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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. (in press). A qualitative investigation of the acceptability and feasibility of a urinary tract infection patient information leaflet for older adults and their carers. Antibiotics,

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. (in press). The nature and importance of women's goals for immediate and delayed breast reconstruction. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 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.

Physical appearance and well-being in adults with incurable cancer: A thematic analysis (2020)
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Tollow, P., Ogden, J., McCabe, C. S., & Harcourt, D. (in press). Physical appearance and well-being in adults with incurable cancer: A thematic analysis. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002632

Objectives: Existing research has established the importance of appearance concerns for individuals with cancer and identified appearance as an important factor in dying with dignity. No research, however, has explored in depth the role of appearance... Read More about Physical appearance and well-being in adults with incurable cancer: A thematic analysis.

‘Everybody’s Different: The Appearance Game’. A randomised controlled trial evaluating an appearance-related board game intervention with children aged 9-11 years (2020)
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Jarman, H., Guest, E., Hannah, J., Sharratt, N., Williamson, H., White, P., …Slater, A. (2021). ‘Everybody’s Different: The Appearance Game’. A randomised controlled trial evaluating an appearance-related board game intervention with children aged 9-11 years. Body Image, 36, 34-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.09.010

This study evaluated the effectiveness of an educational board game aimed at increasing knowledge of appearance-related issues, positive body image, media literacy, and acceptance of appearance diversity with British school children. Two hundred and... Read More about ‘Everybody’s Different: The Appearance Game’. A randomised controlled trial evaluating an appearance-related board game intervention with children aged 9-11 years.

Psychological and sociocultural influences on body image among midlife women with and without a history of breast cancer: Testing the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image (2020)
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Lewis-Smith, H., Diedrichs, P. C., Bond, R., & Harcourt, D. (2020). Psychological and sociocultural influences on body image among midlife women with and without a history of breast cancer: Testing the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image. Body Image, 35, 114-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.08.011

Body image concerns are common among breast cancer survivors and women in midlife. However, effective interventions are lacking for breast cancer survivors. This may be related to prior research having examined non-modifiable and medicalised influenc... Read More about Psychological and sociocultural influences on body image among midlife women with and without a history of breast cancer: Testing the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image.

The development and validation of the CARe Burn Scale: Child Form: a parent-proxy-reported outcome measure assessing quality of life for children aged 8 years and under living with a burn injury (2020)
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Griffiths, C., Guest, E., Pickles, T., Hollèn, L., Grzeda, M., Tollow, P., & Harcourt, D. (2021). The development and validation of the CARe Burn Scale: Child Form: a parent-proxy-reported outcome measure assessing quality of life for children aged 8 years and under living with a burn injury. Quality of Life Research, 30, 239–250. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-020-02627-x

Purpose: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) identify patient needs and therapeutic progress. This paper outlines the development and validation of the CARe Burn Scale: Child Form, a parent-proxy-reported outcome measure that assesses quality o... Read More about The development and validation of the CARe Burn Scale: Child Form: a parent-proxy-reported outcome measure assessing quality of life for children aged 8 years and under living with a burn injury.

Body image concerns and psychological wellbeing among injured combat veterans with scars and limb loss: A review of the literature (2020)
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Keeling, M., Williamson, H., Williams, V., Kiff, J., & Harcourt, D. (in press). Body image concerns and psychological wellbeing among injured combat veterans with scars and limb loss: A review of the literature. Military Behavioral Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/21635781.2020.1792013

A narrative literature review aimed to determine the nature and prevalence of body image and psychosocial concerns and associated support needs among veterans with combat-related appearance-altering injuries. A systematic approach to a narrative revi... Read More about Body image concerns and psychological wellbeing among injured combat veterans with scars and limb loss: A review of the literature.

Exploring the experiences of adults with microtia: A qualitative study (2020)
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Hamlet, C., & Harcourt, D. (2020). Exploring the experiences of adults with microtia: A qualitative study. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(10), 1230-1237. https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665620931611

Objective: Microtia is a medically complex condition, with the option of surgery to address hearing and reconstruct the ear. The current study explored adults’ experiences of microtia, with a particular focus on the psychosocial impact and experience... Read More about Exploring the experiences of adults with microtia: A qualitative study.

