Acne Vulgaris: “a chronic acne involving mainly the face, chest, and shoulders that is common in adolescent humans and various domestic animals and is characterized by the intermittent formation of discrete papular or pustular lesions often resulting in considerable scarring”
This study was an open, prospective study of 687 consecutive patients, all between the ages of 12 and 48.
The study included patients with different demographic features and with different degrees of severity of acne vulgaris.
Each patient was given a QOL assessment, which questioned the quality of the physical, emotional, social, and role-or-function-associated life situation of an individual (i.e. how badly each patient’s acne was affecting his/her emotional, physical, and social states).
The assessment contained 10 questions, with a score range from 0 to 3 per question.