Dermatology 2013

eng

India

2013/06/01 06:00

Indian J Dermatol. 2013 May;58(3):240. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.110846.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23723488

Author Address: Departments of Consultant Dematologist, DERMACARE Clinic, Bongaigaon, Assam, India.

 

 

Reference Type:  Journal Article

Record Number: 4448Author: Shim, T. N. and Abdullah, A.

Year: 2013

Title: The effect of pulsed dye laser on the dermatology life quality index in erythematotelangiectatic rosacea patients: an assessment

Journal: J Clin Aesthet Dermatol

Volume: 6

Issue: 4

Pages: 30-2

Date: Apr

Short Title: The effect of pulsed dye laser on the dermatology life quality index in erythematotelangiectatic rosacea patients: an assessment

Alternate Journal: The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology

ISSN: 1941-2789 (Print)

1941-2789 (Linking)

PMCID: 3638853

Accession Number: 23630639

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea is a common cutaneous disorder. It has a major psychosocial impact on a patient’s life. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the impact of pulsed dye laser on the quality of life of affected patients as measured by the Dermatology Life Quality Index. METHODS: The authors report a prospective study of 20 patients (in a wide range of skin phototypes) attending a laser clinic. All patients completed the Dermatology Life Quality Index questionnaires before and after three sessions of laser treatment. RESULTS: The mean Dermatology Life Quality Index scores pre- and post-laser treatment were 17.3 and 4.3, respectively. All patients experienced a statistically significant improvement in their quality of life (p<0.0001, paired t test). CONCLUSION: The Dermatology Life Quality Index questionnaire (pre- and post-laser treatment) is an important tool for monitoring the efficacy of therapy and patient satisfaction.

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