A study to assess the quality of life (QOL) of patients suffering from tinea corporis attending dermatology OPD of a tertiary care centre of Eastern India

Dr. Nirmalya Kumar Das, Tutor, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, NRS Medical College, 138 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Dr. Suchibrata Das, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, NRS Medical College, 138 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2019 International Journal of Medical Research and Review  
A huge number of patients in our country are affected by Tinea Corporis (TC). The number of patients affected by dermatophytosis has increased by a large extent in the last 4 to 5 years. The quality of life in TC patients can be affected by various factors including the disease morbidity, duration of disease, social & demographic factors. Aims and Objectives: The aim of the study is to find out the effect of TC on the quality of life of the affected patients & along with that to assess whether
more » ... here is some association of this effect on quality of life with some demographic & clinical factors. Methods: The effect on quality of life of 328 patients affected by TC who attended the Dermatology outpatient's department of NRS Medical College was assessed using the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) questionnaire. Results: 12 (3.658%) of the patients had an extremely large effect on quality of life. There was a very large effect on the QOL of 121 (36.890%) patients. There was moderate effect on 134 (40.853 %) of the patients. There was a small effect on 59 (17.987 %) of the patients. 2 (0.609 %) patients had no effect on their QOL.
doi:10.17511/ijmrr.2019.i06.08 fatcat:u2omhwoz6jh27baslazpfhkrv4