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A systematic review of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in children and adolescents (2022)
Journal Article
Guest, E., Zucchelli, F., Costa, B., Bhatia, R., Halliwell, E., & Harcourt, D. (2022). A systematic review of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in children and adolescents. Body Image, 42, 58-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2022.04.009

Evidence shows interventions can improve positive body image in adult women. This systematic review examined the evidence of efficacy of interventions that aimed to increase positive body image in children and young people aged under 18 years. The au... Read More about A systematic review of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in children and adolescents.

Exploring the experiences and psychosocial support needs of informal carers of men with breast cancer: A qualitative study (2022)
Journal Article
Herring, B., Lewis-Smith, H., Paraskeva, N., & Harcourt, D. (2022). Exploring the experiences and psychosocial support needs of informal carers of men with breast cancer: A qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 30, 6669–6676. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-022-07095-2

Purpose: The provision of practical and emotional support for men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK falls primarily on their partners, close family members or friends. However, informal carers’ experiences are omitted from the rese... Read More about Exploring the experiences and psychosocial support needs of informal carers of men with breast cancer: A qualitative study.

Exploring tattoo artists’ understanding of decorative non-medical professional tattooing as a method of scar camouflage and decoration (2022)
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Moulton, K. L. (in press). Exploring tattoo artists’ understanding of decorative non-medical professional tattooing as a method of scar camouflage and decoration. Psychology, Health and Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2022.2057556

Research surrounding the use of decorative tattooing by non-medical professional tattooists as a form of scar camouflage or decoration is limited. This study provides critical and deepening insights into tattoo artists’ experiences of tattooing scars... Read More about Exploring tattoo artists’ understanding of decorative non-medical professional tattooing as a method of scar camouflage and decoration.

The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: Identifying the responsiveness and Minimal Important Difference (MID) values of a Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) to assess quality of life for adults with a burn injury (2022)
Journal Article
Griffiths, C., Tollow, P., Cox, D., White, P., Pickles, T., & Harcourt, D. (2022). The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: Identifying the responsiveness and Minimal Important Difference (MID) values of a Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) to assess quality of life for adults with a burn injury. European Burn Journal, 3(1), 211-233. https://doi.org/10.3390/ebj3010019

The CARe Burn Scales are a suite of burn-specific PROMs for adults, children, young people, and parents affected by burns. This study aimed to determine the responsiveness and minimal important difference (MID) values of the Adult Form for use in adu... Read More about The CARe Burn Scale—Adult Form: Identifying the responsiveness and Minimal Important Difference (MID) values of a Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) to assess quality of life for adults with a burn injury.

A novel, scalable social media-based intervention Warna-Warni Waktu to reduce body dissatisfaction among young Indonesian women: Protocol for a parallel randomized controlled trial (2022)
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Garbett, K. M., Craddock, N., Haywood, S., Nasution, K., White, P., Saraswati, L. A., …Williamson, H. (2022). A novel, scalable social media-based intervention Warna-Warni Waktu to reduce body dissatisfaction among young Indonesian women: Protocol for a parallel randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 11(1), Article e33596. https://doi.org/10.2196/33596

Background: Despite the prevalence of body dissatisfaction among young Indonesian women and its consequential negative impacts, there are currently no evidence-based, culturally appropriate interventions to tackle this issue. Therefore, there is a ne... Read More about A novel, scalable social media-based intervention Warna-Warni Waktu to reduce body dissatisfaction among young Indonesian women: Protocol for a parallel randomized controlled trial.

An acceptance and commitment therapy prototype mobile program for individuals with a visible difference: Mixed methods feasibility study (2022)
Journal Article
Zucchelli, F., Donnelly, O., Rush, E., White, P., Gwyther, H., Williamson, H., & The VTCT Foundation Research Team at the Centre for Appearance Research. (2022). An acceptance and commitment therapy prototype mobile program for individuals with a visible difference: Mixed methods feasibility study. JMIR Formative Research, 6(1), Article e33449. https://doi.org/10.2196/33449

Background: Mobile apps may offer a valuable platform for delivering evidence-based psychological interventions for individuals with atypical appearances, or visible differences, who experience psychosocial appearance concerns such as appearance-base... Read More about An acceptance and commitment therapy prototype mobile program for individuals with a visible difference: Mixed methods feasibility study.

