Susan Ayers

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Affiliation: University of Sussex
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Chronic pelvic pain and quality of life after laparoscopy
    Louise Cox
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East Surrey Hospital, UK
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 132:214-9. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint The effects of childbirth-related post-traumatic stress disorder on women and their relationships: a qualitative study
    Susan Ayers
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Sussex, BN1 9QH, and Adult Psychology Department, St Charles Hospital, London, UK
    Psychol Health Med 11:389-98. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder after childbirth: analysis of symptom presentation and sampling
    Ayers Susan
    Psychology Department, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    J Affect Disord 119:200-4. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Post-traumatic stress disorder following childbirth: current issues and recommendations for future research
    Susan Ayers
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 29:240-50. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Cognitive behaviour therapy for postnatal post-traumatic stress disorder: case studies
    Susan Ayers
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Sussex, UK
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 28:177-84. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Understanding needle-related distress in children with cystic fibrosis
    Susan Ayers
    School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, Sussex, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 16:329-43. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Feasibility study of a Latest Date of Delivery (LDD) system of managing pregnancy
    Susan Ayers
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 26:167-71. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Delivery as a traumatic event: prevalence, risk factors, and treatment for postnatal posttraumatic stress disorder
    Susan Ayers
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 47:552-67. 2004
  9. doi request reprint A preliminary study of negative appraisals and dysfunctional coping associated with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms following myocardial infarction
    Susan Ayers
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 14:459-71. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Exploration of a cognitive model to predict post-traumatic stress symptoms following childbirth
    Elizabeth Ford
    University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    J Anxiety Disord 24:353-9. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Chronic pelvic pain and quality of life after laparoscopy
    Louise Cox
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East Surrey Hospital, UK
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 132:214-9. 2007
    ..To examine the long-term relationship between chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and quality of life and see if this is affected by a negative laparoscopy result...
  2. ncbi request reprint The effects of childbirth-related post-traumatic stress disorder on women and their relationships: a qualitative study
    Susan Ayers
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Sussex, BN1 9QH, and Adult Psychology Department, St Charles Hospital, London, UK
    Psychol Health Med 11:389-98. 2006
    ..Further research is needed to compare this to normal difficulties experienced by women after having children...
  3. doi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder after childbirth: analysis of symptom presentation and sampling
    Ayers Susan
    Psychology Department, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    J Affect Disord 119:200-4. 2009
    ..This study examined the presentation and symptom structure of PTSD after birth and key risk factors in women from internet and community samples...
  4. doi request reprint Post-traumatic stress disorder following childbirth: current issues and recommendations for future research
    Susan Ayers
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 29:240-50. 2008
    ..An increasing body of research shows that a proportion of women experience significant symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following childbirth...
  5. ncbi request reprint Cognitive behaviour therapy for postnatal post-traumatic stress disorder: case studies
    Susan Ayers
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Sussex, UK
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 28:177-84. 2007
    ..Conclusions. In these cases, CBT was an effective treatment for postnatal PTSD. A number of implications are explored for the management of pregnancy and labor...
  6. doi request reprint Understanding needle-related distress in children with cystic fibrosis
    Susan Ayers
    School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, Sussex, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 16:329-43. 2011
    ..To explore the nature and management of needle-related distress in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis (CF)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Feasibility study of a Latest Date of Delivery (LDD) system of managing pregnancy
    Susan Ayers
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 26:167-71. 2005
    ..An additional objective was to examine changes in state anxiety in late pregnancy, post-term, and after delivery...
  8. ncbi request reprint Delivery as a traumatic event: prevalence, risk factors, and treatment for postnatal posttraumatic stress disorder
    Susan Ayers
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 47:552-67. 2004
  9. doi request reprint A preliminary study of negative appraisals and dysfunctional coping associated with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms following myocardial infarction
    Susan Ayers
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 14:459-71. 2009
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  10. doi request reprint Exploration of a cognitive model to predict post-traumatic stress symptoms following childbirth
    Elizabeth Ford
    University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    J Anxiety Disord 24:353-9. 2010
    ..Women can suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth. This study investigated the application of a cognitive model to PTS symptoms following childbirth and explored the addition of social support to the model...
  11. doi request reprint Pre- and postnatal psychological wellbeing in Africa: a systematic review
    Alexandra Sawyer
    Psychology Department, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK
    J Affect Disord 123:17-29. 2010
    ..This paper reviews evidence on the prevalence and risk factors of maternal mental health disorders in African women living in Africa...
  12. doi request reprint Post-traumatic growth in women after childbirth
    Alexandra Sawyer
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Psychol Health 24:457-71. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to clarify factors associated with growth in women following childbirth and to determine if growth is associated with psychological benefits in this population...
  13. doi request reprint Anxiety measures validated in perinatal populations: a systematic review
    Rose Meades
    School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex, UK
    J Affect Disord 133:1-15. 2011
    ..This paper aimed to review self-report measures that have been validated with perinatal women...
