Body image dissatisfaction: clinical features, and psychosocial disability in inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{McDermott2015BodyID,
  title={Body image dissatisfaction: clinical features, and psychosocial disability in inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Edel McDermott and Georgina Mullen and Jenny Moloney and Denise Keegan and Kathryn Byrne and Glen A. Doherty and G. Michael Cullen and Kevin Malone and Hugh E. Mulcahy},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={
          353-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND Body image refers to a person's sense of their physical appearance and body function. A negative body image self-evaluation may result in psychosocial dysfunction. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are associated with disabling features, and body image dissatisfaction is a concern for many patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, no study has assessed body image and its comorbidities in patients with IBD using validated instruments. Our aim was to explore body… CONTINUE READING
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