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Revista Colombiana de Psicología

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BOTERO SOTO, PAULA ANDREA  and  LONDONO PEREZ, CONSTANZA. Design and Validation of a Body Image Questionnaire for Physically Disabled Persons. Rev. colomb. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.1, pp.219-233. ISSN 0121-5469.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/rcp.v24n1.45644.

The objective of this study was to design and validate the Body Image Questionnaire for Physically Disabled Persons. The incidental sample was composed by 114 persons aged 18 to 50 and residing in Bogotá, who had some type of physical disability. 40 items evaluated by expert judges were designed and administered to the sample, and scoring criteria were defined. Factor analysis showed the existence of three factors that constitute the body image construct: attractiveness, functionality, and satisfaction. Results show that the questionnaire met the necessary conditions of reliability and validity, although it is necessary to continue with the validation process.

Keywords : body image; attractiveness; functionality; physical disability; satisfaction.

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