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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.

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.

Factor structure and convergent validity of the Derriford Appearance Scale-24 using standard scoring versus treating not applicable' responses as missing data: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) cohort study (2018)
Journal Article
Merz, E., Kwakkenbos, L., Carrier, M. E., Gholizadeh, S., Mills, S. D., Fox, R. S., …Malcarne, V. L. (2018). Factor structure and convergent validity of the Derriford Appearance Scale-24 using standard scoring versus treating not applicable' responses as missing data: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) cohort study. BMJ Open, 8(3), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018641

© 2018 Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article). All rights reserved. Objective Valid measures of appearance concern are needed in systemic sclerosis (SSc), a rare, disfiguring autoimmune disease. Th... Read More about Factor structure and convergent validity of the Derriford Appearance Scale-24 using standard scoring versus treating not applicable' responses as missing data: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) cohort study.

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Body Image Dissatisfaction and Weight Self-Stigma in Adults (2018)
Journal Article
Griffiths, C., Williamson, H., Zucchelli, F., Paraskeva, N., & Moss, T. (2018). A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Body Image Dissatisfaction and Weight Self-Stigma in Adults. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 48(4), 189-204. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10879-018-9384-0

© 2018, The Author(s). Body image dissatisfaction (BID) and weight self-stigma are prevalent and associated with physical and psychological ill-health. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is increasingly employed for both, yet little is known abo... Read More about A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Body Image Dissatisfaction and Weight Self-Stigma in Adults.

Toward a conceptual and methodological shift in craniofacial research (2017)
Journal Article
Stock, N. M., Feragen, K. B., Moss, T. P., & Rumsey, N. (2018). Toward a conceptual and methodological shift in craniofacial research. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 55(1), 105-111. https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665617721925

© The Author(s) 2017. Objective: To date, research investigating the psychological impact of craniofacial conditions has produced variability across outcomes. The aims of this article were to summarize the challenges that may contribute to this varia... Read More about Toward a conceptual and methodological shift in craniofacial research.

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.

The impact of treatment for head and neck cancer on positive psychological change within a year of completing treatment (2017)
Journal Article
Harding, S., & Moss, T. (2018). The impact of treatment for head and neck cancer on positive psychological change within a year of completing treatment. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 47(3), 302-308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijom.2017.07.023

© 2017 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Head and neck cancer carries a high level of morbidity and mortality. So why could anyone find having such a disease a positive event? The adversity hypothesis of “what doesn't kill... Read More about The impact of treatment for head and neck cancer on positive psychological change within a year of completing treatment.

Real-time paediatric respiratory tract infection (RTI) community surveillance: A qualitative interview study of clinicians’ perspectives on the use, design and potential impact of a planned intervention (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Moss, T. (2017, February). Real-time paediatric respiratory tract infection (RTI) community surveillance: A qualitative interview study of clinicians’ perspectives on the use, design and potential impact of a planned intervention. Paper presented at 3rd CBC Digital Health Conference: Harnessing digital technology for behaviour change

Rationale Over-prescription of antibiotics in primary care is a contributor to burgeoning problem of antimicrobial resistance. Children with respiratory tract infections (RTI) represent a substantial proportion of primary care consultations and anti... Read More about Real-time paediatric respiratory tract infection (RTI) community surveillance: A qualitative interview study of clinicians’ perspectives on the use, design and potential impact of a planned intervention.

“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"

Influence of personality traits in self-evaluative salience, motivational salience and self-consciousness of appearance (2016)
Journal Article
Mendes, J. C. D. S., Figueiras, M. J., & Moss, T. (2016). Influence of personality traits in self-evaluative salience, motivational salience and self-consciousness of appearance. Psychology, Community and Health, 5(2), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.5964/pch.v5i2.168

Aim: The aim of this study was to understand the possible influence of personality traits on the importance and significance of perception of body image and self awareness of appearance in individuals. Method: 214 online recruited subjects between... Read More about Influence of personality traits in self-evaluative salience, motivational salience and self-consciousness of appearance.

Psychological impact of visible differences in patients with congenital craniofacial anomalies (2015)
Journal Article
Moss, T. P., Singh, V. P., & Moss, T. (2015). Psychological impact of visible differences in patients with congenital craniofacial anomalies. Progress in Orthodontics, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40510-015-0078-9

© 2015, Singh and Moss; licensee Springer. Background: Patients with craniofacial anomalies often have appearance concerns and related social anxiety which can affect their quality of life. This study assessed the psychological impact of facial and d... Read More about Psychological impact of visible differences in patients with congenital craniofacial anomalies.

The Taiwanese Derriford Appearance Scale: The translation and validation of a scale to measure individual responses to living with problems of appearance (2015)
Journal Article
Moss, T. P., Moss, T., Lawson, V., & Liu, C. Y. (2015). The Taiwanese Derriford Appearance Scale: The translation and validation of a scale to measure individual responses to living with problems of appearance. PsyCh Journal, 4(3), 138-145. https://doi.org/10.1002/pchj.91

© 2015 Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. The extent of concern about physical appearance is increasingly the subject of scientific study, interventions by health professionals, and media attention... Read More about The Taiwanese Derriford Appearance Scale: The translation and validation of a scale to measure individual responses to living with problems of appearance.

Vision-related quality of life and Appearance concerns are associated with anxiety and depression after eye enucleation: A cross-sectional study (2015)
Journal Article
Jin, K., Ye, J., Lou, L., Xu, Y., Ye, X., Moss, T., & McBain, H. (2015). Vision-related quality of life and Appearance concerns are associated with anxiety and depression after eye enucleation: A cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE, 10(8), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0136460

© 2015 Ye et al. Aims: To investigate the association of demographic, clinical and psychosocial variables with levels of anxiety and depression in participants wearing an ocular prosthesis after eye enucleation. Methods: This cross-sectional study in... Read More about Vision-related quality of life and Appearance concerns are associated with anxiety and depression after eye enucleation: A cross-sectional study.

Psychosocial interventions for adults with visible with differences: a systematic review (2015)
Journal Article
Norman, A., & Moss, T. (2015). Psychosocial interventions for adults with visible with differences: a systematic review. PeerJ, 3(e870), https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.870

Background: Some individuals with visible differences have been found to experience psychosocial adjustment problems that can lead to social anxiety and isolation. Various models of psychosocial intervention have been used to reduce social anxiety an... Read More about Psychosocial interventions for adults with visible with differences: a systematic review.

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.

Psychosocial interventions for adults with visible differences: A systematic review (2014)
Report
Norman, A., & Moss, T. (2014). Psychosocial interventions for adults with visible differences: A systematic review

Background: Some individuals with visible differences have been found to experience psychosocial adjustment problems that can lead to social anxiety and isolation. Various models of psychosocial intervention have been used to reduce social anxiety an... Read More about Psychosocial interventions for adults with visible differences: A systematic review.