Journal article

Quality of life in Australian women with female pattern hair loss

S Biondo, R Sinclair

The Open Dermatology Journal | Published : 2010


Background: Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) produces chronic progressive hair loss in women. The morbidity is predominately psychological. Empirical research investigating the psychological aspects of FPHL and the impact of initiation of treatment in Australian women is absent. Objective: To examine the impact of FPHL on the quality of life (QOL) and the impact of initiation of treatment on QOL. Method: 77 women with biopsy-proven FPHL receiving treatment with oral antiandrogens, 53 women on a waiting list to receive treatment for FPHL and 82 women not affected by hair loss completed the Women's AGA Quality of Life Questionnaire (WAA-QOL). Results: AGA affected women reported poorer health-r..

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