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Mindfulness interventions for improving body image: A worthwhile pursuit? (2015)
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Atkinson, M. J. (2015). Mindfulness interventions for improving body image: A worthwhile pursuit?. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 4(10), 498-500. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2015.4.10.498

Body image concerns are associated with a range of negative consequences for health and wellbeing, including eating disorders. Interventions that successfully improve body image and related factors are therefore important. Melissa Atkinson puts forwa... Read More about Mindfulness interventions for improving body image: A worthwhile pursuit?.

Psychological impact of visible differences in patients with congenital craniofacial anomalies (2015)
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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.

Mental health stigmatisation in deployed UK Armed Forces: A principal components analysis (2015)
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Fertout, M., Jones, N., Keeling, M., & Greenberg, N. (2015). Mental health stigmatisation in deployed UK Armed Forces: A principal components analysis. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 161(Suppl), i69-i76. https://doi.org/10.1136/jramc-2015-000587

© 2015, Royal Army Medical College. All rights reserved. Introduction UK military research suggests that there is a significant link between current psychological symptoms, mental health stigmatisation and perceived barriers to care (stigma/BTC). Few... Read More about Mental health stigmatisation in deployed UK Armed Forces: A principal components analysis.

Impact of visible differences on intimacy: The role of health professionals (2015)
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Sharratt, N. (2015). Impact of visible differences on intimacy: The role of health professionals. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 4(9), 449-451. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2015.4.9.449

An appearance-altering condition can have a negative impact on an individual's psychosocial wellbeing. This may extend into the important spheres of love and intimacy and can affect existing relationships, as well as the formation of new partnerships... Read More about Impact of visible differences on intimacy: The role of health professionals.

Effectiveness of a brief school-based body image intervention 'Dove Confident Me: Single Session' when delivered by teachers and researchers: Results from a cluster randomised controlled trial (2015)
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Garbett, K. M., Steer, R. J., Diedrichs, P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Steer, R., Garbett, K., …Halliwell, E. (2015). Effectiveness of a brief school-based body image intervention 'Dove Confident Me: Single Session' when delivered by teachers and researchers: Results from a cluster randomised controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 74, 94-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2015.09.004

© 2015 The Authors. This study evaluated a 90-min single session school-based body image intervention (Dove Confident Me: Single Session), and investigated if delivery could be task-shifted to teachers. British adolescents (N = 1707; 11-13 years; 50.... Read More about Effectiveness of a brief school-based body image intervention 'Dove Confident Me: Single Session' when delivered by teachers and researchers: Results from a cluster randomised controlled trial.

Disclaimer labels on fashion magazine advertisements: Impact on visual attention and relationship with body dissatisfaction (2015)
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Bury, B., Tiggemann, M., & Slater, A. (2016). Disclaimer labels on fashion magazine advertisements: Impact on visual attention and relationship with body dissatisfaction. Body Image, 16, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.09.005

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Globally there is increasing advocacy for the implementation of laws requiring disclaimer labels to be attached to media images that have been digitally altered, with the goal of reducing the known negative effects of exposure to... Read More about Disclaimer labels on fashion magazine advertisements: Impact on visual attention and relationship with body dissatisfaction.

Stigmatisation, perceived barriers to care, help seeking and the mental health of British Military personnel (2015)
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Jones, N., Keeling, M., Thandi, G., & Greenberg, N. (2015). Stigmatisation, perceived barriers to care, help seeking and the mental health of British Military personnel. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50(12), 1873-1883. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-015-1118-y

© 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Introduction: The relationship between mental health symptoms, stigmatising beliefs about mental health and help seeking is complex and poorly understood. Method: 1636 UK Armed Forces personnel provided stud... Read More about Stigmatisation, perceived barriers to care, help seeking and the mental health of British Military personnel.

Appearance concerns in later life: Do they really exist? (2015)
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Hamlet, C. (2015). Appearance concerns in later life: Do they really exist?. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 4(7), 336-337. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2015.4.7.336

In Western society, where youth and beauty are given high status, older people can often feel pressured to adopt appearance-enhancing strategies, such as using anti-ageing products. Those who invest time and money into their image often do so to show... Read More about Appearance concerns in later life: Do they really exist?.

Internalization as a mediator of the relationship between conformity to masculine norms and body image attitudes and behaviors among young men in Sweden, US, UK, and Australia (2015)
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Ricciardelli, L. A., Diedrichs, P. C., Frisén, A., Franko, D. L., Franko, D. L., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., …Shingleton, R. M. (2015). Internalization as a mediator of the relationship between conformity to masculine norms and body image attitudes and behaviors among young men in Sweden, US, UK, and Australia. Body Image, 15, 54-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.05.002

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. We examined whether internalization of sociocultural body ideals mediated the relationship between conformity to masculine norms and drive for muscularity, leanness, and thinness in a sample of males from Sweden, US, UK, and Aust... Read More about Internalization as a mediator of the relationship between conformity to masculine norms and body image attitudes and behaviors among young men in Sweden, US, UK, and Australia.

