Parents of children with epilepsy – take part in DCU questionnaire

Posted: 5th March 2015

Researchers at Dublin City University urgently require parents of children with epilepsy and the children themselves to take part in a questionnaire about the challenges that face children living with epilepsy and their parents

The questionnaire is part of the Talking About Epilepsy study which is being funded by Epilepsy Ireland and the Health Research Board.

The study aims to gather information which will help to tackle the negative challenges faced by children living with epilepsy in the future and ultimately it will help to raise awareness about epilepsy in children.

To take part, all you have to do is fill in a questionnaire (online or hard copy or by phone) which will take about one hour to complete (if completing it online, you can save the questionnaire at any point and return later if you wish).

The child with epilepsy should be aged between 8 – 18 years and have a diagnosis of epilepsy. Due to the nature of the research, the child should have no other significant medical conditions and/or learning difficulties.

How to participate

Online:
Parent Questionnaire: www.bit.ly/epilepsyparent
Child Questionnaire: www.bit.ly/epilepsychild

By Phone: Contact the researchers, Stephanie O'Toole 01-7006867 or Ailbhe Benson 01-7007997 or email talkingaboutepilepsy@gmail.com to arrange a time to complete the questionnaire by phone

Hard Copy: Contact Stephanie or Ailbhe and request a questionnaire sent out by post