Coping with body image changes following a disfiguring burn injury

Short Title:
Coping with body image changes following a disfiguring burn injury
Model System:
Burn
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50597.
Journal:
Health Psychology
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2002, vol. 21, issue 2, pp 115-121
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Abstract:
Two types of emotion-focused coping (venting and mental disengagement) were assessed in 78 patients with burn injury at baseline during acute hospitalization. Body image dissatisfaction (BID) was assessed at 1 week and at 2 months after discharge. Use of both venting and mental disengagement at baseline, compared with use of only one or neither of these methods, was associated was associated with a significantly higher BID and with a greater negative social impact of disfigurement at the 2-month follow-up.
Author(s):
Fauerbach, James A.; Heinberg, Leslie J.; Lawrence, John W.; Bryant, Amy G.; Richter, Linda; Spence, Robert J.
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