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Khademi K, Dadkhah A, Kazemi V. Physical Appearance Concern Questionnaire (PACQ) in Iranian Population. IRJ. 2011; 9 (2) :18-21
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1- University of Payame Noor, Tehran, Iran.
2- Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Tehran Medical Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (3959 Views)

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to make questionnaire for screening body dysmorphic disorder sufferers in cosmetic clinics.

Methods: A sample of 150 female patients with age average 29.4 years completed Physical Appearance Concern Questionnaire. It has been used as screening tool for screening patients with body dysmorphic disorder symptoms in cosmetic clinics.

Results: Result of reliability analysis (α=0.908) and validity have shown the effectiveness of this questionnaire for recognizing individuals with BDD symptoms.

Discussion: Physical appearance concern questionnaire can be used in cosmetic clinics for identifying BDD sufferers among clients, with score for the severity of symptoms. Almost all of the researches have been studying in cosmetic clinics or dermatology settings and there is no investigation for people with special needs, thus further research is required in the development of a screening questionnaire or interview for identifying patients with BDD with special needs.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2011/07/3 | Accepted: 2011/08/12 | Published: 2011/10/1

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