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Table 3 Emotional impact of oily skin and impact on daily routine

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)
Appearance and Social Impact % (n)    
Perception of appearance 67% (36) 71% (20) 62% (16)
Self-consciousness 59% (32) 46% (13) 73% (19)
Social Confidence 18% (10) 18% (5) 19% (5)
Distress/Interruption % (n)    
Preoccupation appearance 56% (30) 28% (8) 85% (22)
Worry about need to manage condition 31% (17) 21% (6) 42% (11)
Frequency checking skin oiliness 18% (10) 14% (4) 23% (6)
Impact on Daily life % (n)    
Washing or Cleansing for oil control 65% (35) 75% (21) 54% (14)
Times of day when typically washing 44% (24) 46% (13) 42% (11)
Need to Blot 41% (22) 64% (18) 15% (4)
Apply Face Powder (females only) 52% (14) 38% (5) 64% (9)
Makeup (Re)Application (females only) 30% (8) 54% (7) 7% (1)
Number of cleansings per day    
- 1–2 42% (23) 36% (10) 50% (13)
- 3–5 50% (27) 39% (11) 62% (16)
- 6–15 18% (10) 11% (3) 27% (7)
Effect on diet    
- No Fast Food, No Rich Food 54% (29) 50% (14) 58% (15)
- No Chocolate, No Sweets 26% (14) 7% (2) 46% (12)
- Eat Healthy Foods, Eat More Fruit 26% (14) 36% (10) 15% (4)