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Title: Motivations for aesthetic plastic surgery
Authors: Pires, Paula
Keywords: Psychological motivations
Physical motivations
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Routledge
Abstract: After bibliographic study we applied 17 semi structured interviews from which two sub categories arise: a) Physical motivations and b) Psychological motivations. Starting in the sense units we formulated a group of affirmations that referred to each one of the summoned categories and sub categories that in their group composed the first version of the questionnaire. This first version was presented to a group of 7 judges. The scale was then applied to a sample of 30 patients in two separate moments separated by three weeks (testretest) in order to perceive the constancy of the results and the stability of the construct which was meant to measure. The scale was then applied to a sample of 122 patients of the aesthetical surgery appointments with the goal of scale validation which results (four factors that explain 63.3% of total variance) and internal consistence ( ¼ 0.938) guarantee its adequacy.
Description: Resiliance and Health - 26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Prague, Czech Republic, 21st - 25th August 2012
Peer Reviewed: yes
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1080/08870446.2012.707817
ISSN: 0887-0446
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