Background: Acne is common among young people. Objective: To describe the burden, management and sources of advice of acne in a representative sample of young people in Europe. Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted in a representative sample of individuals aged 15-24 years from Belgium, Czech and Slovak Republics, France, Italy, Poland and Spain (n = 3099). Results: Most individuals considered their acne (all severity stages) to be no/minor problem, although 29.7% considered it a major problem/burden. Over-the-counter (OTC) topical treatments were used more frequently than prescribed treatments. Acne was diagnosed by physicians in 47.6% of cases; other health professionals (nurses, pharmacists) or patients accounted for the remainder of diagnoses. Physicians were the source of acne information in just over one-quarter of cases (27.0%). The vast majority of advice was from friends/family and the Internet. Conclusion: Almost one-third of young people consider acne to be a major problem/burden. Fewer than half of acne diagnoses are made by a physician, and acne is often self-managed using OTC treatments.
Acne across Europe: An online survey on perceptions and management of acne / J.C. Szepietowski, P. Wolkenstein, S. Veraldi, D. Tennstedt, A. Machovcová, A. Delarue. - In: JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY. - ISSN 0926-9959. - 32:3(2018), pp. 463-466.
|Titolo:||Acne across Europe: An online survey on perceptions and management of acne|
|Parole Chiave:||Quality-of-life; adolescents; schoolchildren; prevalence; Lithuania; vulgaris|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jdv.14719|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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