The relationship of quality of life and acne severity with chronotype and insomnia in patients with acne vulgaris
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CitationGüler, D., Soylu, S., & Güler, H. A. (2023). The relationship of quality of life and acne severity with chronotype and insomnia in patients with acne vulgaris. Archives of Dermatological Research, 1-7.
This study aimed to examine the relationship between acne severity and quality of life, insomnia, and chronotype. This study included 151 patients diagnosed with acne vulgaris, aged 18-30 years. A sociodemographic data form was completed by the clinician, and acne severity was evaluated using the Global Acne Grading System (GAGS). The Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Acne Quality of Life Scale (AQLS), Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale (HADS), Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), and Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ) were completed by the participants. There was a significant difference between the MEQ scores of the participants who were divided into three groups according to the severity of global acne, as mild, moderate, and severe. In the post hoc analysis, the MEQ scores of the patients with mild acne were determined to be significantly higher than the scores of the patients with moderate and severe acne. A statistically significant negative correlation was observed between the GAGS scores and the MEQ scores. In addition, a statistically significant positive correlation was found between the participants' ISI scores and AQLS scores. Considering the variables related to chronotype and sleep in the treatment planning for patients with acne vulgaris may be appropriate within the scope of integrative treatment.