Assessment of Hirsutism Impact on Quality of Life: Association with Severity, Marital Status and PCOS

Authors : Dr. Zarka Sarwer; Dr. Ammad Ali; Dr. Tabinda Ashfaq; Dr. Atifullah; Dr. Sundas Barkat; Dr. Muhammad Umair; Dr. Abida Munir Badini

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 10 - October

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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 secondary goals. 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.


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