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dc.contributor.authorHussain, Ren
dc.contributor.authorSchofield, MJen
dc.contributor.authorLoxton, Den
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-06T11:00:00Z
dc.date.issued2002en
dc.identifier.citationMedical Journal of Australia, 176(12), p. 576-579en
dc.identifier.issn0025-729Xen
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/845en
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To explore, among middle-aged women, the relationship between having ever had cosmetic surgery and the frequency of use of other health services. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of cross-sectional survey data from the Women's Health Australia (WHA) study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A nationally representative sample of the "mid-aged" (45–50 years) cohort of women who participated in the 1996 WHA baseline postal survey. Responses were received from 14 100 women (a response rate of 54%).RESULTS: Seven per cent of women reported ever having had cosmetic surgery. After adjusting for demographic variables, multivariate analysis confirmed that women who had had cosmetic surgery were significantly more likely to use health services more frequently (eg, surgical procedures, consultations with specialists and alternative healthcare providers). Cosmetic surgery was also associated with a greater number of chronic illnesses and use of medication for anxiety and sleep problems. CONCLUSION: Further research is needed to determine whether cosmetic surgery is directly related to health conditions or to attitudinal or psychosocial variables. Such research should examine whether alternative interventions may be more cost-effective in dealing with the issues that motivate women to seek cosmetic surgery.en
dc.description.tableofcontentshttp://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/176_12_170602/contents_170602.htmlen
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherAustralasian Medical Publishing Company Pty Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofMedical Journal of Australiaen
dc.titleCosmetic Surgery History and Health Service Use in Midlife: Women's Health Australiaen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.subject.keywordsPublic Health and Health Servicesen
local.contributor.firstnameRen
local.contributor.firstnameMJen
local.contributor.firstnameDen
local.subject.for2008111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo730299 Public health not elsewhere classifieden
local.profile.schoolSchool of Rural Medicineen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Healthen
local.profile.emailrhussain@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailmschofi2@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordpes:453en
local.publisher.placeAustraliaen
local.format.startpage576en
local.format.endpage579en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume176en
local.identifier.issue12en
local.title.subtitleWomen's Health Australiaen
local.contributor.lastnameHussainen
local.contributor.lastnameSchofielden
local.contributor.lastnameLoxtonen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:rhussainen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:mschofi2en
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:858en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleCosmetic Surgery History and Health Service Use in Midlifeen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorHussain, Ren
local.search.authorSchofield, MJen
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