English Title

Knowledge and Beliefs of Adolescents About Acne: Assessments Using an Interactive Educational Tool


Acne, adolescents, education, knowledge


Health and Physical Education | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion


Acne vulgaris is a common inflammatory skin condition affecting teenagers around the globe. Lack of knowledge and false beliefs about acne are factors contributing to non-adherence to acne treatment that would result in treatment failure. Since acne is a highly prevalent skin condition in Lebanon, educating Lebanese adolescents about acne is vital to achieve a better treatment outcome. The aim of the present study is to assess the baseline knowledge of a sample of Lebanese adolescents using a self-administered questionnaire, and increase the level through an educational intervention (interactive audio-visual presentation). The knowledge score was assessed before and after the educational session and the assessment was repeated after one month to test the participants’ retention of information. The results showed that the socio-demographic variations among individuals and the different sources of their information had no statistically significant effect on the knowledge score of participants (p>0.05) that was 54.05 ± 12.43% at baseline. The knowledge score after conducting the educational session improved significantly by 39% (p



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