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How can mental health be improved in young adults with epilepsy?

Researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, are currently recruiting young adults with epilepsy to complete an online survey.

They want to find out how having epilepsy can have an effect on mental health, and also how coping strategies and peer support can affect this.

Am I eligible to take part?

You can take part if you:

  • Are aged between 18 and 25
  • Have a diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Live in the UK

What will I have to do?

  • Complete an online survey

            This will usually take around 25 minutes to complete

            Your answers to the survey will be anonymous

  • You will be asked about:

            Your mental health, including symptoms of anxiety and depression

            Your coping strategies, social support and peer support

            You and your epilepsy

  • If you decide to take part, you can stop the survey at any time, without giving a reason
  • If you complete the whole survey, you will have the option to enter a prize draw to win a £25 Amazon voucher, or £25 to donate to an epilepsy charity of your choice
  • To enter the prize draw, you will need to provide your email address, so we can contact you if you win
  • Your email address will be stored separately from your answers to the survey, to protect your anonymity

How do I get involved?

Is there a deadline?

  • The study is recruiting from now until the end of May 2019

Who is conducting the research?

  • Rachel Batchelor, Postgraduate student at Royal Holloway and Dr Michelle Taylor, Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at Royal Holloway.

Who has reviewed this study?

  • The Departmental Ethics Committee at Royal Holloway

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Event Date: 
Tuesday 12 May 2015 (All day)

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