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Title: Psychological morbidity and expressed motivation in patients requesting rhinoplasties, and research portfolio
Author: Macneil, Craig A.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1997
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Research was undertaken to assess psychological morbidity, expressed motivation and expectations of surgery in individuals (n=50) who had requested cosmetic rhinoplasties. Subjects participated in semi-structured interviews, completed three questionnaires and were categorised on their appearance by two means. Hypotheses were made for the total subject population and for differences according to gender and independently-rated severity of nasal disfigurement. Results supported some hypotheses, with subjects indicating higher anxiety and neuroticism, and lower extraversion and self-esteem than normed scores. Although less disfigured subjects appeared to show greater neuroticism and lower self-esteem, this relationship was not statistically significant (p < .05). Other hypotheses were not supported, as subjects did not meet clinical 'caseness' for depression, and males did not appear to be significantly more psychopathological on any measures and scored significantly lower neuroticism than females. Results should be interpreted with caution due to small subgroup sizes in the sample.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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