Psychosocial Research (Person-centric) is fundamentally important to study conditions/challenges from a subjective stance to understand patients/individuals lived-through experiences with non-communicable chronic Skin conditions and Disfiguring Appearances. Our focus is on Psychosocial challenges and needs of living with Disfiguring Appearances and Body image issues.
Our aim is to use this knowledge and understanding to help develop appropriate interventions, self-help, coping skills, policy changes and to make experiences and behaviours such as stigmatisation, low self-esteem, social exclusion, suicide or attempted suicide intelligible to those who have no first-hand experience of them and who often find them difficult to comprehend.
Many skin diseases in developing countries are associated with socioeconomic factors. It is generally agreed that a public health approach to dermatology in this setting is particularly appropriate; but, there has been little epidemiologic research done to examine which particular socioeconomic factors are important determinants of the prevalence of skin conditions. This is especially true in sub-Saharan Africa.
We believe strongly that this is the case of Disfigured Appearances, Body image issues including injuries of Skin Bleaching.
We are looking forward to Research in partnership and collaboration with partner organisations and individuals to ascertain the challenges and be able to offer that helpful intervention.
We are looking forward to working with you….