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What's it about?

We would like to you join an online focus group to share your opinions on different ways of displaying health data using a mobile app.

What will I have to do?

You’ll be shown some examples of data displayed in an and we’ll ask for your feedback.  We will also ask you to complete a few short questionnaires.

People in the focus group will be asked about:

  • What your previous experience with apps is
  • Finding out the data that interests you
  • How you would prefer to see health data
  • Personalisation
  • Impact of seeing your data

The focus group will be online and last up to 2 hours. This will include a 90-minute discussion about the mobile app, 15 minutes to complete questionnaires and a short break.

You will be given an electronic £15 voucher for you to use online, for instance on Amazon, to thank you for taking part.

You’ll then be invited to take part in a future online meeting. In the meeting, a summary of the of the topics that came up in the focus group will be shared. We’ll check that we have interpreted everything correctly. If you aren’t able to attend this second meeting, there will be an opportunity to feed back by email.

You will be given a further electronic £15 voucher for taking part in this further feedback session.

How do I get involved?

  • Participants must be aged 18 or over
  • Have a diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Be able to give informed consent, and
  • Be fluent in English
No experience with mobile apps is required.

Is there a deadline?

The deadline for taking part in the focus groups is the end of January 2021. As there are only a limited number of places available in this research, we may have to close the application window early. 

Who is conducting the research?

King's College London. 

For more information, please contact the researcher Dr Sara Simblett at King’s College London by phone on: 0207 848 0762 or email sara.simblett@kcl.ac.uk.

To find out more, visit: www.radar-cns.org

Who has reviewed this study?

The study has been reviewed by London - Harrow Research Ethics Committee.

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