Using Skindex-29 Scale to Assess The Impact of Androgenetic/Patterned Hair Loss on Quality of Life of Patients in Pakistan

  • Sakina Sadiq Combined Military Hospital /National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Tehseen Naveed Combined Military Hospital Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Safoora Naveed Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Irfan Jamil Minhas Field Hospital Karachi Pakistan
  • Bushra Muzaffar Khan Headquarters Log 4 Corp, Pakistan
  • Sunniya Sadiq Headquarters Log 4 Corp, Pakistan
Keywords: Androgenetic alopecia, Hair specific skindex-29, Quality of life

Abstract

Objective: to assess the impact of androgenetic alopecia (AGA)/female patterned hair loss (FPHL) on the quality of life of Pakistani patients using Skindex-29 scale.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Outpatient Department of Dermatology, Combined Military Hospital, Lahore Pakistan, from Oct 2020 to Mar 2021.

Methodology: Three hundred patients (150 males and 150 females) having androgenetic alopecia (AGA)/female patterned hair loss (FPHL) were selected by consecutive sampling. Skindex-19 questionnaire was used to assess the impact of alopecia on their quality of life.

Results: Mean age of study participants was 41.6 ± 12.4 years (range: 18-72 years). Maximum patients (40.7%) had grade-1 severity of alopecia. Most of the patients (37.3%) had disease duration of 1-5 years. Mean global score, symptoms scale score, emotion scale score and function scale score were 31.3 ± 14.8, 22 ± 22.56, 41.67 ± 28.1 and 30 ± 26.5 respectively. Gender and disease duration were statistically significant (p=0.001 and p=0.013 respectively).

Conclusion: Skindex-29 can be successfully used in our setup for quality of life studies in AGA/FPHL patients. Females were more severely affected than males as per global scores on Skindex-29.

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Published
2022-02-28
How to Cite
Sadiq, S., Naveed, T., Naveed, S., Minhas, I., Khan, B., & Sadiq, S. (2022). Using Skindex-29 Scale to Assess The Impact of Androgenetic/Patterned Hair Loss on Quality of Life of Patients in Pakistan. PAFMJ, 72(1), 42-46. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i1.6701
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