Patient reported outcomes: Effectiveness of hormonal treatments for acne. Jerry Tan MD, FRCP 1 Karen Y. Fung PhD 2 1 University of Western Ontario and 2 University of Windsor, Windsor, Ont. . Declarations. Conflict of interest: Study sponsored by Berlex, Roche, Stiefel, Dermik
Jerry Tan MD, FRCP1
Karen Y. Fung PhD2
1University of Western Ontario and
2University of Windsor, Windsor, Ont.
3 hormonal preparations currently indicated in Canada for treatment of acne:
There are no clinical trials comparing their relative effectiveness
Data from Canadian acne epidemiological survey (observational study )
Relative effectiveness evaluated in 2 ways:
(with permission from Merck & Co.)
(P = 0.017)
Patients previously treated with one of the 3 hormonal preparations, ranked Diane-35 as the most effective.
Patients treated with Diane-35 demonstrated improvement in acne symptoms and acne-related emotional and self-perception domains