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What age did you develop epilepsy?

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.
Event Date: 
Tuesday 12 May 2015 (All day)

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