I should like to thank Dr Riml and Professor Kompatscher for their interest in our study.
1I would like to emphasize that the COPS is designed as a screening instrument for body dysmorphic disorder and as an outcome measure after any intervention. If someone scores 40 or above and he or she has a feature which is not that noticeable or abnormal then it is advisable to conduct a more detailed assessment to establish a diagnosis of BDD. A structured diagnostic interview for BDD might include:
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Development of a Cosmetic Procedure Screening Questionnaire (COPS) for body dysmorphic disorder.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012; 65: 530-532
- (1)Do you currently think a lot about the feature(s) you dislike?
If yes: On a typical day, how many hour(s) do you spend thinking about your feature(s)? (Is your preoccupation focussed mainly on the feature that you want altered?)
- (2)Does thinking about your feature(s) cause you a lot of distress?
- (3)How often do you check your feature(s) (either directly or reflective surfaces?)
- (4)Has your feature(s) interfered with your ability to work, study, or your role as a homemaker? (How much time off work or college have you had because of this problem?
- (5)Does your feature prevent you from doing anything in your social life? (Do you try to avoid situations because of your feature?)
- (6)Does your feature(s) have an effect on dating or your ability to form an intimate relationship? Or does your feature effect your relationship with a current partner?)
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Published online: August 06, 2012
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