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Are psychosocial interventions effective at increasing condom use among Black men? A systematic review (2021)
Journal Article
Meyrick, J., & Nwaosu, U. (in press). Are psychosocial interventions effective at increasing condom use among Black men? A systematic review. International Journal of STD and AIDS,

Background People of Black ethnicity continue to experience a disproportionately high burden of STIs in the UK. Despite this, there has been little intervention research among people in this group. This review aims to explore the evidence of effecti... Read More about Are psychosocial interventions effective at increasing condom use among Black men? A systematic review.

The effectiveness of interventions to improve psychosocial outcomes in parents of children with appearance-affecting health conditions: A systematic review (2020)
Journal Article
Costa, B., Thornton, M., Guest, E., Meyrick, J., & Williamson, H. (2021). The effectiveness of interventions to improve psychosocial outcomes in parents of children with appearance-affecting health conditions: A systematic review. Child: Care, Health and Development, 47(1), 15-30. https://doi.org/10.1111/cch.12805

Background: Although many cope well, the impact of supporting a child with an Appearance-Affecting Health Condition (AAHC) can place a significant demand on parents. As such, it is vital that families have access to appropriate psychosocial support t... Read More about The effectiveness of interventions to improve psychosocial outcomes in parents of children with appearance-affecting health conditions: A systematic review.

Systematic Review: Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions on wellbeing outcomes for adolescent or adult victim/survivors of recent rape or sexual assault (2020)
Journal Article
Lomax, J., & Meyrick, J. (in press). Systematic Review: Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions on wellbeing outcomes for adolescent or adult victim/survivors of recent rape or sexual assault. Journal of Health Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105320950799

Sexual assault and rape are common forms of sexual violence/abuse. The psychological/health consequences represent significant and ongoing harm. It seems imperative that victim/survivors receive evidence-based support within first response settings.... Read More about Systematic Review: Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions on wellbeing outcomes for adolescent or adult victim/survivors of recent rape or sexual assault.

What psychosocial interventions work to reduce hospital admissions in people with diabetes and elevated HbA1c: a systematic review of the evidence (2020)
Journal Article
Moulson, H., Sanders, S., Coppin, S., & Meyrick, J. (2020). What psychosocial interventions work to reduce hospital admissions in people with diabetes and elevated HbA1c: a systematic review of the evidence. Diabetic Medicine, 37(8), 1280-1290. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14332

© 2020 The Authors. Diabetic Medicine published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Diabetes UK Background: Diabetes is a chronic condition that can lead to devastating complications if not managed effectively. Individuals with elevated HbA1c are... Read More about What psychosocial interventions work to reduce hospital admissions in people with diabetes and elevated HbA1c: a systematic review of the evidence.

Therapeutic writing for disordered eating: A systematic review (2020)
Journal Article
Ramsey-Wade, C. E., Williamson, H., & Meyrick, J. (2021). Therapeutic writing for disordered eating: A systematic review. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 16(1), 59-76. https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2020.1760988

A systematic review of the literature was carried out to assess whether therapeutic writing could improve outcomes for clients with disordered eating. Twelve studies were identified that met the review’s inclusion criteria. Each study was criticall... Read More about Therapeutic writing for disordered eating: A systematic review.

The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions to support psychological well- being in post-operative bariatric patients: A systematic review of evidence (2020)
Journal Article
Van Zyl, N., Andrews, L., Williamson, H., & Meyrick, J. (in press). The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions to support psychological well- being in post-operative bariatric patients: A systematic review of evidence. Diabetic Medicine,

Background: Bariatric surgery is considered an effective obesity management intervention for individuals with a BMI greater than 40, or 35 with co-morbidities. However, research documents that psychological difficulties prevalent amongst individuals... Read More about The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions to support psychological well- being in post-operative bariatric patients: A systematic review of evidence.

