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Body image in adolescents with cerebral palsy
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Nursing Science.
University of Tromsö.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Child Health Care, ISSN 1367-4935, E-ISSN 1741-2889, Vol. 13, no 1, 19-29 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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

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Greycoat Publishing , 2009. Vol. 13, no 1, 19-29 p.
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adolescents, body image, cerebral palsy, motor disability, phenomenology
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45394DOI: 10.1177/1367493508098378ISI: 000281503100003Local ID: 82532OAI: diva2:266256
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2010-09-24

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