Relationship of body image to the level of confidence among first to third year medical students of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute Dasmarinas, Cavite SY 2012-2013

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Research Project

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Community Medicine


Body Image, Self-Concept, Medical Students


The target population was the 1st to 3rd year medical students enrolled in the second semester of academic year 2012-2013. Questionnaires containing demographic data, body image questionnaire, and Rosenberg scale for level of confidence were answered by the medical students randomly selected as the respondents. Chi-square test was the statistical tool used to know the association of body language to the level of confidence. The results showed that majority of the medical students have high body image perception while 21.9% of medical students have low body image perception. Ninety-three percent (93) of students had high level of confidence and 6.3% had low level of confidence.

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