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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.

Lived experience of Silver-Russell syndrome: Implications for management during childhood and into adulthood (2019)
Journal Article
Ballard, L. M., Jenkinson, E., Byrne, C. D., Child, J. C., Davies, J. H., Inskip, H., …Fenwick, A. (2019). Lived experience of Silver-Russell syndrome: Implications for management during childhood and into adulthood. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 104(1), 76-82. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2018-314952

© Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2019. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted. Objective There is limited information on the psychosocial imp... Read More about Lived experience of Silver-Russell syndrome: Implications for management during childhood and into adulthood.

Understandings and experiences of visible difference and romantic relationships: A qualitative exploration (2018)
Journal Article
Sharratt, N. D., Jenkinson, E., Moss, T., Clarke, A., & Rumsey, N. (2018). Understandings and experiences of visible difference and romantic relationships: A qualitative exploration. Body Image, 27, 32-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.08.002

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd The association between disfigurement (‘visible difference’) and romantic relationships has received relatively little consideration in the research literature. This qualitative research, conducted in the United Kingdom, explored... Read More about Understandings and experiences of visible difference and romantic relationships: A qualitative exploration.

Pre-operative experiences and post-operative benefits of ptosis surgery: A qualitative study (2017)
Journal Article
Harrad, R. A., Richards, H. S., Richards, H. S., Jenkinson, E., Rumsey, N., & Harrad, R. A. (2017). Pre-operative experiences and post-operative benefits of ptosis surgery: A qualitative study. Orbit, 36(3), 147-153. https://doi.org/10.1080/01676830.2017.1279669

© 2017 Taylor & Francis. This qualitative study sought to explore the experiences of patients who had undergone successful ptosis correction surgery. Participants were recruited from Bristol Eye Hospital. Nine participants were interviewed using a... Read More about Pre-operative experiences and post-operative benefits of ptosis surgery: A qualitative study.

Systematic review: Psychosocial interventions for children and young people with visible differences resulting from appearance altering conditions, injury, or treatment effects (2015)
Journal Article
Jenkinson, E., Williamson, H., Byron-Daniel, J., & Moss, T. (2015). Systematic review: Psychosocial interventions for children and young people with visible differences resulting from appearance altering conditions, injury, or treatment effects. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(10), 1017-1033. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsv048

© 2015 The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society of Pediatric Psychology. All rights reserved. Objective Evaluate critically the evidence of the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for children/young peopl... Read More about Systematic review: Psychosocial interventions for children and young people with visible differences resulting from appearance altering conditions, injury, or treatment effects.

How can cognitive behavioural therapy help patients with appearance anxiety? (2014)
Journal Article
Jenkinson, E. (2014). How can cognitive behavioural therapy help patients with appearance anxiety?. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 3(9), 446-449. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2014.3.9.446

A growing body of research and clinical observations is showing that people with visible differences or disfigurements are prone to developing anxiety and social anxiety related to their appearance. In severe cases, this can result in social withdraw... Read More about How can cognitive behavioural therapy help patients with appearance anxiety?.

Salience and valence of appearance in a population with a visible difference of appearance: Direct and moderated relationships with self-consciousness, anxiety and depression (2014)
Journal Article
Walsh, E., Thompson, A., Saul, K., Newman, S., Newell, R., Lindenmeyer, A., …UWE Collaborators, . (2014). Salience and valence of appearance in a population with a visible difference of appearance: Direct and moderated relationships with self-consciousness, anxiety and depression. PLoS ONE, 9(2), e88435. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0088435

Psychometric measures of appearance salience and valence, CARSAL and CARVAL, have been previously demonstrated to be key factors underpinning appearance related self-consciousness and negative affect in the general population. However, the extent to... Read More about Salience and valence of appearance in a population with a visible difference of appearance: Direct and moderated relationships with self-consciousness, anxiety and depression.

The psychosocial impact of living with an ocular prosthesis (2014)
Journal Article
Lindenmeyer, A., Jenkinson, E., Harcourt, D., Moss, T., Clarke, S. A., Newell, R., …Newman, S. P. (2014). The psychosocial impact of living with an ocular prosthesis. Orbit, 33(1), 39-44. https://doi.org/10.3109/01676830.2013.851251

Objective: Many patients are satisfied with their ocular prosthesis, but some describe problems with social interactions, body image and self-esteem. Although both clinical practice and research suggest that the severity of a disfiguring condition do... Read More about The psychosocial impact of living with an ocular prosthesis.

The psychosocial impact of ptosis as a symptom of myasthenia gravis: A qualitative study (2014)
Journal Article
Richards, H. S., Jenkinson, E., Rumsey, N., & Harrad, R. A. (2014). The psychosocial impact of ptosis as a symptom of myasthenia gravis: A qualitative study. Orbit, 33(4), 263-269. https://doi.org/10.3109/01676830.2014.904375

The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate the psychosocial impact of ptosis as a symptom of Myasthenia Gravis (MG). Participants were recruited from a MG patient group on Facebook. 166 participants answered a series of open ended questions... Read More about The psychosocial impact of ptosis as a symptom of myasthenia gravis: A qualitative study.

Young people’s perceptions of visible difference (2013)
Journal Article
Stock, N. M., Whale, K., Jenkinson, E., Rumsey, N., & Fox, F. E. (2013). Young people’s perceptions of visible difference. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, 10(1), 41-51

Visible facial differences (VFDs) can pose a number of psychosocial challenges for those affected by them. In particular, the experience of being stigmatised may have a harmful effect on the psychological adjustment of the individual concerned. This... Read More about Young people’s perceptions of visible difference.

Health psychology: working in health (2011)
Journal Article
Jenkinson, E., & Chater, A. (2011). Health psychology: working in health. Psychology Review -New Series-, 16(4), 14-15

A qualitative study of the experiences of people who identify themselves as having adjusted positively to a visible difference (2011)
Journal Article
Walsh, E., Saul, K., James, H., Williams, E., Jenkinson, E., Byron-Daniel, J., …Rumsey, N. (2011). A qualitative study of the experiences of people who identify themselves as having adjusted positively to a visible difference. Journal of Health Psychology, 16(5), 739-749. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105310390246

© The Author(s) 2011. Individual and group interviews explored experiences of positive adjustment among 12 people with a range of visible differences. Thematic analysis identified four main themes: importance of appearance; personal growth; relations... Read More about A qualitative study of the experiences of people who identify themselves as having adjusted positively to a visible difference.

Appearance concerns in ophthalmic patients (2011)
Journal Article
Williams, E., White, P., Walsh, E., Thompson, A., Saul, K., Newell, R., …Newman, S. (2011). Appearance concerns in ophthalmic patients. Eye, 25(8), 1039-1044. https://doi.org/10.1038/eye.2011.116

Aims This study Aim ed to determine the psychosocial and appearance-related concerns of a sample of ophthalmic patients by measuring a range of psychological, social, and demographic factors. Methods Standardized psychological measures including anxi... Read More about Appearance concerns in ophthalmic patients.

An experimental analysis of body checking (2007)
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Shafran, R., Lee, M., Payne, E., & Fairburn, C. G. (2007). An experimental analysis of body checking. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45(1), 113-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2006.01.015

The relationship between repeated body checking and its impact on body size estimation and body dissatisfaction is of interest for two reasons. First, it has importance in theoretical accounts of the maintenance of eating disorders and, second, body... Read More about An experimental analysis of body checking.