The Effect of Facial Hemangiomas on Psycho-Social Development

If you are 14 years old or over and would be willing to answer three short questionnaires, please volunteer for this research study.

This study is investigating the psycho-social impact of growing up with an hemangioma on the face.

You must meet the following criteria to be in the study:

Your birthmark must have been diagnosed as an hemangioma (either deep, superficial or mixed), NOT a Port-Wine Stain or other type of malformation.
You did not receive any treatment prior to age 14 to remove, lighten or reduce the Hemangioma.
It must have covered at least 10% of the face (size of an egg) and been visible to other people.
You must have attended a public or private school. (not home schooled)
You must be able to fill out the questionnaire without help from another person.
All participants must sign a consent form, and if you are under 18 years of age a parent or legal guardian must sign and approve your participation in the study.

All information is strictly confidential. Your answers will be sent to the scoring coordinator anonamously (without your identity disclosed).

Elissa Rifkin, M.Ed.
Principal Investigator