[Psychological profile of bodily self features of young Polish women—comparative analysis of bodily self structure of woman with eating disorders and psychosis]

Bernadetta Izydorczyk
Psychiatria Polska 2011, 45 (5): 653-70

AIM: The aim of the study was psychological diagnosis of body self structure in Polish group of women (120 young women) suffering from eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia nervosa) and schizophrenic psychosis.

METHOD: The authoress used the following method: Eating Disorder Inventory EDI D.Garner, Satisfaction of Body Questionnaire T.Thompson and projection methods: Thompson's Figures Test and drawing test "body image". 120 women in age 20-26 took part in the study.

RESULTS: Conducted statistical analysis (focussing analysis) indicated the presence of five main clusters (types) of women who expose a variety self bodily constellation. It allowed to form psychological profile of the features of these types.

CONCLUSIONS: Preparation of bodily structure's psychological profile can diversify and direct the psychological diagnosis process and psychological therapy of this group suffering women.

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