Body image perception is related to self-esteem of the adolescents with acne vulgaris

Riszky Pertiwi Ramadhanty, Achir Yani S. Hamid

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Abstract

Having acne vulgaris may affect the way adolescents perceive themselves. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between the body image perception and self-esteem of adolescents with acne vulgaris. A cross-sectional descriptive-correlative study was conducted in 173 high school students in a subdistrict in Indonesia. The relationship between body image and self-esteem was analyzed using Chi-square test. The results of this study showed there was a significant relationship between body image perception and self-esteem of adolescents with acne vulgaris in this study (p = 0.000). Body image perception of adolescents with acne vulgaris is associated with their self-esteem. Nurses should deliver health education containing the major concerns of adolescents, such as acne vulgaris, to promote positive body image and self-esteem among adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S326-S329
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Volume31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Acne vulgaris
  • Adolescents
  • Body image
  • Self-esteem

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