Study background and aims

Researchers in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University are working on a 3-year research project to develop a new mobile application (app) to support people with skin conditions to better understand their condition and live well in their own skin. The research team are organising online group interviews with people living with skin conditions (anywhere in the world) and you are invited to take part in one online group interview. The purpose of this study is to understand:

  • Your views and experiences of managing your skin condition.
  • The types and suitability of support that are currently available to you besides your medical care.
  • The types of support that you want and need from a new app that you are not getting already.
  • Your ideas for the new app and potential barriers and facilitators to using mobile apps.

Before you decide whether to take part, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. This online form contains information about the study. Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others if you wish.