The impact of physical disability on body esteem

Taleporos, George and McCabe, Marita 2001, The impact of physical disability on body esteem, Sexuality and disability, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 293-308, doi: 10.1023/A:1017909526508.

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Title The impact of physical disability on body esteem
Author(s) Taleporos, George
McCabe, Marita
Journal name Sexuality and disability
Volume number 19
Issue number 4
Start page 293
End page 308
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2001-12
ISSN 0146-1044
Keyword(s) physical disability
body esteem
body image
Summary The current study investigated the impact of physical disability on body esteem. A total of 35 people (18 males and 17 females) with physical disabilities between 19 to 60 years (mean = 38 years, SD = 10), participated in focus groups where they discussed their feelings about how their disability affected their body esteem. They also responded to a series of questions that were designed to examine disability-specific issues in body esteem using a four point Likert-type scale. The data demonstrated that the body esteem of the participants was commonly affected by physical disability. It also suggested that feedback from the social environment is a likely mediator of body esteem. Suggestions for future research and implications for clinicians are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1023/A:1017909526508
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Human Sciences Press, Inc.
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