Prevalence of Melasma Among Premenopausal Latino Women in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX, USA

dc.contributor.advisorPandya, Amiten
dc.creatorWerlinger, Kelly D.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-12T18:48:55Z
dc.date.available2010-07-12T18:48:55Z
dc.date.issued2007-12-03
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The prevalence of melasma in Latino women is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a valid instrument for determining the presence of melasma in Latino women and to administer this instrument by telephone to premenopausal Latino women living in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. METHODS: A questionnaire to investigate rates of self-reported melasma was developed and validated. This questionnaire was used to interview 500 premenopausal Latino women by telephone. RESULTS: The questionnaire was found to have a sensitivity of 93% and a specificity of 82%. The prevalence of melasma in 500 premenopausal Latino women was 8.8%. Spanish as a primary language was found to be an important risk factor for self-reporting melasma. CONCLUSION: Melasma is common among premenopausal Latino women in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, especially among Spanish-speakers. A validated English and Spanish instrument has been developed which can be used to determine the prevalence of melasma.en
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen
dc.format.mediumElectronicen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.oclc183890676
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152.5/674
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMelanosisen
dc.subjectHispanic Americansen
dc.subjectWomenen
dc.titlePrevalence of Melasma Among Premenopausal Latino Women in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX, USAen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.genredissertationen
dc.type.materialTexten
thesis.date.available2007-12-03
thesis.degree.departmentUT Southwestern Medical Schoolen
thesis.degree.disciplineResearchen
thesis.degree.grantorUT Southwestern Medical Centeren
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameM.D. with Distinctionen

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