Objective vs. subjective factors in the psychological impact of vitiligo: the experience from a French referral centre.

@article{Kostopoulou2009ObjectiveVS,
  title={Objective vs. subjective factors in the psychological impact of vitiligo: the experience from a French referral centre.},
  author={P Kostopoulou and Th. Jouary and Bruno Quintard and Khaled Ezzedine and Sonia Catarina Lopes Marques and S Boutchnei and Alain Taieb},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={161 1},
  pages={
          128-33
        }
}
BACKGROUND Vitiligo affects around 0.5% of the population. The burden of disease perceived by patients seems to be underestimated by the medical community. OBJECTIVES To analyse the impact of objective and psychological factors on the quality of life (QoL) and self-body image of patients with vitiligo. METHODS Demographic data, medical information and psychological factors (perceived severity, trait anxiety, trait depression, trait self-esteem, body image and QoL) were prospectively… CONTINUE READING
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