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Improving peer relationships in adolescents following acquired brain injury: Designing an intervention programme through intervention mapping

Chief Investigator: Scott Ankrett, Trainee Clinical Psychologist University of Exeter, UK

Research Supervisors:  Professor Anna Adlam and Dr Janet Smithson


Acquired brain injury (ABI) in children and young people can result in a number of psychosocial difficulties that can affect relationships with peers. In this study we want to learn more about what peer relationships (friendships) are like for adolescents following ABI and design an intervention to help improve them. As such, we would like to invite individuals (or stakeholders) who have had experience of ABI in adolescence, such as adolescents with ABI, parents, peers, and practitioners to share their opinions and perspectives to help co-design a meaningful intervention.

This study involves being sent some brief questionnaires (parents and adolescents only) and we will also invite you to come to the University of Exeter to participate in a group discussion with individuals who have similar experiences to you. There are no right or wrong answers; we just want to hear about your experiences. Each participant (parents, adolescents, and peers) will receive a £10 Amazon voucher as a thank you for your time.

If you are interested in learning more about the study, please read the following information sheets for further details:

Interested in taking part?

If you are interested in taking part and finding out more about the study, we would be grateful if you could complete a ‘consent to be contacted’ form below:

The chief investigator can then contact you to tell you more about what is involved in the study and answer any questions that you may have, before sending you questionnaires and consent forms.

Consent to take part in the study

After completing the ‘consent to be contacted’ form, and after speaking to the chief investigator about what the study involved, if you would like to participate in the study then please complete the appropriate consent and assent forms: