Table 3

Percentage of responses to each question of the DLQI in melasma patients.

Question

Percentage

Median DLQI


Not at all

(0)

A lot

(2)

Very much

(3)

Not relevant

(0)


1. Itchy/sore/painful/stinging skin

76.9

16.7

5.1

1.3

0

0

2. Embarrassment

25.6

21.9

26.9

25.6

0

2

3. Shopping/home

28.2

24.4

21.7

24.4

1.3

1

4. Clothes

61.4

24.4

10.3

2.6

1.3

0

5. Social activities

28.2

20.4

24.4

24.4

2.6

1

6. Sport

50

15.4

17.9

16.7

0

0.5

7. Working or studying

84

4.5

5.1

0

6.4

0

8. Interpersonal problems

59

11.5

12.8

1.3

15.4

0

9. Sexual difficulties

69.2

3.8

2.6

0

24.4

0

10. Treatment difficulties

67.9

21.8

6.4

0

3.9

0


Leeyaphan et al. BMC Dermatology 2011 11:16   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-11-16

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