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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 48-54

Assessment of acne rosacea prevalence and quality of life between individuals aged 18 years and over in mahmudiye district center, Eskisehir, Turkey (A population-based study)

1 District Health Directorate, Bahcelievler, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Giresun University, Giresun, Turkey
3 Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey
4 Department of Dermatology, Memorial Sisli Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
5 Department of Dermatology, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gulsum Ozturk Emiral
District Health Directorate, Bahcelievler, Istanbul
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/TJD.TJD_14_20

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Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of acne rosacea among adults, examine some related variables and evaluate the quality of life. Methods: This cross-sectional study including 2226 individuals with an age of 18 years old-above who lived in Mahmudiye-Eskisehir, Turkey. The study group was visited in their houses individually and agreed to participate the study. The researchers completed the survey forms during face-to-face interviews, performed the examinations. The Short Form-36 scale was used to assess the quality of life. The Chi-square, Mann-Whitney U test, Logistic Regression Analysis were used in the statistical analyses. Results and Conclusions: Of the study group 910 (40.9%) were male. Their ages ranged from 18-95 years (Mean age: 47.2±16.7). The prevalence of acne rosacea was 22.6% (n = 504). Being over the age of 55, obesity, primary school or lower education, history of complaints related to the face, family history of acne rosacea and personal history of head and/or neck treatment were identified as important risk factors for acne rosacea. Participants with acne rosacea had low quality of life based on the physical function subscale. It may be useful to perform intermittent screening, directing suspect cases to a specialist physician for early diagnosis- treatment and raise awareness.

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