Body image in adolescents with cerebral palsy

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Body image in adolescents with cerebral palsy
Author(s) Råsmark-Hammar, Görel ; Ozolins, Andrejs ; Idvall, Ewa ; Rudebeck, Carl-Edvard
Date 2009
English abstract
The study aims to describe important features of body image in adolescents with motor disabilities and compare them against similar features in able-bodied peers. Relational aspects of body image were given preference in a questionnaire distributed to 35 adolescents with cerebral palsy and 98 adolescents with no known disabilities. Similarities were shown, but also significant differences, indicating a less favourable body image in adolescents with cerebral palsy. It is paramount for young people who are constantly reminded of physical restrictions to experience body vitality. Professionals need to consider the importance of how they interact with young people when seeking to promote a positive body image.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367493508098378 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Host/Issue Journal of Child Health Care;1
Volume 13
ISSN 1367-4935
Pages 19-29
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/8905 (link to this page)

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