Quality of Life Assessment in Male Patients with Androgenetic Alopecia: Result of a Prospective, Multicenter Study

    August 2012 in “Annals of Dermatology
    Sung Koo Han, Ji Yeon Byun, Won Young Lee, Hoon Chul Kang, Yong Uk Kye, Ki-Hyun Kim, Won Ho Kim, Moon-Bum Kim, Seong Hun Kim, Hyung Sik Kim, Woo-Young Sim, Tae Ki Yoon, Chang Hun Huh, Seung Yong Hwang, Byung In Ro, Gwang Seong Choi
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    TLDR Men with hair loss experience lower quality of life, worsened by factors like age, severity, and treatment history.
    This study assessed the quality of life (QoL) of male patients with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) using the Hair Specific Skindex-29 questionnaire. The results showed that patients with AGA have significantly decreased QoL, and factors such as previous non-medical hair care, hospital visits for AGA treatment, younger age, longer duration of AGA, and severe alopecia can further damage their QoL. Physicians need to address the psychosocial and QoL issues when treating patients with alopecia.
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