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Table 1 Patient-reported effects of skin oil

From: Patient experiences with oily skin: The qualitative development of content for two new patient reported outcome questionnaires

  Total Sample (N = 54) US Sample (N = 28) German Sample (N = 26)
Visual Perception % (n)    
Surface Shine (glow or skin reflection) 96% (52) 100% (28) 92% (24)
Moist/Wet Appearance 18% (10) 25% (7) 12% (3)
Visual Consistency of Skin Surface    
Pimples or Blackheads 72% (39) 78% (22) 65% (17)
Makeup runs 26% (14) 18% (5) 35% (9)
Pore Size 20% (11) 18% (5) 23% (6)
Tactile Perception % (n)    
Oily or slimy or greasy 35% (19) 54% (15) 15% (4)
Stickiness or Tackiness 31% (17) 7% (2) 58% (15)
Moisture (Sweat or Clamminess) 26% (14) 18% (5) 35% (9)
Dryness, Roughness, Bumpiness 26% (14) 25% (7) 27% (7)
Slipperiness or Slickness    
Due to Oiliness 61% (33) 32% (9) 92% (24)
Due to Wetness or Sweat 30% (16) - 62% (16)
Depending on Temperature 30% (16) - 62% (16)
Sensory Perception (Sensory Feeling) % (n)    
Unclean Sensation (dirtiness, griminess) 68% (37) 64% (18) 73% (19)
Heaviness (Heavy feeling) 48% (26) 61% (17) 35% (9)
Discomfort 42% (23) 25% (7) 62% (16)
Itching 35% (19) 21% (6) 50% (13)
Oily/Greasy Sensation 35% (19) 43% (12) 27% (7)
Skin Surface Temperature (Hot) 35% (19) 18% (5) 54% (14)
Skin Surface Temperature (Warm) 24% (13) 21% (6) 27% (7)
Clogged Pores 20% (11) 11% (3) 31% (8)
Feeling of Additional Layer 18% (10) 7% (2) 31% (8)
Sweating/Skin Moisture 17% (9) 14% (4) 19% (5)