Comparison Quality of Life between Type of Melasma Outpatient of Dermatovenerology Clinic

  • Joice Sonya Gani Panjaitan Faculty of Medicine, University of HKBP Nommensen, Medan, North Sumatera
Keywords: entrofacial, Malar, Melas-QoL, Quality of Life

Abstract

The impact of melasma was not only about health problems, however, it also about the social impact that becomes a new problem in the management of melasma. This study was aimed to investigate Quality of Life in some type of melasma. This study was a cross-sectional study on 82 patients diagnosed with melasma in the dermatovenerology clinic in two samples of Private hospital from January-April 2019 that was taken by accidental sampling method. All data of this study were analyzed by descriptive analysis, then the quality of life and clinical presentation were analyzed by logarithmic transformations on Melas-QoL and T-independent Test. There are more participants had malar melasma (76.83%) than the centrofacial melasma (23.17%). T-Independent Tests showed that there was no difference in the quality of life among each type of melasma (P-value <0.05). However, there is a significant difference between the perceptions among each type of melasma (P-value = 0.026), where there are more participants who feel disturbed by the centrofacial melasma (84.2%) than malar melasma (58.7%). There is no difference in the quality of life among each type of melasma. However, patients with centrofacial melasma are more disturbed on their skin than malar types.

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Published
2019-10-22
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