Effectiveness of Medical Hypnosis to Decrease Anxiety Score, Improve the Quality of Life and Improve Skin Lesion of Vitiligo Patients at Dr. Moewardi and Sebelas Maret Hospital Surakarta


  • Nabila Nur Bilqis Islamy Sebelas Maret University
  • Aris Sudiyanto Sebelas Maret University
  • IGB Indro Nugroho Sebelas Maret University
  • Nur Rachmat Mulianto Sebelas Maret University


Vitiligo, Anxiety, Quality of life, Vitiligo severity, Medical hypnosis


Background Vitiligo patients makes lack of confidence, anxiety and decreased quality of life.  Medical Hypnosis as non pharmacological treatment to gained recognition as an effective therapy by providing suggestions to reduce discomfort from anxiety.   Methods  Experimental double-blind pre and post control group design with purposive sampling approach. Anxiety examination was carried out with the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Score (HARS) instrument, quality of life examination with the Vitiligo Quality of Life Index (VitiQol) instrument and the severity of vitiligo lesions with VASI (Vitiligo Area Scoring Index), involving 32 vitiligo patients at the Dermatology outpatients of Dr. Moewardi Surakarta Hospital and UNS Hospital. The intervention group was given Medical Hypnosis for 4 sessions. Statistical analysis was carried out with Mann-Whitney and t-test.   Results There was a statistically significant decrease in the average HARS pre-posttest with a value of p=<0.001 (p<0.05) and a statistically significant decrease in the average VitiQol pre-posttest with a value of p=<0.001 (p<0.05), but in the VASI score there was a statistically insignificant decrease with a value of p=0.317 (p>0.05).   Conclusion There was a significant difference in HARS and VitiQol scores after receiving Medical Hypnosis between the treatment group and the control group in vitiligo patients, but Medical Hypnosis was not effective in decreasing the severity of vitiligo lesions assessed with VASI scores.  


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Bilqis Islamy NN, Sudiyanto A, Nugroho II, Mulianto NR. Effectiveness of Medical Hypnosis to Decrease Anxiety Score, Improve the Quality of Life and Improve Skin Lesion of Vitiligo Patients at Dr. Moewardi and Sebelas Maret Hospital Surakarta. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2024May6 [cited 2024May19];34(1):117-22. Available from: https://jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/2430



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