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Winter 2015, Vol. 23 No. 4

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2015) 23, 161-174


Original Article

Adherence to topical corticosteroids and moisturisers in adults with endogenous eczema in Singapore

新加坡的內源性濕疹成年患者在外用皮質類固醇和潤膚霜的使用依從性

RK Huynh, HH Wong 黃宏惠, DCW Aw 胡政偉, MPHS Toh 卓漢森

Abstract

The mainstays of treatment in endogenous eczema (EE) are topical corticosteroids (TCS) and moisturisers. This study aimed to survey the factors correlating with adherence to treatment for EE outpatients. Forty-nine-item cross-sectional interviews with 110 adult EE outpatients from the dermatology clinic at the National University Hospital, Singapore revealed that improving adherence in the non-geriatric population can be further explored; steroid phobia affects adherence to TCS; lifestyle and personal preferences affect adherence to moisturisers. Patient education on the safe and correct use of TCS and the development of moisturisers with more comfortable texture and ease of application should be considered.

外用類固醇和潤膚霜都是內源性濕疹的主要治療,本研究的目的是調查門診中的內源性濕疹成年患者在這兩種治療的使用依從性之相關聯因素。在新加坡國立大學醫院皮膚科門診內,有110名內源性濕疹成年患者完成了有49個項目的橫斷面採訪。結果揭示非老年人口群組的使用依從性有待改進,可進一步探討。另外,對類固醇的不當恐懼影響着外用類固醇的使用依從性,而生活方式和個人喜好則影響着潤膚霜的使用依從性,固教育患者安全和正確使用外用類固醇及研發質感舒服並應用方便的潤膚霜是重要的考慮範疇。

Keywords: Adult, eczema, medication adherence, Singapore

關鍵詞: 成年人、濕疹、藥物依從性、新加坡