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The association between stress and acne among female medical students in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, December 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#5 of 339)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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7 news outlets
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596 tweeters
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1 video uploader

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Title
The association between stress and acne among female medical students in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Published in
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, December 2017
DOI 10.2147/ccid.s148499
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Authors

Shadi Zari, Dana Alrahmani

Abstract

Although there is widespread acceptance of a relationship between stress and acne, not many studies have been performed to assess this relationship. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between stress and acne severity. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 144 6th year female medical students 22 to 24 years in age attending the medical faculty at King Abdulaziz University. This study used the global acne grading system (GAGS) to assess acne severity in relation to stress using the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). The questionnaire also included some confounding factors involved in acne severity. The results indicated an increase in stress severity strongly correlated with an increase in acne severity, which was statistically significant (p<0.01). Subjects with higher stress scores, determined using the PSS, had higher acne severity when examined and graded using the GAGS. On the basis of this study, it is concluded that stress positively correlates with acne severity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 39%
Unspecified 9 32%
Student > Postgraduate 3 11%
Student > Master 1 4%
Lecturer 1 4%
Other 3 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 46%
Unspecified 10 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 236. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 August 2019.
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#52,373
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Outputs from Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
#5
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#2,917
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Outputs of similar age from Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
#1
of 17 outputs
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