Downloads & Papers


Key Papers:

Carr, T., Moss, T., and Harris, D. (2005). The DAS24: A short form of the Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS59) to measure individual responses to living with problems of appearance. British Journal of Health Psychology, 10(2), 285-298 [ ABSTRACT ] [ FULL TEXT ]

Carr T., Harris D.,and James C. (2000). The Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS-59): A new scale to measure individual responses to living with problems of appearance. British Journal of Health Psychology, 5(2), 201-215 [ABSTRACT] [FULL TEXT]

Harris, D., Moss, T.P. & Carr, T. (2004). Manual for the Derriford Appearance Scale 59 (DAS59) Musketeer Press, Bradford on Avon ISBN 0-9548-4681-8 [ORDER MANUAL]Bessell, A., and Moss, T.P. (2007)Evaluating the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for individuals with visible differences: A systematic review of the empirical literature. Body Image, 4, 227-238 [FULL TEXT]

Moss, T.P., Harris, D. & Carr, T. (2004). Manual for the Derriford Appearance Scale 24 (DAS24). Musketeer Press, Bradford on Avon ISBN 0-9548-4680-X Bessell, A., Brough, V., Clarke, A., Harcourt, D., Moss, T., & Rumsey, N. (2008) Evaluation of a computer based psychosocial intervention for individuals with visible differences. Presented at “Appearance Matters 3″, Bristol, UK.

Other papers of ours:

Brown, BC., Moss, T.P.,Bayat, A.(2010) Skin scar pre-conceptions must be challenged: Importance of self-perception in skin scarring. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surgery 63(6) , 1022-1029 [FULL TEXT]

Clarke, A., Payne, E. & Moss, T. (2008) The impact of appearance on intimacy: development of a new measure of intimacy. Presented at “Appearance Matters 3″, Bristol, UK.

Harris D.L., & Carr A.T. (2001). Prevalence of concern about physical appearance in the general population. British Journal Of Plastic Surgery, 54(3), 223-226 [ABSTRACT] [FULL TEXT]

Harris, D.L. (1982). Cosmetic Surgery – Where Does it Begin. British Journal of Plastic Surgery, 35(3), 281-286 [FULL TEXT]

Harris, D.L. (1982). The Symptomatology Of Abnormal Appearance – An Anecdotal Survey. British Journal Of Plastic Surgery, 35(3), 312-323 [FULL TEXT]

Harris, D.L., & Carr, A.T. (2001). The Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS59): a new psychometric scale for the evaluation of patients with disfigurements and aesthetic problems of appearance. British Journal Of Plastic Surgery, 54(3), 216-222 [ABSTRACT] [FULL TEXT]

Cogliandro, A., Persichetti, P., Ghilardi, G., Moss, T. P., Barone, M., Piccinocchi, G., … & Tambone, V. (2016). How to assess appearance distress and motivation in plastic surgery candidates: Italian validation of Derriford Appearance Scale 59 (DAS 59). Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci20(18), 3732-3737.

Keiko, N., Kazuhiro, H., Nobuaki, N., Reiko, N., Katsunori, I., Nobuak, I., Moss, T.P., and Harris, D.L., (2008) Development of the Japanese version of Derriford Appearance Scale DAS59: A QOL index for the people who have problems of appearance, Journal of Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 28(7):440-448 [FULL TEXT – JAPANESE]

Moss T., and Carr T. (2004). Understanding adjustment to disfigurement: The role of the self-concept. Psychology & Health, 19(6), 737-748 [ABSTRACT] [FULL TEXT]

Moss, T. P. (2005). The Relationships Between Objective and Subjective Ratings of Disfigurement Severity, and Psychological Adjustment. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 2, 151-159 [ABSTRACT] [FULL TEXT]

Moss, T. P., Lawson, V., & White, P. (2015). Identification of the underlying factor structure of the Derriford Appearance Scale 24. PeerJ3, e1070.