Psychological and physical health outcomes in adults with craniosynostosis (2021)
Journal Article
Stock, N. M., Costa, B., Wilkinson-Bell, K., Culshaw, L., Kearney, A., & Edwards, W. (in press). Psychological and physical health outcomes in adults with craniosynostosis. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/10556656211059966

Objectives: Within current research, little is known about the long-term outcomes of craniosynostosis. A priority-setting exercise by UK charity Headlines Craniofacial Support identified two key questions in this area: 1) What are the long-term phys... Read More about Psychological and physical health outcomes in adults with craniosynostosis.

Congenital Melanocytic Naevus (CMN) through the lens: Exploring the positive experiences of young people with CMN using photo-elicitation interviews (2021)
Thesis
Guest, E. Congenital Melanocytic Naevus (CMN) through the lens: Exploring the positive experiences of young people with CMN using photo-elicitation interviews. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7576799

Background: Congenital Melanocytic Naevus (CMN) is characterised by raised birthmarks, commonly present on the trunk, face, arms, and legs. Children and adolescents with CMN can experience negative attention from others in relation to the appearance... Read More about Congenital Melanocytic Naevus (CMN) through the lens: Exploring the positive experiences of young people with CMN using photo-elicitation interviews.

‘Dove Confident Me Indonesia: Single Session’: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate a school-based body image intervention among Indonesian adolescents (2021)
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Craddock, N., Garbett, K. M., Haywood, S., Nasution, K., White, P., Saraswati, L. A., …Diedrichs, P. C. (2021). ‘Dove Confident Me Indonesia: Single Session’: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate a school-based body image intervention among Indonesian adolescents. BMC Public Health, 21(1), Article 2102. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11770-0

Background: Due to the prevalence and associated adverse health consequences of negative body image among adolescents globally, there is a need to develop acceptable, effective, and scalable interventions. School-based body image interventions delive... Read More about ‘Dove Confident Me Indonesia: Single Session’: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate a school-based body image intervention among Indonesian adolescents.

Testing the responsiveness of and defining MID (minimal important difference) values for the CARe Burn Scales: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to assess quality of life for children and young people affected by burn injuries, and their parents/caregivers (2021)
Journal Article
Griffiths, C., Tollow, P., Cox, D., White, P., Pickles, T., & Harcourt, D. (2021). Testing the responsiveness of and defining MID (minimal important difference) values for the CARe Burn Scales: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to assess quality of life for children and young people affected by burn injuries, and their parents/caregivers. European Burn Journal, 2(4), 249-280

Background: The CARe Burn Scales are a portfolio of burn-specific PROMs for people affected by burns, including a Child Form (for children < 8 years (Parent-proxy)), a Young Person Form (for young people aged 8 -17 years), an Adult Form, and a Parent... Read More about Testing the responsiveness of and defining MID (minimal important difference) values for the CARe Burn Scales: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to assess quality of life for children and young people affected by burn injuries, and their parents/caregivers.

“Will you still feel beautiful when you find out you are different?” Parents’ experiences, reflections, and appearance-focused conversations about their child’s visible difference (2021)
Journal Article
Feragen, K., Myhre, A., & Stock, N. (2022). “Will you still feel beautiful when you find out you are different?” Parents’ experiences, reflections, and appearance-focused conversations about their child’s visible difference. Qualitative Health Research, 32(1), 3-15. https://doi.org/10.1177/10497323211039205

To investigate parents’ reflections and experiences of having a child born with an appearance-altering condition, interviews with 33 parents of children born with rare craniofacial conditions were analyzed using inductive thematic analysis. Three the... Read More about “Will you still feel beautiful when you find out you are different?” Parents’ experiences, reflections, and appearance-focused conversations about their child’s visible difference.

