Ongoing DAS Projects

The DAS59 and DAS24 are being used internationally in a variety of research and clinical contexts. Some of these are detailed below:

The DAS has been used in clinical and research work in the UK, US and Europe with increasing interest over recent years.  For example, in 2013, along with colleagues in Rome, we published a paper in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery demonstrating differences in older adults appearance well being in Italy and the UK.

The DAS has also been used in the validation of new scales assessing valence and salience of appearance, published in the open access journal PLOS ONE here -

Ben Rosser completes PhD research using DAS24

Ben’s work, at the Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, focussed on attentional processes in appearance distress. See downloadable files for one of the studies comprising this work.

Aly Bessell completes PhD research using DAS24

Aly, also at the Centre for Appearance Research, developed an online measure for supporting individuals with appearance distress, FaceIT. She has used the DAS24 to evaluate therapeutic outcomes. She demonstrated a successful outcome for this intervention, in that users improve as much as in face to face sessions, and significantly more than controls, immediately post intervention and at three, six and twelve months..

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