Title of study:  Can a one-week online writing intervention improve body image in adults living with a skin condition?

Institution:  University of Sheffield

Added:  5th January 2021

Closes:  End of April 2021

Does alopecia affect how you feel about your body?

If so, please consider helping researchers 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 skin/hair condition (e.g. alopecia).
  • Feels their skin/hair condition negatively impacts their relationship with their body.
  • Able to 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 task (another set of writing tasks). You anonymised responses will help us test whether the intervention is more effective than the control. 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: https://sheffieldpsychology.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5avZMk39cP4xCcd

Please contact Dr Kate Adkins (Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Sheffield) via [email protected] for further information.