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"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)
Journal Article
Thornton, M., Harcourt, D., Deave, T., Kiff, J., & Williamson, H. (in press). "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, 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 d... 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.

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.

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)
Journal Article
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.

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.

Treatment experiences in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom (2020)
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Ardouin, K., Drake, D., Popat, S., & Stock, N. M. (in press). Treatment experiences in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665620968342

Objectives: Adults with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) may report dissatisfaction with aesthetic and/or functional outcomes and express desire for further treatment. Although medical intervention can improve quality of life, surgical procedures requi... Read More about Treatment experiences in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom.

Factors contributing towards psychological resilience in individuals with and without cleft lip and or/palate (2020)
Thesis
Ridley, M. Factors contributing towards psychological resilience in individuals with and without cleft lip and or/palate. (Thesis). University of The West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/4773877

Introduction: Cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) is the most common congenital craniofacial condition (CFC) and those born with it are likely to face a multitude of challenges, including in relation to psychological well-being. Research to date does not... Read More about Factors contributing towards psychological resilience in individuals with and without cleft lip and or/palate.

Microtia and craniofacial microsomia: Content analysis of facebook groups (2020)
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Umbaugh, H. M., Crerand, C. E., Stock, N. M., Luquetti, D. V., Heike, C. L., Drake, A. F., …Johns, A. L. (2020). Microtia and craniofacial microsomia: Content analysis of facebook groups. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 138, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110301

Objective An increasing number of patients use social media for health-related information and social support. This study’s objective was to describe the content posted on Facebook groups for individuals with microtia and/or craniofacial microsomia (... Read More about Microtia and craniofacial microsomia: Content analysis of facebook groups.

Physical health in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom (2020)
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Ardouin, K., Davis, S., & Stock, N. (2021). Physical health in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 58(2), 153-162. https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665620944758

Objectives Previous research in the field of cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) has indicated a high prevalence of common health concerns, functional difficulties, and additional conditions known to affect long-term physical health, cognitive development... Read More about Physical health in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom.

A systematic review of the psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents with facial palsy: The impact of Moebius syndrome (2020)
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Hotton, M., Huggons, E., Hamlet, C., Bogart, K., Johnson, D., Norris, J. H., …Dalton, L. (2020). A systematic review of the psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents with facial palsy: The impact of Moebius syndrome. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(15), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155528

Introduction: Facial palsy is often associated with impaired facial function and altered appearance. However, the literature with regards to the psychological adjustment of children and adolescents with facial palsy has not been systematically review... Read More about A systematic review of the psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents with facial palsy: The impact of Moebius syndrome.

Achieving consensus in the measurement of psychological adjustment to cleft lip and/or palate at age 8 years+ (2020)
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Stock, N. M., Hammond, V., Hearst, D., Owen, T., Edwards, Z., Ridley, M., & Rumsey, N. (2020). Achieving consensus in the measurement of psychological adjustment to cleft lip and/or palate at age 8 years+. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(6), 746-752. https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619898596

Background: Consensus regarding optimal outcome measurement has been identified as one of the most important, yet most challenging developments for the future of cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) services. In 2011, a process began to adopt a shared conc... Read More about Achieving consensus in the measurement of psychological adjustment to cleft lip and/or palate at age 8 years+.

Emotional well-being in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom (2020)
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Ardouin, K., Hare, J., & Stock, N. M. (2020). Emotional well-being in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(7), 877-885. https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619896681

Objectives: Previous research with adults born with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) has identified a range of concerns regarding mental health and quality of life, concluding that overall emotional functioning is poorer compared to the general populat... Read More about Emotional well-being in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom.

A biopsychosocial model of social media use and body image concerns, disordered eating, and muscle-building behaviors among adolescent girls and boys (2020)
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Rodgers, R. F., Slater, A., Gordon, C. S., McLean, S. A., Jarman, H. K., & Paxton, S. J. (in press). A biopsychosocial model of social media use and body image concerns, disordered eating, and muscle-building behaviors among adolescent girls and boys. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-019-01190-0

Social media use is associated with body image concerns, disordered eating and body change behaviors in adolescents. This study aimed to examine these relationships within a biopsychosocial framework and test an integrated model. A sample of 681 adol... Read More about A biopsychosocial model of social media use and body image concerns, disordered eating, and muscle-building behaviors among adolescent girls and boys.

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.