A Study on the Perceptions of Body Image in Women Experiencing Alopecia
Jessica Sample, a psychology student at Staffordshire University, is investigating the experiences of women who have alopecia areata, totalis or universalis. This project forms a part of her degree studies and has been approved by the Staffordshire University ethics committee. The aim of the study is to gain an understanding of women’s perceptions of their body image. This will help them to understand if there are any common patterns or contrasts surrounding women with alopecia's perceptions of their own body image. This could improve understanding of how alopecia really affects women so healthcare professionals can begin to come up with ways to help.