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Evaluation of stigma toward individuals with acne

JAMA Dermatology

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: This survey study with 1,357 respondents demonstrates that stigmatizing attitudes toward patients with acne existed across a variety of social and professional scenarios, with severe acne and acne in darker skin tone being associated with a greater degree of stigma. These findings highlight the need to identify approaches to reduce stigmatizing attitudes in the community and for adequate access to care, which might prevent negative downstream effects related to these stigmatizing attitudes.

Authors: John S. Barbieri, M.D., M.B.A., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is the corresponding author.

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