Quality of life and maladjustment related to hair loss were studied by means of a standardized interview in a group of 58 women with alopecia androgenetica who applied for treatment at the Department of Dermatology. The hair loss was found to have a negative influence on the quality of life on the majority of them. In 88%, hair loss had negative effects on their daily life; in about 75%, the hair problems were manifested in negative self-esteem and about 50% experienced social problems. General psychosocial maladjustment in relation to hair loss was indicated in almost one-third of the women.

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doi.org/10.1016/0277-9536(94)90311-5, hdl.handle.net/1765/71545
Social Science & Medicine
Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy

van der Donk, J., Hunfeld, J., Passchier, J., Knegt-Junk, K., & Nieboer, C. (1994). Quality of life and maladjustment associated with hair loss in women with alopecia androgenetica. Social Science & Medicine, 38(1), 159–163. doi:10.1016/0277-9536(94)90311-5