The Impact of Living with a Chronic-Illness on Young Adults in Ireland

Name of Study


The impact of living with a chronic-illness on young adults in Ireland


Purpose of Study


Thank you for considering participation in this research project. This study aims to examine the way in which living with Diabetes, and other chronic illnesses, impacts young people in Ireland. We are interested in exploring how various treatments, diagnoses, personal coping and family factors might influence outcomes. The results of this research will contribute to a growing knowledge base on chronic illness, which we hope will be used to identify effective, relevant pathways for future intervention to improve quality of life and promote better well-being for young people living with chronic illness.




Type of Study (observational/exploratory etc.)




Are you recruiting participants for this trial?




Geographical location of study 


Online study in Ireland


Who can take part?

Young adults aged 18-30 years who were diagnosed of diabetes before the age of 16.


What will the participants be asked to do?


Participants will be asked to complete an online questionnaire. The questionnaire will include items on :
– Diabetes and how it has impacted your life
– Your family
– Your physical and mental health



Recruitment Start Date




Recruitment Finish Date




Study Duration

6 months



This study is funded by:

University College Cork


For further information contact:


Carla Engel




021 4904604 (UCC, School of Psychology)




[email protected]