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Emotional well-being in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom (2020)
Journal Article
Ardouin, K., Hare, J., & Stock, N. M. (in press). 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, 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)
Journal Article
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.

Satisfaction with health care in families following a diagnosis of cleft lip and/or palate in the United Kingdom (2019)
Journal Article
Costa, B., White, P., & Stock, N. M. (in press). Satisfaction with health care in families following a diagnosis of cleft lip and/or palate in the United Kingdom. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619888318

Objective: Having a child born with a cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) poses several challenges for new parents and can have a significant psychological impact on the family as a whole. Previous research has indicated that dissatisfaction with health c... Read More about Satisfaction with health care in families following a diagnosis of cleft lip and/or palate in the United Kingdom.

Becoming known: Disclosure and exposure of (in)visible difference (2019)
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.

A web-based self-help psychosocial intervention for adolescents distressed by appearance-affecting conditions and injuries (Young Persons’ Face IT): Feasibility study for a parallel randomized controlled trial (2019)
Journal Article
Williamson, H., Harcourt, D., White, P., Hamlet, C., Rumsey, N., Marques, E., …Cadogan, J. (2019). A web-based self-help psychosocial intervention for adolescents distressed by appearance-affecting conditions and injuries (Young Persons’ Face IT): Feasibility study for a parallel randomized controlled trial. JMIR Mental Health, 6(11), https://doi.org/10.2196/14776

Background: Disfigurement (visible difference) from wide-ranging congenital or acquired conditions, injuries, or treatments can negatively impact adolescents’ psychological well-being, education and health behaviours. Alongside medical interventions,... Read More about A web-based self-help psychosocial intervention for adolescents distressed by appearance-affecting conditions and injuries (Young Persons’ Face IT): Feasibility study for a parallel randomized controlled trial.

Provision of Care for Families Affected by Craniofacial Conditions: The Views of Nonspecialist Health Professionals (2019)
Journal Article
Stock, N. M., & Costa, B. (in press). Provision of Care for Families Affected by Craniofacial Conditions: The Views of Nonspecialist Health Professionals. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619883151

Objective: A diagnosis of a congenital craniofacial condition can have a significant impact on the psychological wellbeing of the affected family. As the first health professionals likely to come into contact with families, non-specialists, such as... Read More about Provision of Care for Families Affected by Craniofacial Conditions: The Views of Nonspecialist Health Professionals.

Experiences of living with visible difference: Individual and social reflections (2019)
Journal Article
Sharratt, N. D., Jenkinson, E., Moss, T., Clarke, A., & Rumsey, N. (2019). Experiences of living with visible difference: Individual and social reflections. Health Psychology Update, 28(2),

Many health conditions impact upon an individual’s appearance and result in an altered appearance (“visible difference”). The presence of visible difference is associated with a variety of psychosocial difficulties and challenges, yet calls for an i... Read More about Experiences of living with visible difference: Individual and social reflections.

Body Image, Esteem, and Dissatisfaction During Childhood (2019)
Book Chapter
Paraskeva, N., & Diedrichs, P. Body Image, Esteem, and Dissatisfaction During Childhood. In Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent DevelopmentWiley

This entry outlines empirical evidence for the key influences on children’s body image. It reviews the prevalence of body image concerns during childhood and examines the biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that can influence childre... Read More about Body Image, Esteem, and Dissatisfaction During Childhood.

Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention (2019)
Journal Article
Diedrichs, P. C., Lewis-Smith, H., & Halliwell, E. (2019). Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention. Body Image, 31, 309-320. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.08.009

The existing array of evidence-based body image prevention and intervention approaches has evolvedover time. However, the majority originated directly or indirectly from a cognitive-behavioral conceptu-alisation of body image pioneered by Thomas F. C... Read More about Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention.

Opening a Pandora's Box that can't be salvaged: Health professionals’ perceptions of appearance-related care in an Australian pediatric specialist hospital (2019)
Journal Article
Newcombe, P., Gee, C., Maskell, J., Newcombe, P., Kimble, R., & Williamson, H. (2019). Opening a Pandora's Box that can't be salvaged: Health professionals’ perceptions of appearance-related care in an Australian pediatric specialist hospital. Body Image, 31, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.07.004

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Many children and young people struggle adjusting to the psychosocial consequences (e.g., body dissatisfaction, social anxiety, and stigmatisation) of visible differences (or disfigurement). As appearance-affecting conditions ofte... Read More about Opening a Pandora's Box that can't be salvaged: Health professionals’ perceptions of appearance-related care in an Australian pediatric specialist hospital.

Facilitating Positive Psychosocial Outcomes in Craniofacial Team Care: Strategies for Medical Providers (2019)
Journal Article
Stock, N. M., Marik, P., Magee, L., Aspinall, C. L., Garcia, L., Crerand, C., & Johns, A. L. (in press). Facilitating Positive Psychosocial Outcomes in Craniofacial Team Care: Strategies for Medical Providers. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619868052

© 2019, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Objective: Psychosocial issues associated with craniofacial diagnoses and the ongoing burden of care can impact the quality of life of patients and families, as well as treatment adherence and o... Read More about Facilitating Positive Psychosocial Outcomes in Craniofacial Team Care: Strategies for Medical Providers.

