Studying spirituality and identity in mild traumatic brain injury and transient ischaemic attacks

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King’s College London

A research team at King’s College London would like to invite you to participate in a brief survey about your experience of spirituality after mild traumatic brain injury or transient ischaemic attacks.

This study can be completed online on any device and will only take 15-20 minutes to complete. It is completely anonymous, and we will not ask access to medical records or other personal information.

What is the study about?

Research indicates that spirituality can be a beneficial resource in recovery from various forms of acquired brain injury (ABI). Many people with ABI also report feeling a change in identity after their injury. The aim of our study is to see if there is a relationship between this change in identity and spiritual attitudes and practices.

As spirituality is a very important part of many people’s lives, we thought that we should learn more about how it relates to identity, so that we can work towards a more holistic way to understand and assist people with ABI.

What will it Involve?

Participation will involve completing a short (15-20 minutes) anonymous study online. This survey will ask questions about your attitude towards spirituality and if you do spiritual practices like yoga or prayer. It will also ask questions related to positive psychological outcomes, such as hope and positive identity.

Who can take part?

We are looking to recruit people who identify as having recovered from a history of depression and have (1) a history of mild traumatic brain injury OR (2) a history of transient of ischaemic attacks OR (3) no history of brain injury.

What will you get from Taking Part?

In taking part you will contribute to important research that may help create more holistic and personalized forms of treatment and healthcare after injury.

How Can I Register my Interest?

If you are interested in more information or would like to sign up please contact Jack Versace at or 07944 301 838.

The deadline for registering interest is August 6th, 2023. Thank you for your consideration!