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Psychosocial interventions for adults with visible differences: A systematic review (2014)
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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.

Identification of the underlying factor structure of the Derriford Appearance Scale 24 (2014)
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Moss, T., Lawson, V., & White, P. (2014). Identification of the underlying factor structure of the Derriford Appearance Scale 24

Background. The Derriford Appearance Scale24 (DAS24) is a widely used measure of distress and dysfunction in relation to self-consciousness of appearance. It has been used in clinical and research settings, and translated into numerous European and A... Read More about Identification of the underlying factor structure of the Derriford Appearance Scale 24.

Development of new psychometric instruments to measure appearance distress during adolescence: The adolescent appearance distress scales (2014)
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Moss, T., Bailey, C., Griffiths, C., Lawson, V., & Williamson, H. (2014). Development of new psychometric instruments to measure appearance distress during adolescence: The adolescent appearance distress scales

Measures of adolescent appearance distress have focused on weight and body shape, excluding other aspects of appearance. The absence of a psychometrically sound, general measure of appearance distress has limited evaluation of interventions and curta... Read More about Development of new psychometric instruments to measure appearance distress during adolescence: The adolescent appearance distress scales.

Existence of benefit finding and posttraumatic growth in people treated for head and neck cancer: A systematic review (2014)
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Harding, S., Sanipour, F., & Moss, T. (2014). Existence of benefit finding and posttraumatic growth in people treated for head and neck cancer: A systematic review. PeerJ, e256,

Background. The impact of head and neck cancer (HNC) in long-term survivors differs widely among individuals, and a significant number of them suffer from the negative effects of disease, whereas others report significant positive effect. This system... Read More about Existence of benefit finding and posttraumatic growth in people treated for head and neck cancer: A systematic review.

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)
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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)
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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.

A body of evidence: Avatars and the generative nature of bodily perception (2014)
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Palmer, M., Turton, A., Grieve, S., Moss, T., & Lewis, J. (2014). A body of evidence: Avatars and the generative nature of bodily perception. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45432-5_6

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) causes dramatic changes in perceptions of the body that are difficult to communicate. This chapter discusses a proof of concept study, evaluating an interactive application designed to assist patients in describi... Read More about A body of evidence: Avatars and the generative nature of bodily perception.



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