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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/99777
Title:
The assessment of body image in cancer patients.
Authors:
Hopwood, Penelope
Abstract:
It is well recognised that cancer treatment can have a negative impact on body image, and this has proved to be an important outcome variable in treatment comparisons, such as surgery for breast cancer. However, there has been a good deal of variation in the way in which dissatisfaction with body image has been assessed, making comparison of results difficult. Some scales or subscales appear promising but lack the rigorous testing required to confirm their accuracy and reliability. This paper reviews the techniques and questionnaires that have been used for the evaluation of body image and highlights their strengths and weaknesses with respect to their use with cancer patients. At the present time, no single scale stands out as the ideal measure, but a pool of items can be generated from recent research, which merit future evaluation.
Affiliation:
CRC Psychological Medicine Group, Christie Hospital, Manchester, U.K.
Citation:
The assessment of body image in cancer patients. 1993, 29A (2):276-81 Eur. J. Cancer
Journal:
European Journal of Cancer
Issue Date:
1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/99777
DOI:
10.1016/0959-8049(93)90193-J
PubMed ID:
8422297
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0959-8049
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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dc.contributor.authorHopwood, Penelopeen
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-25T11:12:23Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-25T11:12:23Z-
dc.date.issued1993-
dc.identifier.citationThe assessment of body image in cancer patients. 1993, 29A (2):276-81 Eur. J. Canceren
dc.identifier.issn0959-8049-
dc.identifier.pmid8422297-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0959-8049(93)90193-J-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/99777-
dc.description.abstractIt is well recognised that cancer treatment can have a negative impact on body image, and this has proved to be an important outcome variable in treatment comparisons, such as surgery for breast cancer. However, there has been a good deal of variation in the way in which dissatisfaction with body image has been assessed, making comparison of results difficult. Some scales or subscales appear promising but lack the rigorous testing required to confirm their accuracy and reliability. This paper reviews the techniques and questionnaires that have been used for the evaluation of body image and highlights their strengths and weaknesses with respect to their use with cancer patients. At the present time, no single scale stands out as the ideal measure, but a pool of items can be generated from recent research, which merit future evaluation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBreast Canceren
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.subject.meshBody Image-
dc.subject.meshBreast Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMastectomy-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleThe assessment of body image in cancer patients.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCRC Psychological Medicine Group, Christie Hospital, Manchester, U.K.en
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Canceren

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