Research on control and wellbeing in OCD

Eugenia Lancellotta is working on a PhD project on the adaptiveness of delusional beliefs in OCD and she is seeking participants for this research.

Participation involves:

STAGE 1: complete a questionnaire by email

STAGE 2: interview by Zoom, Skype (with or without camera) or email

You are being asked to be in a research study on the potential benefits of delusional beliefs on perceptions of control and wellbeing in OCD.

If you are identified as living with OCD, you are over 18 years old and you have never had a special educational needs provision you can participate in this research.

The purpose of the present study is to investigate perceptions of control and wellbeing in OCD. In particular, the study assesses whether delusional beliefs in OCD enhance the sense of control and wellbeing of people suffering from OCD, helping them cope with the symptoms of their condition.

If you agree to be in this study, you will be asked to do the following things: answer one written questionnaire by email and take part in an informal semi-structured interview. The questionnaire measures the severity of OCD symptoms. The interview explores perceptions of control and wellbeing in OCD.

Answering the written questionnaire should take around half an hour and you can do this by email. You can choose to be interviewed on Skype, Zoom or by answering a list of written questions via email. There will be no set time for the interview; its duration will be up to you. In the case of a Skype or Zoom interview, the interview will be audio recorded.

You will be asked to sign a written consent form prior to completing the interview. After you have returned the consent form by email, you will be assigned a participant code which will be used to ensure confidentiality.

 Please read the attached Information Sheet for more information.