Identifying Emotional and Social Support Needs of Adolescents with Alopecia Areata

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United States
Parent / Adolescent (age 13-17) diagnosed with alopecia areata for at least 6 months
University of Minnesota

Investigators at the University of Minnesota are recruiting for a research study to identify the emotional and social support needs of adolescents with alopecia areata. The study is looking to interview parents and adolescents age 13-17 who have been diagnosed with alopecia areata and living with symptoms for at least 6 months. The total interview time is expected to be about 90 minutes and will take place either over Zoom (teleconference software) or phone, depending on your preference.

No travel or in-person meetings are required. The interviews will be recorded to create transcripts and look for patterns across participants. Detailed information about the study, including a consent form for the parent and an assent form for the adolescent, are available online HERE. If you are interested in participating, you will be asked to complete a brief online survey to provide some background information and how you would like to be contacted to schedule the interview.

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If you have any questions about the research study, please contact Dr. Ian MacFarlane at