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“People play it down and tell me it can’t kill people, but I know people are dying each day”. Children’s health literacy relating to a global pandemic (COVID-19); an international cross sectional study (2021)
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Bray, L., Carter, B., Blake, L., Saron, H., Kirton, J. A., Robichaud, F., …Protheroe, J. (2021). “People play it down and tell me it can’t kill people, but I know people are dying each day”. Children’s health literacy relating to a global pandemic (COVID-19); an international cross sectional study. PLoS ONE, 16(2), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246405

The aim of this study was to examine aspects of children's health literacy; the information sources they were accessing, their information preferences, their perceived understanding of and their reported information needs in relation to COVID-19. An... Read More about “People play it down and tell me it can’t kill people, but I know people are dying each day”. Children’s health literacy relating to a global pandemic (COVID-19); an international cross sectional study.

Depression, anxiety, and loneliness among adolescents and young adults with IBD in the UK: The role of disease severity, age of onset, and embarrassment of the condition (2020)
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Qualter, P., Rouncefield-Swales, A., Bray, L., Blake, L., Allen, S., Probert, C., …Carter, B. (2021). Depression, anxiety, and loneliness among adolescents and young adults with IBD in the UK: The role of disease severity, age of onset, and embarrassment of the condition. Quality of Life Research, 30(2), 497-506. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-020-02653-9

Purpose: Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) report higher depressive symptoms and anxiety compared to healthy controls, with disease severity and abdominal pain being important factors. In the current study, buil... Read More about Depression, anxiety, and loneliness among adolescents and young adults with IBD in the UK: The role of disease severity, age of onset, and embarrassment of the condition.

Sustaining, forming, and letting go of friendships for young people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): A qualitative interview-based study (2020)
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Rouncefield-Swales, A., Carter, B., Bray, L., Blake, L., Allen, S., Probert, C., …Qualter, P. (2020). Sustaining, forming, and letting go of friendships for young people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): A qualitative interview-based study. International Journal of Chronic Diseases, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/7254972

The difficulty in evidencing family estrangement to attain statutory finance in UK Higher Education (2019)
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Bland, B., & Blake, L. (2020). The difficulty in evidencing family estrangement to attain statutory finance in UK Higher Education. Higher Education Quarterly, 74(4), 531-542. https://doi.org/10.1111/hequ.12232

Acquiring statutory funding to study in Higher Education brings complex difficulties for UK students under the age of 25 who are estranged from their family, but have not been part of the care system. This paper explores the experiences of 564 estran... Read More about The difficulty in evidencing family estrangement to attain statutory finance in UK Higher Education.

The counseling experiences of individuals who are estranged from a family member (2019)
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Blake, L., Bland, B., & Imrie, S. (2020). The counseling experiences of individuals who are estranged from a family member. Family Relations, 69(4), 820-831. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12385

Objective: For the first time, this study explored the counseling experiences of individuals estranged from a family member and the ways in which therapy was helpful, unhelpful, or both. Background: Family relationships are often assumed to be perman... Read More about The counseling experiences of individuals who are estranged from a family member.