lek. Ida Yurtsever, prof. dr hab. n. med. Łukasz Matusiak, prof. dr hab. n. med. Jacek Szepietowski
Key words: body dismorphic disorder, COPS questionnaire, aesthetic dermatology, psychometry
Introduction: Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a disabling mental disorder characterized by preoccupation with appearance concerns. Trying to fix imagined defects many individuals with BDD search for aesthetic dermatology treatments. Due to omitting preliminary evaluation for BDD and lack of proper diagnostic tools among this group of subjects, the results of such procedures may face with their disapproval and disappointment.
Aim: The aim of this study was to underline the importance of preliminary diagnostics towards BDD and introduce new Polish version of a Cosmetic Procedure Screening Questionnaire (COPS) for BDD created for subjects prior to cosmetic procedures.
Material and methods: The paper summarizes the available diagnostic tools for the assessment of body dysmorphic disorder and presents the results of the COPS questionnaire validation. To complete the paper we used Polish and international literature, basing on PubMed, Google Scholar, ResearchGate.
Results: Introducing standard preliminary evaluation towards body dysmorphic disorder in aesthetic medicine clinics could be beneficial in choosing proper diagnostic – therapeutic approach. The Polish version of COPS questionnaire can be used for BDD screening among the Polish speaking subjects undergoing aesthetic dermatology procedures.