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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.

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.

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.

Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study (2019)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.

“It felt like unfinished business, it feels like that's finished now”: Women's experiences of decision making around contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) (2019)
Journal Article
Tollow, P., Williams, V. S., Harcourt, D., & Paraskeva, N. (2019). “It felt like unfinished business, it feels like that's finished now”: Women's experiences of decision making around contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM). Psycho-Oncology, 28(6), 1328-1334. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5086

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective: Increasing numbers of women in the United Kingdom are choosing to have a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) after diagnosis of breast cancer. Whilst research suggests that many experience high rate... Read More about “It felt like unfinished business, it feels like that's finished now”: Women's experiences of decision making around contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM).

Supporting children with burns: Developing a UK parent-focused peer-informed website to support families of burn-injured children (2019)
Journal Article
Heath, J., Williamson, H., Williams, L., & Harcourt, D. (2019). Supporting children with burns: Developing a UK parent-focused peer-informed website to support families of burn-injured children. Patient Education and Counseling, 102(9), 1730-1735. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2019.04.003

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. Background: Children's burn injuries can have a significant psychosocial impact on parents. However, the stress involved in caring for a child following a burn can often go unrecognized and does not necessarily prompt help seekin... Read More about Supporting children with burns: Developing a UK parent-focused peer-informed website to support families of burn-injured children.

The development and validation of the CARe Burn Scale - Adult Form: A Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) to assess quality of life for adults living with a burn injury (2019)
Journal Article
Griffiths, C., Guest, E., Pickles, T., Hollén, L., Grzeda, M., White, P., …Harcourt, D. (2019). The development and validation of the CARe Burn Scale - Adult Form: A Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) to assess quality of life for adults living with a burn injury. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 40(3), 312-326. https://doi.org/10.1093/jbcr/irz021

Introduction: Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) identify vital information about patient needs and therapeutic progress. This paper outlines the development and validation of the CARe Burn Scale - Adult Form: a PROM that assesses quality of... Read More about The development and validation of the CARe Burn Scale - Adult Form: A Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) to assess quality of life for adults living with a burn injury.

The experience of persistent pain in adult cancer survivors: A qualitative evidence synthesis (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Armoogum, J., McCabe, C., Harcourt, D., Foster, C., & Llewellyn, A. (2019, February). The experience of persistent pain in adult cancer survivors: A qualitative evidence synthesis. Poster presented at British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS) Conference

Background Nearly 40% of cancer survivors have persistent pain, however, little is known about their experiences1. This is increasingly recognised in psychosocial oncology and persistent pain is a National Cancer Research Institute top 10 research... Read More about The experience of persistent pain in adult cancer survivors: A qualitative evidence synthesis.

First look: A mixed methods study exploring women's initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction (2019)
Journal Article
Paraskeva, N., Herring, B., Tollow, P., & Harcourt, D. (2019). First look: A mixed methods study exploring women's initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 72(4), 539-547. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2019.01.012

Objectives: Increasing numbers of women are undergoing appearance-altering surgery for the treatment and/or prevention of breast cancer. However, women’s experiences of seeing the results of their breast surgery for the first time, and the support a... Read More about First look: A mixed methods study exploring women's initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction.

Using Photo-Elicitation to Explore Families’ Experiences of Burn Camp (2018)
Journal Article
Armstrong-James, L., Cadogan, J., Williamson, H., Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2019). Using Photo-Elicitation to Explore Families’ Experiences of Burn Camp. Journal of Family Nursing, 25(1), 81-108. https://doi.org/10.1177/1074840718817630

© The Author(s) 2018. A qualitative study using photo-elicitation was conducted to investigate the experiences of family members attending a residential burn camp. Six families were provided with cameras and asked to take photographs of their time at... Read More about Using Photo-Elicitation to Explore Families’ Experiences of Burn Camp.

The experience of chronic pain in adult cancer survivors: A qualitative evidence synthesis (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Armoogum, J., McCabe, C., Harcourt, D., Foster, C., & Llewellyn, A. (2018, November). The experience of chronic pain in adult cancer survivors: A qualitative evidence synthesis. Poster presented at UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) Conference

Introduction There have been significant improvements in cancer survival in recent decades but not everyone is living well. Nearly 40% of cancer survivors have chronic pain, however, little is known about their experiences (1). Those with chronic... Read More about The experience of chronic pain in adult cancer survivors: A qualitative evidence synthesis.

Opportunities and priorities for breast surgical research (2018)
Journal Article
Cutress, R. I., McIntosh, S. A., Potter, S., Goyal, A., Kirwan, C. C., Harvey, J., …Reed, M. W. (2018). Opportunities and priorities for breast surgical research. Lancet Oncology, 19(10), e521-e533. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045%2818%2930511-4

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd The 2013 Breast Cancer Campaign gap analysis established breast cancer research priorities without a specific focus on surgical research or the role of surgeons on breast cancer research. This Review aims to identify opportunities... Read More about Opportunities and priorities for breast surgical research.

Efficacy of psychosocial and physical activity-based interventions to improve body image among women treated for breast cancer: A systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Lewis-Smith, H., Diedrichs, P. C., Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2018). Efficacy of psychosocial and physical activity-based interventions to improve body image among women treated for breast cancer: A systematic review. Psycho-Oncology, 27(12), 2687-2699. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4870

© 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective: Body image concerns warrant attention among women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer, due to their significant consequences for psychological and physical health, and interpersonal relationships... Read More about Efficacy of psychosocial and physical activity-based interventions to improve body image among women treated for breast cancer: A systematic review.

A pilot study of a body image intervention for breast cancer survivors (2018)
Journal Article
Lewis-Smith, H., Diedrichs, P. C., & Harcourt, D. (2018). A pilot study of a body image intervention for breast cancer survivors. Body Image, 27, 21-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.08.006

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Body image interventions for breast cancer survivors are lacking in empirical support. Examining existing research on effective body image interventions for women in midlife more broadly may provide useful insights. This pilot stu... Read More about A pilot study of a body image intervention for breast cancer survivors.

Altered Appearance from Cancer (2018)
Book Chapter
Paraskeva, N., Clarke, A., & Harcourt, D. (2018). Altered Appearance from Cancer. In M. C. Fingeret, & I. Teo (Eds.), Body Image Care for Cancer Patients: Principles and Practice, 131. Oxford University Press

In this chapter, we delineate various appearance alterations that can result from cancer and its treatment. We focus on describing the impact of appearance changes involving weight, scarring from surgery, alopecia, ascites, and lymphedema. We also ex... Read More about Altered Appearance from Cancer.

“It's just more personal”: Using multiple methods of qualitative data collection to facilitate participation in research focusing on sensitive subjects (2018)
Journal Article
Heath, J., Williamson, H., Williams, L., & Harcourt, D. (2018). “It's just more personal”: Using multiple methods of qualitative data collection to facilitate participation in research focusing on sensitive subjects. Applied Nursing Research, 43, 30-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2018.06.015

© 2018 Elsevier Inc. Background: Often researchers use only one interview method within a single study. However, it is increasingly common for a variety of interview methods to be employed within a project. Providing choice to participants may facili... Read More about “It's just more personal”: Using multiple methods of qualitative data collection to facilitate participation in research focusing on sensitive subjects.