How do people live (Cope) with Scleroderma: Research Participants Require:

Hello All,

I am doctorate student of Counselling Psychology and Existential Psychotherapy at NSPC, Middlesex University London. I am conducting study on ‘Experience of living with Systemic Sclerosis: A phenomenological Inquiry”.

The study is being carried out as part of my studies with NSPC Ltd and Middlesex University. My research interest in this topic is due to my personal experience of living with systemic sclerosis since last 4 years. As I know that living with systemic sclerosis is challenging as it affects every aspect of life from family relationships to holding a job. My aims and objective to conduct this study are: to explore the experience; understand the existential issues in people living with systemic sclerosis and how they confront with their crisis; to understand about the impact of Systemic Sclerosis on different aspects of their lives and how they cope with this disease. Participants will be selected on following criteria.

•Only females would be included.

•All participants aged between 30 to 70 years would be included in the study.

•Professional medical doctors should have given the diagnosis.

•The target population would be either married individuals or those in a stable relationship.

The selected participants will have to be engaged in face to face interviews at Scleroderma Society Building, London. Procedures will include a 60-90 minutes audio-recorded semi-structured interview followed by a non-taped debriefing session. All research ethics have been approved by NSPC and Middlesex University and will be strictly followed. To accomplish my doctorate degree, I have to recruit 6-8 research participants for conducting interview who are suffering from Systemic Sclerosis. Interested Participants can contact to me.

Note: Your participation would be entirely voluntary. And If you are living out of London, We could do face to face Interview if you have plan to come London for attending your Appointment as most of Scleroderma patients are under treatment of Scleroderma Specialists at Royal Free Hospital, London and some people came to Royal free Hospital for illoprost.

Thank you for supporting me!

Sidra Chaudhry


2 Replies

  • I notice you have posted several times on different web sites. Have you managed to find any respondents yet?

  • Thank you for your reply.

    Appologise to late reply.

    Yes, I am struggling to recruit participants for my study, Therefore, I changed my research criteria, extended age as well.

    Now I am offering travel expenses £60 or more to come for interview.

    However, I have recruited three participants for my study. But i need still more participants for my research.

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