Cross-Sectional Quality of Life Assessment in Patients with Androgenetic Alopecia

    June 2020 in “ Dermatologic Therapy
    Lotfy T. Elsaie, Ahmed R. Elshahid, Hitham M. Hasan, Fatma Al Zahraa M. Soultan, Mohammad Jafferany, Mohamed L. Elsaie
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    TLDR Hair loss lowers quality of life, causing embarrassment, frustration, and sexual rejection.
    The study aimed to assess the quality of life (QoL) of patients with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) using the WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire. The results showed that patients with AGA had a lower QoL and less general satisfaction in all four domains of assessment than controls. The social impact was significantly higher in patients less than 30 years of age when compared to those above 30 years of age. Disease severity negatively impacted all four domains significantly. The study concluded that AGA negatively impacts QoL, causing feelings of embarrassment, frustration, and sexual rejection.
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