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Opportunity to take part in a study on enhancing wig technologies.

18th September 2012

My name is Karena Moore-Millar I'm a product design PhD. Student at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. I'm working as part of a specialist collaborative team at the University, looking at enhancing wig technologies for long term medical users, like myself, with Alopecia.

Purpose of investigation

The purpose of this study is to capture record and translate wig user requirements; needs wants and desires, in order to inform and enhance wig design and technologies.


I'm looking to recruit 30 - 100 volunteers across the United Kingdom (UK) with long term medical hair loss, to complete an online questionnaire about personal experiences of acquiring, using, maintaining and disposing of wigs. You will receive a 10 shopping voucher from either Amazon or M&S for your completed questionnaire.

Criteria for participation

All participants should be aware of the following conditions before consenting to participate in this study:
  • Must be over the age of 18
  • Have permanent residency in the United Kingdom (UK)
  • English is your first language
  • Must have personal experiences of medical hair loss (Alopecia) within the last 24 months (2 years)
  • Must have experience of acquiring, using, maintaining or disposal of a wig, within the last 24 months (2 years)

There are no known risks to participate in this study. However, if you do have difficulties accessing or reading data on the internet, then please contact me as soon as possible to arrange an alternative phone survey and please note that a phone survey may take up to 10 days to organise depending on demand.

Please email me if you would like to take part in this study or to arrange a phone survey.

Thank you

Karena Moore-Millar

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