Role of family support in body image satisfaction and psychological distress among patients with dermatology issues
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Role of family support in body image satisfaction and psychological distress among patients with dermatology issues

Jaweria Khalid Researcher, National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Jamil Malik Assistant professor, National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Sadia Musharraf Lecturer, Department of Applied Psychology, Women University, Multan, Pakistan

This study explores the moderating role of family support on body image satisfaction and psychological distress among patients with dermatology issues. The findings show that dissatisfaction with body image has a negative effect on stress, anxiety and depression, whereas family support appears to have a positive effect on stress and anxiety. The authors conclude that patients experiencing dermatological issues may benefit from counselling that involves their family.

Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1351

Citation

Khalid J, Malik J, Musharraf S (2018) Role of family support in body image satisfaction and psychological distress among patients with dermatology issues. Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1351

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

ja.malik@nip.edu.pk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 03 August 2018

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