Research reporting public perception and behavior with regard to skin health: results of a survey from the skin health expo in korea

Ji Yeoun Shin, Hoon Kang, Moon Bum Kim, You Chan Kim, Mi Youn Park, Chun Wook Park, Sang Wook Son, Bark Lynn Lew, Dong Youn Lee, Dong Hun Lee, Mi Woo Lee, Sang Ju Lee, Yang Won Lee, Weon Ju Lee, Jee Bum Lee, Ji Hyun Lee, Sang Hyun Cho, Jee Ho Choi, Young Lip Park

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Background: Healthy skin is an important determinant of the quality of life and physical and mental well-being. The demand for dermatological information is increasing not only in patients with skin diseases, but also in the general population with normal/healthy skin. However, public perception and behavior with regard to skin health among Koreans are not known. Objective: To examine public perception and behaviors with regard to skin health in Koreans visiting the Skin Health Expo 2017. Methods: A total of 597 participants completed a questionnaire that assessed demographics, status, and behavior for skin health and Expo satisfaction.Results: Respondents with higher stress levels and a history of skin diseases showed lower satisfaction j with self-skin health. Most participants considered adequate sleep and water intake to be important factors associated with healthy skin. One-on-one consultation with dermatologists was the most satisfactory among participants at the Expo. Conclusion: Educational tools using mass media and informative activities such as the Expo planned by dermatologists and the government are necessary to spread awareness and provide proper information to improve skin health jn the general population and to emphasize the key role of dermatologists in skin disorders with a social burden. (Korean J Dermatol 2018;56(8):475~484).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-484
Number of pages10
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sept

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  • Dermatologist
  • Public perception
  • Skin health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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