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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2012, 17(3): 196-204 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship of Body Image with Psychological Distress in Women with Breast Cancer
F Moradi Manesh , H Ahadi , F Jomehri , M Rahgozar
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Background & aim: Surgery and adjuvant therapies lead to body image problems and psychological distress in young women with breast cancer. The goal of this study was to examine the relationship of body image with psychological distress in women with breast cancer. Methods: This correlation study was carried out on 294 women with breast cancer at Imam Reza Hospital of Kermanshah, Iran, in 2011. The selection of the participants was based on purposive sampling. The Body image was assessed by BIS. The Psychological distress was assessed by DASS-21. The collected data was analyzed by Pearson correlation and Independent sample test. Results: Results showed that body image had a significant positive relationship with psychological distress (P < 0.001). Furthermore, younger women had greater trouble about body image and experienced greater psychological distress compared to elder women. Conclusion: This study showed that dissatisfaction about body image accompanied psychological distress. Also, younger women experience greater difficulties about body image and psychological distress. Therefore, suitable psychological interventions are recommended.
Keywords: Body Image, Psychological Distress, Breast Cancer
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/04/19 | Accepted: 2015/04/19 | Published: 2015/04/19
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Moradi Manesh F, Ahadi H, Jomehri F, Rahgozar M. The Relationship of Body Image with Psychological Distress in Women with Breast Cancer. Armaghane danesh. 2012; 17 (3) :196-204
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