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Kazeminejad A, Yazadani Charati J, Rahmatpour G, Masoudzadeh A, Bagheri S. Comparison of quality of life in anogenital warts with control group. Tehran Univ Med J. 2019; 76 (10) :692-698
URL: http://tumj.tums.ac.ir/article-1-9283-en.html
1- Department of Dermatology, Boali Sina Hospital, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
2- Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
3- Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
4- Antimicrobial Resistance Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. , dr_sbagheri@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (774 Views)
Background: Genital warts are one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, 1% of sexually active population have anogenital warts (AGWs). According to previous studies, the disease affects people's quality of life and imposes financial costs on health systems.
Methods: The present study is a case-control study at spring of 2018. The quality of life of 65 patients with anogenital warts that were referred to Boali-sina Hospital in Sari, Iran compared with 65 control subjects. The World Health Organization Quality of Life Brief (WHOQOL-BREF) questionnaires was used.
Results: According to the results, among the patients with anogenital warts, the quality of sexual contact in majority them were not affected by the disease (70%). The total cost of treatment was less than the monthly income of the family until the time of participating in the study (92%). There was no significant difference between the mean and standard deviation of physical health scores and mental health scores in the control and patient groups. (Respectively P=0.14, P=0.93). There was no significant relationship between the mean of physical health scores with disease severity. However, there was a significant difference between the mental health score in the two groups of patients with low and high levels of severity (P=0.01). Physical health scores in the whole sample have a significant relationship with gender, so that, in women, physical health score was lower than that of male, but the mean score of mental health in both male and female patients was not significantly different (P=0.18). In the control group the score of mental health was lower in women (P=0.041).
Conclusion: In patients with anogenital wart, quality of life doesn’t change significantly, although, mental health scores directly related with disease severity.
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