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Experiences and impact of the UK lockdown amongst adults who have a facial visible difference (2022)
Journal Article
Tollow, P., Hamlet, C., Zucchelli, F., Williamson, H., & Harcourt, D. (in press). Experiences and impact of the UK lockdown amongst adults who have a facial visible difference. Current Psychology,

Globally, COVID-19 has been shown to have had a wide ranging and significant impact on individual’s daily living, and physical and mental health. However, there are some groups of individuals who may encounter unique challenges with regards to COVID-... Read More about Experiences and impact of the UK lockdown amongst adults who have a facial visible difference.

The impact of hegemonic masculine ideals on self-esteem in prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) compared to ADT-naïve patients (2022)
Journal Article
Gentili, C., McClean, S., McGeagh, L., Bahl, A., Persad, R., & Harcourt, D. (in press). The impact of hegemonic masculine ideals on self-esteem in prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) compared to ADT-naïve patients. Psycho-Oncology, https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.6001

Purpose: Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for Prostate Cancer (PCa) is associated with side effects that could lead to negative body image and low masculine self-esteem of survivors. We compared a group of PCa survivors following ADT with ADT-naïve... Read More about The impact of hegemonic masculine ideals on self-esteem in prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) compared to ADT-naïve patients.

Exploring parents’ attitudes towards a multicentre cohort study of children with burns injuries: A qualitative interview study (2022)
Journal Article
Tollow, P., Stock, N., & Harcourt, D. (2022). Exploring parents’ attitudes towards a multicentre cohort study of children with burns injuries: A qualitative interview study. Scars, Burns & Healing, 8, 20595131221098526. https://doi.org/10.1177/20595131221098526

Background: Burn injuries affect more than 60,000 children every year in the UK, with many experiencing scarring as a result. Scarring can be highly variable, and research is required to explore the factors that may influence variability, as well as... Read More about Exploring parents’ attitudes towards a multicentre cohort study of children with burns injuries: A qualitative interview study.

A systematic review of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in children and adolescents (2022)
Journal Article
Guest, E., Zucchelli, F., Costa, B., Bhatia, R., Halliwell, E., & Harcourt, D. (2022). A systematic review of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in children and adolescents. Body Image, 42, 58-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2022.04.009

Evidence shows interventions can improve positive body image in adult women. This systematic review examined the evidence of efficacy of interventions that aimed to increase positive body image in children and young people aged under 18 years. The au... Read More about A systematic review of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in children and adolescents.

Exploring the experiences and psychosocial support needs of informal carers of men with breast cancer: A qualitative study (2022)
Journal Article
Herring, B., Lewis-Smith, H., Paraskeva, N., & Harcourt, D. (2022). Exploring the experiences and psychosocial support needs of informal carers of men with breast cancer: A qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 30, 6669–6676. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-022-07095-2

Purpose: The provision of practical and emotional support for men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK falls primarily on their partners, close family members or friends. However, informal carers’ experiences are omitted from the rese... Read More about Exploring the experiences and psychosocial support needs of informal carers of men with breast cancer: A qualitative study.

Body image and psychosocial well-being among UK military personnel and veterans who sustained appearance-altering conflict injuries (2022)
Journal Article
Keeling, M., Williamson, H., Williams, V., Kiff, J., Evans, S., Murphy, D., & Harcourt, D. (in press). Body image and psychosocial well-being among UK military personnel and veterans who sustained appearance-altering conflict injuries. Military Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/08995605.2022.2058302

A modest but significant number of military personnel sustained injuries during deployments resulting in an altered-appearance (e.g., limb loss and/or scarring). Civilian research indicates that appearance-altering injuries can affect psychosocial we... Read More about Body image and psychosocial well-being among UK military personnel and veterans who sustained appearance-altering conflict injuries.

The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: Identifying the responsiveness and Minimal Important Difference (MID) values of a Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) to assess quality of life for adults with a burn injury (2022)
Journal Article
Griffiths, C., Tollow, P., Cox, D., White, P., Pickles, T., & Harcourt, D. (2022). The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: Identifying the responsiveness and Minimal Important Difference (MID) values of a Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) to assess quality of life for adults with a burn injury. European Burn Journal, 3(1), 211-233. https://doi.org/10.3390/ebj3010019

The CARe Burn Scales are a suite of burn-specific PROMs for adults, children, young people, and parents affected by burns. This study aimed to determine the responsiveness and minimal important difference (MID) values of the Adult Form for use in adu... Read More about The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: Identifying the responsiveness and Minimal Important Difference (MID) values of a Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) to assess quality of life for adults with a burn injury.

