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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.

Acceptance and commitment therapy for people experiencing appearance - related distress associated with a visible difference: A rationale and review of relevant research (2018)
Journal Article
Zucchelli, F., Donnelly, O., Williamson, H., & Hooper, N. (2018). Acceptance and commitment therapy for people experiencing appearance - related distress associated with a visible difference: A rationale and review of relevant research. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 32(3), 171-183. https://doi.org/10.1891/0889-8391.32.3.171

© 2018 Springer Publishing Company. People may have a visibly different appearance due to various causes, such as congenital conditions, injury, disease, or medical treatment. Some individuals with a visible difference experience social anxiety and i... Read More about Acceptance and commitment therapy for people experiencing appearance - related distress associated with a visible difference: A rationale and review of relevant research.

Psychosocial interventions for young people with burn injuries and their families (2017)
Thesis
Armstrong-James, L. Psychosocial interventions for young people with burn injuries and their families. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Burn injuries can be one of the most traumatic experiences of a young person’s life. Research has documented a wide range of effects that a burn injury can have on both the children and young people (CYP) who sustain the injury and their family, incl... Read More about Psychosocial interventions for young people with burn injuries and their families.

Psychosocial interventions to support breast cancer patients affected by treatment-related hair loss (2017)
Thesis
Pilkington, M. (in press). Psychosocial interventions to support breast cancer patients affected by treatment-related hair loss. (Thesis). University of the West of England

The psychosocial impact of cancer treatment is wide-ranging, including changes to appearance, such as hair loss. To date, there is limited published research on the provision of psychosocial support for chemotherapy-induced hair loss. It was importan... Read More about Psychosocial interventions to support breast cancer patients affected by treatment-related hair loss.

Validation of the Body Concealment Scale for Scleroderma (BCSS): Replication in the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort (2017)
Journal Article
Mills, S. D., Fox, R. S., Körner, A., Mayes, M. D., Malcarne, V. L., Jewett, L. R., …Thombs, B. D. (2017). Validation of the Body Concealment Scale for Scleroderma (BCSS): Replication in the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort. Body Image, 20, 99-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.11.007

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd Body concealment is an important component of appearance distress for individuals with disfiguring conditions, including scleroderma. The objective was to replicate the validation study of the Body Concealment Scale for Scleroderm... Read More about Validation of the Body Concealment Scale for Scleroderma (BCSS): Replication in the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort.

Examination of the association of sex and race/ethnicity with appearance concerns: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) cohort study (2016)
Journal Article
Jewett, L. R., Kwakkenbos, L., Carrier, M., Malcarne, V. L., Bartlett, S. J., Furst, D. E., …Thombs, B. D. (2016). Examination of the association of sex and race/ethnicity with appearance concerns: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) cohort study. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 34(S100),

Objective: Appearance concerns are common in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and have been linked to younger age and more severe disease. No study has examined their association with sex or race/ethnicity. Methods: SSc patients were sampled from the Scl... Read More about Examination of the association of sex and race/ethnicity with appearance concerns: A Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) cohort study.

Does mindfulness have potential in eating disorders prevention? A preliminary controlled trial with young adult women (2016)
Journal Article
Atkinson, M. J., & Wade, T. D. (2016). Does mindfulness have potential in eating disorders prevention? A preliminary controlled trial with young adult women. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 10(3), 234-245. https://doi.org/10.1111/eip.12160

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. Aim: This preliminary randomized controlled trial assessed the feasibility of a pilot mindfulness-based intervention with respect to reducing the risk of eating disorders in young women. Methods: Forty-four... Read More about Does mindfulness have potential in eating disorders prevention? A preliminary controlled trial with young adult women.

Consumer opinion on social policy approaches to promoting positive body image: Airbrushed media images and disclaimer labels (2015)
Journal Article
Diedrichs, P. C., Paraskeva, N., Lewis-Smith, H., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2017). Consumer opinion on social policy approaches to promoting positive body image: Airbrushed media images and disclaimer labels. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(2), 164-175. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315597052

© The Author(s) 2015. Disclaimer labels on airbrushed media images have generated political attention and advocacy as a social policy approach to promoting positive body image. Experimental research suggests that labelling is ineffective and consumer... Read More about Consumer opinion on social policy approaches to promoting positive body image: Airbrushed media images and disclaimer labels.

Media, marketing and mass advertising: Managing patient expectations (2015)
Journal Article
Paraskeva, N. (2015). Media, marketing and mass advertising: Managing patient expectations. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 4(5), 236-237. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2015.4.5.236

The mass media is a very powerful source of influence and plays a key role in promoting and defining cultural standards of beauty (Halliwell and Diedrichs, 2012). Research from the body image literature shows that repeated exposure to media messages... Read More about Media, marketing and mass advertising: Managing patient expectations.

