Body image satisfaction and anxiety of a Turkish sample of university students with skin diseases'

Kaymak Y., Ulutas İ., Taner E., Bakir B., Simsek I.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, vol.100, no.2, pp.499-508, 2007 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 100 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2466/pr0.100.2.499-508
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.499-508
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to evaluate perception of body image and anxiety of 221 university students presenting to the dermatology outpatient clinic with a skin disease and 205 students without skin disease. Analysis of anxiety and body image scores yielded differences by sex and age in both groups. The group with skin disease had lower scores on body image. Acne vulgaris seems to be the most disturbing among the skin diseases, and this was more prominent in younger patients.