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ISSN: 2329-6798

Modern Chemistry & Applications
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Research Article

Hirsutism and Health Related Quality of Life

Yahya M Hodeeb1, Amal M Al Dinary2, Hassan M Hassan1* and Dina A Samy1
1Department of Dermatology, Veneriology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
2Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
Corresponding Author : Hassan M Hassan
Department of Dermatology
Veneriology and Andrology
Faculty of Medicine
Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 02-115-400-055
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 23, 2015 Accepted: November 19, 2015 Published: November 24, 2015
Citation: Hodeeb YM, Dinary AMA, Hassan HM, Samy DA (2015) Hirsutism and Health Related Quality of Life. Mod Chem appl 3: 170. doi:10.4172/2329-6798.1000170
Copyright: © 2015 Hodeeb YM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Background: Quality of life (QoL) is an emerging general parameter of patients’ wellbeing. It is a multifactorial concept consisting of individual perception of physical, psychological and social functioning. Hirsutism is a common disorder of excess growth of hair in an androgen-dependent male distribution in women. Hirsutism in women results in significant psychological and social problems. It impacts negatively upon the QoL of women and is the cause of stress, anxiety and depression.

Aim of the study: To investigate the effect of hirsutism on QoL of hirsute women.

Patients and methods: One hundred female patients with hirsutism over the age of eighteen years were enrolled in this study. Each woman was asked to fill a self-report questionnaire.

Results: The results of this study showed that not only the QoL, but also the self-related health status are seriously affected by the level of hirsutism in women. The higher the level of hirsutism, the worse the QoL, measured by DLQI. Hirsutism has a great negative impact on QoL in women and causes psycho-logical problems. Psychological or psychiatric treatment has been suggested for this group of patients. However, according to our results the outcome of QoL, anxiety and depression level is significantly associated with the level of hairiness. So it is more appropriate to offer effective medical treatment for hirsutism than to just offer psychotherapy and refer the women back to selftreatment.

Conclusion: We can conclude that hirsutism has a great negative impact on QoL in women as QoL, anxiety and depression level is significantly associated with the level of hairiness. Although hirsutism is not a serious or life threatening disease, it produces social, psychological and emotional disability, it is more appropriate to offer effective medical treatment for hirsutism plus psychotherapy.


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