Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life Following Surgery for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Kohorst JJ, Baum CL, Otley CC, Roenigk RK, Pemberton JH, Dozois EJ, Tran NV, Davis MD

BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a progressive, recurrent inflammatory disorder.

OBJECTIVE: To assess long-term satisfaction and postoperative perceptions among patients who underwent surgical management of HS.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was mailed to 499 HS surgical patients to assess surgical outcome, satisfaction, and quality of life.

RESULTS: Of the 499 questionnaires mailed, 113 were returned (22.6% response rate) and 2 were excluded for redundancy. Of the 111 respondents, 65 (58.6%) were female, 91 (82.0%) had Hurley Stage III disease, 88 (79.3%) were treated with excision and 23 (20.7%) with unroofing, 45 (40.5%) had perianal or perineal disease, and 41 (36.9%) had axillary disease. Most patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their surgical results (84.7%; 94 of 111), were glad they underwent surgery (96.3%; 105 of 109), and would recommend surgery to a friend or relative (82.6%; 90 of 109). Most patients were satisfied or very satisfied with the appearance of their healed wound (62.4%; 68 of 109). Retrospective mean quality of life increased significantly from 5 preoperatively to 8.4 postoperatively (p < .001).

CONCLUSION: Hidradenitis suppurativa surgical management was well regarded by patients and should be considered by future patients to limit the morbidity of HS.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]
Journal Abbreviation: Dermatol Surg
Journal Date Published: 2016-12-27

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 28027202
Article Source:
Lasted Revision: 2017-08-17

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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