Abstract

The objective of this review was to systematically identify and evaluate all known studies testing empirically the efficacy of psychosocial intervention programmes for adults with visible differences. Twelve papers met the inclusion criteria. None of the papers demonstrated adequately the clinical effectiveness of the interventions. The review concluded that further research was needed to demonstrate adequately the effectiveness of existing interventions, and a greater number of Randomised Controlled Trials and experimental studies were required to increase the methodological validity of intervention studies.

DOI

10.1016/j.bodyim.2007.04.005

Publication Date

2007-04-30

Publication Title

Body Image

Volume

4

Issue

3

First Page

227

Last Page

238

ISSN

1740-1445

Organisational Unit

No Org Unit Found

Keywords

Adaptation, Psychological, Adolescent, Adult, Body Image, Burns, Cicatrix, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Face, Facial Injuries, Head and Neck Neoplasms, Humans, Phobic Disorders, Prejudice, Psoriasis, Psychotherapy, Group, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Self-Help Groups, Skin, Skin Abnormalities, Skin Diseases, Social Desirability, Treatment Outcome, Vitiligo

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