If so, please consider helping psychologists at the University of Sheffield test whether a one-week online writing intervention could improve body image in individuals living with a dermatological condition, and be in with a chance to win a £50 voucher.


Who can take part?

  • Age 18 or over.
  • Living with a dermatological condition. This includes any type of Ichthyosis.
  • Feels the dermatological condition negatively impacts how they feel about their body.
  • Living anywhere in the world who has an internet connection and can read and write in English.

What will it involve?

You will be asked to complete three 15-minute online writing tasks over the course of a week. You will also be asked to complete several questionnaires before the first writing task, after the final writing task and one month later. As this is a Randomised Controlled Trial, you will be randomly assigned to either: (1) the writing intervention or (2) a control writing task. If you are allocated to the control tasks, you will be able to download the intervention materials at the end of the study.

Please follow this link to find out more and take part

Please contact Dr Kate Adkins (Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Sheffield) via k.adkins@sheffield.ac.uk for further information or if you experience any difficulties completing the study.

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