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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol 2006;4(2): 87-95.
기미 유·무와 자아존중감의 상관관계
하명희, 강미자
Relations between the Existence or Non-Existence of Liver Spots and Self-Esteem
Myung-Hee Ha, Mi-Ja Gang
The purpose of this study is to investigate relations between the existence or non-existence of liver spots and self-esteem. For the purpose, this researcher made a questionnaire survey of women with skin diseases who visited dermatologist's hospitals and skin care shops located in Busan to compare the general characteristics and self-esteem of those women 1) who now have or have ever had liver spots and 2) who have never had them. Results of the study can be summarized as follows. 1. Among all the women, 44.6% now have liver spots, 8.5% have ever had them and 46.9% have never had. 2. Regarding general characteristics of women surveyed here, 66.7% of those women in their 50s now have or have ever had liver spots, 61.2% in their 30s and 40s, respectively, and 24.0% in their 20s. Women's experiences of having liver sports showed statistically significant differences in accordance with their age levels. Most women were housewives and 5 million won or over in monthly income. Women were not significant different among them in health state, that is, 54.8% of them were good or moderate in health, 52.4%, bad and 37.4%, very bad. Women who have or have ever had liver sports and who have never had were significantly different between each other in marital status as well as in the number of children. 3. Differences in women's self-esteem in accordance with whether they now have or have ever had liver sports or not were compared to find that significant differences existed in women's satisfaction about their skin state depending on the existence or non-existence of liver sports, but didn't in anything else.
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