RESEARCH: EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE POST RIGHT HEMISPHERE STROKE

Can you help us gaining a better understanding of emotional experiences and challenges people face following right hemisphere stroke?

My name is Ioana Clonis and this study is a part of my studies for the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCPsych) at New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in conjunction with Middlesex University.

The research will explore people’s emotional experiences following a stroke in the right-hand or non-dominant side of the brain.

The right hemisphere of the brain is particularly important in the processing of emotion and damage in this area can result in changes to emotional awareness and behaviour.

To date there have been few studies exploring the emotional experience of stroke patients. This study will help us to understand the challenges they face and recommend appropriate therapies.

Being involved in this study will entail answering some background information and taking part in a one interview with myself lasting approx. 60-90 minutes.

Participants will be encouraged to discuss their experience of stroke, and to explore how do they experience, understand and communicate emotions. They will also be encouraged to explore how is it like for them to adjust to change in their emotional awareness and behaviour.

Participants in this study will be selected on the following criteria:
 Adults between 25 and 65 years of age
 The occurrence of a stroke in the right-hand side of the brain
 6 months recovery time after the onset of stroke
 Fluent in the English language

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please contact me on this site or via email on
0845 5577752 or IC238@live.mdx.ac.uk.

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