PEGASUS: the Design of an Intervention to Facilitate Shared Decision-making in Breast Reconstruction (2020)
Journal Article
Clarke, A., Paraskeva, N., White, P., Tollow, P., Hansen, E., & Harcourt, D. (2020). PEGASUS: the Design of an Intervention to Facilitate Shared Decision-making in Breast Reconstruction. Journal of Cancer Education, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-019-01656-6

© 2020, The Author(s). Studies have found varying levels of satisfaction after breast reconstruction surgery with a substantial group of patients reporting some level of regret about their decision. The variable outcomes reported by women undergoing... Read More about PEGASUS: the Design of an Intervention to Facilitate Shared Decision-making in Breast Reconstruction.

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) and the clinical consultation: A snapshot of UK healthcare professionals’ views and experiences (2019)
Journal Article
Williams, V. S., Tollow, P., Harcourt, D., Subramanian, A., & Paraskeva, N. (2020). Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) and the clinical consultation: A snapshot of UK healthcare professionals’ views and experiences. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 73(5), 865-869. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2019.11.026

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Objectives: Increasing numbers of women are undergoing Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) in the UK. However, professional guidelines suggest CPM does not offer oncological benefit to the majority of women with breast can... Read More about Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) and the clinical consultation: A snapshot of UK healthcare professionals’ views and experiences.

The experience of persistent pain in adult cancer survivors: A qualitative evidence synthesis (2019)
Journal Article
Armoogum, J., Harcourt, D., Foster, C., Llewellyn, A., & McCabe, C. S. (2020). The experience of persistent pain in adult cancer survivors: A qualitative evidence synthesis. European Journal of Cancer Care, 29(1), https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13192

Objective This qualitative evidence synthesis aimed to identify, review and synthesise qualitative research describing the experience of persistent pain in adult cancer survivors. Methods A systematic literature search was conducted between Dec... Read More about The experience of persistent pain in adult cancer survivors: A qualitative evidence synthesis.

Cancer survivors with persistent pain: Filling in the gaps (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Armoogum, J., McCabe, C., Harcourt, D., Foster, C., & Llewellyn, A. (2019, November). Cancer survivors with persistent pain: Filling in the gaps. Poster presented at UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS), Telford, UK

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)
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Williamson, H., Hamlet, C., White, P., Marques, E., Paling, T., Cadogan, J., …Harcourt, D. (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.

Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study (2019)
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Herring, B., Paraskeva, N., Tollow, P., & Harcourt, D. (2019). Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study. Psycho-Oncology, 28(10), 2076-2082. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5196

Objective: Surgical procedures intended to treat breast cancer or reduce risk of developing the disease typically result in changes to appearance and scarring of the breast area, and any donor sites. The longer-term impact of these changes on body i... Read More about Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study.

Body image issues and attitudes towards exercise amongst men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) following diagnosis of prostate cancer (2019)
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Gentili, C., McClean, S., Hackshaw-McGeagh, L., Bahl, A., Persad, R., & Harcourt, D. (2019). Body image issues and attitudes towards exercise amongst men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) following diagnosis of prostate cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 28(8), 1647-1653. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5134

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Background: Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is an established treatment for prostate cancer (PCa), but its side-effects can affect body appearance and functioning. However, research into the impact of ADT on body i... Read More about Body image issues and attitudes towards exercise amongst men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) following diagnosis of prostate cancer.

The effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in adults: A systematic review (2019)
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Guest, E., Costa, B., Williamson, H., Meyrick, J., Halliwell, E., & Harcourt, D. (2019). The effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in adults: A systematic review. Body Image, 30, 10-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.04.002

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Theory suggests promoting positive body image (PBI)through interventions would have a significant impact on health and well-being. However, little is known about the effectiveness of existing interventions. This review aimed to id... Read More about The effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in adults: A systematic review.