Every part of humanbody has its own role in order to maintain normal body functions, but in somecircumstances a person undergo amputation that leads to changes in bodyfunctions including the self-esteem and body image. Body image is a way which aperson can determine if his/her own body can affect the way of his/herinteractions in the society as well as the interpersonal relationships(Bessell, Dures, Semple and Jackson, 2012, cited in Gilg, 2016). A change inappearance as a result of disease or trauma can alter or affect how a personperceive his/her own body (Bessell et al, 2012, cited in Gilg, 2016). Thesealterations can affect the body image in cases that a person is incapable inadapting to change (McRobert, 2012 cited in Gilg, 2016). Body image is related to a person’sself-esteem. According to Breakey, 1997, p.
58 cited in, Gilg, 2016, changes inbody image is connected thru emotional, perception and psychological reactions.It is significantly lower in individuals who have lost two limbs compared tothose who only have one lower limb amputated (Gilg, 2016). A person who haslost both legs have the lower body image because their social interaction aswell as their personal relationships are highly affected than those who lostone limb. For example in daily activities like driving and job activities(Gilg, 2016). Thus, self-esteem can also be affected because these limitationsare the reasons for them to completely adapt.
Also the levels of quality oflife and level of self esteem are lowered with an increase rate of depressionare related to body image anxiety (Horgan & MacLachalan, 2004, cited inFreysteinson & Thomas, 2017). As of today, people with disabilities aremost likely to report that health care providers’ skills and facilities do notmet their needs. They experience rejection and discrimination in the healthcare system than people without disabilities. (WHO, 2013)