Published on 23 January 2023

Student questionnaire seeking people with type 1 diabetes to discuss mental health and how the condition affects their wellbeing.

Volunteers are wanted to complete a questionnaire on the effects of mental illness and living with type 1 diabetes.

The research study on Effects of type 1 diabetes and age of diagnosis on adult mental health is part of an undergraduate psychology dissertation project.

The purpose of the study is to investigate if a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes could have an effect on a person’s adult mental health, in comparison to people who do not have a type 1 diabetes diagnosis.

The study will also be investigating whether the age at which a person is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can act as a predictor of their adult mental health.

By doing this study, researchers hope to have a better understanding of when intervention may be best needed to support the mental health of those diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

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The study is being conducted by Grace Ford, a fourth-year psychology student at the University of Glasgow.

Volunteers should be aged 18 or older and living with type 1 diabetes, or if you fit the criteria for the control group as someone who does not have type 1 diabetes.

The results of the study will be used to assess if there is a relationship between type 1 diabetes and adult mental health, and if the age of diagnosis for type 1 diabetes is a predictor of adult mental health.

The anonymised results will be written up into a report to be used within a psychology undergraduate dissertation and may be made publicly available.

If you would like more information about the study or a summary of the anonymised group results, or both, please contact the researcher, Grace Ford by email.

To take part in the study click here
NOTE: DRWF will from time-to-time advise readers of ‘calls to participate’ in diabetes and related health research studies. It should not necessarily be considered that the charity is in any way connected to the study or the group issuing the call for participants. If we are involved in any way, we will make this known. We will only share external calls where we have confirmed that the study holds ethics committee approval, and the study is specific to diabetes and related health. Taking part in a medical research study is a big step and further helpful information can be found via the National Institute for Health and Care Research Clinical Trials Guide.

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