Body image in multiple sclerosis patients: a descriptive review

Marcella Di Cara, Viviana Lo Buono, Francesco Corallo, Cecilia Cannistraci, Carmela Rifici, Edoardo Sessa, Giangaetano D’Aleo, Placido Bramanti, Silvia Marino

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Objective: Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disorder—may in some patients have impact on body image; this could contribute to neurological disability, psychological distress, and can reduce quality of life. This review has been conducted on studies investigating the representation of body image. Method: We have researched PubMed and Web of Science databases and included screening references for studies and review articles about this topic. From the initial 316 publications, we included only 9 studies that met the search criteria. Result and conclusion: The results showed that this construct has been little emphasized over time and has a significant impact on the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)923-928
Number of pages6
JournalNeurological Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2019


  • Body esteem
  • Body image
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Sexual disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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