Promoting Psychosocial Adjustment in Individuals Born With Cleft Lip and/or Palate and Their Families: Current Clinical Practice in the United Kingdom (2019)
Journal Article
Stock, N. M., Zucchelli, F., Hudson, N., Kiff, J. D., & Hammond, V. (2020). Promoting Psychosocial Adjustment in Individuals Born With Cleft Lip and/or Palate and Their Families: Current Clinical Practice in the United Kingdom. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(2), 186-197. https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619868331

© 2019, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Objectives: The importance of psychosocial aspects of care has received growing recognition in recent years. However, the evidence base for psychosocial intervention remains limited. Specialist... Read More about Promoting Psychosocial Adjustment in Individuals Born With Cleft Lip and/or Palate and Their Families: Current Clinical Practice in the United Kingdom.

Medical Stress Reactions and Personal Growth in Parents of Children With a Rare Craniofacial Condition (2019)
Journal Article
Feragen, K. B., Stock, N. M., Myhre, A., & Due-tønnessen, B. J. (2020). Medical Stress Reactions and Personal Growth in Parents of Children With a Rare Craniofacial Condition. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(2), 228-237. https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619869146

© 2019, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Background: The birth of a child with a congenital craniofacial anomaly (CFA) can have a profound psychological impact on the family. Despite the complexity and variability in treatment for thes... Read More about Medical Stress Reactions and Personal Growth in Parents of Children With a Rare Craniofacial Condition.

Associations between mindfulness, PTSD, and depression in combat deployed post-9/11 military veterans (2019)
Journal Article
Barr, N., Keeling, M., & Castro, C. (2019). Associations between mindfulness, PTSD, and depression in combat deployed post-9/11 military veterans. Mindfulness, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01212-9

Objectives: Combat experiences predict PTSD and depression in U.S. military veterans. However, few studies have investigated associations between mindfulness and these constructs. We examined main, direct, and indirect effects for mindfulness and com... Read More about Associations between mindfulness, PTSD, and depression in combat deployed post-9/11 military veterans.

Military spouses transition, too! a call to action to address spouses’ military to civilian transition (2019)
Journal Article
Keeling, M., Borah, E. V., Kintzle, S., Kleykamp, M., & Robertson, H. C. (in press). Military spouses transition, too! a call to action to address spouses’ military to civilian transition. Journal of Family Social Work, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/10522158.2019.1652219

© 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis. Military to Civilian Transition (MCT) is the process experienced by military personnel as they leave service and return to civilian life. This MCT process is thought to be challenging across a range of key areas suc... Read More about Military spouses transition, too! a call to action to address spouses’ military to civilian transition.

Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours (2019)
Journal Article
Bornioli, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Smith, A., Slater, A., & Bray, I. (2019). Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours. Social Science and Medicine, 238, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112458

Rationale Body dissatisfaction is prevalent among teenagers, and may influence the uptake of risky health behaviours. Objective The study assessed the influence of body dissatisfaction on smoking, cannabis use, drug use, self-harm, gambling, and... Read More about Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours.

Systematic review of body image measures (2019)
Journal Article
Kling, J., Kwakkenbos, L., Diedrichs, P. C., Rumsey, N., Frisén, A., Brandão, M. P., …Fitzgerald, A. (2019). Systematic review of body image measures. Body Image, 30, 170-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.06.006

Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This systematic review synthesizes and critically appraises measurement properties of influential body image measures. Eight measures that met the definition of an assessment of body image (i.e., an... Read More about Systematic review of body image measures.

Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study (2019)
Journal Article
Herring, B., Paraskeva, N., Tollow, P., & Harcourt, D. (2019). Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study. Psycho-Oncology, 28(10), 2076-2082. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5196

Objective: Surgical procedures intended to treat breast cancer or reduce risk of developing the disease typically result in changes to appearance and scarring of the breast area, and any donor sites. The longer-term impact of these changes on body i... Read More about Women’s initial experiences of their appearance after mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction: A qualitative study.

Risk and Protective Factors for Psychological Distress in Families Following a Diagnosis of Cleft Lip and/or Palate (2019)
Journal Article
Stock, N. M., Costa, B., White, P., & Rumsey, N. (2020). Risk and Protective Factors for Psychological Distress in Families Following a Diagnosis of Cleft Lip and/or Palate. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(1), 88-98. https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619862457

© 2019, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Objectives: Despite the potential psychological impact of a diagnosis of cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) on parents, few large-scale studies currently exist. Utilizing data extracted from The Cle... Read More about Risk and Protective Factors for Psychological Distress in Families Following a Diagnosis of Cleft Lip and/or Palate.

The contribution of a charitable organisation to regional cleft lip and palate services in England and Scotland (2019)
Journal Article
Stock, N. M., Guest, E., Stoneman, K., Ridley, M., Evans, C., LeRoy, C., …Rumsey, N. (2020). The contribution of a charitable organisation to regional cleft lip and palate services in England and Scotland. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(1), 14-20. https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619862727

Background: From diagnosis through to adulthood, a cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) poses a number of challenges for those affected. Alongside the care provided by clinical teams, complementary information and support is offered by charitable organizat... Read More about The contribution of a charitable organisation to regional cleft lip and palate services in England and Scotland.