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 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
  5. 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
  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 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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 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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  5. 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...
  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 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  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 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  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 The impact of parents' mental health on parent-baby interaction: a prospective study
    Ylva Parfitt
    School of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK Electronic address
    Infant Behav Dev 36:599-608. 2013
    ..Also it should be noted that the mental health scores were low in this sample, which may reflect the sample characteristics. Future studies therefore would benefit from focusing on more vulnerable groups of parents. ..
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. doi request reprint The association of children's distress during venepuncture with parent and staff behaviours
    Susan Thompson
    Department of Adult Nursing and Paramedic Science, University of Greenwich, London, UK
    J Child Health Care 20:267-76. 2016
    ..Staff and carer behaviour did not increase children's distress. The results suggest interventions to reduce children's distress during venepuncture may be more effective if they focus on reducing children's anxiety beforehand. ..
  27. pmc Providing immediate neonatal care and resuscitation at birth beside the mother: parents' views, a qualitative study
    Alexandra Sawyer
    Centre for Health Research, School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
    BMJ Open 5:e008495. 2015
    ..The aims of this study were to assess parents' views of immediate neonatal care and resuscitation at birth being provided beside the mother, and their experiences of a mobile trolley designed to facilitate this bedside care...
  28. doi request reprint Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 2 and 3.5 Years for Very Preterm Babies Enrolled in a Randomized Trial of Milking the Umbilical Cord versus Delayed Cord Clamping
    Heike Rabe
    Academic Department of Paediatrics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
    Neonatology 109:113-9. 2016
    ..Guidelines published by the International Liaison Committee for Resuscitation and by the World Health Organization recommend delaying cord clamping at birth as part of routine care for infants...
  29. doi request reprint Parents report positive experiences about enrolling babies in a cord-related clinical trial before birth
    Susan Ayers
    Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, City University London, London, UK
    Acta Paediatr 104:e164-70. 2015
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate parents' perceptions when they were asked to enrol their unborn preterm infant in a randomised trial involving delayed cord clamping or cord milking...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. ncbi request reprint Virtual voices: social support and stigma in postnatal mental illness Internet forums
    Donna Moore
    a Centre for Maternal and Child Health, School of Health Sciences, City University London, London, UK
    Psychol Health Med . 2016
    ..Findings suggest future research should investigate if women benefit from using online social support provided by forums, if use challenges stigma and further explore potential concerns about using forums...
  33. pmc A Thematic Analysis of Stigma and Disclosure for Perinatal Depression on an Online Forum
    Donna Moore
    Centre for Maternal and Child Health, School of Health Sciences, City University London, London, United Kingdom
    JMIR Ment Health 3:e18. 2016
    ..Little is known about the role that online forums for perinatal mental illness play in reducing stigma and subsequent disclosure of symptoms to health care providers and treatment uptake...
  34. ncbi request reprint Recognition and management of perinatal depression and anxiety by general practitioners: a systematic review
    Elizabeth Ford
    Division of Primary Care and Public Health, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
    Fam Pract . 2016
    ..In the UK, management of perinatal mental health falls under the remit of general practitioners (GPs). We reviewed the literature on GPs' routine recognition, diagnosis and management of anxiety and depression in the perinatal period...
  35. doi request reprint The relationship between adult attachment style and post-traumatic stress symptoms: A meta-analysis
    Sarah Woodhouse
    School of Psychology, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
    J Anxiety Disord 35:103-17. 2015
    ..The relationship between insecure attachment and PTSD was moderated by type of PTSD measure (interview or questionnaire) and specific attachment category (e.g. secure, fearful). Results have theoretical and clinical significance. ..
  36. 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...
  37. 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...