Evaluation of self-esteem and dermatological quality of life in adolescents with atopic dermatitis


ERTURAN İ. , Aktepe E. , Balci D. D. , YILDIRIM M. , Sonmez Y., Ceyhan A. M.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, cilt.47, ss.39-44, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/turkderm.23230
  • Dergi Adı: TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.39-44

Özet

Background and Design: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by itchy skin lesions. Since adolescents are intensely interested in their physical appearance, chronic skin diseases in this period can adversely affect the development of self esteem. Atopic dermatitis is a skin disease that affects the appearance and there is an heightened attention to the body image in adolescence which is an important period of time in the development of self-esteem. Therefore, we aimed to investigate self-esteem and dermatological quality of life in adolescents with atopic dermatitis.