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Thursday, November 27, 2014
About body image of amputee
What is body image of amputee?Does it mean the appearance or outlook only?? Can body image be regarded as psychological issue?
A search within the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) from the website of the Amputee Coalition of America's (ACA) National Limb Loss Information Center (http://www.amputee-coalition.org/) revealed the following definition:
- body image : The awareness and perception of one's own body in relation to both appearance and function.
In addition to the article from that website which you may access via http://www.amputee-coalition.org/easyread/first_step_2005/altered_states-ez.html, consider searching further within the ACA's website, as well.
Brian L Bowyer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University