Promoting acceptance of diverse appearances in primary school-aged children (2021)
Thesis
Parnell, J. Promoting acceptance of diverse appearances in primary school-aged children. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7516984

Appearance-based stereotyping and stigma emerges in early childhood and can exist by the age of 4 years. Those who have a diverse appearance (e.g., higher weight, visible difference) are at increased risk of experiencing stigmatisation, resulting in... Read More about Promoting acceptance of diverse appearances in primary school-aged children.

The impact of completing body image assessments on adolescents’ body image and engagement in body change strategies: Harmful or harmless? (2021)
Journal Article
Jarman, H., Slater, A., McLean, S., Marques, M., & Paxton, S. (2021). The impact of completing body image assessments on adolescents’ body image and engagement in body change strategies: Harmful or harmless?. Body Image, 39, 131-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2021.07.003

Parents and educators have raised concerns that participating in body image research may cause or increase poor body image and engagement in body change strategies. This quasi-experimental study compared body image and body change strategy outcomes a... Read More about The impact of completing body image assessments on adolescents’ body image and engagement in body change strategies: Harmful or harmless?.

Patient reported psychosocial functioning following successful ptosis surgery (2021)
Journal Article
Richards, H., Jenkinson, E., White, P., & Harrad, R. (2021). Patient reported psychosocial functioning following successful ptosis surgery. Eye, 36, 1651–1655. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41433-021-01685-w

Background: Ptosis may result in increased anxiety, appearance-related distress and social avoidance, and impacts visual function. Previous work demonstrates the benefits of ptosis surgery for health-related quality of life, but there is a paucity of... Read More about Patient reported psychosocial functioning following successful ptosis surgery.

Expanding support services for adults born with cleft lip and/or palate in the United Kingdom: An exploratory evaluation of the cleft lip and palate association adult services programme (2021)
Journal Article
Ardouin, K., Davis, N., & Stock, N. M. (2022). Expanding support services for adults born with cleft lip and/or palate in the United Kingdom: An exploratory evaluation of the cleft lip and palate association adult services programme. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 59(4_suppl2), S48-S56. https://doi.org/10.1177/10556656211025415

Background: The largest group of people living with repaired cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) are adults. Previous research has identified unmet treatment and psychosocial needs, yet few interventions exist. This article outlines 3 interventions develo... Read More about Expanding support services for adults born with cleft lip and/or palate in the United Kingdom: An exploratory evaluation of the cleft lip and palate association adult services programme.

Clinically significant body dissatisfaction: Prevalence and association with depressive symptoms in adolescent boys and girls (2021)
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McLean, S. A., Rodgers, R. F., Slater, A., Jarman, H. K., Gordon, C. S., & Paxton, S. J. (in press). Clinically significant body dissatisfaction: Prevalence and association with depressive symptoms in adolescent boys and girls. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-021-01824-4

Body dissatisfaction is distressing and a risk factor for adverse consequences including eating disorders. However, data pertaining to the prevalence of body dissatisfaction in adolescence, a key period for its emergence, are lacking. This is a subst... Read More about Clinically significant body dissatisfaction: Prevalence and association with depressive symptoms in adolescent boys and girls.

Facilitators and barriers to delivering an optimal specialist service in the United Kingdom: An example from cleft lip and palate care (2021)
Journal Article
Stock, N., Zucchelli, F., Hammond, V., Hudson, N., & Sell, D. (in press). Facilitators and barriers to delivering an optimal specialist service in the United Kingdom: An example from cleft lip and palate care. British Journal of Healthcare Management,

Aim: Despite published standards of care, inequities and variations in specialist care delivery in the United Kingdom have been identified. Using cleft lip and palate (CL/P) care as an example, this study aimed to identify common barriers to deliver... Read More about Facilitators and barriers to delivering an optimal specialist service in the United Kingdom: An example from cleft lip and palate care.

“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, Article e13464. 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)
Journal Article
Gilmour, A., Cutress, R., Gandhi, A., Harcourt, D., Little, K., Mansell, J., …Martin, L. (2021). Oncoplastic breast surgery: A guide to good practice. EJSO - European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 47(9), 2272-2285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2021.05.006

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery has become standard of care in the management of Breast. Cancer Patents. These guidelines written by an Expert Advisory Group; convened by the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) and the British Association of Plastic, Reco... 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.