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Abbasi M, Aghighi A, Porzoor P, Dehqan M. Comparison of early maladaptive schemas and psychological well-being in women undergoing cosmetic surgery and normal women. J Research Health. 2017; 7 (3) :841-849
URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-925-en.html
1- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Salman Farsi University of Kazerun, Kazerun, Iran
2- Department of Psychology and Educational Science, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
3- Department of Psychology and Educational Science, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran , p.porzoor@gmail.com
4- Department of Psychology and Educational Science, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, University of Kharazmi, Karaj, Iran
Abstract:   (2707 Views)

Literature review shows that cosmetic surgery demand is often a consequence of psychological distress. The purpose of this study was to compare early maladaptive schemas and psychological well-being in women who undergo cosmetic surgery versus normal women. This was a causal-comparative study in which, the statistical population included all individuals intended to have cosmetic surgery reffered to private clinics of the city of Arak for six months in late 2014 and early 2015 (N=1000). Among them, 40 women was selected as the experimental group. A control group matched with the experimenta group consisted of 40 women of normal subjects was also selected according to the convenience sampling. Data were collected using scales of early maladaptive schemas and psychological well-being. The results indicated a significant difference between the two groups of surgical patients and normal participants in terms of maladaptive schemas .In addition, there was a significant difference between the two groups in terms of psychological well-being. The women who undergo cosmetic surgery had more early maladaptive schemas probably deu to psychological problems and negative attitudes toward their physical conditions. They had low levels of psychological well-being because of the attitude toward their appearance.
 

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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Promotion
Received: 2014/11/24 | Accepted: 2015/05/9 | Published: 2017/04/24

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