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The sense of self-concept change in patients after radial keratotomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11310763     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: The study focuses on the problem of self-concept change in patients after radial keratotomy. METHODS: Twenty-five patients (17 female, 8 male) were studied from 6 to 18 months after radial keratotomy using the Adjective Check List by Gough and Heilbrun with the application of double instruction. It concerned self-concept change over a period of observation after surgery, as compared to retrospective (preoperative) self-concept. RESULTS: For current self-concept, patients obtained significantly higher results in the following measures: the number of positive words used for self-description (P < .05); need scales, like affiliation (P < .005), heterosexuality (P < .01), and intraception or insight (P < .05); self-confidence (P < .01); military leadership (P < .05), logical decision making (P < .05); two measures concerning logical-analytical thinking (P < .05). CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate that after radial keratotomy, patients perceived themselves in a more positive way than before surgery, especially as more self-confident in interpersonal functioning.
Authors:
J Toczolowski; P Oles; Z Zagórski; K U Szymona; L Baltaziak; B Rymgayllo-Jankowska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1081-597X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Refract Surg     Publication Date:    2001 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-19     Completed Date:  2001-07-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505927     Medline TA:  J Refract Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
II Ophthalmology Department of the Medical Academy, Lublin, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Body Image*
Cornea / physiopathology,  surgery*
Female
Humans
Keratotomy, Radial*
Male
Myopia / physiopathology,  surgery*
Quality of Life
Questionnaires
Self Concept*

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