Rosacea dermatology life quality index and coping strategy

Sopiko Azrumelashvili, Tina Kituashvili


Background: Rosacea is a chronic cutaneous inflammatory disorder characterized by persisting erythema, telangiectasia, papules, pustules, edema, phymas and ocular involvement. Because of its centro facial location rosacea can affect patients’ psychological well-being and can cause: depression, anxiety which itself decreases patients’ quality of life. 

Aim: The aim of this study is to review, and summaries published literature about the rosacea, quality of life and coping strategies in patients with rosacea.

Methods: We searched all available literature in English, published in the PubMed and Google Scholar database. We used the keywords: Rosacea, Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) questionnaire and Carver coping strategies- COPE questionnaire.

Conclusion: Based on the literature review we identified that rosacea causes a marked decrease in DLQI in most patients. Data revealed that patients with rosacea use mostly avoidance strategies focused on emotions.


Rosacea; Quality of life; Coping; DLQI; Stigmatization;

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