Research project - Victoria University
"Dressing the Post-Surgical Body: An examination of New Zealand women’s experience, perceptions and body image with reconstructive surgery and bra fit"
Doctoral student in Sociology, Aïda Amoozegar Montero (pictured), is undertaking a research project as part of her PhD dissertation.
This PhD research project will explore how women with mastectomies and breast reconstructive surgery experience their bodies, particularly focusing on the meaning bras, breasts and body image play in post-surgical lives.
This survey will be the first study in New Zealand to investigate the meaning of bras for women who have undergone a mastectomy and breast reconstructive surgery, and will provide fundamental information on women’s postoperative needs and experiences. The survey will only take 8-10 minutes and is completely confidential. Your participation in this survey will be extremely valuable in providing insight and understanding on this subject.
"Your participation is critical to support this research by providing insight, understanding and perspective on this subject matter. Your lived experience will provide the knowledge to expand current perspectives and inform new meaning. This survey will be the first survey in New Zealand to investigate the meaning of bras for women who have undergone a mastectomy and breast reconstructive surgery."
To participate in the survey, please click here.