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Talking about epilepsy

Study title

The way we talk about epilepsy


University of Nottingham, UK

About the study

This study will investigate the language that is used to speak about epilepsy and seizures. It will also investigate whether people with epilepsy prefer certain terms or phrases to others.

The research aims to:

• Establish which terms/phrases people with epilepsy generally prefer

• Investigate the reasons why certain terms are less favourable than others

• Provide evidence to show whether there is a general agreement about the language used

• To see whether there is any connection between the language preferences and seizure types

When will this study be recruiting?

30 March 2017 – 11 May (6 weeks)

What will participants be asked to do?

We will ask you to complete a short online survey. This will usually take no more than 5 minutes.

Who can take part?

You can take part if you:

• Have epilepsy

• Are aged 16 or above

• Live in the UK

Who is conducting the research?

Dr Jennifer Sanchez-Davies, University of Nottingham

Who has reviewed this study?

This has been approved by the Faculty of Art Ethics Officer, University of Nottingham..


If you would like to take part in the study please follow the link Take Part

Event Date: 
Tuesday 12 May 2015 - 13:49

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