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Article: A community-based epidemiological study of acne vulgaris in Hong Kong adolescents

TitleA community-based epidemiological study of acne vulgaris in Hong Kong adolescents
Authors
Issue Date2002
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00015555.asp
Citation
Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 2002, v. 82 n. 2, p. 104-107 How to Cite?
AbstractUsing a questionnaire survey, the prevalence and severity of acne were assessed in a randomized sample of 522 persons (aged 15-25 years) out of 5,522 telephone interviews in Hong Kong. The prevalence of self-reported acne was 91.3%. At the time of interview, 52.2% had acne. More acne scars and pigmentation were present (52.6%) than in a Western population; 26.6% were disturbed psychologically by acne and 82.9% by its physical appearance. Only 2.4% had sought the advice of a doctor for managing acne, while 41.5% had tried some form of medical treatment. Topical treatment comprised 94.7% of medications used for acne. The results show that acne and its complications are common problems. The treatment of acne scars and pigmentation is difficult and complicated by Asian skin phototypes. The findings suggest the need for refined educational programmes to ensure that adolescents know what effective treatments are available so that complications can be reduced.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/209745
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dc.contributor.authorYeung, CK-
dc.contributor.authorTeo, LHY-
dc.contributor.authorXiang, LH-
dc.contributor.authorChan, HHL-
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-15T02:11:26Z-
dc.date.available2015-05-15T02:11:26Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationActa Dermato-Venereologica, 2002, v. 82 n. 2, p. 104-107-
dc.identifier.issn0001-5555-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/209745-
dc.description.abstractUsing a questionnaire survey, the prevalence and severity of acne were assessed in a randomized sample of 522 persons (aged 15-25 years) out of 5,522 telephone interviews in Hong Kong. The prevalence of self-reported acne was 91.3%. At the time of interview, 52.2% had acne. More acne scars and pigmentation were present (52.6%) than in a Western population; 26.6% were disturbed psychologically by acne and 82.9% by its physical appearance. Only 2.4% had sought the advice of a doctor for managing acne, while 41.5% had tried some form of medical treatment. Topical treatment comprised 94.7% of medications used for acne. The results show that acne and its complications are common problems. The treatment of acne scars and pigmentation is difficult and complicated by Asian skin phototypes. The findings suggest the need for refined educational programmes to ensure that adolescents know what effective treatments are available so that complications can be reduced.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00015555.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofActa Dermato-Venereologica-
dc.rightsPREPRINT This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the [JOURNAL TITLE] [year of publication] [copyright Taylor & Francis]; [JOURNAL TITLE] is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ with the open URL of your article POSTPRINT This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/[Article DOI] -
dc.subject.meshAcne Vulgaris - epidemiology - pathology - psychology - therapy-
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshHong Kong/epidemiology-
dc.titleA community-based epidemiological study of acne vulgaris in Hong Kong adolescents-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChan, HHL: hhlchan@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00015550252948121-
dc.identifier.pmid12125936-
dc.identifier.hkuros73151-
dc.identifier.volume82-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage104-
dc.identifier.epage107-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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