Research advert shared on behalf of researchers at Staffordshire University.
Are you a male family member or close friend of someone in a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness following a brain injury in the UK?
What is this study?
People who have a family member with a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness after a brain injury can face many challenges. We recognise that these challenges are often shared by the whole family.
Therefore we want to explore what this experience is like for male family members or close friends, as there is limited research on this.
What will it involve?
Taking part will involve an interview in which you answer questions and discuss your experience of what it is like having someone close to you in a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness. The interview can be completed either face to face or online.
Can I be involved?
Yes, if you:
- Identify as male.
- Are over 18 years of age.
- Live within the UK.
- Able to read and understand the English language to participate in the interview.
- Have a family member with a diagnosed Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness (When unconsciousness lasts for more than four weeks after a sudden onset brain injury) within the UK.
It is important to note that we define a family member as anyone who has a sufficiently close relationship with the person, to be actively concerned with their management and well-being. Therefore you do not need to be a family member by legal ties or blood relations.
For more information or to be involved, please contact Connor Watkins (Trainee Clinical Psychologist):
Researcher: Connor Watkins
Research supervisor: Dr Kim Gordon
This research has gained ethical approval to commence from NHS Research Authority and Health and Care Research Wales.