Participants needed | Perceptions Of People With A Diagnosis Of Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)


You are being invited to take part in research on the views and experiences of people with a diagnosis of Functional Neurological Disorder. Rachael Tominey, Trainee Clinical Psychologist at Coventry University is leading this research. 

Study title:

Perceptions of People with a Diagnosis of Functional Neurological Disorder (FND).

What’s it about?

The purpose of this research is to gain a better understanding of how people with a formal diagnosis of Functional Neurological Disorder perceive various aspects of their condition, such as what might have caused it and the emotional impact it has on your wellbeing.

Research into the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of FND is limited, and has not fully considered the patient’s own views and experiences. The findings from this study will help both clinical and psychological staff develop new forms of treatment and support that are more meaningful and directly relevant to the personal needs of people with FND.

Am I eligible to take part?

You are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • Aged between 18-65 years.
  • Formally diagnosed with FND.
  • Had the diagnosis for at least 12 months.

What will I have to do?

You will be asked to take part in an interview (informal chat) with the lead researcher, where you will be asked a number of questions about your views and experiences of Functional Neurological Disorder. This will include questions about your view of the possible causes of the illness and the emotional impact it has on your wellbeing.   

It will last about 60 minutes and take place place remotely via a secure online platform or face-to-face in a location that suits you. It is up to you to decide which approach is better for you.


PLEASE NOTE: FND Action accepts no responsibility or liability for any study content shared for participant recruitment. 


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