An investigation of reassurance seeking in anxiety disorders
We are conducting research which aims to further our understanding of reassurance seeking, which is a common reaction when people feel anxious. Currently there is a large body of research which aims to understand reassurance seeking in OCD sufferers. We are aware that carers experience difficulties in providing reassurance. Therefore, we are keen to gather information from people that care for someone with OCD and their experience of providing reassurance. Please note that we are interested in not only people who prominently provide reassurance but also those who provide little reassurance.
We are recruiting participants who care for, or help someone with OCD (e.g. husband, sibling, girlfriend, parent, etc.) and provide reassurance.
What is involved?
If you would like to take part you will be asked to:
- Participate in a 25 minutes phone interview that will ask you about your experience in providing reassurance
- Fill out a questionnaire (takes approximately 20 minutes) that asks you about your experience of providing reassurance
Where will the research take place and how long will it last?
The interview can be conducted over the phone and will take approximately 25 minutes. The questionnaire will be posted to you before the interview and will take about 20 minutes to complete.
Is it confidential?
Yes! Strict ethical practice will be followed. The information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.
Ethical Approval Reference
This project has been reviewed by the Joint South London and Maudsley and the Institute of Psychiatry NHS Research Ethics Committee (REC reference: 07/Q0706/39).
How do I take part in this research?
If you are interested in taking part, for further details or for an informal and confidential discussion about any aspect of the study, please contact:
Brynjar Halldorsson, PhD researcher/Registered Clinical Psychologist/Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist on email@example.com
For more information about the study please see further the information sheet