Body Image and Psychosocial Functioning in Patients with Acne Vulgaris

Author: Durr-e-Najaf

Supervisor: Dr. Afsheen Masood

Degree: BS

Year: 2009-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research was conducted to find out the relationship between body image and the psychosocial functioning of the patients suffering from acne vulgaris. The sample consisted of (N = 80) participants (both males and females) from different hospitals of Lahore. The age range of participants suffering from acne vulgaris was 16 to 30 years. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a relationship between body image and psychosocial functioning in patients with acne vulgaris. Body image was assessed by Body Image Scale (BIS) by (Hopwood, Fletcher, Lee & Al- Ghazal, 2001) and the Psychosocial functioning was assessed by Psychosocial Functioning Scale Psychosocial Functioning Scale by (Knight, Holcom & Simpson, 1994) consists of two subscales that are psychological functioning and social functioning. The data was analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS 16.0). The Pearson Product-Moment Correlation was used to analyze the data. The results revealed that there was correlation between body image and the psychosocial of the patients with acne vulgaris. The findings of this study reveal that psychological interventions to improve the functioning of the patients in daily life. Moreover these findings lay grounds for future research.

Keywords: Body Image, Psychosocial Functioning, Patients, Acne Vulgaris.

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