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A qualitative exploration of motivations for fasting and the impact of Ramadan on eating behaviors and body image among young adult Muslim women in the United Kingdom (2021)
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Hasan, F., Latzer, Y., Diedrichs, P. C., & Lewis-Smith, H. (2021). A qualitative exploration of motivations for fasting and the impact of Ramadan on eating behaviors and body image among young adult Muslim women in the United Kingdom. Eating Behaviors, 42, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2021.101545

Research exploring the impact of fasting in Ramadan on eating behaviors has focused on Muslim-majority countries and has neglected to examine impacts beyond the month when “normal” eating patterns resume. This study aimed to explore the experiences o... Read More about A qualitative exploration of motivations for fasting and the impact of Ramadan on eating behaviors and body image among young adult Muslim women in the United Kingdom.

"I listen to my body now": A qualitative exploration of positive body image in breast cancer survivors (2021)
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Thornton, M., & Lewis-Smith, H. (in press). "I listen to my body now": A qualitative exploration of positive body image in breast cancer survivors. Psychology and Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2021.1956494

Objective: Existing research has identified the high prevalence of body image concerns among female breast cancer survivors. However, it has neglected to explore the experience of positive body image among this group, despite its potential utility fo... Read More about "I listen to my body now": A qualitative exploration of positive body image in breast cancer survivors.

Acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a school-based body image intervention in urban India: A pilot randomised controlled trial (2021)
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Garbett, K., Lewis-Smith, H., Chaudhry, A., Schroff, H., Dhillon, M., White, P., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2021). Acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a school-based body image intervention in urban India: A pilot randomised controlled trial. Body Image, 37, 282-290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2021.02.011

This pilot study evaluated the acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a culturally adapted school-based body image intervention, Dove Confident Me, for use in urban India. Two private schools in New Delhi were randomly assigned at the school level... Read More about Acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a school-based body image intervention in urban India: A pilot randomised controlled trial.

Cultural adaptation and validation of the Body Esteem Scale for Adults and Adolescents for use in English among adolescents in urban India (2021)
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Garbett, K., Lewis-Smith, H., Chaudhry, A., Uglik-Marucha, N., Vitoratou, S., Shroff, H., …Diedrichs, P. (2021). Cultural adaptation and validation of the Body Esteem Scale for Adults and Adolescents for use in English among adolescents in urban India. Body Image, 37, 246-254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2021.02.012

Body image research is growing in India; however, there are no psychometrically valid measures to assess body image concerns among an Indian population. In this study, the Body Esteem Scale for Adults and Adolescents (BESAA) underwent adaptation and... Read More about Cultural adaptation and validation of the Body Esteem Scale for Adults and Adolescents for use in English among adolescents in urban India.

Game on! A randomised controlled trial evaluation of playable technology in improving body satisfaction and negative affect among adolescents (2021)
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Matheson, E. L., Smith, H., Lewis-Smith, H., Arbon, R., & Diedrichs, P. (in press). Game on! A randomised controlled trial evaluation of playable technology in improving body satisfaction and negative affect among adolescents. New Media and Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444821993800

Playables are mini-games used in digital advertising and may offer a novel and engaging avenue to improve young people’s well-being at scale. This randomised controlled trial evaluated the immediate impact and protective properties of a psychoeducati... Read More about Game on! A randomised controlled trial evaluation of playable technology in improving body satisfaction and negative affect among adolescents.

A narrative review of motivations for dating app use and associated sexual behaviors: Recommendations to promote safe sex among Indian dating app users (2021)
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George, P., Chittem, M., Lewis-Smith, H., & Epton, T. (2021). A narrative review of motivations for dating app use and associated sexual behaviors: Recommendations to promote safe sex among Indian dating app users. Media Watch, 12(1), 109-126. https://doi.org/10.15655/mw/2021/v12i1/205462

India is witnessing a rapid increase in the use of dating apps such as Tinder, which provide heterosexual individuals with access to many potential sexual partners, thereby increasing their propensity to engage in risky sexual behaviours. Adopting a... Read More about A narrative review of motivations for dating app use and associated sexual behaviors: Recommendations to promote safe sex among Indian dating app users.

Adaptation and validation of the Internalisation-General subscale of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire (SATAQ-3) in English among urban Indian adolescents (2021)
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Lewis-Smith, H., Garbett, K., Chaudhry, A., Uglik-Marucha, N., Vitoratou, S., Dhillon, M., …Diedrichs, P. C. (2021). Adaptation and validation of the Internalisation-General subscale of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire (SATAQ-3) in English among urban Indian adolescents. Body Image, 36, 254-262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.12.004

Few studies have validated body image related measures in Asian countries, including in India, thus stunting research progress. To provide a robust method of assessing internalisation of cultural appearance ideals, the purpose of this study was to va... Read More about Adaptation and validation of the Internalisation-General subscale of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire (SATAQ-3) in English among urban Indian adolescents.

Adaptation and validation of the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire in English among urban Indian adolescents (2020)
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Lewis-Smith, H., Garbett, K. M., Chaudhry, A., Uglik-Marucha, N., Vitoratou, S., Dhillon, M., …Diedrichs, P. C. (2021). Adaptation and validation of the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire in English among urban Indian adolescents. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 54(2), 187-202. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23431

Objective: Eating pathology is a salient issue in India, with clinical features reported among adults and adolescents. However, there are currently no validated measures of disordered eating in the Indian context. The present study therefore aimed to... Read More about Adaptation and validation of the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire in English among urban Indian adolescents.

