Effects of psychological stress and dietary arrayon acne : a crosssectional evaluation of medical undergraduate students' perception

Shanthakumar, Swamy Ravindra and Senghie, Haszura Anak and Che Lah, Fadhirah Binti and Binti Azmi, Farah Liyana and Suwen, Hoe and Kumar, Naveen (2016) Effects of psychological stress and dietary arrayon acne : a crosssectional evaluation of medical undergraduate students' perception. Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, 11 (4). pp. 443-446. ISSN 0974-3901

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Abstract

Objectives : Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. A survey was conducted to study the effects of psychological stress and dietary pattern on acne and its awareness in medical undergraduate students. The main objective of this study was to determine the relation of psychological stress and dietary pattern with acne. Materials and method: The study involved a self-developed, subject expert validated questionnaire. This questionnaire had 16close ended questions. Data obtained from the responses given by the participants were compiled. Results: Among all the volunteered participants, 58% stated that they have acne problem whereas 42% did not have an acne problem. Based on the survey, participants with a higher percentage of stress (students' life, inadequate sleep) have acne problem compared with those without acne problem. Dietary facts like high intake of dairy products, lower consumption of fiber and water by participants with acne problem compared to those without acne were very evident from the result. AHigher prevalence (82%) of participants are aware of consequences of picking on the acne can spread the infection to the other area and 63% of participants conscious about certain cosmetics and skin care products are pore clogging (comedogenic) thus causing acne. Conclusion: There is a relation between psychological stress and dietary pattern with acne formation. In addition, an unhealthy dietary pattern also plays a role in promoting acne growth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acne; stress; diet; glycemic load; awareness.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 03:56
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 03:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149047

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