Correlation between body image disturbance and psychological distress among burn patients.
Keywords:Appearance Anxiety Inventory, Body Image Disturbance, Burn, Burn Patients, Gender Differences, Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, Psychological Distress
Objective: To evaluate relationship between body image disturbance and psychological distress in burn patients of Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Center. Study Design: Cross Sectional study. Study Setting: Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Center, Lahore. Period: July 2022 to January, 2023. Material & Methods: Correlation research design was used in the study to check the relation between the variables. Purposive sampling was used. The population of research was burn patients. Appearance Anxiety Inventory (AAI) and Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K-10) were used to access the Body image disturbance and Psychological distress. Descriptive of demographic, reliability analyses, Pearson’s product moment correlation analysis, regression analysis, t-test and ANOVA analysis were conducted. Results: Among 150 subjects mean age was 28.532+ 12.345. 117 (78.0%) were females and 33 (22.0%) male. A positive correlation exits between Body image disturbance and Psychological distress r (149) =.37, p = .00 and Body image disturbance is negatively correlated with age r (149) = -.18. (p = .02.). Conclusion: We concluded that there is a strong correlation between body image disturbance and Psychological distress. Psychological distress increased with increasing body image disturbance and psychological distress is negatively predicting, gender, family system and surgical intervention.
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