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PEGASUS: the Design of an Intervention to Facilitate Shared Decision-making in Breast Reconstruction (2020)
Journal Article
Clarke, A., Paraskeva, N., White, P., Tollow, P., Hansen, E., & Harcourt, D. (2020). PEGASUS: the Design of an Intervention to Facilitate Shared Decision-making in Breast Reconstruction. Journal of Cancer Education, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-019-01656-6

© 2020, The Author(s). Studies have found varying levels of satisfaction after breast reconstruction surgery with a substantial group of patients reporting some level of regret about their decision. The variable outcomes reported by women undergoing... Read More about PEGASUS: the Design of an Intervention to Facilitate Shared Decision-making in Breast Reconstruction.

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) and the clinical consultation: A snapshot of UK healthcare professionals’ views and experiences (2019)
Journal Article
Williams, V. S., Tollow, P., Harcourt, D., Subramanian, A., & Paraskeva, N. (2020). Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) and the clinical consultation: A snapshot of UK healthcare professionals’ views and experiences. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 73(5), 865-869. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2019.11.026

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Objectives: Increasing numbers of women are undergoing Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) in the UK. However, professional guidelines suggest CPM does not offer oncological benefit to the majority of women with breast can... Read More about Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) and the clinical consultation: A snapshot of UK healthcare professionals’ views and experiences.

Body Image, Esteem, and Dissatisfaction During Childhood (2019)
Book Chapter
Paraskeva, N., & Diedrichs, P. Body Image, Esteem, and Dissatisfaction During Childhood. In Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent DevelopmentWiley

This entry outlines empirical evidence for the key influences on children’s body image. It reviews the prevalence of body image concerns during childhood and examines the biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that can influence childre... Read More about Body Image, Esteem, and Dissatisfaction During Childhood.

Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study (2019)
Journal Article
Herring, B., Paraskeva, N., Tollow, P., & Harcourt, D. (2019). Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study. Psycho-Oncology, 28(10), 2076-2082. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5196

Objective: Surgical procedures intended to treat breast cancer or reduce risk of developing the disease typically result in changes to appearance and scarring of the breast area, and any donor sites. The longer-term impact of these changes on body i... Read More about Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study.

“It felt like unfinished business, it feels like that's finished now”: Women's experiences of decision making around contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) (2019)
Journal Article
Tollow, P., Williams, V. S., Harcourt, D., & Paraskeva, N. (2019). “It felt like unfinished business, it feels like that's finished now”: Women's experiences of decision making around contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM). Psycho-Oncology, 28(6), 1328-1334. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5086

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective: Increasing numbers of women in the United Kingdom are choosing to have a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) after diagnosis of breast cancer. Whilst research suggests that many experience high rate... Read More about “It felt like unfinished business, it feels like that's finished now”: Women's experiences of decision making around contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM).

First look: A mixed methods study exploring women's initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction (2019)
Journal Article
Paraskeva, N., Herring, B., Tollow, P., & Harcourt, D. (2019). First look: A mixed methods study exploring women's initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 72(4), 539-547. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2019.01.012

Objectives: Increasing numbers of women are undergoing appearance-altering surgery for the treatment and/or prevention of breast cancer. However, women’s experiences of seeing the results of their breast surgery for the first time, and the support a... Read More about First look: A mixed methods study exploring women's initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction.

Body appreciation in British men: Correlates and variation across sexual orientation (2018)
Journal Article
Alleva, J. M., Paraskeva, N., Craddock, N., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2018). Body appreciation in British men: Correlates and variation across sexual orientation. Body Image, 27, 169-178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.09.004

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Investigations of positive body image among men and across various social identities are lacking, and could contribute to a more complete understanding of the construct, including how positive body image can be improved. This stud... Read More about Body appreciation in British men: Correlates and variation across sexual orientation.

Opportunities and priorities for breast surgical research (2018)
Journal Article
Cutress, R. I., McIntosh, S. A., Potter, S., Goyal, A., Kirwan, C. C., Harvey, J., …Reed, M. W. (2018). Opportunities and priorities for breast surgical research. Lancet Oncology, 19(10), e521-e533. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045%2818%2930511-4

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd The 2013 Breast Cancer Campaign gap analysis established breast cancer research priorities without a specific focus on surgical research or the role of surgeons on breast cancer research. This Review aims to identify opportunities... Read More about Opportunities and priorities for breast surgical research.

Altered Appearance from Cancer (2018)
Book Chapter
Paraskeva, N., Clarke, A., & Harcourt, D. (2018). Altered Appearance from Cancer. In M. C. Fingeret, & I. Teo (Eds.), Body Image Care for Cancer Patients: Principles and Practice, 131. Oxford University Press

In this chapter, we delineate various appearance alterations that can result from cancer and its treatment. We focus on describing the impact of appearance changes involving weight, scarring from surgery, alopecia, ascites, and lymphedema. We also ex... Read More about Altered Appearance from Cancer.

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.

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Body Image Dissatisfaction and Weight Self-Stigma in Adults (2018)
Journal Article
Griffiths, C., Williamson, H., Zucchelli, F., Paraskeva, N., & Moss, T. (2018). A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Body Image Dissatisfaction and Weight Self-Stigma in Adults. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 48(4), 189-204. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10879-018-9384-0

© 2018, The Author(s). Body image dissatisfaction (BID) and weight self-stigma are prevalent and associated with physical and psychological ill-health. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is increasingly employed for both, yet little is known abo... Read More about A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Body Image Dissatisfaction and Weight Self-Stigma in Adults.

