Exploring the relationship between perceived stress, reported seizure activity and personal protective factors in epilepsy.

Posted: December 18th 2017

People with epilepsy respond differently to the stress of living with the condition. Researchers at the School of Psychology, University College Dublin, in conjunction with Epilepsy Ireland are interested to know more about the lives of people with epilepsy, especially what causes stress and how people adapt and cope with stress in their lives. By knowing more about these phenomena, we can add to the knowledge base in relation to providing appropriate supports and interventions to people with epilepsy and their families, as well as education and information on how services, such as schools and employers, can best respond to support people with epilepsy if required.

The study aims to recruit participants to complete an anonymous online survey questionnaire in relation to their unique experience of stress, seizures, coping and living with a chronic illness in the context of their epilepsy diagnosis. The researchers are particularly interested to speak with adults with epilepsy (aged 18 and over) who have had a confirmed clinical diagnosis of epilepsy.

Volunteer to take part:

If you are interested in taking part just click on the following link, which will direct you to a detailed information sheet describing the research followed by a page requesting your consent to participant, followed by the online survey questionnaire. It should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete the survey.


If you wish to contact the researchers for more information, please do so by emailing Kate O'Donovan on kate.o-donovan@ucdconnect.ie.