Knowledge, attitude and practices about acne vulgaris among acne patients

Naima Luqman, Summaira Hassan, Rabia Asghar, Faryal Waheed, Muhammad Khalid, Jameel Ahmad Shaheen, Mueeza Niaz


Objective To assess the awareness, perceptions and practices towards acne vulgaris among acne patients.


Methods The cross-sectional study was conducted on 100 patients of acne vulgaris visiting Dermatology outpatient department of Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur.


Results In this study conducted on 100 patients, 72% were females and 28% were males. Out of 100 patients, only 10% were married. 30% belonged to rural areas and 70% had urban background. 53% of the participants having acne were students. Eighty-six (86%) had good knowledge and 14 (14%) had poor knowledge. Forty- eight percent participants were in favor of using traditional medicine on acne and 86% consulted doctor. Majority of patients 52% did not answer self-care questionnaire.


Conclusion The present study showed that patients suffering from acne had poor practice and unfavorable attitude inspite of good knowledge.



Acne vulgaris; knowledge; attitude; practice.

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