Body dissatisfaction predicts the onset of depression among adolescent females and males: A prospective study (2020)
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Bornioli, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Slater, A., & Bray, I. (2021). Body dissatisfaction predicts the onset of depression among adolescent females and males: A prospective study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(4), 343-348. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2019-213033

Rationale: Body dissatisfaction is prevalent in mid-adolescence and may be associated with the onset of depression. Objective: The study assessed the influence of body dissatisfaction on the occurrence of later depressive episodes in a population-bas... Read More about Body dissatisfaction predicts the onset of depression among adolescent females and males: A prospective study.

The effectiveness of brief animated films as a scalable micro-intervention to improve children’s body image: A randomised controlled trial (2020)
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Matheson, E., Lewis-Smith, H., & Diedrichs, P. (2020). The effectiveness of brief animated films as a scalable micro-intervention to improve children’s body image: A randomised controlled trial. Body Image, 35, 142-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.08.015

Creating media to counteract the plethora of media and advertising that perpetuates negative body image is a scalable public health strategy that can be achieved through innovative micro-interventions. This study examined the immediate and short-ter... Read More about The effectiveness of brief animated films as a scalable micro-intervention to improve children’s body image: A randomised controlled trial.

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.

Prospective pathways to depressive symptoms and disordered eating in adolescence: A 7-year longitudinal cohort study (2020)
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Lewis-Smith, H., Bray, I., Salmon, D., & Slater, A. (2020). Prospective pathways to depressive symptoms and disordered eating in adolescence: A 7-year longitudinal cohort study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49(10), 2060-2074. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01291-1

Eating pathology and depressive symptoms increase during adolescence, yet predictive pathways remain predominantly unexplored, despite their implications for prevention. The present study aimed to identify shared risk factors for eating pathology and... Read More about Prospective pathways to depressive symptoms and disordered eating in adolescence: A 7-year longitudinal cohort study.

Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention (2019)
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Lewis-Smith, H., Diedrichs, P. C., & Halliwell, E. (2019). Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention. Body Image, 31, 309-320. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.08.009

The existing array of evidence-based body image prevention and intervention approaches has evolvedover time. However, the majority originated directly or indirectly from a cognitive-behavioral conceptu-alisation of body image pioneered by Thomas F. C... Read More about Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention.

Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours (2019)
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Bornioli, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Smith, A., Slater, A., & Bray, I. (2019). Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours. Social Science and Medicine, 238, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112458

Rationale Body dissatisfaction is prevalent among teenagers, and may influence the uptake of risky health behaviours. Objective The study assessed the influence of body dissatisfaction on smoking, cannabis use, drug use, self-harm, gambling, and... Read More about Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours.

Efficacy of psychosocial and physical activity-based interventions to improve body image among women treated for breast cancer: A systematic review (2018)
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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.

Promoting positive body image and tackling overweight/obesity in children and adolescents: A combined health psychology and public health approach (2018)
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Bray, I., Slater, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Bird, E., & Sabey, A. (2018). Promoting positive body image and tackling overweight/obesity in children and adolescents: A combined health psychology and public health approach. Preventive Medicine, 116, 219-221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.08.011

© 2018 Elsevier Inc. This article draws attention to the dual global problems of disordered eating and overweight/obesity among children and adolescents. It is well recognised that the main risk factor for disordered eating is body dissatisfaction, y... Read More about Promoting positive body image and tackling overweight/obesity in children and adolescents: A combined health psychology and public health approach.

A pilot study of a body image intervention for breast cancer survivors (2018)
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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.

Assessing the effectiveness of interventions to support patient decision making about breast reconstruction: A systematic review (2018)
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Paraskeva, N., Guest, E., Lewis-Smith, H., & Harcourt, D. (2018). Assessing the effectiveness of interventions to support patient decision making about breast reconstruction: A systematic review. Breast, 40, 97-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2018.04.020

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Background: Decision making about breast reconstruction (BR) following a diagnosis of breast cancer, Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS), or to reduce future breast cancer risk, is difficult and complex. This paper systematically revi... Read More about Assessing the effectiveness of interventions to support patient decision making about breast reconstruction: A systematic review.

Breast cancer or chest cancer? The impact of living with a ‘woman’s disease' (2016)
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Lewis-Smith, H. (2016). Breast cancer or chest cancer? The impact of living with a ‘woman’s disease'. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 5(5), 240-241. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2016.5.5.240

Breast cancer in men is rare. Diagnostic methods and treatment are the same as for women, but awareness of male breast cancer is low, as breast cancer is often perceived as a disease specific to women. This can delay diagnosis and cause psychological... Read More about Breast cancer or chest cancer? The impact of living with a ‘woman’s disease'.

Consumer opinion on social policy approaches to promoting positive body image: Airbrushed media images and disclaimer labels (2015)
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Diedrichs, P. C., Paraskeva, N., Lewis-Smith, H., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2017). Consumer opinion on social policy approaches to promoting positive body image: Airbrushed media images and disclaimer labels. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(2), 164-175. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315597052

© The Author(s) 2015. Disclaimer labels on airbrushed media images have generated political attention and advocacy as a social policy approach to promoting positive body image. Experimental research suggests that labelling is ineffective and consumer... Read More about Consumer opinion on social policy approaches to promoting positive body image: Airbrushed media images and disclaimer labels.