Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 4

Perceived Quality of Life in Individuals with Vitiligo

Iqra Nazar1* and Fatima Kamran2

1Institute of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab Lahore
2Associate Professor, Institute of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab Lahore

*Corresponding Author: Iqra Nazar, Institute of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab Lahore.

Received: February 13, 2023; Published: March 25, 2023


Introduction: A melano-cytopenic disorder known as vitiligo causes skin depigmentation. Vitiligo substantially decreases an individual's quality of life and causes anxiety and concern for those who have it everywhere in the world as well as for others who are related to them.

Objective: The present study was designed with the aim to examine perceptions of QoL in individuals with exposed, unexposed and both types (exposed/unexposed) of Vitiligo.

Method: A Cross-sectional research design using purposive sampling strategy was employed. The sample comprised of (N=120) individuals with Vitiligo recruited from different dermatology units of hospitals in Lahore, Pakistan. QoL was measured by Dermatology Life Quality Index (1994).

Results: It was found that most of the individuals with Vitiligo tend to report poorer perception of QoL, men perceived QoL better as compared to women. Individuals with both types of Vitiligo (exposed/unexposed) reported a poorer perception about QoL. Interestingly, demographic factors did not appear to affect perceived QoL.

Conclusion: It was concluded that Vitiligo as a chronic and autoimmune condition has a significant negative impact on individuals QoL rather than physiological complications.

Keywords: Vitiligo; Quality of Life (QoL); Life Quality Index


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Citation: Iqra Nazar and Fatima Kamran. “Perceived Quality of Life in Individuals with Vitiligo". Acta Scientific Neurology 6.4 (2023): 90-95.


Copyright: © 2023 Iqra Nazar and Fatima Kamran. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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