Indian Dermatology Online Journal

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: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 153--157

Study on assessment of quality of life and depression in patients of vitiligo


RahulKrishna S Kota1, Rita V Vora2, Jagdish R Varma3, Suresh K Kota4, Trusha M Patel2, Jaishree Ganjiwale5 
1 Department of Skin and VD, Sravani Poly Clinic, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Skin and VD, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Anand, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Anand, Gujarat, India
4 Department of Psychiatry, Sravani Poly Clinic, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
5 Department of Community Medicice, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Anand, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Rita V Vora
Department of Skin and VD, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Anand - 388 325, Gujarat
India

Context: Vitiligo is an autoimmune pigmentary disorder characterized by localized or generalized depigmentation of the skin. It is associated with significant stigma and has impact on patient's quality of life (QoL) and psychological wellbeing. Aims: To see the variance in QoL and level of depression in vitiligo patients with extent of vitiligo. Materials and Methods: Vitiligo patients aged ≥18 years attending OPD were included in the study. Impairment in QoL was assessed by administering DLQI (Dermatology Life Quality Index) and VIS22 (Vitiligo Impact Scale22). Depression was assessed by administering QIDSSR16 (Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology). The Vitiligo Area Scoring Index (VASI) was calculated based on clinical examination. Results: One hundred and fifty patients enrolled. Most common age group was 18–30 years. Mean DLQI, VIS22, QIDSSR16 scores were 7.02, 16.37, 5.87, respectively. QoL was affected to some extent in 85.3% and 86.7% according to the DLQI and VIS22, respectively. Depression was seen in 44%. Coclusion: Young patients showed higher impairment in QoL and also higher levels of depression. It would be useful to offer psychiatric consult and counseling in addition to specific treatment.Context: Vitiligo is an autoimmune pigmentary disorder characterized by localized or generalized depigmentation of the skin. It is associated with significant stigma and has impact on patient's quality of life (QoL) and psychological wellbeing. Aims: To see the variance in QoL and level of depression in vitiligo patients with extent of vitiligo. Materials and Methods: Vitiligo patients aged ≥18 years attending OPD were included in the study. Impairment in QoL was assessed by administering DLQI (Dermatology Life Quality Index) and VIS22 (Vitiligo Impact Scale22). Depression was assessed by administering QIDSSR16 (Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology). The Vitiligo Area Scoring Index (VASI) was calculated based on clinical examination. Results: One hundred and fifty patients enrolled. Most common age group was 18–30 years. Mean DLQI, VIS22, QIDSSR16 scores were 7.02, 16.37, 5.87, respectively. QoL was affected to some extent in 85.3% and 86.7% according to the DLQI and VIS22, respectively. Depression was seen in 44%. Conclusion: Young patients showed higher impairment in QoL and also higher levels of depression. It would be useful to offer psychiatric consult and counseling in addition to specific treatment.


How to cite this article:
Kota RS, Vora RV, Varma JR, Kota SK, Patel TM, Ganjiwale J. Study on assessment of quality of life and depression in patients of vitiligo.Indian Dermatol Online J 2019;10:153-157


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Kota RS, Vora RV, Varma JR, Kota SK, Patel TM, Ganjiwale J. Study on assessment of quality of life and depression in patients of vitiligo. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Oct 17 ];10:153-157
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