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Title: Gender differences in inflammatory bowel disease: Explaining body image dissatisfaction
Authors: Trindade, Inês A. 
Ferreira, Cláudia 
Duarte, Cristiana 
Pinto-Gouveia, José 
Issue Date: 2017
Project: This research is supported by the first author’s (Inês A. Trindade) Ph.D. Grant (SFRH/BD/101906/2014) sponsored by FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology). 
Serial title, monograph or event: Journal of Health Psychology
Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the role of body image problems in the context of inflammatory bowel disease and to explore gender differences in these associations. A sample of inflammatory bowel disease patients (60 males and 140 females) was collected. Findings from a multi-group analysis show that inflammatory bowel disease symptomatology may impact on body image in both male and female patients through the effect of body-image-related cognitive fusion. Body image difficulties in the context of inflammatory bowel disease should not be a neglected dimension in research aiming at understanding the psychosocial effects of inflammatory bowel disease and by health professionals working with these patients.
DOI: 10.1177/1359105317742958
Rights: openAccess
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