The recognition of skin health and diseases in the geriatric population

Min Joong Kim, Ho Chan Son, Bark Lynn Lew, Woo Young Sim, Jun Young Lee, Kyu Joong Ahn, Hae Jun Song, Kyu Han Kim, Kwang Hyun Cho, Eun So Lee, Mingeol Lee, Jee Ho Choi, Chun Wook Park

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Background: With the development of medical science and technology, the proportion of the aged in the population has significantly increased. For the same reasons, concerns regarding skin aging and skin diseases in the geriatric population has increased. Objective: To evaluate the recognition of skin health and disease in the elderly. Methods: On April 2009, 190 elderly persons were asked to complete a questionnaire in 5 senior welfare centers in the city of in Korea. The questions included: satisfaction with the subject's own skin; treatment-seeking behavior; knowledge and common sense about representative skin problems; efforts taken to achieve healthy skin. Results: Among the elderly, 44.74% were dissatisfied with their own skin. The most complained about skin diseases in the elderly were pruritus and xerosis. Also, interest in esthetic problems such as wrinkles and pigmentation was high. On the question of whether they visit a dermatologic clinic when they develop skin problems, 40.53% of subjects said that they visited the dermatologic clinic. However, this means that 59.47% did not visit a dermatologic clinic. A somewhat unexpected finding was that knowledge of skin diseases and esthetic problems were plentiful in the geriatric population. Among the elderly, 81.05% did something to achieve skin health such as using a moisturizer or sunscreen. Conclusion: The present study contributes to our understanding of the recognition of dermatologic problems in the geriatric populations. Dermatologists and society should pay more attention to the provision of correct information and appropriate treatments for skin diseases in the elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume49
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 1

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Skin Diseases
Geriatrics
Skin
Health
Population
Esthetics
Senior Centers
Skin Aging
Sunscreening Agents
Pigmentation
Pruritus
Korea
Recognition (Psychology)
Technology
Therapeutics

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Kim, M. J., Son, H. C., Lew, B. L., Sim, W. Y., Lee, J. Y., Ahn, K. J., ... Park, C. W. (2011). The recognition of skin health and diseases in the geriatric population. Korean Journal of Dermatology, 49(2), 141-146.
Kim, Min Joong ; Son, Ho Chan ; Lew, Bark Lynn ; Sim, Woo Young ; Lee, Jun Young ; Ahn, Kyu Joong ; Song, Hae Jun ; Kim, Kyu Han ; Cho, Kwang Hyun ; Lee, Eun So ; Lee, Mingeol ; Choi, Jee Ho ; Park, Chun Wook. / The recognition of skin health and diseases in the geriatric population. In: Korean Journal of Dermatology. 2011 ; Vol. 49, No. 2. pp. 141-146.
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The recognition of skin health and diseases in the geriatric population. / Kim, Min Joong; Son, Ho Chan; Lew, Bark Lynn; Sim, Woo Young; Lee, Jun Young; Ahn, Kyu Joong; Song, Hae Jun; Kim, Kyu Han; Cho, Kwang Hyun; Lee, Eun So; Lee, Mingeol; Choi, Jee Ho; Park, Chun Wook.

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Kim MJ, Son HC, Lew BL, Sim WY, Lee JY, Ahn KJ et al. The recognition of skin health and diseases in the geriatric population. Korean Journal of Dermatology. 2011 Feb 1;49(2):141-146.