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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046


DOMINGUEZ HERNANDEZ, Mileidys; FALCON LINCHETA, Leopoldina; MAQUEIRA MORENO, Yordana  and  ACOSTA HERNANDEZ, Yorelis. Quality of life in patients with epidermophytosis of the feet. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2008, vol.37, n.2. ISSN 0138-6557.

A study was conducted to evaluate the quality of life of 100 patients with clinical and lab diagnosis of epidermophytosis of the feet. To this end, it was used the Quality of Life Cuban General Questionnaire in Dermatology, made by the Dermatology Service of "Dr. Carlos J. Finlay" Military Central Hospital, which groups its items according to the dimensions recognized by the World Health Organization that include physical health, psychological health, functional health and social dimension. The objective of this paper was to analyze the efficacy of its items, which allowed to validate the usefulness of the questionnaire in this entity. It was found a good quality of life in 66 % of the cases. The vesiculose and mixed clinical forms presented worse quality of life. The most affected dimensions were physical and psychological health. It was proved that 81.8 % of the items discriminate the quality of life in this affection.

Keywords : Epidermophytosis of the feet; quality of life; questionnaire.

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