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FROM BEAST TO BEAUTY: EFFECTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON THE AMPUTEE’S BODY IMAGE

By Kimberly Kathleen Hill

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Introduction: Previous research has indicated significant positive correlations between poor body image and mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety in the amputee population. Additionally, research has demonstrated a positive relationship between physical activity and self-esteem/body image in the non-amputated population. Thus, the primary purpose of this study was to examine the effect of physical activity on amputee body image; the secondar

Year: 2007
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