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Physical and psychological correlates of self and body compassion in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

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Van Niekerk, LM and Bromfield, H and Matthewson, M, Physical and psychological correlates of self and body compassion in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, Journal of health psychology, 27, (11) pp. 2566-2580. ISSN 1461-7277 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/13591053211059390

Abstract

This international cross-sectional study examined the level and potential correlates of self and body compassion in women (n = 227) with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Participants completed an online survey examining quality of life, psychological health, body image and self and body compassion. Low levels of self and body compassion were found, with depression and body image concern identified as negative correlates of self and body compassion. Physical health was identified as a positive correlate of body compassion. The findings identify the important relationship between body image, psychological health and self and body compassion in women with PCOS.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:body compassion, body image, polycystic ovary syndrome, psychological health, quality of life, self-compassion
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Clinical psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Women's and maternal health
UTAS Author:Van Niekerk, LM (Dr Leesa Van Niekerk)
UTAS Author:Bromfield, H (Ms Holly Bromfield)
UTAS Author:Matthewson, M (Dr Mandy Matthewson)
ID Code:154369
Year Published:2022
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2022-11-27
Last Modified:2022-12-01
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