Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9554

+44 1478 350008

Doaa AE Abou-Taleb

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt

  • Research Article   
    Psychological Impact of Alopecia Areata on Egyptian Patients
    Author(s): Doaa AE Abou-Taleb*, Omnia H Abd El Hameed and Alaa EA Moubasher

    Alopecia occupies an important place in psychiatric comorbidity and may be associated with anxiety, stress and depression. Psychiatric problems are more common in patients with alopecia than in healthy individuals. This study aimed to assess the psychological impact of Alopecia Areata (AA) among Egyptian patients by using the Arabic version of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-42). Patients and methods: A total of 100 Egyptian patients with AA were randomly recruited from the outpatient clinics of the department of dermatology of Assiut University Hospital (AUH). The SALT score used to assess the severity of AA. Patients were asked to describe the impact of AA on their life by filling in the Arabic version of DASS-42. Results: 71% of the AA patients were males and 29% were females, 93% were educated either higher educa.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9554.21.12.568

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