Objective: The main goal was to assess how hirsutism
affected the female patients' quality of life. Evaluation of
potential relationships between DLQI scores and
hirsutism severity, marital status, and PCOS status were
Method: At the Dermatology OPD mmc mardan,
participants were systematically recruited from January
2022 to December 2022. Demographic data, mFG scores
for assessing the severity of hirsutism, and DLQI ratings
for assessing quality of life were all collected. Calculating
descriptive statistics, conducting pertinent association
tests, and applying a significance level of p 0.05 were all
parts of the statistical analysis.
Result: The 80 participants were 32.5 years old on
average. There were three levels of hirsutism severity:
mild (n = 4), moderate (n = 6), and severe (n = 7). DLQI
ratings and hirsutism severity did not correlate in a way
that was statistically significant (p = 0.363). Similarly,
PCOS status was linked to considerably higher DLQI
ratings, but marital status had no significant impact on
DLQI levels (p = 0.05).
Conclusion: The study found that hirsutism had a
considerable negative influence on the patients' quality
of life. Even though there were no connections between
DLQI scores and the degree of hirsutism or marital
status, it was discovered that PCOS increased the
psychological load. These findings highlight the necessity
of holistic care strategies, particularly for patients with
hirsutism brought on by PCOS, in order to improve
their wellbeing. Larger sample sizes and different
demographics in future studies may yield more in-depth
understandings of these linkages.
Keywords : PCOS, Hirsutisim, Women’s, Life Quality, Education.