|Online and offline stigma for FD in the general population: occurrence and interventions
|University of Edinburgh, UK
|Prof. Jon Stone
|Someone passionate about Functional Disorders and FND. Suitable backgrounds are: medical graduate interested in a career in neurology or psychiatry, psychology graduate, sociology graduate. An interest in creating educational content and social media would help.
To main goal of this project is to develop and test materials to overcome stigma and negative health care interactions for patients with FD characterized by functional neurological symptoms. This ESR will first develop a questionnaire to study stigma and negative healthcare interactions in FD patients, which will be distributed across specialized centres and patients organizations across Europe. A qualitative thematic content analyses of public forums will be performed to study online stigma. The results will inform the production of an interactive anti-stigma video in a participatory design. The video will be provided online and evaluated with regard to acceptability and change in stereotypical beliefs as assessed using the methods developed by ESR13.
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