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A web-based self-help psychosocial intervention for adolescents distressed by appearance-affecting conditions and injuries (Young Persons’ Face IT): Feasibility study for a parallel randomized controlled trial (2019)
Journal Article
Williamson, H., Harcourt, D., White, P., Hamlet, C., Rumsey, N., Marques, E., …Cadogan, J. (2019). A web-based self-help psychosocial intervention for adolescents distressed by appearance-affecting conditions and injuries (Young Persons’ Face IT): Feasibility study for a parallel randomized controlled trial. JMIR Mental Health, 6(11), https://doi.org/10.2196/14776

Background: Disfigurement (visible difference) from wide-ranging congenital or acquired conditions, injuries, or treatments can negatively impact adolescents’ psychological well-being, education and health behaviours. Alongside medical interventions,... Read More about A web-based self-help psychosocial intervention for adolescents distressed by appearance-affecting conditions and injuries (Young Persons’ Face IT): Feasibility study for a parallel randomized controlled trial.

Commentary – consensus research priorities for facial palsy: A delphi survey of patients, carers, clinicians and researchers (2018)
Journal Article
Hamlet, C., Rumsey, N., Williamson, H., Johnson, K., & Nduka, C. (2018). Commentary – consensus research priorities for facial palsy: A delphi survey of patients, carers, clinicians and researchers. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 71(12), 1785. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2018.08.001

Despite the potential negative impact of facial palsy, major gaps in understanding persist surrounding the treatment and care of those affected. This collaborative three-round Delphi process aimed to identify priorities for future facial palsy resear... Read More about Commentary – consensus research priorities for facial palsy: A delphi survey of patients, carers, clinicians and researchers.

The provision of specialist psychosocial support for people with visible differences: A European survey (2018)
Journal Article
Harcourt, D., Hamlet, C., Feragen, K. B., Garcia-Lopez, L. J., Masnari, O., Mendes, J., …Williamson, H. (2018). The provision of specialist psychosocial support for people with visible differences: A European survey. Body Image, 25, 35-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.02.001

© 2018 A substantial body of research has demonstrated the challenges commonly facing people with visible differences (disfigurements) and explored the potential benefits offered by specialist psychosocial support and intervention for those who are n... Read More about The provision of specialist psychosocial support for people with visible differences: A European survey.

Bariatric surgery and body image: A complex relationship in an obesogenic world (2017)
Journal Article
Hamlet, C. (2017). Bariatric surgery and body image: A complex relationship in an obesogenic world. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 6(8), 429-431. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2017.6.8.429

Bariatric surgery is increasingly being declared as a potential solution to our growing obesity epidemic. However, research tends to focus on the medical benefits of the procedure and little is known about its psychological impact on factors such as... Read More about Bariatric surgery and body image: A complex relationship in an obesogenic world.

Recruiting young people with a visible difference to the YP Face IT feasibility trial: A qualitative exploration of primary care staff experiences (2017)
Journal Article
Hamlet, C., Williamson, H., & Harcourt, D. (2017). Recruiting young people with a visible difference to the YP Face IT feasibility trial: A qualitative exploration of primary care staff experiences. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 18(6), 541-548. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423617000536

© Cambridge University Press 2017. Background: Qualitative research methods embedded within feasibility trials are of significant value as they can provide important information for a definitive trial, often unable to be fulfilled by quantitative met... Read More about Recruiting young people with a visible difference to the YP Face IT feasibility trial: A qualitative exploration of primary care staff experiences.

Psychological Aspects of Bariatric Surgery as a Treatment for Obesity (2017)
Journal Article
Jumbe, S., Hamlet, C., & Meyrick, J. (2017). Psychological Aspects of Bariatric Surgery as a Treatment for Obesity. Current Obesity Reports, 6(1), 71-78. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13679-017-0242-2

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Little is known about the psychological effects on life after bariatric surgery despite the high prevalence of psychological disorders in candidates seeking this procedure. Our review discusses the literature around the psychologic... Read More about Psychological Aspects of Bariatric Surgery as a Treatment for Obesity.

Study protocol of the YP Face IT feasibility study: Comparing an online psychosocial intervention versus treatment as usual for adolescents distressed by appearance-altering conditions/injuries (2016)
Journal Article
Marques, E. M., Williamson, H., Hamlet, C., White, P., Marques, E., Cadogan, J., …Harcourt, D. (2016). Study protocol of the YP Face IT feasibility study: Comparing an online psychosocial intervention versus treatment as usual for adolescents distressed by appearance-altering conditions/injuries. BMJ Open, 6(10), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012423

© Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. Introduction A significant number of adolescents suffer extensive and enduring difficulties such as social anxiety, body image dissatisfaction, low self-esteem and bullying as a result of conditions or... Read More about Study protocol of the YP Face IT feasibility study: Comparing an online psychosocial intervention versus treatment as usual for adolescents distressed by appearance-altering conditions/injuries.

The effect of psychosocial versus surgical weight loss interventions on body image: A systematic review (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Hamlet, C., Williamson, H., Moss, T., & Meyrick, J. (2016, June). The effect of psychosocial versus surgical weight loss interventions on body image: A systematic review. Poster presented at Appearance Matters 7 Conference

Bariatric surgery is the most effective medical treatment for short and long term weight loss1 but should only be carried out once psychosocial interventions* in combination with diet and exercise changes are attempted 2. Body image (BI) dissatisfact... Read More about The effect of psychosocial versus surgical weight loss interventions on body image: A systematic review.

Appearance concerns in later life: Do they really exist? (2015)
Journal Article
Hamlet, C. (2015). Appearance concerns in later life: Do they really exist?. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 4(7), 336-337. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2015.4.7.336

In Western society, where youth and beauty are given high status, older people can often feel pressured to adopt appearance-enhancing strategies, such as using anti-ageing products. Those who invest time and money into their image often do so to show... Read More about Appearance concerns in later life: Do they really exist?.

Older adults' experiences of living with cleft lip and palate: A qualitative study exploring aging and appearance (2015)
Journal Article
Hamlet, C., & Harcourt, D. (2015). Older adults' experiences of living with cleft lip and palate: A qualitative study exploring aging and appearance. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 52(2), e32-e40. https://doi.org/10.1597/13-308

© Copyright 2015 American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Objective: To explore older adults' experiences of living with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P), focusing on aging and appearance. Design: An exploratory-descriptive qualitative study. Pa... Read More about Older adults' experiences of living with cleft lip and palate: A qualitative study exploring aging and appearance.

Psychosocial factors influencing the consideration of bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity
Thesis
Hamlet, C. (2019). Psychosocial factors influencing the consideration of bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Bariatric surgery (BS) is invasive, associated with risks and side-effects, and has a long-term impact on an individual’s lifestyle. Furthermore, research evidence suggests it is not the panacea it was once thought to be for weight loss. Despite thi... Read More about Psychosocial factors influencing the consideration of bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity.

Volunteers Study Summary Report
Report
Costa, B., Hamlet, C., Stock, N., & Harcourt, D. Volunteers Study Summary Report. Vocational Training Charitable Trust Foundation

This report offers a summary of a small-scale study carried out in collaboration with the Appearance Collective (AC; a group of charities in the area of appearance and visible difference). This study was designed in response to a priority set by memb... Read More about Volunteers Study Summary Report.