Study looking for students with Bipolar Disorder

November 10, 2008

Would you like to have the opportunity to talk about your experiences and possibly impact on the way that support services are offered to students with Bipolar Disorder?

Do you have Bipolar Disorder and are currently studying in Higher Education? Would you like to have the opportunity to talk about your experiences and possibly impact on the way that support services are offered to students with Bipolar Disorder? Then getting involved in the following research study could be for you.

You will be asked questions on:

  • The difficulties that you experience as a student who has Bipolar Disorder.
  • The factors which might make your illness worse or better whilst you are attending university.
  • What support you have found has helped or not helped at university.

If you want to find out more about the project, or if you need more information to help you make a decision about joining in, please contact Rachel on the following email address: R.A.Demery@uwic.ac.uk

The study has been approved by the University of Wales Institute Cardiff’s Ethics Board and the information that you give will remain confidential and what you say will only be identifiable by a code letter, for the purposes of analysis. The analysis will be completed by the researcher. Your name, address and contact details will be kept in a separate secure location to your interview records. The information will be kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act and UWIC’s guidelines.

This project forms part of an MSc Interprofessional Studies. There is a lack of information on how students with Bipolar Disorder manage at university; what is useful to you and what makes your condition worse. Your participation is voluntary and there is absolutely no obligation for you to join the study. You can leave the study at any time and will not be penalised for this – but please send Rachel an email to notify her of your decision in that case.

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