Evaluation of Symptom Patterns and Frequency of Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Students of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences

Talaei, Ali and Fayyazi Bordbar, Mohammad Reza and Nasiraei, Afshin and Rezaei Ardani, Amir (2009) Evaluation of Symptom Patterns and Frequency of Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Students of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 52 (1). pp. 49-56.

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Abstract

Introduction Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is one of the somatoform disorders characterized by excessively concerned with an imagined or slight defect in appearance. As frequency of BDD is reported differently in literature and BDD is more frequent in students, we decided to evaluate the symptoms pattern and frequency of body image concerns and BDD in students of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Materials and Methods In this cross sectional study, 500 randomly selected students filled the demographic forms and BDD questionnaire (BDDQ) and results were analyzed by SPSS and statistical chi square, independent t and analysis variance tests. Results Mean age was 23.45 years. Prevalence of body image concerns was 34.4 (172 students) and prevalence of BDD was 7.4. The most common concerns were about face especially nosed and skin (68 students). Sex differences were not statistically meaningful (p=0.242) and all of BDD students were single. Conclusions BDD and body image concerns are prevalent among Iranian students. Body image concern patterns of Iranian and western students were different.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 15:05
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 15:05
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7698

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