Adapting mental health assessment tools for autistic adults

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Researchers at the University of Nottingham are adapting how depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviours are assessed. They want to change the questions professionals ask to make them more clear and relevant for autistic people. 

They are looking for autistic people and non-autistic people to fill out a survey about two measures that professionals use to assess mental health. They have included the current measures and the adapted measure in the survey.

Who can take part?

Adults aged 18 years and over, who have or haven’t experienced mental health problems. They need both autistic and non-autistic people to complete the survey.

What is involved?

Taking part in the study will involve completing a private questionnaire online. You will be asked to provide some personal information about yourself, then you will be asked to complete the original and adapted measures.

The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and you can stop at any time and come back to complete it later if you wish.

What do I need to do?

To find out more and take the survey, please go to the survey page.

The deadline for completing the survey is Friday 30 August 2019.

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