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Considerations for psychosocial support following burn injury-A family perspective (2007)
Journal Article
Phillips, C., Fussell, A., & Rumsey, N. (2007). Considerations for psychosocial support following burn injury-A family perspective. Burns, 33(8), 986-994. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2007.01.010

As part of a larger study involving burned adults and parents of burned children, family members were asked for their views regarding the impact of burn on themselves and the family (N = 50). The aim is to describe the range of psychosocial issues th... Read More about Considerations for psychosocial support following burn injury-A family perspective.

Managing appearance changes resulting from cancer treatment: Resilience in adolescent females (2007)
Journal Article
Wallace, M. L., Wallace, M., Harcourt, D., Rumsey, N., & Foot, A. (2007). Managing appearance changes resulting from cancer treatment: Resilience in adolescent females. Psycho-Oncology, 16(11), 1019-1027. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.1176

Typically, adolescence is marked by cognitive and physical developments impacting on self-esteem, independence and sexual awareness, often resulting in increased appearance awareness and dissatisfaction. Adolescents with cancer have the additional bu... Read More about Managing appearance changes resulting from cancer treatment: Resilience in adolescent females.

Adjustment to appearance changes resulting from meningococcal septicaemia during adolescence: A qualitative study (2007)
Journal Article
Wallace, M., Harcourt, D., & Rumsey, N. (2007). Adjustment to appearance changes resulting from meningococcal septicaemia during adolescence: A qualitative study. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 10(2), 125-132. https://doi.org/10.1080/13638490701217313

Statement of purpose: Meningococcal Septicaemia (ms) is an acute, life-threatening illness characterized by rapid progression and if not treated swiftly can result in death within hours. Those who survive may require skin grafting or amputation of di... Read More about Adjustment to appearance changes resulting from meningococcal septicaemia during adolescence: A qualitative study.

"Ur skin is the thing that everyone sees and you cant change it!": Exploring the appearance-related concerns of young people with psoriasis (2007)
Journal Article
Fox, F. E., Rumsey, N., & Morris, M. (2007). "Ur skin is the thing that everyone sees and you cant change it!": Exploring the appearance-related concerns of young people with psoriasis. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 10(2), 133-141. https://doi.org/10.1080/13638490701217594

Purpose: The failure of research to capture the qualitative experiences of young people who have chronic skin conditions means that their psychosocial needs are poorly understood. Using a grounded theory approach, this study facilitated group discuss... Read More about "Ur skin is the thing that everyone sees and you cant change it!": Exploring the appearance-related concerns of young people with psoriasis.

Visible difference amongst children and adolescents: Issues and interventions (2007)
Journal Article
Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2007). Visible difference amongst children and adolescents: Issues and interventions. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 10(2), 113-123. https://doi.org/10.1080/13638490701217396

Whether present at birth or acquired later in life, a visible difference (disfigurement) can have considerable psychological ramifications for children and adolescents. Whilst many young people adapt to the demands placed upon them and appear relativ... Read More about Visible difference amongst children and adolescents: Issues and interventions.

Measuring the quality of life of youth with facial differences (2007)
Journal Article
Rumsey, N. J., Patrick, D. L., Topolski, T. D., Edwards, T. C., Aspinall, C. L., Kapp-Simon, K. A., …Thomas, C. R. (2007). Measuring the quality of life of youth with facial differences. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 44(5), 538-547. https://doi.org/10.1597/06-072.1

Objective: To describe the Facial Differences Module of the Youth Quality of Life Instruments (YQOL-FD) and present results evaluating domain structure, internal consistency, reproducibility, validity, and respondent burden. Design: A multisite obser... Read More about Measuring the quality of life of youth with facial differences.

Life with a cleft lip/palate (2007)
Presentation / Conference
Rumsey, N. (2007, June). Life with a cleft lip/palate. Paper presented at Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) Adults Conference

Doing synchronous online focus groups with young people: Methodological reflections (2007)
Journal Article
Fox, F. E., Morris, M., & Rumsey, N. (2007). Doing synchronous online focus groups with young people: Methodological reflections. Qualitative Health Research, 17(4), 539-547. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732306298754

Although online focus groups are emerging as a worthwhile methodological approach for qualitative researchers, reporting has been constrained in several ways. The majority of studies report asynchronous groups, whereas others employ synchronous excha... Read More about Doing synchronous online focus groups with young people: Methodological reflections.

Face transplantation: A review of the technical, immunological, psychological and clinical issues with recommendations for good practice (2007)
Journal Article
Morris, P., Bradley, A., Doyal, L., Earley, M., Hagen, P., Milling, M., & Rumsey, N. (2007). Face transplantation: A review of the technical, immunological, psychological and clinical issues with recommendations for good practice. Transplantation, 83(2), 109-128. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.tp.0000254201.89012.ae

Three years ago, the Working Party on Facial Transplantation concluded that until there was more information available about risks any potential patient would be exposed to, it would be unwise to proceed with transplantation of the human face. Over t... Read More about Face transplantation: A review of the technical, immunological, psychological and clinical issues with recommendations for good practice.