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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.

Initial validation of the CAR Romantic Relationships and Intimacy Scale (CARRIS) (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Moss, T., Jenkinson, E., Clarke, A., & Rumsey, N. (2018, September). Initial validation of the CAR Romantic Relationships and Intimacy Scale (CARRIS). Paper presented at The British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference

Objectives: Whilst participants with an appearance altering condition have expressed distress and anxiety in relation to their capacity to engage in romantic relationships, there exists no measure of the effect of visible difference upon this domain.... Read More about Initial validation of the CAR Romantic Relationships and Intimacy Scale (CARRIS).

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.

Development and initial validation of the CAR romantic relationships and intimacy scale (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Moss, T., Jenkinson, E., Clarke, A., & Rumsey, N. (2018, June). Development and initial validation of the CAR romantic relationships and intimacy scale. Paper presented at Appearance Matters 8

Whilst participants with a disfiguring or appearance altering condition have expressed distress, fear, and anxiety in relation to their capacity to engage in physical intimacy and romantic relationships, there exists no measure of the perceived impac... Read More about Development and initial validation of the CAR romantic relationships and intimacy scale.

Being looked at and exposing yourself: Appearance altering conditions and stigma (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Jenkinson, E., Moss, T., & Rumsey, N. (2017, September). Being looked at and exposing yourself: Appearance altering conditions and stigma. Paper presented at BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, 2017

Accepted conference proceedings from the BPS DHP Annual Conference, 2017: Cardiff.

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.

“I’ve always thought that I’m not good enough… why would someone good looking want to be with me?”: A qualitative exploration of the impact of visible differences upon intimacy and intimate relationships (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Jenkinson, E., Moss, T., & Rumsey, N. (2016, June). “I’ve always thought that I’m not good enough… why would someone good looking want to be with me?”: A qualitative exploration of the impact of visible differences upon intimacy and intimate relationships. Paper presented at Appearance Matters 7 Conference

Accepted conference proceedings from Appearance Matters 7, London, 2016

A qualitative exploration of the impact of visible differences upon intimate relationships: Methodological reflections (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Sharratt, N., Moss, T., Jenkinson, E., & Rumsey, N. (2016, April). A qualitative exploration of the impact of visible differences upon intimate relationships: Methodological reflections. Paper presented at The British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2016

Accepted conference proceedings from the BPS Annual Conference, 2016: Nottingham. Presented as one of four papers in a symposium entitled "Looking Different: Contemporary research and interventions in appearance psychology"

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.

CBT for appearance anxiety (2014)
Book
Clarke, A., Thompson, A. R., Jenkinson, E., Rumsey, N., & Newell, R. (2014). CBT for appearance anxiety. Wiley Blackwell

This clinical manual provides a CBT-based psychosocial intervention for use with individuals distressed about their appearance due to a disfigurement from birth, accident or illness, or those coping with another visible difference. •Contains... Read More about CBT for appearance anxiety.

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.

The emerging adult: Facilitating transition from child to adult services (2013)
Book Chapter
Williamson, H., & Barke, J. (2013). The emerging adult: Facilitating transition from child to adult services. In A. R. Thompson, E. Jenkinson, N. Rumsey, R. J. Newell, & A. Clarke (Eds.), CBT for Appearance Anxiety: Psychosocial Interventions for Anxiety due to Visible Difference, 166-175. Wiley Blackwell

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.



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