- •A model for dissatisfaction with appearance after burn injury is proposed.
- •After an initial increase, dissatisfaction with appearance follows a stable path for 2 years postdischarge.
- •Women and individuals with larger burns are more dissatisfied with their appearance.
- •Dissatisfaction with appearance predicts 5-year postdischarge depression scores.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:BMS (Burn Model Systems), CFI (comparative fit index), CI (confidence interval), RMSEA (root-mean-square error of approximation), SWAP (Satisfaction With Appearance Scale), TBSA (total body surface area), TLI (Tucker-Lewis Index)
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