Enhancing quality of life in medical populations: a vision for body image assessment and rehabilitation as standards of care.

@article{Pruzinsky2004EnhancingQO,
  title={Enhancing quality of life in medical populations: a vision for body image assessment and rehabilitation as standards of care.},
  author={Thomas Pruzinsky},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2004},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={71-81}
}
This article presents a vision and framework for establishing body image assessment and rehabilitation as a standard of care for patients with medical disorders. Making this vision a reality depends upon: (1) a thorough understanding of the body image construct; (2) application of many new forms of body image assessment; (3) refined understanding of body image disorder and dysfunction in the context of medical conditions; and (4) a clear plan to implement and evaluate prevention, rehabilitation… CONTINUE READING

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