Physical Activity and Dermatology Quality of Life: A Study During COVID-19 Pandemic in Surakarta, Indonesia




Dermatology quality of life, physical activity, COVID-19 pandemic


Context/Background: Earlier studies have shown a possible correlation between skin health and physical activity. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted physical activity levels due to many reasons.

Aims/Objectives: This study aims to analyze the correlation between physical activity and dermatology quality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. This study used Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form (IPAQ-SF) in Bahasa Indonesia to measure dermatology quality of life and physical activity.

Results: A total of 207 adults participated in this study. Our study showed that females are at risk for developing a DLQI score >10 (PR: 1.91, 95% CI: 4.05-9.03). There is no significant relationship between physical activity measured in IPAQ-SF with skin-related quality of life measured by DLQI.

Conclusions: A significant relationship was observed between the female sex and comorbidity with a skin condition that impairs life quality. However, this study found no significant relationship between physical activity measured in IPAQ-SF with skin-related quality of life measured in DLQI.


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Prakoeswa FRS, Satria YAA, Awanis GS, Febrianti AF, Maharani F. Physical Activity and Dermatology Quality of Life: A Study During COVID-19 Pandemic in Surakarta, Indonesia. Natl J Community Med [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 31 [cited 2022 Sep. 30];13(08):515-9. Available from:



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