Media internalization and conformity to traditional masculine norms in relation to body image concerns among men (2015)
Journal Article
De Jesus, A., Ricciardelli, L. A., Frisen, A., Smolak, L., Yager, Z., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., …Holmqvist Gattario, K. (2015). Media internalization and conformity to traditional masculine norms in relation to body image concerns among men. Eating Behaviors, 18, 137-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.04.004

Previous studies have separately examined conformity to masculine norms and internalization of body ideals in the media in relation to the drive for muscularity (DM). This study was designed to examine these factors together in relation to DM, and fu... Read More about Media internalization and conformity to traditional masculine norms in relation to body image concerns among men.

A systematic review of interventions on body image and disordered eating outcomes among women in midlife (2015)
Journal Article
Lewis-Smith, H., Diedrichs, P. C., Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2015). A systematic review of interventions on body image and disordered eating outcomes among women in midlife. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(1), 5-18. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22480

Objective: Body dissatisfaction and disordered eating are widely recognised as issues that warrant attention among women in midlife, particularly the development and delivery of effective interventions. This paper systematically reviews existing rese... Read More about A systematic review of interventions on body image and disordered eating outcomes among women in midlife.

Parenting a child with a cleft: The father's perspective (2015)
Journal Article
Stock, N. M., & Rumsey, N. (2015). Parenting a child with a cleft: The father's perspective. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 52(1), 31-43. https://doi.org/10.1597/13-035

Objective: To explore the impact of having a child born with CL/P from the father’s perspective. Design: Individual qualitative telephone interviews. Participants: Fifteen fathers of children born with CL/P were recruited throughout the UK via... Read More about Parenting a child with a cleft: The father's perspective.

Developing young person’s Face IT: Online psychosocial support for adolescents struggling with conditions or injuries affecting their appearance (2015)
Journal Article
Williamson, H., Griffiths, C., & Harcourt, D. (2015). Developing young person’s Face IT: Online psychosocial support for adolescents struggling with conditions or injuries affecting their appearance. Health Psychology Open, 2(2), https://doi.org/10.1177/2055102915619092

© The Author(s) 2015. A participatory action approach with potential users and clinical experts was employed to design and evaluate the acceptability of young person’s Face IT (YP Face IT), an online intervention incorporating cognitive behavioural t... Read More about Developing young person’s Face IT: Online psychosocial support for adolescents struggling with conditions or injuries affecting their appearance.

Insider and Outsider Perspectives: Reflections on Researcher Identities in Research with Lesbian and Bisexual Women (2015)
Journal Article
Hayfield, N., & Huxley, C. (2015). Insider and Outsider Perspectives: Reflections on Researcher Identities in Research with Lesbian and Bisexual Women. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 12(2), 91-106. https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2014.918224

© Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. In this article, we reflect on the concept of the insider and the outsider in qualitative research. We draw on our different experiences of conducting research with lesbian and bisexual women, using our PhD research p... Read More about Insider and Outsider Perspectives: Reflections on Researcher Identities in Research with Lesbian and Bisexual Women.

Media Exposure, Extracurricular Activities, and Appearance-Related Comments as Predictors of Female Adolescents’ Self-Objectification (2015)
Journal Article
Slater, A., & Tiggemann, M. (2015). Media Exposure, Extracurricular Activities, and Appearance-Related Comments as Predictors of Female Adolescents’ Self-Objectification. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39(3), 375-389. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684314554606

© 2014, © The Author(s) 2014. Our study examined three potential predictors of self-objectification in female adolescents, namely media exposure, extracurricular activities, and appearance-related comments (both positive and negative). Participants w... Read More about Media Exposure, Extracurricular Activities, and Appearance-Related Comments as Predictors of Female Adolescents’ Self-Objectification.

Mindfulness-based prevention for eating disorders: A school-based cluster randomized controlled study (2015)
Journal Article
Atkinson, M. J., & Wade, T. (2015). Mindfulness-based prevention for eating disorders: A school-based cluster randomized controlled study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48(7), 1024-1037. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22416

© 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Objective Successful prevention of eating disorders represents an important goal due to damaging long-term impacts on health and well-being, modest treatment outcomes, and low treatment seeking among individuals at risk... Read More about Mindfulness-based prevention for eating disorders: A school-based cluster randomized controlled study.

How to use thematic analysis with interview data (process research) (2014)
Book Chapter
Braun, V., Clarke, V., & Rance, N. (2014). How to use thematic analysis with interview data (process research). In N. P. Moller, & A. Vossler (Eds.), The Counselling & Psychotherapy Research HandbookSage

This chapter introduces you to thematic analysis (TA), one of the many methods of analysis for qualitative research. Qualitative research, like all research, begins with a research question. In contrast to quantitative research, in which the research... Read More about How to use thematic analysis with interview data (process research).

Thematic analysis (2014)
Book Chapter
Braun, V., Clarke, V., & Terry, G. (2014). Thematic analysis. In A. Lyons, & P. Rohleder (Eds.), Qualitative Research in Clinical and Health PsychologyPalgrave MacMillan

Thematic analysis (TA) is a method for identifying, analysing and interpreting patterned meanings or ‘themes’ in qualitative data. In this chapter we outline our approach to TA (Braun & Clarke, 2006, 2012, 2013) and demonstrate core processes of codi... Read More about Thematic analysis.