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Body image

Psychological issues affecting patients living with a stoma

More than two decades ago Bekkers et al's (1995) seminal study of patients' ability to cope with, and their expectations of life after, stoma surgery, included self-efficacy, task performance and...

Body dysmorphic disorder in children and young people

BDD is an increasingly prevalent condition (Himanshu et al, 2020) with psychological and functional impacts, so recognition and treatment is essential. Furthermore, suicide rates in the UK among...

The role of body image in treatment decision-making and post-treatment regret following prostatectomy

Prostatectomy involves removing the whole prostate capsule using a surgical procedure (laparoscopy (keyhole), robotic-assisted or open surgery). Irrespective of the surgical approach used,...

Factors affecting quality of life in patients experiencing facial disfigurement due to surgery for head and neck cancer

A number of quantitative studies look at different aspects associated with facial disfigurement resulting from surgery for HNC (Rogers et al, 2008; Moolenburgh et al, 2009; Fingeret et al, 2012)....

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