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Designing an mHealth intervention for people with visible differences based on acceptance and commitment therapy: Participatory study gaining stakeholders’ input (2021)
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Zucchelli, F., Donnelly, O., Rush, E., Smith, H., Williamson, H., & The VTCT Foundation Research Team, . (2021). Designing an mHealth intervention for people with visible differences based on acceptance and commitment therapy: Participatory study gaining stakeholders’ input. JMIR Formative Research, 5(3), https://doi.org/10.2196/26355

Background: Given their growing popularity, mobile health (mHealth) apps may offer a viable method of delivering psychological interventions for people with an atypical appearance (ie, visible difference) who struggle with appearance-related distress... Read More about Designing an mHealth intervention for people with visible differences based on acceptance and commitment therapy: Participatory study gaining stakeholders’ input.

Patients’ experiences of an acceptance and commitment therapy-based approach for psychosocial difficulties relating to an appearance-affecting condition (2020)
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Zucchelli, F. A., Donnelly, O., Sharratt, N., Hooper, N., & Williamson, H. M. (2020). Patients’ experiences of an acceptance and commitment therapy-based approach for psychosocial difficulties relating to an appearance-affecting condition. European Journal of Counselling Psychology, 9(1), 29-40. https://doi.org/10.46853/001c.22012

Becoming known: Disclosure and exposure of (in)visible difference (2020)
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Sharratt, N. D., Williamson, H., Zucchelli, F., & Kiff, J. (in press). Becoming known: Disclosure and exposure of (in)visible difference. Stigma and Health, https://doi.org/10.1037/sah0000212

Bodily or physical differences constitute one class of potentially stigmatized characteristics. The existing literature confirms that those with appearance altering or disfiguring conditions (‘visible differences’) may experience both felt and enacte... Read More about Becoming known: Disclosure and exposure of (in)visible difference.

Experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion mediate the relationship between body evaluation and unhelpful body image coping strategies in individuals with visible differences (2019)
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Zucchelli, F., White, P., & Williamson, H. (2020). Experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion mediate the relationship between body evaluation and unhelpful body image coping strategies in individuals with visible differences. Body Image, 32, 121-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.12.002

Psychological flexibility, the capacity to be open to any internal stimuli and act in accordance with valued ends, has been identified as an explanatory variable in how people cope with body concerns. The role of psychological flexibility is unexplor... Read More about Experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion mediate the relationship between body evaluation and unhelpful body image coping strategies in individuals with visible differences.

Promoting Psychosocial Adjustment in Individuals Born With Cleft Lip and/or Palate and Their Families: Current Clinical Practice in the United Kingdom (2019)
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Stock, N. M., Zucchelli, F., Hudson, N., Kiff, J. D., & Hammond, V. (2020). Promoting Psychosocial Adjustment in Individuals Born With Cleft Lip and/or Palate and Their Families: Current Clinical Practice in the United Kingdom. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(2), 186-197. https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619868331

© 2019, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Objectives: The importance of psychosocial aspects of care has received growing recognition in recent years. However, the evidence base for psychosocial intervention remains limited. Specialist... Read More about Promoting Psychosocial Adjustment in Individuals Born With Cleft Lip and/or Palate and Their Families: Current Clinical Practice in the United Kingdom.

Translation and pilot study of the Cleft Hearing Appearance and Speech Questionnaire (CHASQ) (2019)
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Stiernman, M., Maulina, I., Zepa, I., Jagomägi, T., Tanaskovic, N., Knežević, P., …Persson, M. (2019). Translation and pilot study of the Cleft Hearing Appearance and Speech Questionnaire (CHASQ). European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 42(6), 583-592. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00238-019-01543-9

Background There has been a lack of a standardized protocol for collection of patient reported outcomes (PRO) and detection of and indication for psychological treatment in cleft care. The objectives of this paper was to translate Cleft Hearing Ap... Read More about Translation and pilot study of the Cleft Hearing Appearance and Speech Questionnaire (CHASQ).

Recruiting to cohort studies in specialist healthcare services: Lessons learned from clinical research nurses in UK cleft services (2017)
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Zucchelli, F., Rumsey, N., Humphries, K., Bennett, R., Davies, A., Sandy, J., & Stock, N. M. (2018). Recruiting to cohort studies in specialist healthcare services: Lessons learned from clinical research nurses in UK cleft services. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(5-6), e787-e797. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14188

© 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Aims and objectives: To explore the experiences of clinical research nurses recruiting patients in a large specialist care-based cohort study. Background: Longitudinal studies are vital to better understand the aetiolog... Read More about Recruiting to cohort studies in specialist healthcare services: Lessons learned from clinical research nurses in UK cleft services.

Beard transplants and facial hair trends: Why men are motivated to have surgery (2017)
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Zucchelli, F. (2017). Beard transplants and facial hair trends: Why men are motivated to have surgery. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 6(1), 30-31. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2017.6.1.30

Over the past few years, an increasing number of men have received surgery to enhance or restore facial hair. This came at a time when beards re-entered mainstream fashion. Drawing on the research literature, this article explores the apparent link b... Read More about Beard transplants and facial hair trends: Why men are motivated to have surgery.