P254 Barriers to sexual assault disclosure within sexual health services: a mixed method/population study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Meyrick, J., Mccartan, K., Thomas, Z., & Kowalska, A. (2019, July). P254 Barriers to sexual assault disclosure within sexual health services: a mixed method/population study. Poster presented at Abstracts for the STI & HIV World Congress (Joint Meeting of the 23rd ISSTDR and 20th IUSTI), July 14–17, 2019, Vancouver, Canada

Background: Internationally, the UN reports that an estimated 1 in 3 women experience physical/sexual violence during their lifetime. These rates vary across cultures, age, gender and sexual identity. However, what does not vary is that the majority... Read More about P254 Barriers to sexual assault disclosure within sexual health services: a mixed method/population study.

Patient voice in sexual health (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Meyrick, J. (2019, July). Patient voice in sexual health. Presented at The Power of Prevention - 21st Century Challenges for Sexual Health Across the SW, Taunton

The effectiveness of health behavior change interventions in managing physical health in people with a psychotic illness: A systematic review (2019)
Journal Article
Mazoruk, S., Meyrick, J., Taousi, Z., & Huxley, A. (2020). The effectiveness of health behavior change interventions in managing physical health in people with a psychotic illness: A systematic review. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 56(1), 121-140. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppc.12391

Purpose People living with psychotic illness disproportionately experience more comorbidities and have a markedly shorter life expectancy compared to the general population. This review evaluates the effectiveness of health behavior change intervent... Read More about The effectiveness of health behavior change interventions in managing physical health in people with a psychotic illness: A systematic review.

The effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in adults: A systematic review (2019)
Journal Article
Guest, E., Costa, B., Williamson, H., Meyrick, J., Halliwell, E., & Harcourt, D. (2019). The effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in adults: A systematic review. Body Image, 30, 10-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.04.002

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Theory suggests promoting positive body image (PBI)through interventions would have a significant impact on health and well-being. However, little is known about the effectiveness of existing interventions. This review aimed to id... Read More about The effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in adults: A systematic review.

Effectiveness of behavioural interventions to reduce urinary tract infections and Escherichia coli bacteraemia for older adults across all care settings: A systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Jones, L., Meyrick, J., Bath, J., Dunham, O., & McNultry, C. (2019). Effectiveness of behavioural interventions to reduce urinary tract infections and Escherichia coli bacteraemia for older adults across all care settings: A systematic review. Journal of Hospital Infection, 102(2), 200-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.10.013

© 2018 Background: Escherichia coli bacteraemia rates in the UK have risen; rates are highest among older adults. Previous urinary tract infections (UTIs) and catheterization are risk factors. Aim: To examine effectiveness of behavioural intervention... Read More about Effectiveness of behavioural interventions to reduce urinary tract infections and Escherichia coli bacteraemia for older adults across all care settings: A systematic review.

Evidence based patient/public voice: A patient and public involvement audit in the field of sexual health (2018)
Journal Article
Meyrick, J., & Gray, D. (2018). Evidence based patient/public voice: A patient and public involvement audit in the field of sexual health. BMJ Sexual && Reproductive Health, 44, 267-271. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsrh-2018-200082

Background: The National Health Institute constitution enshrines the central role of patient and public involvement (PPI) in order to place patients at the heart of the NHS. The sexual health field presents unique challenges for PPI in the tension be... Read More about Evidence based patient/public voice: A patient and public involvement audit in the field of sexual health.

Exploring the way sexually explicit material informs sexual beliefs, understanding and practices of young men: A qualitative survey (2018)
Journal Article
Charles, P., & Meyrick, J. (2020). Exploring the way sexually explicit material informs sexual beliefs, understanding and practices of young men: A qualitative survey. Journal of Health Psychology, 25(13-14), 2211-2221. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318788736

Little research has examined how exposure to sexually explicit material may affect beliefs, attitudes and actions of young men. This study explored self-reported effects on young males. A ‘snowballed’ sample of males aged 18–25 years was recruited wi... Read More about Exploring the way sexually explicit material informs sexual beliefs, understanding and practices of young men: A qualitative survey.

Therapeutic writing for eating disorders: A systematic review (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C., Williamson, H., & Meyrick, J. (2018, June). Therapeutic writing for eating disorders: A systematic review. Poster presented at Appearance Matters 8

There is a need for new and creative psychological therapies for anorexia in particular, as it has the highest bed cost and the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric condition, and few NICE recommended clinical treatments. Interventions which ca... Read More about Therapeutic writing for eating disorders: A systematic review.