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New research study from the University of Nottingham

New research study from the University of Nottingham

Posted on 27 June 2022 by Pippa McClounan

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Exploring the experiences of people who use online communities for Tourette syndrome and tics.

Are you interested in contributing to understanding how online communities can be empowering for people with Tourette syndrome and tics?

 

Ella Ford, a student at the University of Nottingham, is researching the views and experiences of people who use online communities for Tourette syndrome and tics.

Previous research has found online communities can be beneficial for a range of health issues and conditions - including potentially for Tourette syndrome and tics. Empowerment is when a person feels like they have control over their condition, and its treatment by themselves and others. Through understanding the potential benefits of online communities regarding empowerment, their use could be promoted by healthcare professionals and charities, thereby hopefully helping those with Tourette syndrome/tics.

If you would like to take part and can spare 20-30 minutes of your time to respond to an online questionnaire, Ella would like to hear from you. Participation is completely voluntary, and any responses will be both confidential and anonymous.

To take part, you need to be aged over 16 and and have a tic disorder, Tourette syndrome, or tics, and who use such online communities. Even if you do not have a formal diagnosis of Tourette syndrome or a tic disorder but suspect you do, you can still take part in this study. You don't need to be a regular poster - if you prefer to browse online communities rather than post or interact with other users, Ella is still interested in having you take part. 

 

For more information and to take part, click here

Closing date is 21 July 2022

 

If you have any queries about this research, please e-mail Ella Ford. The study has been reviewed and approved by the MSc Health Psychology / MSc Rehabilitation psychology ethics review panel at the University of Nottingham.


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