This study has been reviewed, and approved, by University of Bath Psychology Ethics Research Committee (UoB PREC) board (ref: 21-258).
Investigating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms and repetitive behaviours in autistic adults: a qualitative exploration
We are interested in hearing from autistic people who experience obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms.
What is the purpose of the study?
My name is Hannah and I am conducting research with Dr Ailsa Russell at the University of Bath looking into how autistic people experience obsessions and compulsions. Particularly, we are interested in how people differentiate and understand these symptoms alongside repetitive behaviours related to autism. This is because previous research has primarily used questionnaires and structured clinical evaluations rather than learning more by interviewing people with personal experience of both autism and OCD symptoms.
What will participants be asked to do?
The first part of this study is an online survey. The survey asks questions to check whether this study is appropriate for you, asks demographic questions, and questions about OCD symptoms you might experience (20-30 minutes). In the second part of the study, participants will be interviewed over Microsoft Teams or in person (depending on preference) about their experiences of autism-related repetitive behaviours and OCD symptoms (60-90 minutes).
How to take part.
For more information please download the participant information sheet by clicking here or for questions or to register your interest please contact Hannah Long by emailing: email@example.com