Knowledge, attitude and behaviour study of vitiligo among general population


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Author Details : N Ashok Kumar, Abhinesh N, Sukanya G, Sivaramakrishnan Sangaiah*

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 228-231

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijced.2021.043



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Abstract

Background: Vitiligo is an acquired skin disorder caused due to destruction of melanocytes which clinically presents with well defined depigmented macules and patches with or without white hairs. The present study is an attempt to document the prevalent knowledge and attitude in the general public regarding this disease and to identify the determinants of good/poor knowledge and attitude.
Aim: To assess Knowledge, attitude and behaviour study of vitiligo among general population attending skin outpatient department (OPD) of Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai.
Materials and Methods: This was a cross sectional study, which was conducted at dermatology OPD in Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai 2021 after ethical committee approval. About 80 patients attending OPD were included in study to whom questionnaire was asked and data was collected and analysed.


Keywords: Vitiligo, Knowledge, Attitude & Behaviour


How to cite : Kumar N A, Abhinesh N, Sukanya G, Sangaiah S, Knowledge, attitude and behaviour study of vitiligo among general population. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2021;7(3):228-231


Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)





Article History

Received : 09-08-2021

Accepted : 18-08-2021

Available online : 04-09-2021


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