Online Skin Disorder & Stress Study Opportunity for Adults – Participants Needed

16032_wpm_lowresDo you feel that stress affects your eczema/psoriasis/dermatitis? Then share your experience by participating in this study from Liverpool John Moores University and help further skin disease research potentially improving quality of life for all people who suffer from eczema/psoriasis/dermatitis. The study is looking at the effects of stress, anxiety, life events and depression on skin disease.
This is a chance to participate in a study that could uncover new ways to treat skin disease. 
 Who:

  • Ideally you are someone who’s skin problems worsen or only break out when under stress
  • You are between 18-50 years of age (study is online only, so location does not matter)
  • You have had the skin condition for more than 6 months
  • Your skin condition is  ‘spontaneous’ – in other words, it’s not been proven that it only reacts to the weather, fabrics etc.
  • **Unfortunately those taking prescribed oral medication to treat the skin, such as Cyclosporin/Prednisone, etc. cannot participate

Where:

  • The study takes place completely online. As long as you have a computer, laptop or tablet, you can take part. It will be 4-6 weeks long.

How:

  • You will be answering 3 short questionnaires, twice a week.
  • You will be required to complete 4 short questionnaires prior to the study beginning.
  • All participants and information will be confidential. Participants will create on on-line username that is anonymous.
  • The questionnaires are to do with your skin inflammation severity, where it affects your body and your stress through out the week There shouldn’t be any risks from this study, as it is simply questionnaire-based. However, some questions will focus on negative feelings/emotions, as well as requiring participants to inspect themselves for signs of skin inflammation. Therefore your debrief sheet will include website/hotlines that help you deal with negative feelings and thoughts that may come from answering some of these questionnaires.

When:

  • Twice a week (Mondays and Fridays), 10 minutes each day for approximately 3 weeks. (Reminders emails can be set-up if that makes it more convenient for you)

Would you like to sign up or need more information?
Email Hannah Stevenson at h.stevenson@2009.ljmu.ac.uk
If you would like to get in touch with the University tutor who will be overseeing this study then please email s.fairclough@ljmu.ac.uk.
The research Twitter page: @LJMUSkinStudy
Research blog.

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