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Becoming known: Disclosure and exposure of (in)visible difference (2020)
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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.

The effects of Fitspiration images on body attributes, mood and eating behaviors: An experimental Ecological Momentary Assessment study in females (2020)
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Krug, I., Selvaraja, P., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Hughes, E., Slater, A., Griffiths, S., …Blake, K. (2020). The effects of Fitspiration images on body attributes, mood and eating behaviors: An experimental Ecological Momentary Assessment study in females. Body Image, 35, 279-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.09.011

Through an experimental Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) design, we assessed the effects of fitspiration images (relative to neutral) on body image, mood and disordered eating and whether trait body dissatisfaction, thin-ideal internalization an... Read More about The effects of Fitspiration images on body attributes, mood and eating behaviors: An experimental Ecological Momentary Assessment study in females.

Physical appearance and wellbeing in adults with incurable cancer: A thematic analysis (2020)
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Tollow, P., Ogden, J., Mccabe, C. S., & Harcourt, D. (in press). Physical appearance and wellbeing in adults with incurable cancer: A thematic analysis. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care,

Objectives: Existing research has established the importance of appearance concerns for individuals with cancer and identified appearance as an important factor in dying with dignity. No research, however, has explored in depth the role of appearance... Read More about Physical appearance and wellbeing in adults with incurable cancer: A thematic analysis.

Treatment experiences in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom (2020)
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Ardouin, K., Drake, D., Popat, S., & Stock, N. M. (in press). Treatment experiences 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/10.1177/1055665620968342

Objectives: Adults with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) may report dissatisfaction with aesthetic and/or functional outcomes and express desire for further treatment. Although medical intervention can improve quality of life, surgical procedures requi... Read More about Treatment experiences in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom.

Body dissatisfaction predicts onset of depression among adolescent females and males: A prospective study (2020)
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A, B., H, L., Slater, A., & I, B. (in press). Body dissatisfaction predicts onset of depression among adolescent females and males: A prospective study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health,

Rationale Body dissatisfaction is prevalent in mid-adolescence, and may be associated with onset of depression. Objective The study assessed the influence of body dissatisfaction on the occurrence of later depressive episodes in a population-base... Read More about Body dissatisfaction predicts onset of depression among adolescent females and males: A prospective study.

Evaluating the ‘Dove Confident Me’ 5-session body image intervention delivered by teachers in schools: A cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial (2020)
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Diedrichs, P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Garbett, K. M., & Leckie, G. (in press). Evaluating the ‘Dove Confident Me’ 5-session body image intervention delivered by teachers in schools: A cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial. Journal of Adolescent Health,

Purpose: Body dissatisfaction is common during adolescence and predicts poor psychological and physical health. Interventions have traditionally over-relied on delivery by external providers (e.g., researchers and psychologists), preventing scalabili... Read More about Evaluating the ‘Dove Confident Me’ 5-session body image intervention delivered by teachers in schools: A cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial.

Microtia and craniofacial microsomia: Content analysis of facebook groups (2020)
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Umbaugh, H. M., Crerand, C. E., Stock, N. M., Luquetti, D. V., Heike, C. L., Drake, A. F., …Johns, A. L. (2020). Microtia and craniofacial microsomia: Content analysis of facebook groups. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 138, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110301

Objective An increasing number of patients use social media for health-related information and social support. This study’s objective was to describe the content posted on Facebook groups for individuals with microtia and/or craniofacial microsomia (... Read More about Microtia and craniofacial microsomia: Content analysis of facebook groups.

Physical health in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom (2020)
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Ardouin, K., Davis, S., & Stock, N. (in press). Physical health 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/10.1177/1055665620944758

Objectives Previous research in the field of cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) has indicated a high prevalence of common health concerns, functional difficulties, and additional conditions known to affect long-term physical health, cognitive development... Read More about Physical health in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom.

A systematic review of the psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents with facial palsy: The impact of Moebius syndrome (2020)
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Hotton, M., Huggons, E., Hamlet, C., Bogart, K., Johnson, D., Norris, J. H., …Dalton, L. (2020). A systematic review of the psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents with facial palsy: The impact of Moebius syndrome. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(15), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155528

Introduction: Facial palsy is often associated with impaired facial function and altered appearance. However, the literature with regards to the psychological adjustment of children and adolescents with facial palsy has not been systematically review... Read More about A systematic review of the psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents with facial palsy: The impact of Moebius syndrome.

Achieving consensus in the measurement of psychological adjustment to cleft lip and/or palate at age 8 years+ (2020)
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Stock, N. M., Hammond, V., Hearst, D., Owen, T., Edwards, Z., Ridley, M., & Rumsey, N. (2020). Achieving consensus in the measurement of psychological adjustment to cleft lip and/or palate at age 8 years+. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(6), 746-752. https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665619898596

Background: Consensus regarding optimal outcome measurement has been identified as one of the most important, yet most challenging developments for the future of cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) services. In 2011, a process began to adopt a shared conc... Read More about Achieving consensus in the measurement of psychological adjustment to cleft lip and/or palate at age 8 years+.

Emotional well-being in adults born with cleft lip and/or palate: A whole of life survey in the United Kingdom (2020)
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Ardouin, K., Hare, J., & Stock, N. M. (2020). 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, 57(7), 877-885. 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)
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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)
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Costa, B., White, P., & Stock, N. M. (2020). Satisfaction with health care in families following a diagnosis of cleft lip and/or palate in the United Kingdom. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(5), 599-605. 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.

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)
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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)
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Stock, N. M., & Costa, B. (2020). Provision of care for families affected by craniofacial conditions: The views of nonspecialist health professionals. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(4), 470-476. 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)
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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.

Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention (2019)
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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)
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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)
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Stock, N. M., Marik, P., Magee, L., Aspinall, C. L., Garcia, L., Crerand, C., & Johns, A. L. (2020). Facilitating Positive Psychosocial Outcomes in Craniofacial Team Care: Strategies for Medical Providers. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 57(3), 333-343. 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.