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Quality of life and psychological adaptation of Korean adolescents with vitiligo

Authors
 S Choi  ;  D-Y Kim  ;  S-H Whang  ;  J-H Lee  ;  S-K Hann  ;  Y-J Shin 
Citation
 Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Vol.24(5) : 524-529, 2010 
Journal Title
 Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 
ISSN
 0926-9959 
Issue Date
2010
Abstract
AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of vitiligo on the quality of life and psychological adaptation in a Korean adolescent population. METHODS: Fifty-seven adolescents aged 12 to 18 years with vitiligo were evaluated using self-report scales, namely the Skindex-29, Piers-Harris self-concept, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), and Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS). RESULTS: Mean Skindex-29 subscales were as follow; 21.8 (global), 16.3 (symptom), 18.6 (function) and 29.5 (emotion). Several clinical variables, such as duration of vitiligo, facial involvement, history of previous treatment, and patient-assessed severity, affected the Skindex-29 subscales in various ways. However, differences in Skindex-29 scores according to the type of vitiligo, extent of involvement, and family history were not observed. The Piers-Harris self-concept scores showed a negative correlation with Skindex-29 scores, while other psychological measures (CES-D and RCMAS) were positively correlated. CONCLUSION: The quality of life of adolescents with vitiligo is closely related to the patients' apprehensions about their disease, psychosocial adjustment, and psychiatric morbidity, rather than the clinical severity of the condition itself. Clinicians should recognize and deal with psychological adaptation along with medical intervention when treating adolescent patients with vitiligo.
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-3083.2009.03452.x/abstract
DOI
10.1111/j.1468-3083.2009.03452.x
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Dermatology (피부과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Psychiatry (정신과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Shin, Yee Jin(신의진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8573-4342
Lee, Ju Hee(이주희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1739-5956
Choi, Soul(최솔)
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https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/100957
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