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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. (in press). Exploring the way sexually explicit material informs sexual beliefs, understanding and practices of young men: A qualitative survey. Journal of Health Psychology, 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.

The effectiveness of physical activity interventions in improving well-being across office-based workplace settings: a systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Abdin, S., Welch, R. K., Byron-Daniel, J., & Meyrick, J. (2018). The effectiveness of physical activity interventions in improving well-being across office-based workplace settings: a systematic review. Public Health, 160(160), 70-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.03.029

© 2018 The Royal Society for Public Health Objectives: Although the benefits of regular physical activity (PA) are widely accepted, most of the population fails to meet the recommended levels of activity. Public health bodies such as the World Health... Read More about The effectiveness of physical activity interventions in improving well-being across office-based workplace settings: a systematic review.

Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence of effectiveness from experimental studies (2018)
Journal Article
Ismail, S. U., Cheston, R., Christopher, G., & Meyrick, J. (2020). Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence of effectiveness from experimental studies. Dementia, 19(2), 330-351. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301218774909

Objective: This review systematically examines evidence relating to the effect of nostalgia on psychological well-being through a meta-analysis of measures of social connectedness, self-esteem, meaning in life, self-continuity, optimism and positive... Read More about Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence of effectiveness from experimental studies.

Contrasting Views of the Post-bariatric Surgery Experience between Patients and their Practitioners: a Qualitative Study (2018)
Journal Article
Jumbe, S., & Meyrick, J. (2018). Contrasting Views of the Post-bariatric Surgery Experience between Patients and their Practitioners: a Qualitative Study. Obesity Surgery, 28(8), 2447-2456. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3185-0

© 2018, The Author(s). Background: The superiority of obesity surgery for improving medical and weight outcomes in severely obese patients when compared to other weight loss interventions remains undisputed. However, knowledge about the psychological... Read More about Contrasting Views of the Post-bariatric Surgery Experience between Patients and their Practitioners: a Qualitative Study.

Post-surgical cliff after bariatric surgery: Accounts of patients and their healthcare practitioners (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Jumbe, S., Meyrick, J., & Harcourt, D. (2017, October). Post-surgical cliff after bariatric surgery: Accounts of patients and their healthcare practitioners. Paper presented at Qualitative Health Research Conference 2017

The superiority of bariatric surgery for improving medical outcomes in severely obese individuals when compared to other weight loss interventions remains undisputed. However, knowledge about the psychological impact of the procedure on people’s live... Read More about Post-surgical cliff after bariatric surgery: Accounts of patients and their healthcare practitioners.

Could therapeutic writing improve outcomes for adult clients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa? A systematic review (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C., Williamson, H., & Meyrick, J. (2017, June). Could therapeutic writing improve outcomes for adult clients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa? A systematic review. Poster presented at Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2017

This poster will present the results of a recently completed systematic review examining whether therapeutic writing could improve outcomes for clients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. There is a great need for new and creative psychological therapi... Read More about Could therapeutic writing improve outcomes for adult clients diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa? A systematic review.

Patient involvement in sexual health service delivery (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Meyrick, J., Gray, D., & Jones, A. (2017, June). Patient involvement in sexual health service delivery. Poster presented at BASHH Conference

Introduction: Sexual and reproductive health and HIV (SRHH) services face unique PPI challenges, as the anonymity and confidentiality required by service users can be a barrier to attracting patient input. PPI could improve sexual health services, t... Read More about Patient involvement in sexual health service delivery.

Psychological Aspects of Bariatric Surgery as a Treatment for Obesity (2017)
Journal Article
Jumbe, S., Hamlet, C., & Meyrick, J. (2017). Psychological Aspects of Bariatric Surgery as a Treatment for Obesity. Current Obesity Reports, 6(1), 71-78. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13679-017-0242-2

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Little is known about the psychological effects on life after bariatric surgery despite the high prevalence of psychological disorders in candidates seeking this procedure. Our review discusses the literature around the psychologic... Read More about Psychological Aspects of Bariatric Surgery as a Treatment for Obesity.

