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Patient reported psychosocial functioning following successful ptosis surgery (2021)
Journal Article
Richards, H., Jenkinson, E., White, P., & Harrad, R. (in press). Patient reported psychosocial functioning following successful ptosis surgery. Eye,

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 research co... 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. (in press). 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, 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.

“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)
Journal Article
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.

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.

Assessing the impact of body image concerns on functioning across life domains: Development and validation of the Body Image Life Disengagement Questionnaire (BILD-Q) among British adolescents (2021)
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Diedrichs, P. C., & Atkinson, M. J. (2021). Assessing the impact of body image concerns on functioning across life domains: Development and validation of the Body Image Life Disengagement Questionnaire (BILD-Q) among British adolescents. Body Image, 37, 63-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2021.01.009

Assessing the impact of body image on engagement in a range of life domains is important; however, there is a lack of validated measures for adolescents. The current research developed the Body Image Life Disengagement Questionnaire (BILD-Q) and vali... Read More about Assessing the impact of body image concerns on functioning across life domains: Development and validation of the Body Image Life Disengagement Questionnaire (BILD-Q) among British adolescents.

‘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.

Motivations for social media use: Associations with social media engagement and body satisfaction and well-being among adolescents (2021)
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Jarman, H. K., McLean, S. A., Paxton, S. J., Marques, M. D., & Slater, A. (in press). Motivations for social media use: Associations with social media engagement and body satisfaction and well-being among adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01390-z

Adolescents are spending considerable time on social media, yet it is unclear whether motivations for social media use drive different forms of social media engagement, and their relationships with body satisfaction and well-being. This study tested... Read More about Motivations for social media use: Associations with social media engagement and body satisfaction and well-being among adolescents.

A rapid systematic review of public responses to health messages encouraging vaccination against infectious diseases in a pandemic or epidemic (2021)
Journal Article
Armitage, C. J., Shorter, G. W., Lawes-Wickwar, S., Ghio, D., Tang, M. Y., Keyworth, C., …Epton, T. (2021). A rapid systematic review of public responses to health messages encouraging vaccination against infectious diseases in a pandemic or epidemic. Vaccines, 9(2), 1-26. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9020072

Public health teams need to understand how the public responds to vaccination messages in a pandemic or epidemic to inform successful campaigns encouraging the uptake of new vaccines as they become available. A rapid systematic review was performed b... Read More about A rapid systematic review of public responses to health messages encouraging vaccination against infectious diseases in a pandemic or epidemic.

Exploring and measuring the perceived impact of visible difference upon romantic relationships (2021)
Thesis
Sharratt, N. D. Exploring and measuring the perceived impact of visible difference upon romantic relationships. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1490685

Appearance altering or disfiguring conditions can lead to a variety of ‘visible differences.’ The presence of a visible difference may impact negatively upon an individual’s well-being and be associated with psychosocial difficulties, including socia... Read More about Exploring and measuring the perceived impact of visible difference upon romantic relationships.

Becoming known: Disclosure and exposure of (in)visible difference (2020)
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Sharratt, N. D., Williamson, H., Zucchelli, F., & Kiff, J. (in press). Becoming known: Disclosure and exposure of (in)visible difference. Stigma and Health, https://doi.org/10.1037/sah0000212

Bodily or physical differences constitute one class of potentially stigmatized characteristics. The existing literature confirms that those with appearance altering or disfiguring conditions (‘visible differences’) may experience both felt and enacte... Read More about Becoming known: Disclosure and exposure of (in)visible difference.

Body dissatisfaction predicts the onset of depression among adolescent females and males: A prospective study (2020)
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Bornioli, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Slater, A., & Bray, I. (2021). Body dissatisfaction predicts the onset of depression among adolescent females and males: A prospective study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(4), 343-348. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2019-213033

Rationale: Body dissatisfaction is prevalent in mid-adolescence and may be associated with the onset of depression. Objective: The study assessed the influence of body dissatisfaction on the occurrence of later depressive episodes in a population-bas... Read More about Body dissatisfaction predicts the onset of depression among adolescent females and males: A prospective study.

Social media, body satisfaction and well-being among adolescents: A mediation model of appearance-ideal internalization and comparison (2020)
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Jarman, H. K., Marques, M. D., McLean, S. A., Slater, A., & Paxton, S. J. (2021). Social media, body satisfaction and well-being among adolescents: A mediation model of appearance-ideal internalization and comparison. Body Image, 36, 139-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.11.005

Despite adolescents’ prolific use of social media, relationships between social media and body satisfaction and well-being are not yet well understood, especially among boys. This study tested a sociocultural model of body image within the context of... Read More about Social media, body satisfaction and well-being among adolescents: A mediation model of appearance-ideal internalization and comparison.

Physical appearance and well-being in adults with incurable cancer: A thematic analysis (2020)
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Tollow, P., Ogden, J., McCabe, C. S., & Harcourt, D. (in press). Physical appearance and well-being in adults with incurable cancer: A thematic analysis. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002632

Objectives: Existing research has established the importance of appearance concerns for individuals with cancer and identified appearance as an important factor in dying with dignity. No research, however, has explored in depth the role of appearance... Read More about Physical appearance and well-being in adults with incurable cancer: A thematic analysis.

Evaluating the ‘Dove Confident Me’ 5-session body image intervention delivered by teachers in schools: A cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial (2020)
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Diedrichs, P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Garbett, K. M., & Leckie, G. (2021). Evaluating the ‘Dove Confident Me’ 5-session body image intervention delivered by teachers in schools: A cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial. Journal of Adolescent Health, 68(2), 331-341. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.10.001

© 2020 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Purpose: Body dissatisfaction is common during adolescence and predicts poor psychological and physical health. Interventions have traditionally overrelied on delivery by external providers (e.g., res... Read More about Evaluating the ‘Dove Confident Me’ 5-session body image intervention delivered by teachers in schools: A cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial.

The effects of fitspiration images on body attributes, mood and eating behaviors: An experimental Ecological Momentary Assessment study in females (2020)
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Krug, I., Selvaraja, P., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Hughes, E. K., Slater, A., Griffiths, S., …Blake, K. (2020). The effects of fitspiration images on body attributes, mood and eating behaviors: An experimental Ecological Momentary Assessment study in females. Body Image, 35, 279-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.09.011

Through an experimental Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) design, we assessed the effects of fitspiration images (relative to neutral) on body image, mood and disordered eating and whether trait body dissatisfaction, thin-ideal internalization an... Read More about The effects of fitspiration images on body attributes, mood and eating behaviors: An experimental Ecological Momentary Assessment study in females.