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Cosmetic camouflage improves quality of life among patients with skin disfigurement: A systematic review
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 21:07 authored by Rachel KornhaberRachel Kornhaber, Denis VisentinDenis Visentin, Thapa, DK, West, S, McKittrick, A, Haik, J, Cleary, M
This study systematically reviewed the impact of cosmetic camouflage use on different psychosocial outcomes in patients with disfiguring skin disorders. Electronic databases and reference lists were searched in February 2018 for studies reporting the impact of cosmetic camouflage on different quality of life (QoL) outcomes. Eighteen studies met the inclusion criteria: six randomized controlled trials, two quasiexperimental studies, nine single group ‘before and after’ interventions, and one comparative study with single post-intervention measurement. Quality appraisal of included studies was undertaken using the Joanna Briggs critical appraisal tools. While the studies varied in design, those included in this review indicated significant improvement in QoL after the use of cosmetic camouflage. The mean reduction in Dermatological Life Quality Index scores ranged from 1.4 to 6.4 signifying improvement in QoL of participants after treatment with cosmetic camouflage. Cosmetic camouflage can be an effective therapy in improving QoL among patients with skin disfigurement.
University of Tasmania
Publication titleBody Image
Department/SchoolSchool of Nursing
Place of publicationNetherlands
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