Can dogs predict seizures?
Queen's University, Belfast, UK
About the study
Researchers want to explore whether dogs can predict the onset of epileptic seizures
When will this study be recruiting?
It is recruiting now, until December 2018
What will participants be asked to do?
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire, which should take about 10-20 minutes. Your answers will be treated confidentially, and you do not have to give your name, unless you want to.
The questionnaire asks for information about:
- You and your household
- Your epilepsy
- Whether you own a dog
- Your dog
- How your dog(s) respond to you when you have a seizure
This is an ongoing project. If you would be interested in participating in further studies, you can indicate this at the end of the survey.
Who can take part?
You can take part if you:
- Have a medically confirmed diagnosis of epilepsy
Note: you do not have to own a dog to take part
If you are under the age of 16, you should complete the questionnaire with the consent and help of your parents/guardians.
Who is conducting the research?
Neil Powell, PhD student, under the supervision of Professor Peter Hepper.
Who has reviewed this study?
Approval has been granted by the Queen’s University of Belfast Psychology Ethics Committee and Indemnity and Insurance by Queens University Belfast
If you prefer to complete a paper version of the questionnaire, please contact Professor Peter Hepper:
Address: School of Psychology,
Belfast, BT7 1NN