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An Investigation of Fear of Losing Control and Anxiety

Can you help us better understand fear of losing control and anxiety?

We are a team of researchers at the University of Oxford who are interested in better understanding fear of losing control and anxiety.

We aim to develop a questionnaire that will help us understand whether there are differences in fear of losing control across anxiety disorders, particularly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Panic Disorder. We are hoping to develop a deeper understanding of factors that may contribute to distress in these conditions, with the hope of tailoring and improving psychological treatments for these individuals.

You do not need to identify as having any anxiety disorder to participate in this study.

Anybody can participate in this study, as long as you are:

· Over 18

· Currently reside in the UK

· Speak English fluently

 

Participating in this study will involve completing a 20-minute online questionnaire.

You may ask any questions before deciding to take part by contacting the researcher: Joel Lewin, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, at joel.lewin@hmc.ox.ac.uk

 

If you would like to participate in the study, you can access the questionnaire by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/losingcontrolsurvey

 

If you know anybody else who may be interested in participating, please send them the survey link or the poster.

 

You can download the participant information sheet and the poster below.

 

 

 

CUREC Approval Reference: R87791_RE001

 

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Can you help us to better understand OCD, PTSD and anxiety?

We are a team of researchers at the University of Oxford who are interested in better understanding life experiences and mental health difficulties. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who identify as either having OCD, PTSD, generalised anxiety disorder or panic disorder and those without current experiences. We are hoping to develop a deeper understanding of factors that may contribute to distress in these conditions, with the aim of tailoring and improving psychological treatments for these individuals.

If you feel you can help us, or you know someone who might be interested in supporting our research, please read our participant information sheet (see document below), and the poster (see document below). Both of which can also be distributed to anyone who may wish to take part.

The study involves a short telephone interview with either of the lead researchers, Torileigh Matthews (Trainee Clinical Psychologist), or Amy Lunn (Trainee Clinical Psychologist) followed by filling in an online questionnaire.

If you have any questions or would like to participate, please email us on stressresearch@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk.

 

If you would like some further information, please look at the participant information sheet below.

1. Participant information:

 

2. Poster:  

 

 

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Title: The impact of Ethnicity and Immigrant Generation

We are conducting an online study that is exploring the impact of immigrant generation and ethnicity on mental health stigma and level of trust in mental health services. Previous research has consistently found minoritised ethnic groups tend to hold a higher level of mental health stigma compared to their White counterparts. This study is interested in exploring the role generation may play in this relationship.

You are invited to complete an online survey that will take about 15 minutes. You can take part if you:

  • Identify as White British, Polish British/Polish, British South Asian/South Asian (Bangladeshi, Indian, or Pakistani
  • (Only Polish/South Asian) Identify as a first or second generation immigrant
  • Are aged 18 years or above
  • Are able to read and write in English

For more information and to take part in the online survey, please follow this link:

 https://psychiatryoxford.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cByT5AJeAiJI6IS

For more information about the study or if you would like to speak to someone, please contact Syeda Akther: syeda.akther@hmc.ox.ac.uk.

 

 

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Psychological Factors in Chronic Pain

We are conducting an online study exploring the similarities and differences in chronic pain and fibromyalgia, compared with people who do not live with chronic pain. No previous research has explored this, and we hope that the results of the study will help improve our understanding of chronic pain.

You are invited to take part in an online survey that will take about 30 minutes. You can take part if:

  • You are working with or on the waiting list for either the Integrated Pain and Spinal Services
  • You are aged 18 years or above
  • You are able to read English

If you live with chronic pain, here’s the link to the questionnaire:

 

https://psychiatryoxford.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1TgvCqhu2xBsCZo

If you do not live with chronic pain, here’s the link to the questionnaire:

 

https://psychiatryoxford.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1TgvCqhu2xBsCZo

For more information, or would like to speak to somebody about the study, please contact Holly.Risdon@hmc.ox.ac.uk

You can download the information sheet and debrief sheet here:

 https://psychiatryoxford.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bOROJZdBcLLHUhg

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Holding on to Support                                                                 

CUREC Approval Reference: R86617/RE001               

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This study will survey people who offer support to people with hoarding difficulties or OCD.

The questions will ask about the help and support they give, or try to give. This will help us to understand any differences in how people with hoarding difficulties and OCD are offered support. Knowing this will help plan more effective treatments and how best to involve those who support them.

People who offer support will be asked to respond to a number of questions, most of which have multiple options. This should take about 30 minutes. No specialist background knowledge is required.

 

Please note that you may only participate in this survey if:

Ø You are 30 years of age or over.

Ø You live in the UK.

Ø You offer support to somebody with hoarding difficulties and/or OCD that you have a personal connection to, e.g., a family member or friend you have known for a number of years.

Ø The person you offer support to is 30 years of age or over.

Ø The person you offer support to lives in the UK.

 

You may ask any questions before deciding to take part by contacting the researcher: James Dennis, Trainee Clinical Psychologist james.dennis@stx.ox.ac.uk

 

To access the questionnaire, please click this link: https://psychiatryoxford.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6LvLsSnGpgkEGyy

A paper copy is available upon request, please contact the researcher.

You can download the full information sheet here:

 

 

 

 

 

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Title: An online study examining coping strategies used by people with different types of anxiety

We are interested to learn more from you about your experiences of how you get support from others.

We are interested in looking at when people seeking reassurance and support from others to help deal with their worries.

Participating in the research will involve a 15-minute online voice or video discussion and a 45-minute online questionnaire-based task, or questionnaires sent by post to complete on paper if you prefer.

If this is something that interests you, please follow the link here to our participant information sheet:

You can also contact Bradley at bradley.mullins@hmc.ox.ac.uk to find out more on how to participate.