Title

Acne and one‘s self confidence: cross-sectional study on Malaysian student population

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science

Abstract

Introduction: Self-confidence of an individual must be motivated by self without the inference of any internal or external consequences. Acne is a common skin defect among adolescents, and even in adults that can cause psychological weakness affecting one’s self-confidence level. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of acne on the self-esteem of young adults of Malaysian student population. Materials and Method: A cross-sectional survey was done using a newly developed questionnaire having majorly close ended (in 2-point scale) questions. Total of 185 Malaysian MBBS students were randomly chosen, and only 171 valid responses from the victims of acne were analyzed. Results: Among the students with acne problems, 88% of them opine that they lose their self-confidence due to the effect of acne. Out of this, 78% of them were preferred to associated with the people where as 22% of the students do not prefer to be involved with the individuals. Conclusion: From the results, it was found that acne significantly reduces self-confidence of a majority of students whereas a small group of participants does believe that acne does not describe them. Students with acne problems are more self-conscious and perform poorly in social life. It is regardless of the clinical severity of their acne. In conclusion, acne influences students’ ability in public affairs.

First Page

83

Last Page

86

DOI

10.3329/bjms.v18i1.39555

Publication Date

1-10-2019

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