Psychosocial Problems Associated with Vitiligo: A Correlational Study on Vitiligo Patients

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Hira Ejaz
Mubashar Hassan Zia
Beenish Hafiz
Iqbal Ahmad Khan
Sadaf Javeria

Abstract

Psychosocial problems influence the mental health as well as daily living of individuals. Vitiligo is one of those diseases which are strongly associated with psychosocial problems among its victim. Individuals with this disease are found to experience marriage delay, workplace discomfort, anxiety, depression, and remained to fail to cope with their skin condition. To determine psychosocial problems associated with Vitiligo and to evaluate the role of psychotherapy in case management of Vitiligo patients, this study employed a quantitative correlational study design. Data was collected from skin clinics in Islamabad from 15th December 2017 to 15th April 2018. A sample of 100 respondents including 60 cases and 40 controls was selected through convenient sampling technique. Questionnaires on Self-esteem, Depression and Dermatology life quality index (DLQI) were used for data collection. Descriptive and inferential analysis was performed for data analysis. Pearson correlation between vitiligo and psychosocial problems was significant at the p-value 0.01 level (2-tailed). Study results showed that Vitiligo significantly correlates with depression, self-esteem, and impaired quality of life among cases. Regression analysis among Vitiligo and psychosocial problems was significant with a p-value < .001. Moderation regression analysis between Vitiligo effects and psychotherapy was not found significant. Vitiligo has been found to be associated with depression, low self-esteem, and impaired quality of life. However, the proposed effect of psychotherapy has not been confirmed. Therefore, the study suggests further research to evaluate psychotherapy’s role in managing the psychosocial problems of Vitiligo cases.  


Keywords Psychosocial, problems, associated, correlational study, Vitiligo patients.

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Ejaz, H., Mubashar Hassan Zia, Beenish Hafiz, Iqbal Ahmad Khan, & Sadaf Javeria. (2022). Psychosocial Problems Associated with Vitiligo: A Correlational Study on Vitiligo Patients . Journal of Women Medical and Dental College, 1(2). Retrieved from https://jwmdc.com/index.php/jwmdc/article/view/32
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