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Research call: Does neurofibromatosis affect how you feel about your body?

28 January 2021

Kate Adkins is a researcher and Trainee Clinical Psychologist based at the University of Sheffield. As part of her doctoral research, she is interested in improving self-help interventions for people living with neurofibromatosis and dermatological conditions.

If neurofibromatosis affects how you feel about your body, please consider helping psychologists test a 1-week online writing intervention. By taking part you will be helping us learn whether the intervention could help improve body image for other individuals living with a range of dermatological conditions and be in with a chance to win a £50 voucher of your choice.

Who can take part?

Anyone:

  • Age 18 or over.
  • Living with a condition that affects the skin (e.g. neurofibromatosis).
  • Who feels their condition negatively impacts how they feel about their body.
  • Able to read and write in English.

What will it involve?

You will be asked to complete three 15-minute online writing tasks over the course of a week. You will also be asked to complete several questionnaires before the first writing task, after the final writing task and one month later. As this is a randomised controlled trial, you will be randomly assigned to either: (1) the writing intervention or (2) a control writing task. If you are allocated to the control tasks, you will have access to the intervention material at the end of the study.

Please follow the link below to find out more.

Please contact Dr Kate Adkins (Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Sheffield) via k.adkins@sheffield.ac.uk for further information.

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