Ways To Improve Your Body Image

Mirror Madness

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Disturbances of Body Image Perception

Autotopagnosia (body-image agnosia) is the inability to correctly orient or perceive different body parts patients cannot obey commands to point to parts of their own or the examiner's body (e.g., foot, hand, nose). The responsible lesion is usually, though not always, in the tem-poroparietal region (angular and supramarginal gyri). An aphasic patient may appear to have au-totopagnosia because he cannot understand verbal instructions, but aphasia may also coexist with true autotopagnosia. Finger agnosia is the inability to identify, name, or point to fingers. These patients cannot mimic the examiner's finger movements or copy finger movements of their own contralateral hidden hand with the affected hand. Right-left disorientation is the inability to distinguish the right and left sides of one's own or another's body these patients cannot obey a command to raise their left hand or touch it to their right ear. This type of disorientation can cause dressing apraxia (p. 128) and similar...

Body Image Questionnaire

Body Image Questionnaire has been developed by Ulrich Clement, &Bernd L we. Original instruments has been published in German. This instrument purpose is assess body image disturbances. The BIQ consists of 20 items assessing the dynamic body image and rejected body image. Abbreviated Name FKB20 (Fragebogen zum K rperbild) Author(s) Ulrich Clement, Bernd L we Purpose To assess body image disturbances Population Adult Age Range years

Dynamic body image

Validation of the FKB-20 as scale for the detection of body image distortions in psychosomatic patients Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 1996 Jul 46(7) 254-9. The study examines the validity of a body image questionnaire (FKB-20) assessing body image disturbances in a clinical sample (n 405 outpatients of a psychosomatic clinic) and two non-clinical samples (n 141 medical students and n 208 sports students). The criterion group was constituted by 98 patients of the clinical sample with diagnosed body image disturbances (anorexia, transsexualism, hypochondriac symptoms). The validity coefficients were 0.56-0.65. The sensitivity of the questionnaire was 82-90 , the specificity 90-97 , and the total mistake rate was 8-10 . The FKB-20 proves to have good validity and can be used for the diagnosis of body image disturbances.

NOC Body Image

Provides information about status of self-concept and body image that require special attention. Enhances body image and confidence. Reveals responses to body image changes and possible poor adjustment to changes. Reveals side effects of steroid therapy and disease manifestations that affect body image.

Primary Nursing Diagnosis

Body image disturbance related to anxiety over thickened skin and enlargement of face, hands, and feet OUTCOMES. Self-esteem Body image Anxiety control INTERVENTIONS. Body image enhancement Coping enhancement Emotional support Self-esteem enhancement Support group Anxiety reduction

Discharge And Home Healthcare Guidelines

Teach the patient how to maintain adequate nutrition and hydration. Explore non-food-related coping mechanisms and ways to have decreased association between food and emotions. Explore ways to recognize maladaptive coping behaviors and stressors that precipitate anxiety. Teach the patient strategies to increase self-esteem and to maintain a realistic perception of body image. Explore ways to maintain increased independence and age-appropriate behaviors.

Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

Experiences a burn, multiple surgeries are required to release contractures that occur as normal growth pulls at the scar tissue of their healed burns. Adolescents are particularly prone to psychological difficulties because of sensitivity regarding body image issues. No specific gender and ethnic racial considerations exist in burns.

Pharmacologic Highlights

In body image, sexuality, and self-esteem. Let the patient know that many of the body changes are reversible with treatment this information allows the patient to focus on setting goals. Include the patient's partner in all education. Patient and family teaching occurs throughout the patient's hospitalization and after discharge. Provide information about patient care and activity restrictions. Explanation of all diagnostic tests and their findings, as well as the treatment plan, are important. The patient and family often require time to consider treatment options. As time progresses, the patient and family need information about the disease process and lifelong management with medication and diet changes.

Cryptorchidism Introduction

Undescended testes (cryptorchidism) is a condition present at birth in which one or both testes fail to descend through the inguinal canal into the scrotal sac. The testes usually descend spontaneously by 1 year of age. If not, a child may receive human chorionic gonadotropin therapy or surgery (orchiopexy) performed between 1 to 2 years of age. Surgery prevents damage to the testes that may be affected by exposure to a higher temperature in the abdomen. Repair at a younger age also prevents the adverse effect on body image and embarrassment caused by the difference in the appearance of the empty smaller scrotal sac. Undescended testes that are associated with the presence of an inguinal hernia are repaired at the time of herniorrhaphy. Failure of the testes to descend can occur at any point along the normal path of descent into the scrotum. Symptoms of undescended testes rarely cause discomfort. The entire scrotum, or one side, will appear smaller than normal and may appear...

Hypospadiasepispadias Introduction

The goal of treatment of this defect is to reconstruct a straight penis with a meatus close to the normal anatomic location. Repair is being performed at progressively younger ages to avoid emotional distress in the young child. Currently, the recommended age for repair is between 3 and 12 months (for hypospadias epispadias or urethroplasty) and during the first year (for chordee repair or orthoplasty). Three objectives of surgical correction of this defect are to ensure the child's ability to void in the standing position with a straight stream (will minimize child and parent anxiety) to improve the child's physical appearance and ensure a positive body image and to preserve sexual function.

Ineffective Coping And Compromised Family Coping

Related to (Specify for the child separation from family, friends, home, and school activities loss of control, altered self-image, altered body image, altered self-esteem, and altered sense of self-confidence. For the parents uncertainty of child's future, sense of helplessness and powerlessness, multiple family stressors and demands related to child's health care needs .)

Additional Nursing Diagnoses Anxiety

Defining Characteristics (Specify increased apprehension and expressed concern about future infertility and effect on body image, presence of empty scrotum and smaller size, expressed concern about impending surgery or need for future surgery and procedure performed to correct abnormality.)

NIC Self Esteem Enhancement

Reveals responses to body image changes and possible poor adjustment to chances. Prevents stigmatization of child by those who are not apprised of the child's disease attitude of others will affect child's body image. Preserves body image by covering head if alopecia is present.

Anorexia Nervosa DRG Categr 428

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder of complex and life-threatening proportions. It is an illness of starvation that is brought on by a severe disturbance of body image and a morbid fear of obesity. One in 250 adolescents are affected, and tragically, about 5 of those affected die. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a person's refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight for her or his height and age. This is done through inadequate food intake with no medical reason to account for weight loss. A distorted body image, dominated by an intense fear of obesity, leads to a relentless pursuit of an unreasonable and unhealthy thinness. Anorexia has four primary characteristics fear of becoming obese despite weight loss a distorted body image body weight 15 less than normal because of a refusal to eat and in females past puberty, the absence of three consecutive menstrual periods.