Quality of Life of Cohabitants of People Living with Acne
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Quality of lifeAnxietyDepressionsAcneFamily
Martinez-Garcia, E., Arias-Santiago, S., Herrera-Acosta, E., Affleck, A., HERRERACEBALLOS, E., & Buendía-Eisman, A. (2020). Quality of Life of Cohabitants of People Living with Acne. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 100(10). [doi:10.2340/00015555-3636]
The aim of this study was to analyse the levels of anxiety, depression, and quality of life of individuals living with acne patients (cohabitants). The study included patients, cohabitants, and controls; a total of 204 participants. Patients’ health-related quality of life was measured with the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), while cohabitants’ quality of life was measured with the Family Dermatology Life Quality Index (FDLQI). The psychological state of all participants was measured with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Presence of acne impaired the quality of life of 89.4% of the cohabitants. The FDLQI scores of cohabitants were significantly associated with the DLQI scores of the patients (rp = 0.294; p = 0.044). Anxiety and depression levels in cohabitants were significantly higher than in controls (p < 0.01). In conclusion, acne may have a negative impact on quality of life and psychological well-being of patients and their cohabitants.