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Young adults with chronic kidney disease: an exploration of their relationships and support networks (2018)
Journal Article
Coyne, E., Langham, H., Tomlin, M., Hope, W., Johnson, C., Byrne, C., …Buchanan, H. (2018). Young adults with chronic kidney disease: an exploration of their relationships and support networks. Journal of Renal Care, doi:10.1111/jorc.12263

Background: Young people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a number of key issues and life changes to manage while also possibly transitioning into adult care. During this time, the nature of their support networks including, social, romantic, f... Read More

How do specialist trainee doctors acquire skills to practice patient-centred care? A qualitative exploration (2018)
Journal Article
Patel, V., Buchanan, H., Hui, M., Patel, P., Gupta, P., Kinder, A., & Thomas, H. (2018). How do specialist trainee doctors acquire skills to practice patient-centred care? A qualitative exploration. BMJ Open, 8(10), 1-7. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022054

Objectives: The importance of patient centred care (PCC) has been increasingly recognised. However, there is limited work exploring what doctors actually understand by PCC, and how they perceive they acquire PCC skills in the workplace. The objective... Read More

‘You have to treat the person, not the mouth only’: UK dentists’ perceptions of communication in patient consultations (2018)
Journal Article
Nowak, M. J., Buchanan, H., & Asimakopoulou, K. (2018). ‘You have to treat the person, not the mouth only’: UK dentists’ perceptions of communication in patient consultations. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 23(6), doi:10.1080/13548506.2018.1457167. ISSN 1354-8506

Effective communication between patients and health professionals is a key component of patient-centred care. Although there is a large body of literature focusing on doctor-patient communication, there has been limited research related to dentist-pa... Read More

Dentists' use of validated child dental anxiety measures in clinical practice: a mixed methods study (2017)
Journal Article
Alshammasi, H., Buchanan, H., & Ashley, P. (2018). Dentists' use of validated child dental anxiety measures in clinical practice: a mixed methods study. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 28(1), doi:10.1111/ipd.12302. ISSN 0960-7439

Background: Assessing anxiety is an important part of the assessment of a child presenting for dental treatment; however, the use of dental anxiety scales in practice is not well-documented. Aims: To introduce child dental anxiety scales, and to m... Read More

The use of an online support group for neuromuscular disorders: a thematic analysis of message postings (2017)
Journal Article
Meade, O., Buchanan, H., & Coulson, N. S. (in press). The use of an online support group for neuromuscular disorders: a thematic analysis of message postings. Disability and Rehabilitation, doi:10.1080/09638288.2017.1334239. ISSN 0963-8288

Purpose: People affected by neuromuscular disorders can experience adverse psychosocial consequences and difficulties accessing information and support. Online support groups provide new opportunities for peer support. The aim of this study was to un... Read More

How to screen for non-adherence to antihypertensive therapy (2016)
Journal Article
Gupta, P., Patel, P., Horne, R., Buchanan, H., Williams, B., & Tomaszewski, M. (in press). How to screen for non-adherence to antihypertensive therapy. Current Hypertension Reports, 18(12), doi:10.1007/s11906-016-0697-7. ISSN 1522-6417

The quality of assessment of non-adherence to treatment in hypertensive is poor. Within this review, we discuss the different methods used to assess adherence to blood-pressure-lowering medications in hypertension patients. Subjective reports such as... Read More

Using online blogs to explore positive outcomes after burn injuries (2016)
Journal Article
Garbett, K., Harcourt, D., & Buchanan, H. (2017). Using online blogs to explore positive outcomes after burn injuries. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(13), doi:10.1177/1359105316638549. ISSN 1359-1053

This study uses blog analysis, a new and novel technique, to explore the positive outcomes experienced by burn survivors. This study examined 10 burn survivor blogs to offer a unique, longitudinal insight into burn survivor recovery. Using thematic a... Read More

Caregiving in multiple sclerosis and quality of life: a meta-synthesis of qualitative research (2016)
Journal Article
Topcu, G., Buchanan, H., Aubeeluck, A., & Garip, G. (2016). Caregiving in multiple sclerosis and quality of life: a meta-synthesis of qualitative research. Psychology and Health, 31(6), 693-710. doi:10.1080/08870446.2016.1139112

Objective: The lack of adequate conceptualisation and operationalisation of quality of life (QoL) limits the ability to have a consistent body of evidence to improve QoL research and practice in informal caregiving for people with multiple sclerosis... Read More