  14. doi request reprint Support during birth interacts with prior trauma and birth intervention to predict postnatal post-traumatic stress symptoms
    Elizabeth Ford
    Psychosocial Oncology Group, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK
    Psychol Health 26:1553-70. 2011
    ..It also investigated interactions between support, prior trauma and birth intervention and their association with PTS symptoms...
  15. doi request reprint Measurement of maternal perceptions of support and control in birth (SCIB)
    Elizabeth Ford
    Psychology Department, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:245-52. 2009
    ..This paper reports the development and validation of a questionnaire measure of support and control in birth for use in research on birth experience and outcomes...
  16. doi request reprint Posttraumatic growth after childbirth: a prospective study
    Alexandra Sawyer
    School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK
    Psychol Health 27:362-77. 2012
    ..23-0.30) and posttraumatic stress symptoms in pregnancy (β 0.32). These findings emphasise the importance of assessing pre-event characteristics when considering the development of PTG after a challenging event...
  17. doi request reprint Women's experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period in The Gambia: a qualitative study
    Alexandra Sawyer
    Psychology Department, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 16:528-41. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to qualitatively explore women's experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, the postnatal period, and maternal psychological distress in The Gambia...
  18. doi request reprint The association between parent's and healthcare professional's behavior and children's coping and distress during venepuncture
    Liam Mahoney
    Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
    J Pediatr Psychol 35:985-95. 2010
    ..Examine the association between children's distress and coping during venepuncture with parent's and healthcare professional's behavior in a sample from the UK...
  19. doi request reprint Posttraumatic growth and adjustment among individuals with cancer or HIV/AIDS: a meta-analysis
    Alexandra Sawyer
    School of Psychology, Psychology Department, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Clin Psychol Rev 30:436-47. 2010
    ..It is hoped that this synthesis will encourage further examination of the potentially complex relationship between posttraumatic growth and adjustment in individuals living with life-threatening medical conditions...
  20. doi request reprint A review of postnatal mental health websites: help for healthcare professionals and patients
    Donna Moore
    School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK
    Arch Womens Ment Health 14:443-52. 2011
    ..It is hoped these top websites can be used by healthcare professionals both for their own information and to advise patients on quality online resources...
  21. doi request reprint Parents' perceptions of their infants' participation in randomized controlled trials
    Kim Cartwright
    Developmental Brain Behaviour Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 40:555-65. 2011
    ..To explore parents' perceptions of their infants' participation in randomized control trials (RCTs) and the implications of the RCT for their infant and themselves...
  22. ncbi request reprint Thoughts and emotions during traumatic birth: a qualitative study
    Susan Ayers
    Psychology Department, University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom
    Birth 34:253-63. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to examine thoughts and emotions during birth, cognitive processing after birth, and memories of birth that might be important in the development of postnatal posttraumatic stress symptoms...
  23. doi request reprint What makes labour and birth traumatic? A survey of intrapartum 'hotspots'
    Rachel Harris
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London, London, SE1 8WA, UK
    Psychol Health 27:1166-77. 2012
    ..12, 95% CI 1.05-1.19). Risk of PTSD was higher if hotspots concerned interpersonal difficulties (OR 4.34, 95% CI 2.15-8.77) or obstetric complications (OR 3.35, 95% CI 1.64-6.87) compared to complications with the baby...
  24. pmc Measures of satisfaction with care during labour and birth: a comparative review
    Alexandra Sawyer
    School of Health Sciences, City University London, 20 Bartholomew Close, London, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:108. 2013
    ..This paper comparatively reviews current measures of satisfaction with care during labour and birth...
  25. doi request reprint Stressful events and support during birth: the effect on anxiety, mood and perceived control
    Elizabeth Ford
    Psychology Department, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    J Anxiety Disord 23:260-8. 2009
    ..It is important to identify factors that influence women's emotional reactions to birth. This study investigated how stressful events and support from hospital staff during birth each affects women's anxiety and perceived control...
  26. ncbi request reprint Childbirth-related post-traumatic stress disorder in couples: a qualitative study
    Karen Nicholls
    University of Sussex, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 12:491-509. 2007
    ..This study aimed to look at the experience and impact of childbirth-related PTSD in women and their partners...
  27. doi request reprint Postnatal debriefing: have we thrown the baby out with the bath water?
    Rose Meades
    School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Behav Res Ther 49:367-72. 2011
    ..Therefore, results suggest providing debriefing as a treatment to women who request or are referred to it may help to reduce symptoms of PTSD...
  28. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after total versus subtotal abdominal hysterectomy
    Ranee Thakar
    Department of Gynecology, St George s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 347:1318-25. 2002
    ..It is uncertain whether subtotal abdominal hysterectomy results in better bladder, bowel, or sexual function than total abdominal hysterectomy...