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April
2021
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Participants required for ‘Understanding Anxiety in Older Adults from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds’ study

This study focuses on exploring how older people, from different cultural backgrounds, understand anxiety, their help-seeking behaviour and choice of coping strategies.

Researchers at UoM are currently recruiting participants for the ‘Understanding Anxiety in Older Adults from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds’ study. This study focuses on exploring how older people, from different cultural backgrounds, understand anxiety, their help-seeking behaviour and choice of coping strategies.

The aim is to empower older people from different cultural backgrounds and understand their perspectives and needs. This research is funded by The University of Manchester.

We wish to interview:

  • older people (aged 65 years and over),
  • who describe themselves as being “worriers” or experience anxiety or stress,
  • self-identify as being White British or South Asian (Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi)/British Asian or African/British African or Caribbean/British Caribbean,
  • live in the UK.

What does taking part in the study involve?

  • If a participant decides to take part, we will arrange for their verbal consent and answers to 3 short questionnaires to be audio-recorded over phone or Zoom. This will take around 20 to 30 minutes. The first questionnaire asks basic questions (e.g. age). The other two questionnaires ask about symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • We would then like to interview the participant and ask them about their experience with anxiety. The interview will be done over phone or Zoom. It will be audio-recorded and will last for up to 1 hour.
  • If a participant prefers to have their interview in a language other than English, an interpreter will be provided.

Anyone interested in participating in this study can contact Rasha Alkholy at rasha.alkholy@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk.

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