Downloads & Papers

This page contains links to downloadable abstracts and references that use the DAS. To get copies of the DAS24, 59, or manuals, please check the ordering information in the FAQ.

Our published work using the DAS59

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.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]

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]

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]

Our published work using the DAS24

Moss, T.P., White, P., Newman, S., and James, H. (2010) Factor Analysis of the DAS24: Conceptual and Statistical Issues. Presented at Appearance Matters 4 conference, Bristol. [ FULL TEXT ]

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 ]

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 ]

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.

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 ]

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]

Moss, T.P., Rosser, B.A. and Hobbs, E. (submitted 2008), Measurement of constructs within the Appearance Schema: Salience and Valence of Appearance Scales.

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., Harris, D. & Carr, T. (2004). Manual for the Derriford Appearance Scale 24 (DAS24). Musketeer Press, Bradford on Avon ISBN 0-9548-4680-X [ORDER MANUAL]

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., 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

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

Other relevant papers and files

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)

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]

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]

Ching 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]

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

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]

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]

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