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Expressive writing and posttraumatic growth: an Internet-based study (2014)
Journal Article
Stockton, H., Joseph, S., & Hunt, N. (2014). Expressive writing and posttraumatic growth: an Internet-based study. Traumatology, 20(2), doi:10.1037/h0099377

This study examined the effects of Internet-based expressive writing on posttraumatic growth. Expressive (n = 14) and control writing (n = 10) participants wrote for 15 min on 3 occasions spaced 3 days apart. Measures of intrusive and avoidant though... Read More

The psychosocial outcomes of anoxic brain injury following cardiac arrest (2014)
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Wilson, M., Staniforth, A., Till, R., das Nair, R., & Vesey, P. (2014). The psychosocial outcomes of anoxic brain injury following cardiac arrest. Resuscitation, 85(6), doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.02.008

Aim of the study: This exploratory study aimed to investigate the psychosocial outcomes for cardiac arrest survivors and explore if there is a greater impact on psychosocial outcome for individuals experiencing anoxic brain injury as a result of the... Read More

Why don't healthcare professionals talk about sex?: a systematic review of recent qualitative studies conducted in the United Kingdom (2013)
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Dyer, K., & das Nair, R. (2013). Why don't healthcare professionals talk about sex?: a systematic review of recent qualitative studies conducted in the United Kingdom. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 10(11), doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02856.x

Introduction Sexuality is considered to be an important aspect of holistic care, yet research has demonstrated that it is not routinely addressed in healthcare services. A greater understanding of this can be achieved through synthesizing qualitat... Read More

The psychological impact of the unpredictability of multiple sclerosis: a qualitative literature meta-synthesis (2013)
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Rose, H., & das Nair, R. (in press). The psychological impact of the unpredictability of multiple sclerosis: a qualitative literature meta-synthesis. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 9(4), doi:10.12968/bjnn.2013.9.4.172

Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological conditioncharacterised by an unpredictable nature. This characteristic is reported to be the largest challenge for individuals with the condition. Chronic illness literature highlights the psychol... Read More

How do online patient support communities affect the experience of inflammatory bowel disease?: an online survey (2013)
Journal Article
Coulson, N. S. (2013). How do online patient support communities affect the experience of inflammatory bowel disease?: an online survey. JRSM Short Reports, 4(8), doi:10.1177/2042533313478004

Objective: To explore how participation in an online support community may impact upon the experience of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Design: An online survey. Setting: Study participants recruited through 35 IBD online communities.... Read More

An exploratory study investigating children's perceptions of dental behavioural management techniques (2013)
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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

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

Five-year workplace wellness intervention in the NHS (2013)
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Blake, H., Zhou, D., & Batt, M. E. (2013). Five-year workplace wellness intervention in the NHS. Perspectives in Public Health, 133(5), doi:10.1177/1757913913489611

aims: Poor health and well-being has been observed among NHS staff and has become a key focus in current public health policy. The objective of this study was to deliver and evaluate a five-year employee wellness programme aimed at improving the hea... Read More

Clinical psychology in haemoglobinopathies: cost effective pathways to funding (2013)
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Lloyd, J., das Nair, R., & Mackinlay, D. (2013). Clinical psychology in haemoglobinopathies: cost effective pathways to funding. Clinical Psychology Forum, 242,

This article describes a service evaluation which was used as evidence in a bidfor clinical psychology funding in haemoglobinopathies. We present the approach as a promising framework for securing funding in this difficult financial climate. SICKLE C... Read More

A comparison of the content of memory rehabilitation groups for patients with neurological disabilities (2012)
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O'Brien, M. C., das Nair, R., & Lincoln, N. (2012). A comparison of the content of memory rehabilitation groups for patients with neurological disabilities. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 23(3), doi:10.1080/09602011.2012.753920

The aim of the study was to compare the fidelity of manualised group memory rehabilitation programmes for participants with neurological disabilities. A sample of 11 neurological patients with memory problems, enrolled in a ran¬domised controlled tri... Read More

Service-users’ experiences of an early intervention in psychosis service: an interpretative phenomenological analysis (2012)
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Harris, K., Collinson, C., & das Nair, R. (2012). Service-users’ experiences of an early intervention in psychosis service: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 85(4), doi:10.1111/j.2044-8341.2011.02043.x

OBJECTIVES: Previous research regarding Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services has mainly adopted quantitative methodologies, in order to study the effectiveness of EIP services. Research studies that have explored service-users' experiences... Read More

