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Diana Harcourt

Professor in Appearance Research


“They were aware of who I was as a person”: Patients’ and health professionals’ experiences of using the PEGASUS intervention to facilitate decision-making around breast reconstruction (2021)
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Tollow, P., Paraskeva, N., Clarke, A., White, P., Powell, J., Cox, D., & Harcourt, D. (in press). “They were aware of who I was as a person”: Patients’ and health professionals’ experiences of using the PEGASUS intervention to facilitate decision-making around breast reconstruction. European Journal of Cancer Care, https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13464

Objective: Many women choose to have breast reconstruction after mastectomy, however, decision-making can be difficult and expectations are often unmet. The PEGASUS intervention (Patient Expectations and Goals: Assisting Shared Understanding of Surge... Read More about “They were aware of who I was as a person”: Patients’ and health professionals’ experiences of using the PEGASUS intervention to facilitate decision-making around breast reconstruction.

Oncoplastic breast surgery: A guide to good practice (2021)
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Gilmour, A., Cutress, R., Gandhi, A., Harcourt, D., Little, K., Mansell, J., …Martin, L. (in press). Oncoplastic breast surgery: A guide to good practice. EJSO - European Journal of Surgical Oncology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2021.05.006

These guidelines were developed to optimise key clinical and patient-reported outcomes experienced by patients undergoing partial and total breast reconstruction. They are designed to complement existing guidelines available on the Association of Bre... Read More about Oncoplastic breast surgery: A guide to good practice.

"Have we done enough?" A cross-condition exploration of the experiences of parents caring for a child with an appearance-affecting condition or injury (2021)
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Thornton, M., Harcourt, D., Deave, T., Kiff, J., & Williamson, H. (2021). "Have we done enough?" A cross-condition exploration of the experiences of parents caring for a child with an appearance-affecting condition or injury. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 24(6), 418-428. https://doi.org/10.1080/17518423.2021.1901150

Children and young people (CYP) with appearance-affecting conditions/injuries report common pervasive psychosocial difficulties, regardless of cause, nature or extent of their visible differences. Parents or carers can also experience psychosocial di... Read More about "Have we done enough?" A cross-condition exploration of the experiences of parents caring for a child with an appearance-affecting condition or injury.

Rheumatology patients’ perceptions of patient activation and the Patient Activation Measure: A qualitative interview study (2021)
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Jones, B., Hunt, A., Hewlett, S., Harcourt, D., & Dures, E. (in press). Rheumatology patients’ perceptions of patient activation and the Patient Activation Measure: A qualitative interview study. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1555

Introduction: An important aspect of self-management is patient activation (the skills, abilities and confidence someone uses to actively manage their health). The dominant method of capturing patient activation is the Patient Activation Measure (PAM... Read More about Rheumatology patients’ perceptions of patient activation and the Patient Activation Measure: A qualitative interview study.

The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: Translation and linguistic validation into Finnish (2021)
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Vuola, J., Lindford, A., Harcourt, D., Griffiths, C., Aartolahti, E., Tollow, P., …Lahdenperä, N. I. (in press). The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: Translation and linguistic validation into Finnish. Burns, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2021.02.017

Background: Burn injury can dramatically deteriorate health-related quality of life. Effective burn care may minimize the impact of the burn injury and ensure optimal functional outcome. This requires continuous improvement in burn care and assessmen... Read More about The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: Translation and linguistic validation into Finnish.

‘My face in someone else’s hands’: A qualitative study of medical tattooing in women with hair loss (2021)
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Stock, N. M., Sharratt, N. D., Treneman-Evans, G., Montgomery, K., Denman, R., Harcourt, D., & at the Centre for Appearance Research, T. V. R. T. (in press). ‘My face in someone else’s hands’: A qualitative study of medical tattooing in women with hair loss. Psychology, Health and Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2021.1883688

The psychological and social impact of hair loss and its ongoing treatment can be considerable. Medical treatments are not always successful, and alternative treatments, such as medical tattooing, are growing in popularity. The aims of this study wer... Read More about ‘My face in someone else’s hands’: A qualitative study of medical tattooing in women with hair loss.

A qualitative investigation of the acceptability and feasibility of a urinary tract infection patient information leaflet for older adults and their carers (2021)
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Jones, L. F., Williamson, H., Downing, P., Lecky, D. M., Harcourt, D., & McNulty, C. (2021). A qualitative investigation of the acceptability and feasibility of a urinary tract infection patient information leaflet for older adults and their carers. Antibiotics, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10010083

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be life threatening in older adults. The aim of this study was to primarily understand the acceptability and feasibility of using a UTI leaflet for older adults in care homes and the community. Qualitative intervie... Read More about A qualitative investigation of the acceptability and feasibility of a urinary tract infection patient information leaflet for older adults and their carers.

The nature and importance of women's goals for immediate and delayed breast reconstruction (2021)
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Guest, E., Paraskeva, N., Griffiths, C., Hansen, E., Clarke, A., Baker, E., & Harcourt, D. (in press). The nature and importance of women's goals for immediate and delayed breast reconstruction. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2020.12.085

Objectives: Increasingly, women undergo breast reconstruction (BR) surgery to restore health-related and psychosocial quality of life after mastectomy. Most research focuses on BR outcomes rather than women's pre-surgical expectations of, and goals f... Read More about The nature and importance of women's goals for immediate and delayed breast reconstruction.