A study protocol of the effectiveness of PEGASUS: A multi-centred study comparing an intervention to promote shared decision making about breast reconstruction with treatment as usual (2017)
Journal Article
Harcourt, D., Paraskeva, N., White, P., Powell, J., & Clarke, A. (2017). A study protocol of the effectiveness of PEGASUS: A multi-centred study comparing an intervention to promote shared decision making about breast reconstruction with treatment as usual. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 17(1), 143. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-017-0543-0

© 2017 The Author(s). Background: Increasingly, women elect breast reconstruction after mastectomy. However, their expectations of surgery are often not met, and dissatisfaction with outcome and ongoing psychosocial concerns and distress are common.... Read More about A study protocol of the effectiveness of PEGASUS: A multi-centred study comparing an intervention to promote shared decision making about breast reconstruction with treatment as usual.

Facilitating shared decision-making with breast augmentation patients: Acceptability of the PEGASUS intervention (2016)
Journal Article
Paraskeva, N., Clarke, A., Grover, R., Hamilton, S., Withey, S., & Harcourt, D. (2017). Facilitating shared decision-making with breast augmentation patients: Acceptability of the PEGASUS intervention. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 70(2), 203-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2016.11.013

© 2016 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons Background PEGASUS is an intervention to facilitate shared decision-making by helping prospective patients consider their expectations of surgery, so that surgeons have a cl... Read More about Facilitating shared decision-making with breast augmentation patients: Acceptability of the PEGASUS intervention.

Body Image in Primary Schools: A pilot evaluation of a primary school intervention program designed by teachers to improve children's body satisfaction (2016)
Journal Article
Halliwell, E., Yager, Z., Paraskeva, N., Diedrichs, P. C., Smith, H., & White, P. (2016). Body Image in Primary Schools: A pilot evaluation of a primary school intervention program designed by teachers to improve children's body satisfaction. Body Image, 19, 133-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.09.002

© 2016 Body Image in the Primary School (Hutchinson & Calland, 2011) is a body image curriculum that is widely available but has not yet been evaluated. This study evaluates a set of 6 of the 49 available lessons from this curriculum. Seventy-four gi... Read More about Body Image in Primary Schools: A pilot evaluation of a primary school intervention program designed by teachers to improve children's body satisfaction.

An experimental study examining the impact of exposure to cosmetic surgery advertising on women's body image and intentions to undergo cosmetic surgery (2016)
Thesis
Paraskeva, N. (in press). An experimental study examining the impact of exposure to cosmetic surgery advertising on women's body image and intentions to undergo cosmetic surgery. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Objective: There have been calls from health professional organisations and advocacy groups to regulate and ban cosmetic surgery advertising due to concerns about increasing uptake of elective cosmetic surgical procedures that are often accompanied b... Read More about An experimental study examining the impact of exposure to cosmetic surgery advertising on women's body image and intentions to undergo cosmetic surgery.

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.

Media, marketing and mass advertising: Managing patient expectations (2015)
Journal Article
Paraskeva, N. (2015). Media, marketing and mass advertising: Managing patient expectations. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 4(5), 236-237. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2015.4.5.236

The mass media is a very powerful source of influence and plays a key role in promoting and defining cultural standards of beauty (Halliwell and Diedrichs, 2012). Research from the body image literature shows that repeated exposure to media messages... Read More about Media, marketing and mass advertising: Managing patient expectations.

The routine psychological screening of cosmetic surgery patients (2014)
Journal Article
Paraskeva, N., Clarke, A., & Rumsey, N. (2014). The routine psychological screening of cosmetic surgery patients

In order to improve outcomes, the process of patient selection within the cosmetic industry has received considerable attention from surgeons, psychologists and policy makers. Indeed, as increasing numbers of people are seeking cosmetic procedures it... Read More about The routine psychological screening of cosmetic surgery patients.

Psychosocial predictors, assessment, and outcomes of cosmetic procedures: A systematic rapid evidence assessment (2014)
Journal Article
Brunton, G., Paraskeva, N., Caird, J., Bird, K. S., Kavanagh, J., Kwan, I., …Thomas, J. (2014). Psychosocial predictors, assessment, and outcomes of cosmetic procedures: A systematic rapid evidence assessment. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 38(5), 1030-1040. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-014-0369-4

Background: Recent breast implant complications led to a UK government policy review of the evidence concerning cosmetic interventions. We synthesised cosmetic intervention research evidence covering psychosocial factors associated with requesting pr... Read More about Psychosocial predictors, assessment, and outcomes of cosmetic procedures: A systematic rapid evidence assessment.

Exploring the psychosocial impact of undergoing botulinum toxin treatment (2014)
Journal Article
Paraskeva, N. (2014). Exploring the psychosocial impact of undergoing botulinum toxin treatment. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 3(1), 34-36. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2014.3.1.34

In 2012, the American Society for Plastic Surgeons reported that 13 million minimally invasive treatments, such as botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers, were performed in the US. As the demand for these procedures continues to rise, it is vi... Read More about Exploring the psychosocial impact of undergoing botulinum toxin treatment.


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