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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2022, 4(10); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2022.041003.

Analysis of the Current Situation and Factors Influencing the Stigma of Facial Palsy Patients


Congcong Bai1, Yanmei Liu2, Yunjie Tong1, Shiyun Tan3, Fan Cheng1, Yuenan Bai4

Corresponding Author:
Yanmei Liu

1Shaanxi University of Traditional Medicine, Xianyang, China

2Shaanxi Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Xi’an, China

3Shaanxi Second People's Hospital, Xi’an, China

4Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, China


Objective: To investigate the current stigma status in patients with facial palsy and analyze the factors influencing it. Methods: The General Information Questionnaire, the Facial Disability Index Rating Scale, the General Self-Efficacy Scale, and the Social Influence Scale were used to investigate 220 patients with facial palsy admitted to the Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion of Shaanxi Provincial Hospital from December 2021 to April 2022. Results:The stigma score for patients with facial palsy was (58.89±11.45), with a mean entry score of (2.45±0.48), and 95% (209 cases) of patients with facial palsy had moderate or high level of stigma. Gender, per capita monthly income, medical payment method, self-efficacy level, and facial disability index were the factors influencing factors of morbidity stigma in patients with facial palsy. Conclusion:Patients with facial palsy have a high level of morbidity stigma. Health care professionals should provide health education to patients with facial palsy so that they can accept the changes in their facial image, conduct regular communication sessions for patients with facial palsy and encourage patients to actively confide in their feelings, improve the level of self-efficacy of patients with facial palsy, reduce their negative emotions and reduce their sense of stigma.


Facial Palsy, Stigma, Self-Efficacy, Facial Disability Index, Analysis of Influencing Factors

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Congcong Bai, Yanmei Liu, Yunjie Tong, Shiyun Tan, Fan Cheng, Yuenan Bai. Analysis of the Current Situation and Factors Influencing the Stigma of Facial Palsy Patients. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 10: 11-17. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2022.041003.


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