Link between psychological well-being and cardiomyopathy being explored

5th February 2016

A psychology student, carrying out research into psychological well-being and cardiomyopathy, is looking for volunteers to take part.

Jenny Rees, who has dilated cardiomyopathy and is on a psychology degree course at Chester University, is looking for people aged 18 or over who have cardiomyopathy (of any type) and are willing to take part in a short online survey.

Jenny, who is a support volunteer for Cardiomyopathy UK and helps run the Cheshire and Merseyside Cardiomyopathy Support Group, has long been interested in the subject of the psychological effects of the condition on affected people. 

She is undertaking the psychology study, which has been approved by the university’s departmental ethics committee, as part of her final year dissertation.

Those taking part are asked a series of multiple choice questions about living with cardiomyopathy and how certain aspects of it make them feel. It is not a clinical study and should take no more than 20 minutes to complete.

Jenny is pictured at a heart failure day at Westminster where she spoke about the challenges of being a young person with heart disease.