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The University of Southampton
Psychology

Research project: Development and evaluation of an online psychological intervention to reduce distress in people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and their family members

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This PhD project investigates the use of online interactive programmes to deliver interventions to reduce emotional distress in people with MND and their family members.

Emotional distress is common in people with MND and their family and is linked to poorer quality of life. This project will review existing research to determine promising approaches to intervention content and delivery, and conduct interviews with people with MND and their family members to explore their views and preferences for interventions to reduce distress and improve wellbeing. This information will be used to develop the online psychological intervention, followed by an evaluation of intervention acceptability and use.

Funding: Motor Neurone Disease Association, UK

PhD student: Cathryn Pinto

PhD supervisors: Dr. Laura Dennison, Dr. Adam Geraghty, Professor Lucy Yardley

 

Related research groups

Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology (CCCAHP)
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