School of Psychology Research Pages - Michael E. Hyland

Michael E. Hyland, PhD CPsychol
Professor of Health Psychology
School of Psychology,
University of Plymouth

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Research Home Page

This is Michael Hyland’s research home page. It is designed to provide information to researchers and others interested in his research and for prospective postgraduates.

O Research Interests and Research History
O Questionnaires
O Theoretical contributions

Free online relaxation material

Relaxation video for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) patients. (Video)

Different relaxation techniques briefly explained. (Audio)

Research interests and history

Michael E. Hyland is a fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Distinguished International Affiliate of Division 38 of the American Psychological Association, is a chartered health psychologist and is Professor of Health Psychology at Plymouth University.  He obtained a BSc at Bristol University in 1971 and a PhD at the University of Wales in 1977.

His early career was as a theoretical psychologist, working on the nature of theoretical entities particularly in relation to mind-body problems.

From the late 1980s he worked as a health psychologist focusing on respiratory disease (asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). He has constructed several scales for use in respiratory disease, some for outcome assessment and some for disease management, the latter including the asthma bother profile,  the lung information needs questionnaire (LINQ) and the DOSE index.   His research in respiratory medicine includes studies on adherence to medication and its relation to outcome.

He has contributed to theoretical development in health psychology, using network theory to explain medically unexplained symptoms and functional disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, a summary of which was published in a book The origins of health and disease.  This theoretical work has been combined with empirical studies on non-specific aspects of therapy (e.g., placebo effects) and  on the effect of dysregulation on asthma exacerbations. and, with colleagues in the NHS, is being used as the basis for Body reprogramming, a novel treatment programme for people with fibromyalgia.

Questionnaires for downloading

Michael Hyland, in association with others, has produced a number of questionnaires over the years collaborating. may be downloaded and used free of charge for not-for profit research and for clinical purposes.

Details of publications relating to these questionnaires is available from the his list of publications

O Living with asthma questionnaire - Scoring Instructions
O Asthma Bother Profile (Original) - Asthma Bother Profile Scoring Instructions (Original)
O Asthma Bother Profile Version 2 (recommended) - Asthma Bother Profile Version 2, Scoring instructions
O Breathing Problems Long Version - Scoring Instructions
O Breathing Problems Short Version - Scoring Instructions
O Breathing Problems - Norwegian (SPØRRESKJEMA OM PUSTEVANSKER) Short Version - Scoring Instructions
O Leg Ulcer Questionnaire - Nurses Section - Scoring Instructions
O Silver Lining Questionnaire - Scoring Instructions
O Silver Lining Questionnaire in Urdu - سوالنامہ کا جھلک کی اچھائی میں مصیبت - Scoring Instructions
O Silver Lining Questionnaire in Polish - Kwestionariusz
O Global Quality of Life Scale
O Holistic Complementary and Alternative Medicine Questionnaire
O Menopausal Quality of Life Questionnaire
O Lung information needs questionnaire (LINQ)
O Spiritual Connection Questionnaire
O Spiritual Connection Questionnaire in Kannada
O Hyland-Donaldson scale of student assessment (for health professionals)
O General Symptom Questionnaire-65