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Heidarzadeh A, Shahmohammadipour P, Azzizadeh Forouzi M, Dehghan M, Khorasani Z. Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Psychological Problems Among Applicants and Non-applicants of Cosmetic Surgery. PCP. 2019; 7 (1) :33-42
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-490-en.html
1- Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Geriatric Care Research Center, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran.
2- Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, R. Nursing Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
3- School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
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Objective: The human beings’ interest in beauty and improvement of their appearance might compel them to seek for cosmetic surgery. This study aimed to compare body image, self-esteem, and psychological problems between the applicants and non-applicants of cosmetic surgery in Iran.
Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. A total of 200 participants were selected for this study (including 100 applicants and 100 non-applicants of cosmetic surgery) via purposive sampling method. The questionnaires of body image, self-esteem, and psychological problems were used for data collection. 
Results: The mean score of body image among non-applicants was higher than applicants of cosmetic surgery, but this difference was not statistically significant. In addition, there were no significant differences between the two groups regarding their self-esteem and psychological problems. 
Conclusion: Cosmetic surgery is not necessarily associated with body image, self-esteem and psychological problems.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Cognitive behavioral
Received: 2018/06/25 | Accepted: 2018/10/14 | Published: 2019/01/1

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