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Experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion mediate the relationship between body evaluation and unhelpful body image coping strategies in individuals with visible differences (2019)
Journal Article
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.

Becoming known: Disclosure and exposure of (in)visible difference (2019)
Journal Article
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.

Promoting Psychosocial Adjustment in Individuals Born With Cleft Lip and/or Palate and Their Families: Current Clinical Practice in the United Kingdom (2019)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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).

Acceptance and commitment therapy for people experiencing appearance - related distress associated with a visible difference: A rationale and review of relevant research (2018)
Journal Article
Zucchelli, F., Donnelly, O., Williamson, H., & Hooper, N. (2018). Acceptance and commitment therapy for people experiencing appearance - related distress associated with a visible difference: A rationale and review of relevant research. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 32(3), 171-183. https://doi.org/10.1891/0889-8391.32.3.171

© 2018 Springer Publishing Company. People may have a visibly different appearance due to various causes, such as congenital conditions, injury, disease, or medical treatment. Some individuals with a visible difference experience social anxiety and i... Read More about Acceptance and commitment therapy for people experiencing appearance - related distress associated with a visible difference: A rationale and review of relevant research.

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Body Image Dissatisfaction and Weight Self-Stigma in Adults (2018)
Journal Article
Griffiths, C., Williamson, H., Zucchelli, F., Paraskeva, N., & Moss, T. (2018). A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Body Image Dissatisfaction and Weight Self-Stigma in Adults. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 48(4), 189-204. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10879-018-9384-0

© 2018, The Author(s). Body image dissatisfaction (BID) and weight self-stigma are prevalent and associated with physical and psychological ill-health. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is increasingly employed for both, yet little is known abo... Read More about A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Body Image Dissatisfaction and Weight Self-Stigma in Adults.

Recruiting to cohort studies in specialist healthcare services: Lessons learned from clinical research nurses in UK cleft services (2017)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.