Opportunity for involvement in research project involving the psychological experience of managing type 2 diabetes through diet

Please note that Diabetes UK will not endorse the research highlighted in the request and any interested individuals should contact researchers directly. 

What is the opportunity about?
The current research is concerned with the psychological experience of managing a medical condition through diet, specifically type 2 diabetes and coeliac disease. We are approaching this in a multi-faceted way: through focus groups, a questionnaire and a case study.

I need to recruit 20 people with type 2 diabetes to take part in a focus group – there are 2 focus groups online (for those who do not live near Milton Keynes) and 2 face to face in Milton Keynes.

I also need to recruit 1 person to take part in a case study, which will consist of a series of interviews.

How long is the opportunity for?
The focus groups last for an hour and a half and will be arranged on a day that suits the participants; including weekends and weeknights.

What would their role be and what will they need to do? e.g. be part of an advisory panel, comment on documents, take part in a focus group (max 200 words)

The people who are involved will be asked to converse with others in their focus group (a maximum of 10 people) about topics related to management of their diabetes. There are 4 themes that are related to mental health and the psychological experience of type 2 diabetes.

Deadline for responding and contact details of the researcher
Funding for the studies runs out at the end of July, and due to this I need to get moving quite quickly. A rough deadline would be July the 10th.

Catherine.MacKenzie
catherine.mackenzie@open.ac.uk