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|Title:||The Use of HSQoL-24 in an Assessment of Quality-of-LifeImpairment among Hidradenitis Suppurativa Patients: FirstLook at Real-Life Data|
|Authors:||Krajewski, Piotr K.
Marron, Servando E.
Gómez Barrera, Manuel
Szepietowski, Jacek C
|Keywords:||Hidradenitis suppurativa; Quality of life; HSQoL-24; Burden|
|Citation:||Krajewski, P.K.; Marrón, S.E.; Gomez-Barrera, M.; Tomas-Aragones, L.; Gilaberte-Calzada, Y.; Szepietowski, J.C. The Use of HSQoL-24 in an Assessment of Quality-of-Life Impairment among Hidradenitis Suppurativa Patients: First Look at Real-Life Data. J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10, 5446. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10225446|
|Abstract:||Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder with well-documented effects on patients’ quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to evaluate the QoL of patients with HS via the use of a newly developed questionnaire: Hidradenitis Suppurativa Quality of Life-24 (HSQoL-24). This study was performed on a population of 342 HS patients. Their QoL was assessed via the HSQoL-24 questionnaire. The perceived impairment of QoL due to HS in the studied group was considered to be serious (mean HSQoL-24 score: 58.3 _ 21.0 points). Women tended to experience a significantly higher impact from the disease than men (61.6 _ 19.2 points vs. 51.1 _ 23.1 points, p < 0.001). The HS severity had an effect on the perceived QoL, with statistically significant differences being evident between the self-assessed HS severity groups. The level of QoL impairment correlated positively with the number of affected body areas (r = 0.285, p < 0.001) and the duration of the disease (r = 0.173, p = 0.001), while the patients’ age at disease onset correlated negatively with the HSQoL-24 global score (r = -0.182, p = 0.001). Patients living in their family house scored higher than other groups. The least affected were patients who lived alone. The study shows that the HSQoL-24 questionnaire is a reliable, HS-specific tool for measuring the QoL among patients with HS in real-life clinical settings.|
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