Research Article| Volume 46, ISSUE 4, P327-331, 1993

Rhinoplasty patients revisited

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      National Health Service (NHS) rhinoplasty patients have been shown to differ from normal in their performance on psychological tests. In this study the same psychological parameters of two groups of private rhinoplasty patients are documented and compared to that of NHS patients.
      The two groups of private patients do not differ from each other either in content or in psychological performance. All three groups show consistent differences from normal in their psychological performance.
      Patients with no history of injury before their rhinoplasty, especially if treated in the NHS, are found to be more psychologically disturbed than other patients.
      It appears that the NHS is used particularly for treating those with a history of injury, and those with greatest psychological problems.


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