Risk and protective factors at age 16: Psychological adjustment in children with a cleft lip and/or palate (2015)
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Feragen, K. B., Stock, N. M., & Kvalem, I. L. (2015). Risk and protective factors at age 16: Psychological adjustment in children with a cleft lip and/or palate. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 52(5), 555-573. https://doi.org/10.1597/14-063

© Copyright 2015 American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Objective: Explore psychological functioning in adolescents with a cleft at age 16 from a broad perspective, including cognitive, emotional, behavioral, appearance-related, and psychoso... Read More about Risk and protective factors at age 16: Psychological adjustment in children with a cleft lip and/or palate.

The experiences of older adults living with an appearance altering burn injury: An exploratory qualitative study (2015)
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Jones, B. A., Jones, B., Harcourt, D., & Buchanan, H. (2017). The experiences of older adults living with an appearance altering burn injury: An exploratory qualitative study. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(3), 364-374. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315603473

© The Author(s) 2015. Advances in medical treatment mean more older people are living with burn injuries. However, little is known about experiences and support needs of this group. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of semi-structured intervie... Read More about The experiences of older adults living with an appearance altering burn injury: An exploratory qualitative study.

Vision-related quality of life and Appearance concerns are associated with anxiety and depression after eye enucleation: A cross-sectional study (2015)
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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.

Using systematic reviews to inform nursing practice (2015)
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Pryce-Miller, M. (2015). Using systematic reviews to inform nursing practice. Nursing Standard, 29(52), 52-60. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.29.52.52.e9296

Health care is constantly being reformed to improve the safety and quality of services, and nurses are integral to the provision of this safety and quality. As a result of concerns raised by recent high-profile care failings, there is an expectation... Read More about Using systematic reviews to inform nursing practice.

Consumer opinion on social policy approaches to promoting positive body image: Airbrushed media images and disclaimer labels (2015)
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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.

The psychosocial impact of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment amongst Black, South Asian and White women: Do differences exist between ethnic groups? (2015)
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Patel, G., Harcourt, D., Rumsey, N., Naqvi, H., & White, P. (2015). The psychosocial impact of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment amongst Black, South Asian and White women: Do differences exist between ethnic groups?. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, 12(1),

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in females, affecting women of all ethnic groups. Until now, very little research has captured the psychosocial impact of the disease amongst Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women, and that which ha... Read More about The psychosocial impact of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment amongst Black, South Asian and White women: Do differences exist between ethnic groups?.

Starting a family: The experience of parents with cleft lip and/or palate (2015)
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Stock, N. M., & Rumsey, N. (2015). Starting a family: The experience of parents with cleft lip and/or palate. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 52(4), 425-436. https://doi.org/10.1597/13-314

Background:  One of the key challenges facing young adults with cleft lip and/or palate is making decisions about starting a family, because there is an increased likelihood of their own child being diagnosed with cleft lip and/or palate. Should this... Read More about Starting a family: The experience of parents with cleft lip and/or palate.

Shared surgical decision making and youth resilience correlates of satisfaction with clinical outcomes (2015)
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Kapp-Simon, K. A., Edwards, T., Ruta, C., Bellucci, C. C., Aspirnall, C. L., Strauss, R. P., …Patrick, D. L. (2015). Shared surgical decision making and youth resilience correlates of satisfaction with clinical outcomes. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 26(5), 1574-1580. https://doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000001892

The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with youth satisfaction with surgical procedures performed to address oral cleft or craniofacial conditions (CFCs). It was hypothesized that youth mental health, participation in decision makin... Read More about Shared surgical decision making and youth resilience correlates of satisfaction with clinical outcomes.

Body image and psychosocial adjustment following the amputation of a limb (2015)
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Armstrong-James, L. (2015). Body image and psychosocial adjustment following the amputation of a limb. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 4(6), https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2015.4.6.288

A limb amputation can lead to a broad range of physical and psychological challenges, as individuals must learn to adjust to changes in their physical capabilities in addition to an altered appearance. Individuals may commonly experience psychologica... Read More about Body image and psychosocial adjustment following the amputation of a limb.

The importance of integration of stakeholder views in core outcome set development: Otitis Media with Effusion in children with cleft palate (2015)
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Parfect, V. H., Hall, P. N., Bennett, A. M., Kirkham, J. J., Bruce, I. A., Harman, N. L., …Williamson, P. (2015). The importance of integration of stakeholder views in core outcome set development: Otitis Media with Effusion in children with cleft palate. PLoS ONE, 10(6), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0129514

© 2015 Harman et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cre... Read More about The importance of integration of stakeholder views in core outcome set development: Otitis Media with Effusion in children with cleft palate.

Media, marketing and mass advertising: Managing patient expectations (2015)
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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.