An Occupational Perspective of The Lived Experience of Menstruation for Young Adults Who Have a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Research Study

What is this research study about?

This research aims to explore the experiences of menstruation for people with autism, from an occupational perspective. This means that the research focuses on the influence menstruation has on your self-care, work, and leisure activities, and also the support available to you.

Who can take part in this research?

You are invited to take part in this research if you have:

  1. The formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  2. First-hand experience of menstruation
  3. Access to Microsoft Teams

Who is conducting this study?

This study is being conducted as part of an MSc Occupational Therapy degree course at the University of Cumbria. Ethics approval for this study was granted by the University of Cumbria Ethics panel.

What would I be asked to do?

An approximately 40-minute interview over Microsoft Teams with the researcher. You will be asked questions about your personal experience of menstruation. Your responses will be considered individually and analyzed in relation to other individuals’ responses, to see whether common themes or areas for further research emerge. A research report will be created to detail the findings. Your participation is voluntary and without any explicit reward or gain.

Who can I contact for further information or take part?

For further information or to express interest in taking part please contact:
Samantha Rimmer

Please note that when the required number of participants has been recruited, no further recruitment will take place. You will be informed if this is the case as soon as practically possible.

Published on: Dec 20, 2021, at 16:20

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