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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1994

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Barbara Goddard

Keywords

psychological aspects of teenage surgery, self-esteem in adolescence, body image

Abstract

The objectives of this study are to determine:
1. How self—esteem in adolescents changes over time when interrupted by a surgical procedure that causes visible scarring.
2. How body image in adolescents changes over time when interrupted by a surgical procedure that causes visible scarring.
3. How the relationship of body image and self-esteem change over the course of surgical intervention.
4. The relationship of self-esteem and body image changes and their relationship to other variables such as age, sex and choice to have surgery.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Teenagers -- Surgery --
Psychological aspects
Self-esteem in adolescence
Body image

Number of Pages

50

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1994 Kristi Mitchell. All rights reserved

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