Corona Chronicles: A Cross-sectional Survey of Practices, Challenges, and Dermatological Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
January 4, 2022
Sandhu J, Kumar A, Gupta SK, Garg S.
Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
A linear cross-sectional study, where 404 participants were surveyed, participants aged 18 years or older and were health workers or lay people living in India or abroad with basic English literacy and Internet access were included. The male:female ratio was 0.87:1 (2 study participants preferred not to specify gender). The mean age of the respondents was 30.16±9.63 years. A 24-question, multiple-choice online survey was conducted through a Google form. 87.4% of respondents "always" wore a mask, while 10.14 percent "mostly" wore one. Most of the healthcare workers used an N95 mask (46.48%) or a surgical mask (34.37%) and some used a surgical mask in combination with an N95 mask (28.51%). Acne or pimples were reported by 11% of those surveyed; 95.4 percent of them were health workers (Total: 44/400 [11%]; health workers: 42/44 (95.4%); non-health workers: 2/44 [4, 5 %]); the male-female ratio was 0.22. The mean age of the respondents who developed acne was 29.79 ± 6.85 years. Thirty-four of 44 respondents who develop acne were wearing an N95 mask, either alone or in combination with a surgical mask.
Sandhu J, Kumar A, Gupta SK, Garg S. Corona Chronicles: A Cross-sectional Survey of Practices, Challenges, and Dermatological Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2022; 15: 49–58.