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Examination of the association of sex and race/ethnicity with appearance concerns: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) cohort study (2016)
Journal Article
Jewett, L. R., Kwakkenbos, L., Carrier, M., Malcarne, V. L., Bartlett, S. J., Furst, D. E., …Thombs, B. D. (2016). Examination of the association of sex and race/ethnicity with appearance concerns: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) cohort study. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 34(S100),

Objective: Appearance concerns are common in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and have been linked to younger age and more severe disease. No study has examined their association with sex or race/ethnicity. Methods: SSc patients were sampled from the Scl... Read More about Examination of the association of sex and race/ethnicity with appearance concerns: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) cohort study.

The perspectives of health professionals on the psychosocial impact of an altered appearance among adolescents treated for cancer and how to improve appearance-related care (2016)
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Williamson, H., & Rumsey, N. (2017). The perspectives of health professionals on the psychosocial impact of an altered appearance among adolescents treated for cancer and how to improve appearance-related care. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 35(1), 47-60. https://doi.org/10.1080/07347332.2016.1247407

An altered appearance can impact on the psychosocial well-being of adolescent cancer patients, yet patient reports imply a dearth of appearance-related support. Using a two-phase qualitatively driven mixed methods design, 62 health professionals fro... Read More about The perspectives of health professionals on the psychosocial impact of an altered appearance among adolescents treated for cancer and how to improve appearance-related care.

Study protocol of the YP Face IT feasibility study: Comparing an online psychosocial intervention versus treatment as usual for adolescents distressed by appearance-altering conditions/injuries (2016)
Journal Article
Marques, E. M., Williamson, H., Hamlet, C., White, P., Marques, E., Cadogan, J., …Harcourt, D. (2016). Study protocol of the YP Face IT feasibility study: Comparing an online psychosocial intervention versus treatment as usual for adolescents distressed by appearance-altering conditions/injuries. BMJ Open, 6(10), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012423

© Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. Introduction A significant number of adolescents suffer extensive and enduring difficulties such as social anxiety, body image dissatisfaction, low self-esteem and bullying as a result of conditions or... Read More about Study protocol of the YP Face IT feasibility study: Comparing an online psychosocial intervention versus treatment as usual for adolescents distressed by appearance-altering conditions/injuries.

Randomized controlled trial of an online mother-daughter body image and well-being intervention (2016)
Journal Article
Diedrichs, . P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Garbett, K. M., Williamson, H., Halliwell, E., Rumsey, N., …Barlow, F. K. (2016). Randomized controlled trial of an online mother-daughter body image and well-being intervention. Health Psychology, 35(9), 996-1006. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000361

© 2016 American Psychological Association. Objective: Poor body image is a public health issue. Mothers are a key influence on adolescent girls' body image. This study evaluated an accessible, scalable, low-intensity internet-based intervention deliv... Read More about Randomized controlled trial of an online mother-daughter body image and well-being intervention.

The effect of psychosocial versus surgical weight loss interventions on body image: A systematic review (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Hamlet, C., Williamson, H., Moss, T., & Meyrick, J. (2016, June). The effect of psychosocial versus surgical weight loss interventions on body image: A systematic review. Poster presented at Appearance Matters 7 Conference

Bariatric surgery is the most effective medical treatment for short and long term weight loss1 but should only be carried out once psychosocial interventions* in combination with diet and exercise changes are attempted 2. Body image (BI) dissatisfact... Read More about The effect of psychosocial versus surgical weight loss interventions on body image: A systematic review.

Current practices in the provision of one-to-one psychosocial support for young people with burn injuries and their families (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Armstrong-James, L., Cadogan, J., Williamson, H., Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2016, May). Current practices in the provision of one-to-one psychosocial support for young people with burn injuries and their families. Presented at British Burn Association Annual Meeting 2016,

Introduction Very little published research has evaluated psychosocial interventions for young people with burn injuries. A recent systematic review of psychosocial interventions for those with a range of appearance-altering conditions and injuries... Read More about Current practices in the provision of one-to-one psychosocial support for young people with burn injuries and their families.

Looking age-appropriate while growing old gracefully: A qualitative study of ageing and body image among older adults (2016)
Journal Article
Diedrichs, P. C., Jankowski, G. S., Jankowski, G., Diedrichs, P. C., Williamson, H., Harcourt, D., & Christopher, G. (2016). Looking age-appropriate while growing old gracefully: A qualitative study of ageing and body image among older adults. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(4), 550-561. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105314531468

© SAGE Publications. Body dissatisfaction can be significantly detrimental to wellbeing. Little is known about older adults' body image, despite the fact that ageing causes unique bodily changes and that sociocultural pressures to resist these change... Read More about Looking age-appropriate while growing old gracefully: A qualitative study of ageing and body image among older adults.