This questionnaire is designed to measure the level of anxiety or distress that an individual experiences due to concerns about their appearance. Appearance anxiety can be related to concerns about one’s body size, shape, weight, or physical attractiveness, and it can be a significant source of stress and distress for many people. The questionnaire measures concerns about one’s body size and shape, self-consciousness about one’s appearance, and avoidance of social situations due to concerns about one’s appearance.
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