Participate in Trich Research - be part of the advancement of knowledge
The Trichotillomania Learning Centre (TLC) has always been at the forefront of research in the field of body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) such as trichotillomania. And they continue to make strides in buidling awareness and upskilling health professionals across the globe to better serve those who suffer from these debilitating conditions. One of the ways in which they do so is to facilitate the matching of volunteers with the relevant research studies in the field. If you are keen to play your part in the advancement of understanding and the development of effective treatments for trichotillomania then you should visit the TLC website where there are regular updates of new research being conducted worldwide. Here is a roundup of the online surveys currently underway that you could potentially contribute to:
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Online survey study about the social and economic consequences of trichotillomania
A study being conducted by a student of the American University requires adults with trichotillomania to complete an online survey about how hair pulling impacts your social and economic functioning.
Time to complete: 10 minutes
Reward: All participants who complete the study will be entered into a raffle for a $50 Amazon gift card
More Info: Leslie Rubin at firstname.lastname@example.org
The survey is here: https://american.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7NXcH83JKpsIeVv
Online study for people with a Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB)
The Department of Psychology at Texas A&M University is conducting an online psychology study that aims to better understand Trichotillomania, BFRBs, and related conditions. This study is open to both adults and children from age 7 up. Children participating in the study require the permission of a parent, who will be required to complete questions as well. The study involves completing a battery of questionnaires on your electronic device.
Time to complete: 45 - 60 mins
Reward: lottery drawing for a $25 gift card to Amazon.com. A total of 10 gift cards will be awarded
More info: email@example.com
Participate here: https://agrilife.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cHfpksWFOL0HLEN
Online Survey exploring motivations underlying hair pulling
Swinburne University of Technology is conducting research on what motivates individuals to pull their hair. This survey is only open to adults.
Time to complete: 30-45 mins
Particpate here: http://opinio.online.swin.edu.au
Hair-Pulling Urges and Everyday Urges
A survey from by the University of Michigan is looking for adult participants to develop a better understanding of what it is like to have hair-pulling urges and how these urges compare to everyday urges that people experience.
Time to complete: 30-35 mins
More info: no contact provided
You can access the survey here: https://umichumhs.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cvbs88Jxr8akKxL
Development of a Measure of Beliefs in Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)
Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia) are currently developing and evaluating a measure of thoughts and beliefs associated with Trichotillomania. This study is only open to adults and will be conducted via online questionnaires.
Time to complete: 45-60 mins
Access the study here: http://www.psychsurveys.org/trichotillomania/beliefs
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact either:
Dr. Maja Nedeljkovic, Principle Investigator, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Imogen Rehm, Student Investigator, email: email@example.com
Parental Experiences of Pediatric Trichotillomania
This is a survey for parents who have childre younger than 17 that has been diagnosed with trichotillomania. The survey by the Texas A&M University is aimed and learning how to best support children and their parents.
Time to complete: 1-1.5 hours
More info: Jennifer Alexander, Student Investigator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Access the survey using this link: https://tamu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9XG0V455GrgzPRH
In the next blog post we will provide an overview of the more in depth regional studies currently available.