Testing the responsiveness of and defining MID (minimal important difference) values for the CARe Burn Scales: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to assess quality of life for children and young people affected by burn injuries, and their parents/caregivers (2021)
Journal Article
Griffiths, C., Tollow, P., Cox, D., White, P., Pickles, T., & Harcourt, D. (2021). Testing the responsiveness of and defining MID (minimal important difference) values for the CARe Burn Scales: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to assess quality of life for children and young people affected by burn injuries, and their parents/caregivers. European Burn Journal, 2(4), 249-280

Background: The CARe Burn Scales are a portfolio of burn-specific PROMs for people affected by burns, including a Child Form (for children < 8 years (Parent-proxy)), a Young Person Form (for young people aged 8 -17 years), an Adult Form, and a Parent... Read More about Testing the responsiveness of and defining MID (minimal important difference) values for the CARe Burn Scales: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to assess quality of life for children and young people affected by burn injuries, and their parents/caregivers.

Health care professionals’ views regarding chronic post cancer treatment pain in cancer survivors: understanding, experience and confidence (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Armoogum, J., Foster, C., LLewellyn, A., Harcourt, D., & McCabe, C. (2021, November). Health care professionals’ views regarding chronic post cancer treatment pain in cancer survivors: understanding, experience and confidence. Poster presented at UK Oncology Nursing Society Conference (UKONS), Online

Introduction: Chronic post-cancer treatment pain (CPCTP) is pain caused by cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery (1). The prevalence of CPCTP affects many cancer ranges from 24 to 48% of people who have finished cancer t... Read More about Health care professionals’ views regarding chronic post cancer treatment pain in cancer survivors: understanding, experience and confidence.

Factors associated with patient activation in inflammatory arthritis: A multisite cross-sectional study (2021)
Journal Article
Jones, B., Ndosi, M., Hunt, A., Harcourt, D., & Dures, E. (2021). Factors associated with patient activation in inflammatory arthritis: A multisite cross-sectional study. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 5(Supplement_2), ii35-ii44. https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rkab053

Objectives Patient activation covers the skills, abilities and behaviour that impact how able and willing someone is to take an active role in self-managing their health. This study explored clinical and psychosocial factors associated with patient a... Read More about Factors associated with patient activation in inflammatory arthritis: A multisite cross-sectional study.

“They were aware of who I was as a person”: Patients’ and health professionals’ experiences of using the PEGASUS intervention to facilitate decision-making around breast reconstruction (2021)
Journal Article
Tollow, P., Paraskeva, N., Clarke, A., White, P., Powell, J., Cox, D., & Harcourt, D. (in press). “They were aware of who I was as a person”: Patients’ and health professionals’ experiences of using the PEGASUS intervention to facilitate decision-making around breast reconstruction. European Journal of Cancer Care, Article e13464. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13464

Objective: Many women choose to have breast reconstruction after mastectomy, however, decision-making can be difficult and expectations are often unmet. The PEGASUS intervention (Patient Expectations and Goals: Assisting Shared Understanding of Surge... Read More about “They were aware of who I was as a person”: Patients’ and health professionals’ experiences of using the PEGASUS intervention to facilitate decision-making around breast reconstruction.

Oncoplastic breast surgery: A guide to good practice (2021)
Journal Article
Gilmour, A., Cutress, R., Gandhi, A., Harcourt, D., Little, K., Mansell, J., …Martin, L. (2021). Oncoplastic breast surgery: A guide to good practice. EJSO - European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 47(9), 2272-2285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2021.05.006

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery has become standard of care in the management of Breast. Cancer Patents. These guidelines written by an Expert Advisory Group; convened by the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) and the British Association of Plastic, Reco... Read More about Oncoplastic breast surgery: A guide to good practice.

