quality index in chronic venous insufficiency: A cross- sectional study. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2020;6(1):71-75

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