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Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention (2019)
Journal Article
Diedrichs, P. C., Lewis-Smith, H., & 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)
Journal Article
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.

Adolescent body dissatisfaction as public health issue: Effects on later risky health behaviours (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Bornioli, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Smith, A., Slater, A., & Bray, I. (2019, March). Adolescent body dissatisfaction as public health issue: Effects on later risky health behaviours. Paper presented at South West Public Health Scientific Conference 2019

Aim: Body dissatisfaction is prevalent among teenagers, and may influence the uptake of risky health behaviours. The study assessed the influence of body dissatisfaction on smoking, cannabis use, drug use, self-harm, gambling, and drinking and the me... Read More about Adolescent body dissatisfaction as public health issue: Effects on 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)
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.

Promoting positive body image and tackling overweight/obesity in children and adolescents: A combined health psychology and public health approach (2018)
Journal Article
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)
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.

Assessing the effectiveness of interventions to support patient decision making about breast reconstruction: A systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
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.

Body image and disordered eating in midlife (2016)
Book Chapter
Lewis-Smith, H., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2016). Body image and disordered eating in midlife. In T. D. Wade (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders, 1-6. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_197-1

This chapter provides a overview of the historical background, research, controversies, and future directions relating to the prevalence, risk factors, and interventions for negative body image among adults in midlife.

Breast cancer or chest cancer? The impact of living with a ‘woman’s disease' (2016)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.

Physical and psychological scars: The impact of breast cancer on women's body image (2015)
Journal Article
Lewis-Smith, H. (2015). Physical and psychological scars: The impact of breast cancer on women's body image. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 4(2), 80-83. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2015.4.2.80

Whilst breast cancer remains the most common cancer amongst women in the United Kingdom, advances in medicine have seen survival rates improve over the years and the number of women living with the residual consequences of the disease and its treatme... Read More about Physical and psychological scars: The impact of breast cancer on women's body image.

A systematic review of interventions on body image and disordered eating outcomes among women in midlife (2015)
Journal Article
Lewis-Smith, H., Diedrichs, P. C., Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2015). A systematic review of interventions on body image and disordered eating outcomes among women in midlife. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(1), 5-18. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22480

Objective: Body dissatisfaction and disordered eating are widely recognised as issues that warrant attention among women in midlife, particularly the development and delivery of effective interventions. This paper systematically reviews existing rese... Read More about A systematic review of interventions on body image and disordered eating outcomes among women in midlife.

Ageing, anxiety and appearance: Exploring the body image of women in midlife (2014)
Journal Article
Lewis-Smith, H. (2014). Ageing, anxiety and appearance: Exploring the body image of women in midlife. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 3(3), 134-135. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2014.3.3.134

The majority of body image research has focussed primarily on young adult women, a group within which appearance dissatisfaction has been repeatedly reported. These appearance worries have been found to adversely predict psychological and physical he... Read More about Ageing, anxiety and appearance: Exploring the body image of women in midlife.

Interventions to support patients affected by an altered appearance
Book Chapter
Lewis-Smith, H., Harcourt, D., & Clarke, A. (2018). Interventions to support patients affected by an altered appearance. In M. C. Fingeret, & I. Teo (Eds.), Body Image Care for Cancer Patients: Principles and Practice, 57-80. OUP USA

Changes to appearance as a result of disease and treatment can be a source of considerable distress for many patients. In this chapter we apply a stepped model of care as a framework to consider the use of psychosocial approaches to support people wh... Read More about Interventions to support patients affected by an altered appearance.