"Have we done enough?" A cross-condition exploration of the experiences of parents caring for a child with an appearance-affecting condition or injury (2021)
Journal Article
Thornton, M., Harcourt, D., Deave, T., Kiff, J., & Williamson, H. (2021). "Have we done enough?" A cross-condition exploration of the experiences of parents caring for a child with an appearance-affecting condition or injury. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 24(6), 418-428. https://doi.org/10.1080/17518423.2021.1901150

Children and young people (CYP) with appearance-affecting conditions/injuries report common pervasive psychosocial difficulties, regardless of cause, nature or extent of their visible differences. Parents or carers can also experience psychosocial di... Read More about "Have we done enough?" A cross-condition exploration of the experiences of parents caring for a child with an appearance-affecting condition or injury.

Rheumatology patients’ perceptions of patient activation and the Patient Activation Measure: A qualitative interview study (2021)
Journal Article
Jones, B., Hunt, A., Hewlett, S., Harcourt, D., & Dures, E. (2022). Rheumatology patients’ perceptions of patient activation and the Patient Activation Measure: A qualitative interview study. Musculoskeletal Care, 20(1), 74-85. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1555

Introduction: An important aspect of self-management is patient activation (the skills, abilities and confidence someone uses to actively manage their health). The dominant method of capturing patient activation is the Patient Activation Measure (PAM... Read More about Rheumatology patients’ perceptions of patient activation and the Patient Activation Measure: A qualitative interview study.

The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: Translation and linguistic validation into Finnish (2021)
Journal Article
Lahdenperä, N., Repo, J. P., Aartolahti, E., Tollow, P., Griffiths, C., Harcourt, D., …Lindford, A. (2021). The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: Translation and linguistic validation into Finnish. Burns, 47(8), 1922-1928. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2021.02.017

Background: Burn injury can dramatically deteriorate health-related quality of life. Effective burn care may minimize the impact of the burn injury and ensure optimal functional outcome. This requires continuous improvement in burn care and assessmen... Read More about The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: Translation and linguistic validation into Finnish.

‘My face in someone else’s hands’: A qualitative study of medical tattooing in women with hair loss (2021)
Journal Article
Stock, N. M., Sharratt, N. D., Treneman-Evans, G., Montgomery, K., Denman, R., Harcourt, D., & at the Centre for Appearance Research, T. V. R. T. (2022). ‘My face in someone else’s hands’: A qualitative study of medical tattooing in women with hair loss. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 27(7), 1431-1442. https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2021.1883688

The psychological and social impact of hair loss and its ongoing treatment can be considerable. Medical treatments are not always successful, and alternative treatments, such as medical tattooing, are growing in popularity. The aims of this study wer... Read More about ‘My face in someone else’s hands’: A qualitative study of medical tattooing in women with hair loss.

A qualitative investigation of the acceptability and feasibility of a urinary tract infection patient information leaflet for older adults and their carers (2021)
Journal Article
Jones, L. F., Williamson, H., Downing, P., Lecky, D. M., Harcourt, D., & McNulty, C. (2021). A qualitative investigation of the acceptability and feasibility of a urinary tract infection patient information leaflet for older adults and their carers. Antibiotics, 10(1), Article 83. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10010083

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be life threatening in older adults. The aim of this study was to primarily understand the acceptability and feasibility of using a UTI leaflet for older adults in care homes and the community. Qualitative intervie... Read More about A qualitative investigation of the acceptability and feasibility of a urinary tract infection patient information leaflet for older adults and their carers.

The nature and importance of women's goals for immediate and delayed breast reconstruction (2021)
Journal Article
Guest, E., Paraskeva, N., Griffiths, C., Hansen, E., Clarke, A., Baker, E., & Harcourt, D. (2021). The nature and importance of women's goals for immediate and delayed breast reconstruction. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 74(9), 2169-2175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2020.12.085

Objectives: Increasingly, women undergo breast reconstruction (BR) surgery to restore health-related and psychosocial quality of life after mastectomy. Most research focuses on BR outcomes rather than women's pre-surgical expectations of, and goals f... Read More about The nature and importance of women's goals for immediate and delayed breast reconstruction.

Challenges and reflections from a multi-centre trial of a psycho-oncology intervention to support shared decision-making in breast reconstruction (2020)
Journal Article
Tollow, P., Paraskeva, N., Clarke, A., White, P., Powell, J., Cox, D., & Harcourt, D. (2021). Challenges and reflections from a multi-centre trial of a psycho-oncology intervention to support shared decision-making in breast reconstruction. European Journal of Cancer Care, 30(2), Article e13384. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13384