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Effects of short-term temperature change in the innocuous range on histaminergic and non-histaminergic acute itch (2018)
Journal Article
Lewis, Z., George, D. N., Cowdell, F., & Holle, H. (in press). Effects of short-term temperature change in the innocuous range on histaminergic and non-histaminergic acute itch. Acta dermato-venereologica, doi:10.2340/00015555-3077

While temperatures in the noxious range are well-known to inhibit acute itch, the impact of temperature in the innocuous temperature range is less well understood. We investigated the effect of alternating short-term temperature changes in the innocu... Read More

Self-reported skin concerns: An epidemiological study of community-dwelling older people (2018)
Journal Article
Cowdell, F., Dyson, J., Long, J., & Macleod, U. (2018). Self-reported skin concerns: An epidemiological study of community-dwelling older people. International journal of older people nursing, 13(3), e12195. doi:10.1111/opn.12195

Background Globally the population is getting older and it is essential to develop effective interventions to promote healthy ageing. Skin change with age is inevitable and renders this often neglected organ more vulnerable to damage and breakdown;... Read More

The role of auditory itch contagion in psoriasis (2015)
Journal Article
Cowdell, F., Holle, H., & Swithenbank, S. (2016). The role of auditory itch contagion in psoriasis. Acta dermato-venereologica, 96(6), (728-731). doi:10.2340/00015555-2320. ISSN 0001-5555

Itch and associated scratching is a common and distressing symptom of psoriasis. Here, we tested whether people with psoriasis, relative to healthy controls, show an increased vulnerability to auditory itch contagion (a deleterious influence) when pr... Read More

A novel intervention for skin cancer prevention (2014)
Journal Article
Cowdell, F., & Dyson, J. (2014). A novel intervention for skin cancer prevention. Dermatological nursing : the journal of the British Dermatological Nursing Group, 13(3), (45 - 49). ISSN 1477-3368

Early detection of skin cancer can lead to improved health outcomes. The value of primary prevention is limited and cases of skin cancer are rising. There is therefore a need to consider secondary prevention through regular and thorough skin examinat... Read More

Development and psychometric testing of the 'Motivation and Self-Efficacy in Early Detection of Skin Lesions' index (2014)
Journal Article
Dyson, J., & Cowdell, F. (2014). Development and psychometric testing of the 'Motivation and Self-Efficacy in Early Detection of Skin Lesions' index. Journal of advanced nursing, 70(12), (2952-2963). doi:10.1111/jan.12436. ISSN 0309-2402

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim: To develop and psychometrically test the Motivation and Self-Efficacy in Early Detection of Skin Lesions Index. Background: Skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer worldwide. The primary strategy used... Read More

Psychological and educational interventions for atopic eczema in children. (2014)
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Flohr, C., Thompson, A. R., Drury, A., Cowdell, F., Ware, F., Farasat, H., …Gardiner, E. (2014). Psychological and educational interventions for atopic eczema in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(5), (0 - 0). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD004054.pub3. ISSN 1469-493X

© 2017 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Background: Psychological and educational interventions have been used as an adjunct to conventional therapy for children with atopic eczema to enhance the effectiveness of top... Read More

The effects of hoarding disorder on families: an integrative review (2013)
Journal Article
Büscher, T. P., Dyson, J., & Cowdell, F. (2014). The effects of hoarding disorder on families: an integrative review. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 21(6), (491-498). doi:10.1111/jpm.12098. ISSN 1351-0126

Compulsive hoarding affects approximately 2-5% of the adult population. Increasing recognition has led to its inclusion as a distinct condition in forthcoming revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V. Hoarding behaviour can have a detrime... Read More