A systematic review of the effectiveness of universal Health Visitor led Child Health Clinics (2016)
Journal Article
Webb, J., & Meyrick, J. (in press). A systematic review of the effectiveness of universal Health Visitor led Child Health Clinics. Journal of Health Visiting, 4(9), 462-471. https://doi.org/10.12968/johv.2016.4.9.462

This paper presents the findings of a systematic review undertaken to assess how effectively health visitor led child health clinics (‘baby clinics’) contribute to the promotion of pre-school child health and the reduction of health inequalities.... Read More about A systematic review of the effectiveness of universal Health Visitor led Child Health Clinics.

Psychosocial interventions for quality of life and wellbeing in adults with neuromuscular disorders: Systematic review (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Walklet, E., Meyrick, J., Moss, T., & Muse, K. (2016, August). Psychosocial interventions for quality of life and wellbeing in adults with neuromuscular disorders: Systematic review. Poster presented at 30th Conference of the EHPS/DHP

Background and Aim Neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) are a heterogeneous group of acquired and inherited conditions affecting the neuromuscular system1. Most NMDS are progressive and incurable and are associated with many adverse psychosocial outcomes,... Read More about Psychosocial interventions for quality of life and wellbeing in adults with neuromuscular disorders: Systematic review.

Patient's experience of life after weight loss surgery: Psychological adjustment (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Jumbe, S., Meyrick, J., & Harcourt, D. (2016, June). Patient's experience of life after weight loss surgery: Psychological adjustment. Poster presented at Appearance Matters 7 Conference

Background: Little is known about the psychological impact weight loss surgery has on people’s life.1 A recent systematic review in this area showed some persisting disordered psychosocial wellbeing after the procedure when compared to control groups... Read More about Patient's experience of life after weight loss surgery: Psychological adjustment.

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.

The effectiveness of bariatric surgery on long term psychosocial quality of life – A systematic review (2016)
Journal Article
Jumbe, S. L., Jumbe, S., Bartlett, C., Jumbe, S., & Meyrick, J. (2016). The effectiveness of bariatric surgery on long term psychosocial quality of life – A systematic review. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 10(3), 225-242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2015.11.009

© 2015 Asia Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity Background Little is known about the psychological effects of bariatric surgery. This review aimed to assess long term effectiveness of bariatric surgery on psychosocial quality of life (QoL) o... Read More about The effectiveness of bariatric surgery on long term psychosocial quality of life – A systematic review.

Assessing the possibilities and challenges of patient involvement in sexual, reproductive and HIV/AIDS services (2016)
Journal Article
Meyrick, J., Gray, D., & Jones, A. (2016). Assessing the possibilities and challenges of patient involvement in sexual, reproductive and HIV/AIDS services. Sexual Health, 13(3), 213-220. https://doi.org/10.1071/SH15224

© CSIRO 2016. Background: Patient and public involvement (PPI) is a key feature of healthcare services in the UK. Sexual and reproductive health and HIV (SRHH) services face unique PPI challenges, as the anonymity and confidentiality required by serv... Read More about Assessing the possibilities and challenges of patient involvement in sexual, reproductive and HIV/AIDS services.

Do Psychosocial Interventions Improve Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Adults with Neuromuscular Disorders? A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis (2016)
Journal Article
Moss, T., Walklet, E., Muse, K., Meyrick, J., & Moss, T. (2016). Do Psychosocial Interventions Improve Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Adults with Neuromuscular Disorders? A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis. Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, 3(3), 347-362. https://doi.org/10.3233/JND-160155

© 2016 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved. Quality of life and well-being are frequently restricted in adults with neuromuscular disorders. As such, identification of appropriate interventions is imperative. The objective of this paper... Read More about Do Psychosocial Interventions Improve Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Adults with Neuromuscular Disorders? A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis.

Exploring the effect of sexually explicit material on the sexual beliefs, understanding and practices of young men: A qualitative survey (2016)
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Charles, P., & Meyrick, J. (2016). Exploring the effect of sexually explicit material on the sexual beliefs, understanding and practices of young men: A qualitative survey

Purpose Research suggests that exposure to Sexually Explicit Material (SEM) has negative effects on the beliefs, attitudes and actions of adolescents, but little research has examines how this may happen. The objective of this study was to address t... Read More about Exploring the effect of sexually explicit material on the sexual beliefs, understanding and practices of young men: A qualitative survey.