Researchers from Teesside University, UK, are currently recruiting people with epilepsy to be interviewed for a study.
They are studying what difference the age you developed epilepsy has on your experience of living with the condition. For example is your experience different if you are diagnosed as a child or an adult?
The results of this study could contribute to an improvement of the care of people with epilepsy, who are diagnosed at different ages.
Am I eligible to take part?
You can take part if you:
- Are over 18
- Were diagnosed with epilepsy before the age of 59
- Live in the UK
What will I have to do?
- You will be interviewed by a researcher
- The interview can be face-to-face or by online video chat
- The audio of the interview will be recorded (this will be destroyed after the researcher makes their notes)
- The interview will last approximately one hour
- You will be asked about your experiences of living with epilepsy
- Your information will be used anonymously in any reports that come from the research
How do I get involved?
- If you are interested in taking part in this study please email Bethany Wetherell S6008124@live.tees.ac.uk
- You will then get more information about what will happen
- You will sign a consent form
- If you decide that you want to withdraw your participation in this study, you can do this up to two weeks after your interview. You will not have to give a reason for your decision.
Is there a deadline?
- The study is recruiting from now until April 2019
Who is conducting the research?
- Bethany Wetherell supervised by Dr Stephanie Kilinç
Who has reviewed this study?
- The study has full ethical approval from Teesside University School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law Ethics Committee.