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Young people’s thoughts about the impact of their long term health condition

Study title

Young people’s perspectives on the impact of their long term health condition on education, social life and wellbeing.


Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK

About the study

This study looks at the impact on education, social life and wellbeing of a long term health condition such as epilepsy. In particular, it explores:

• Beliefs about illness and

• If young people feel that people around them (such as family, friends, education staff and health professionals) support their independence and capabilities

The results will help researchers gain a greater understanding of the experiences of living with a health condition. It is hoped that this will lead to improved ways for schools, colleges, universities and health professionals to support young people while they are studying.

When will this study be recruiting?

This study is recruiting until March 2018.

What will participants be asked to do?

You will be asked to complete an anonymous online questionnaire, which should take no longer than 15 minutes. It consists mostly of multiple choice questions about thoughts and feelings.

Who can take part?

You can take part if you:

• Are aged 16-25

• Have a long term health condition such as epilepsy.

Who is conducting the research?

Rosanna Fennessy, PhD Psychology and Education, University of Cambridge

Who has reviewed this study?

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education Ethics committee


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Event Date: 
Tuesday 12 May 2015 - 13:49

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