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Sexual health and quality of life are impaired in hidradenitis suppurativa: a multicentre cross-sectional study.
Br J Dermatol 2017; 176(4):1042-1047BJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) has a major impact on patients' quality of life (QoL). Although it has commonly been assumed that HS impairs sexual health, only a single case-control study has been performed on sexual functioning in a small group of patients with HS.

OBJECTIVES

To investigate the QoL with a particular focus on sexual health in a substantial population of patients with HS.

METHODS

In total 916 patients with HS received an invitation to participate in this multicentre cross-sectional survey.

RESULTS

Three hundred patients completed the questionnaires. This study showed a diminished QoL and sexual health in patients with HS (Female Sexual Function Index: 21·6 ± 9·6, International Index of Erectile Function: 49·7 ± 20·7, Arizona Sexual Experience Scale: 16·7 ± 5·3, Dermatology Life Quality Index: 12·5 ± 7·5). Sexual health was associated with QoL in women but not in men. Female sex and late onset of HS were associated with poor sexual function. Impairment of QoL was associated with anogenital involvement, early onset of HS, disease severity and disease activity.

CONCLUSIONS

HS is associated with impaired sexual health and QoL. Physicians should not hesitate to ask patients with HS about their sexual function and, when needed, offer them psychological support.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.Department of Dermatology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.Department of Dermatology, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.Institute of Psychology, Health, Medical and Neuropsychology Unit, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands.Department of Dermatology, Deventer Hospital, Deventer, the Netherlands.Department of Dermatology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.Department of Dermatology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.Department of Dermatology, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27534591

Citation

Janse, I C., et al. "Sexual Health and Quality of Life Are Impaired in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: a Multicentre Cross-sectional Study." The British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 176, no. 4, 2017, pp. 1042-1047.
Janse IC, Deckers IE, van der Maten AD, et al. Sexual health and quality of life are impaired in hidradenitis suppurativa: a multicentre cross-sectional study. Br J Dermatol. 2017;176(4):1042-1047.
Janse, I. C., Deckers, I. E., van der Maten, A. D., Evers, A. W. M., Boer, J., van der Zee, H. H., ... Horváth, B. (2017). Sexual health and quality of life are impaired in hidradenitis suppurativa: a multicentre cross-sectional study. The British Journal of Dermatology, 176(4), pp. 1042-1047. doi:10.1111/bjd.14975.
Janse IC, et al. Sexual Health and Quality of Life Are Impaired in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: a Multicentre Cross-sectional Study. Br J Dermatol. 2017;176(4):1042-1047. PubMed PMID: 27534591.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Sexual health and quality of life are impaired in hidradenitis suppurativa: a multicentre cross-sectional study. AU - Janse,I C, AU - Deckers,I E, AU - van der Maten,A D, AU - Evers,A W M, AU - Boer,J, AU - van der Zee,H H, AU - Prens,E P, AU - Horváth,B, Y1 - 2017/02/24/ PY - 2016/08/09/accepted PY - 2016/8/19/pubmed PY - 2017/10/25/medline PY - 2016/8/19/entrez SP - 1042 EP - 1047 JF - The British journal of dermatology JO - Br. J. Dermatol. VL - 176 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) has a major impact on patients' quality of life (QoL). Although it has commonly been assumed that HS impairs sexual health, only a single case-control study has been performed on sexual functioning in a small group of patients with HS. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the QoL with a particular focus on sexual health in a substantial population of patients with HS. METHODS: In total 916 patients with HS received an invitation to participate in this multicentre cross-sectional survey. RESULTS: Three hundred patients completed the questionnaires. This study showed a diminished QoL and sexual health in patients with HS (Female Sexual Function Index: 21·6 ± 9·6, International Index of Erectile Function: 49·7 ± 20·7, Arizona Sexual Experience Scale: 16·7 ± 5·3, Dermatology Life Quality Index: 12·5 ± 7·5). Sexual health was associated with QoL in women but not in men. Female sex and late onset of HS were associated with poor sexual function. Impairment of QoL was associated with anogenital involvement, early onset of HS, disease severity and disease activity. CONCLUSIONS: HS is associated with impaired sexual health and QoL. Physicians should not hesitate to ask patients with HS about their sexual function and, when needed, offer them psychological support. SN - 1365-2133 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27534591/Sexual_health_and_quality_of_life_are_impaired_in_hidradenitis_suppurativa:_a_multicentre_cross_sectional_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.14975 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -