COVID-19 Update - This is to inform you that the Government of India has announced a complete lockdown in India 22nd March 2020 to 14th April 2020. As a result, our offices will now be closed till 14th April 2020 and all our employees will be working from home. Office telephones will not be answered, and therefore you are requested to direct all your queries related to manuscript submission, review process, publication etc. at below mentioned details.,, Mob. 8826373757, 8826859373, 9910947804

Article view: 514

Article download: 151

IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

An evaluation of the quality of life in acne - A prospective study at a tertiary care hospital

Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Author Details : Michelle Serene Fernandes, Reshmina Dsouza, Pradeep Pereira

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2017

Article Page : 155-157

Suggest article by email


Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit that causes considerable cosmetic effect. An individual affected by acne is adversely affected psychologically. Several studies in the past have shown that acne is associated with decrease in health-related quality of life. These individuals suffer from frustration, embarrassment and lack of self-confidence.(1) This prospective study was undertaken to determine the impact of acne vulgaris on quality of life among patients of different grades of acne patients in various age groups using a questionnaire Cardiff acne disability index (CADI).(2) In our study the females were more affected than male. The most common age group involved as 21-25 years. In our study we found that the males were more concerned about the acne and the incidence of depressive symptoms was more in them as compared to females.

Keywords: Acne vulgaris, CADI, Quality of life.

How to cite : Fernandes M S, Dsouza R, Pereira P, An evaluation of the quality of life in acne - A prospective study at a tertiary care hospital. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2017;3(4):155-157

Copyright © 2017 by author(s) and IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) (