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Effects of Isotretinoin on Social Anxiety and Quality of Life in Patients with Acne Vulgaris: A Prospective Trial

Yavuz Yesilova ; Assist. Prof. Yavuz Yesilova, MD Harran University Faculty of Medicine Department of Dermatology 63300, Sanliurfa Turkey
Yasin Bez
Mustafa Ari
Enver Turan

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Social anxiety is common in acne patients and the effects
of isotretinoin treatment on social anxiety symptoms have not yet been
thoroughly investigated. The aim of the study was to assess the effects of
isotretinoin treatment on the quality of life and social anxiety symptoms
in a group of acne vulgaris patients. The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale
(LSAS) and Short Form-36 (SF-36) were administered to 39 (24 female and
15 male) patients with acne vulgaris who accepted isotretinoin treatment
and agreed to participate in the study. The severity of acne was evaluated
using the Global Acne Grading System. Thirty patients completed 6-month
treatment with oral isotretinoin at 0.5-1.0 mg/kg daily doses. Measurements
were repeated at the end of 6 months. Acne significantly improved
over time in the study group. The mean performance avoidance score in
LSAS and mean pain and social functioning scores in SF-36 were significantly
better at the end of isotretinoin treatment. In conclusion, isotretinoin
treatment improves the quality of life and social anxiety symptoms in
acne patients.

Ključne riječi
acne; isotretinoin; quality of life; social anxiety

Hrčak ID: 89094


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