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Physical and psychological correlates of self and body compassion in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-21, 15:05 authored by Leesa Van NiekerkLeesa Van Niekerk, Bromfield, H, Mandy MatthewsonMandy Matthewson
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.
Publication titleJournal of health psychology
Department/SchoolSchool of Psychological Sciences
Place of publicationLondon
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