A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON EFFECT OF ENDOGENOUS AND EXOGENOUS ECZEMA ON QUALITY OF LIFE

  • Najia Ahmed Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Ayesha Chaudhary Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Moizza Tahir Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Sana Zahid Toor Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Madiha Ghaffar Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Usman Ali Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Zahar Iqbal Shaikh Army Medical College/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Endogenous eczema, Exogenous eczema, Quality of life

Abstract

Objective: To compare the effect of endogenous and exogenous eczema on quality of life using Dermatology Life Quality Index.

Study Design: Cross- sectional comparative study.

Place and Duration of Study: Dermatology Department, Pak Emirates Military Hospital Rawalpindi, for a period of 6 months, from Jan to Jul 2017.

Methodology: A predesigned DLQI questionnaire was distributed to 323 patients and data was collected by non-probability consecutive sampling. DLQI of endogenous and exogenous eczema was compared and data was analyzed by using SPSS version 22.

Results: Out of 323 patients, 145 (44.9%) were males and 178 (51.5%) were females. The mean age was 32.35 ± 13 years. Endogenous eczema was present in 194 (60%) patients while 129 (40%) patients had exogenous eczema. The mean DLQI score of endogenous eczema was 12.25 ± 7.76 and that of exogenous eczema was 10.36 ± 6.08 with p-value of 0.021 which was less than 0.05 and therefore significant.

Conclusion: Endogenous eczema had considerably more negative impact on quality of life as compared to exogenous eczema.

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Published
2019-12-19
How to Cite
Ahmed, N., Chaudhary, A., Tahir, M., Toor, S., Ghaffar, M., Ali, U., & Shaikh, Z. (2019). A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON EFFECT OF ENDOGENOUS AND EXOGENOUS ECZEMA ON QUALITY OF LIFE. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 69(6), 1330-34. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/3660
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