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Body image satisfaction among male military veterans with cancer.

Raggio GA, Naik AD, Moye J. Body image satisfaction among male military veterans with cancer. Journal of Health Psychology. 2019 Jun 1; 24(7):909-917.

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Abstract:

Impaired body satisfaction is commonly reported among cancer patients. This study prospectively evaluated body image disturbance among male military veterans with head and neck or colorectal cancer. Patients ( N? = 109) completed measures at three points post-diagnosis. Results showed about one-third of participants reporting body-related concerns. Endorsement did not change significantly during the study period. Predictors of worse body satisfaction included younger age, lower education, less social support, and weight loss. Results indicate a substantial minority of men with cancer endorsing body image disturbance, and highlight psychosocial circumstances and weight change as key considerations.





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