Social ranking effects on tooth-brushing behaviour (2015)
Journal Article
Maltby, J., Paterson, K., Day, L., Jones, C., Kinnear, H., & Buchanan, H. (2016). Social ranking effects on tooth-brushing behaviour. British Journal of Health Psychology, 21(2), doi:10.1111/bjhp.12173. ISSN 1359-107X

Objective: A tooth-brushing social rank hypothesis is tested suggesting tooth-brushing duration is influenced when individuals position their behaviour in a rank when comparing their behaviour with other individuals. Design: Study 1 used a correlati... Read More

The experiences of older adults living with an appearance altering burn injury: an exploratory qualitative study (2015)
Journal Article
Jones, B. A., Buchanan, H., & Harcourt, D. (2017). The experiences of older adults living with an appearance altering burn injury: an exploratory qualitative study. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(3), doi:10.1177/1359105315603473. ISSN 1359-1053

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 interviews with 10 burn surviv... Read More

Effects of social gaze on visual-spatial imagination (2014)
Journal Article
Buchanan, H., Markson, L., Bertrand, E., Greaves, S., Pamar, R., & Paterson, K. B. (2014). Effects of social gaze on visual-spatial imagination. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00671. ISSN 1664-1078

Previous research suggests that closing one’s eyes or averting one’s gaze from another person can benefit visual-spatial imagination by interrupting cognitive demands associated with face-to-face interaction (Markson and Paterson, 2009). The present... Read More

Looking in the mirror for the first time after facial burns: a retrospective mixed methods study (2014)
Journal Article
Shepherd, L., Tattersall, H., & Buchanan, H. (2014). Looking in the mirror for the first time after facial burns: a retrospective mixed methods study. Burns, 40(8), doi:10.1016/j.burns.2014.03.011. ISSN 0305-4179

Appearance-related concerns are common following burns. However, there is minimal research that has specifically investigated patients' reactions when they looked in the mirror for the first time following facial burns. The current study aimed to inv... Read More

A systematic review of psychosocial factors associated with emotional adjustment in in vitro fertilization patients (2014)
Journal Article
Rockliff, H. E., Lightman, S., Rhidian, E., Buchanan, H., Gordon, U., & Vedhara, K. (2014). A systematic review of psychosocial factors associated with emotional adjustment in in vitro fertilization patients. Human Reproduction Update, 20(4), doi:10.1093/humupd/dmu010. ISSN 1355-4786

BACKGROUND IVF treatment is usually stressful for patients, but individual differences in emotional response do exist. Differences in the stress response may be related to reproductive outcomes as well as to the development of psychiatric problems... Read More

The impact of amelogenesis imperfecta and support needs of adolescents with AI and their parents: an exploratory study (2014)
Journal Article
Sneller, J., Buchanan, H., & Parekh, S. (2014). The impact of amelogenesis imperfecta and support needs of adolescents with AI and their parents: an exploratory study. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 24(6), doi:10.1111/ipd.12086. ISSN 0960-7439

BACKGROUND: Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a rare inherited dental defect where enamel does not form properly on the teeth. Research has shown that adolescents with AI may experience adverse psychosocial effects; however the impact on parents has n... Read More

An exploratory study investigating children's perceptions of dental behavioural management techniques (2013)
Journal Article
Davies, E. B., & Buchanan, H. (2013). An exploratory study investigating children's perceptions of dental behavioural management techniques. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 23(4), doi:10.1111/ipd.12007. ISSN 0960-7439

Background: Behaviour management techniques (BMTs) are utilised by dentists to aid children's dental anxiety (DA). Children's perceptions of these have been underexplored, and their feedback could help inform paediatric dentistry. Aim: To explore... Read More

Social support in cyberspace: A content analysis of communication within a Huntington’s Disease online support group
Journal Article
Coulson, N. S., Buchanan, H., & Aubeeluck, A. Social support in cyberspace: A content analysis of communication within a Huntington’s Disease online support group

Objective: Huntington’s Disease (HD) is an inherited disorder, characterised by a progressive degeneration of the brain. Due to the nature of the symptoms, the genetic element of the disease and the fact that there is no cure, HD patients and those... Read More

Accessing dental anxiety online support groups: An exploratory qualitative study of motives and experiences
Journal Article
Buchanan, H., & Coulson, N. S. Accessing dental anxiety online support groups: An exploratory qualitative study of motives and experiences

Objectives: In recent years, Internet access has grown markedly providing individuals with new opportunities for online information retrieval, psychological advice and support. The objectives of the present study were to explore the context through w... Read More