An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the patient experience of awake craniotomy: brain tumour diagnosis to discharge (2012)
Journal Article
Fletcher, K. J., das Nair, R., Macniven, J. A., Basu, S., & Byrne, P. (2012). An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the patient experience of awake craniotomy: brain tumour diagnosis to discharge. British Journal of Health Psychology, 17(4), doi:10.1111/j.2044-8287.2012.02079.x

Objectives. Previous research exploring the patient experience of awake craniotomy (AC) has yielded contrasting accounts. The current study aimed to explore the lived experience of having undergone an AC in the United Kingdom. Design. This was a q... Read More

Evaluation of Rehabilitation of Memory in Neurological Disabilities (ReMiND): a randomized controlled trial (2012)
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das Nair, R., & Lincoln, N. (in press). Evaluation of Rehabilitation of Memory in Neurological Disabilities (ReMiND): a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 26(10), doi:10.1177/0269215511435424

OBJECTIVE:The evidence for the effectiveness of memory rehabilitation is inconclusive. The aim was to compare the effectiveness of two group memory rehabilitation programmes with a self-help group control. DESIGN:Single-blind randomized controlled t... Read More

Organizational psychosocial hazard exposures in UK policing: Management Standards Indicator Tool reference values (2012)
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Houdmont, J., Kerr, R., & Randall, R. (2012). Organizational psychosocial hazard exposures in UK policing: Management Standards Indicator Tool reference values. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 35(1), doi:10.1108/13639511211215522

Purpose: There is a paucity of contemporary evidence on the organizational (as opposed to operational) psychosocial hazard (OPH) exposures of UK police officers. The purpose of this study is to report on OPH exposures measured via an instrument devel... Read More

Rasch analysis of the Nottingham Extended Activities of Daily Living Scale (2011)
Journal Article
das Nair, R., Moreton, B., & Lincoln, N. (2011). Rasch analysis of the Nottingham Extended Activities of Daily Living Scale. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 43(10), doi:10.2340/16501977-0858

Background and purpose: The Nottingham Extended Activities of Daily Living (EADL) Scale is frequently used in clinical practice and research in rehabilitation to assess patients’ independence in activities of daily living. Summative scores are used f... Read More

Sun safety measures among construction workers in Britain (2011)
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Madgwick, P., Houdmont, J., & Randall, R. (2011). Sun safety measures among construction workers in Britain. Occupational Medicine, 61(6), doi:10.1093/occmed/kqr054

Background: Relative to other occupational groups in Britain, construction workers have a high incidence of skin cancer attributable to sun exposure. The importance of sun safety measures to minimize the risk of skin cancer is recognized in the liter... Read More

Overtime and psychological well-being among Chinese office workers (2011)
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Houdmont, J., Zhou, J., & Hassard, J. (2011). Overtime and psychological well-being among Chinese office workers. Occupational Medicine, 61(4), doi:10.1093/occmed/kqr029

Background: Research on the relationship between overtime and psychological well-being, and workers’ perceptions of the factors that determine overtime, has been conducted exclusively in the Western cultural context. Aims: To examine whether existin... Read More

An interpretative phenomenological analysis of posttraumatic growth in adults bereaved by suicide (2011)
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Smith, A., Joseph, S., & das Nair, R. (in press). An interpretative phenomenological analysis of posttraumatic growth in adults bereaved by suicide. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 16(5), doi:10.1080/15325024.2011.572047

This study explored experiences of posttraumatic growth in adults bereaved by suicide. Six participants were interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule. Transcribed interviews were analyzed from an interpretative phenomenological framewor... Read More

Work-related stress case definitions and prevalence rates in national surveys (2010)
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Houdmont, J., Cox, T., & Griffiths, A. (2010). Work-related stress case definitions and prevalence rates in national surveys. Occupational Medicine, 60(8), doi:10.1093/occmed/kqq138

Background: There is concern about lack of consistency in the design of case definitions used to measure work-related stress in national workforce surveys and the implications of this for the reliability and validity of prevalence estimates as well a... Read More

Editorial – Using sexual identity labels to move beyond them (2010)
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das Nair, R. (2010). Editorial – Using sexual identity labels to move beyond them. Psychology of Sexualities Section Review, 1(1),

This is the first issue of the Psychology of Sexualities Review. As mentioned in my previous Editorial, this change in name reflects the change made to the Section’s name, following a ballot of the Section’s membership. I trust that the papers in thi... Read More