Moss, T., Chirico, A., Mallia, L., Lucidi, F., Fucito, A., D’AIUTO, M. A. S. S. I. M. I. L. I. A. N. O., & Giordano, A. (2016). Psychosocial Outcomes of Quadrantectomy Versus Mastectomy in a Southern Italian Sample: Development and Needs of the Italian Derriford Appearance Scale 24. Anticancer research36(4), 1519-1526.Moss, T.P. and Harris, DL., (2009) Psychological Change Following Plastic Surgery: A Prospective Controlled Outcome Study Psychology, Health & Medicine 14:5,567 — 572 [ FULL TEXT ]

Moss, T.P., and Harris, D.L. (2006) A prospective controlled study of psychological change following plastic surgery. Presented at Appearance Matters 2, Bath, UK. [SLIDES] Tim presenting this paper

Moss, T.P., Williamson, H., and Bailey, C. (2010) The Young Person’s Appearance Behaviour Checklist (YPABC 23): A new psychometric scale for measuring adjustment to appearance concerns in young people Appearance Matters 4, Bristol. (Poster)

Payne, E. & Williams, E. & members of ARC (inc. T. Moss) (2008) Identifying factors & processes contributing to successful adjustment to disfiguring conditions in a community sample. Presented at “Appearance Matters 3″, Bristol, UK.

Rosser, B. A., Moss, T.P, & Rumsey, N. (2010). Attentional and interpretative biases in appearance concern: An investigation of biases in appearance-related information processing. Body Image, 7(3), 251-254 [ FULL TEXT ]

Rosser, B., Moss, T. & Rumsey, N. (2008) Are things as they appear? Information processing biases & appearance adjustment. Presented at “Appearance Matters 3″, Bristol, UK.

Rumsey, N., Clarke A., White P., Wyn-Williams M., Garlick, W. (2004). Altered body image: appearance-related concerns of people with visible disfigurement. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 48(5), 443-453 [ABSTRACT]

Sharratt, N., Jenkinson, E., Moss, T., Clarke, A. and Rumsey, N. (2018) Understandings and experiences of visible difference and romantic relationships: A qualitative exploration. Body Image, 27. pp. 32-42. ISSN 1740-1445 Available from:

Singh, V. P., & Moss, T. P. (2015). Psychological impact of visible differences in patients with congenital craniofacial anomalies. Progress in orthodontics16(1), 5.


Selected other relevant work citing DAS

da Silva Mendes, J. C., Alcaidinho, D., & Alcaidinho, M. (2019). Autoconsciência e investimento esquemático da aparência em indivíduos com deficiência visual. Revista Portuguesa de Investigação Comportamental e Social5(1), 1-13.

S., Thoma A, McCabe R.E., Antony M.M. (2003). Measuring outcomes in aesthetic surgery: A comprehensive review of the literature. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 111 (1), 469-480 [FULL TEXT]

Coneo, A. M. C., Thompson, A. R., Lavda, A., & Appearance Research Collaboration (ARC). (2017). The influence of optimism, social support and anxiety on aggression in a sample of dermatology patients: an analysis of cross‐sectional data. British Journal of Dermatology176(5), 1187-1194.

Tebble N.J., Thomas, D.W., and Price, P. (2004) Anxiety and self-consciousness in patients with minor facial lacerations. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 47(4), 417-426 [ABSTRACT]

Shepherd, L., Reynolds, D. P., Turner, A., O’Boyle, C. P., & Thompson, A. R. (2018). The role of psychological flexibility in appearance anxiety in people who have experienced a visible burn injury. Burns.

Dobbs, T. D., Gibson, J. A., Hughes, S., Thind, A., Patel, B., Hutchings, H. A., & Whitaker, I. S. (2019). Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Soft-Tissue Facial Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Evaluation of the Quality of Their Measurement Properties. Plastic and reconstructive surgery143(1), 255-268.

Ellis, M. A., Sterba, K. R., Brennan, E. A., Maurer, S., Hill, E. G., Day, T. A., & Graboyes, E. M. (2019). A Systematic Review of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Assessing Body Image Disturbance in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 0194599819829018.

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