Self-perceptions and Seizures
The University of Sheffield
About the study
Epilepsy and non-epileptic attack disorder (NEAD) are long-term conditions that can cause people to become anxious, worried and low in mood.
Research has shown that people living with other long-term conditions cope differently with their illness, depending on the way they think about themselves. These different ways of thinking about themselves can have an effect on how well people manage to live with long-term conditions.
What is the purpose of the study?
The purpose of this study is to find out how self-compassion, gratitude and perfectionism are related to how well people with seizure disorders cope with their seizures.
We are also interested to find out how self-compassion, gratitude and perfectionism are associated with other aspects of people’s lives. For example, their mood and well-being.
When will this study be recruiting?
Now until November 2017
What will participants be asked to do?
You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire. This would usually take no longer than 30 minutes.
Who can take part?
You can take part if you:
• Have had epileptic seizures or
• Have had non-epileptic attacks
• Are over the age of 16
• Live in the UK
Who is conducting the research?
This study is being carried out as part of a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) research project based at the University of Sheffield.
It is being carried out by Stephanie Clegg (DClinPsy Research Student), Dr Fuschia Sirois (Reader in Health Psychology) and Professor Markus Reuber (Professor of Clinical Neurology, Honorary Consultant Neurologist).
Who has reviewed this study?
The Wales Research Ethics Committee 6 Proportionate Review Sub-Committee has reviewed the study and found it to be ethically sound.
If you are interested in taking part in this study please click this button: Take Part