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Bahrami L, Ahmadian H, Eshghi G. Relationship between illness perception, depression and quality of life among vitiligo patients referred to Farshchian Hospital in Hamedan. jdc. 2014; 5 (3) :131-139
URL: http://jdc.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5084-en.html

1- Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran
2- Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran , ahmadian2012@gmail.com
3- Department of Dermatology, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran
Abstract:   (3179 Views)
Background and Aim: Vitiligo is a common skin disease and it is important to recognize and manage its social and psychological consequences. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between illness perception, depression and quality of life among vitiligo patients referred to the skin clinic of Farshchian Hospital in Hamedan. Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted on the patients with vitiligo referred to the skin clinic of Farshchian Hospital during the first quarter of 2014. The study sample consisted of 100 patients (32 male and 68 female patients) with vitiligo who were selected using convenience sampling. Measurement tools included the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R), World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF), and Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II). The data were analyzed using Pearson's correlation test. Results: Illness perception have significant relationship with depression and quality of life in vitiligo patients. There was a significant difference in positive (P=0.031) and negative (P=0.002) illness perception scores between male and female vitiligo patients. Also, environmental dimension of quality of life in vitiligo patients was significantly different between men and women (P=0.031). Conclusion: Evaluation of quality of life and depression in patients with vitiligo to reduce the adverse consequences of the disesase on patients' lives is recommended.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2015/01/5 | Accepted: 2015/01/5 | Published: 2015/01/5

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