October 15, 2017

Research

Psychosocial Research

Psychosocial Research (Person-centric) is fundamentally important to study conditions/challenges from a subjective stance to understand patients/individuals lived-through experiences with Skin conditions  and Visible differences. Our focus is on Social and Psychosocial aspects of living with Skin conditions  and Visible differences.

Our aim is to use this knowledge and understanding to help develop more appropriate interventions, self-help, policy changes and to make experiences and behaviours such as stigmatisation, low self-esteem, social exclusion, suicide or attempted suicide intelligible to those who have no first-hand experience of them and who often find them difficult to comprehend. Psychosocial research has a strong link with several fields of practice, particularly psychotherapy and counselling, psychoanalysis and group analysis, social work and social policy, group relations and organisational consultancy.

Recently data have become everything, we cannot continue to share what we know is true yet not taking seriously because our claims are not backed by any proven data. We are working on Research in partnership and collaboration with partner organisations and individuals and will be using qualitative and mixed methods of research to access the experiences and knowledge of Sub-Saharan Africans living with Skin conditions and Visible differences as well as their families and the concerned.

The Research can provide important information about the conditions, psychosocial trends, challenges and risk factors, outcomes of treatment or public health interventions, functional abilities, patterns of care, and health care costs and use.

It is very important to us that we present our facts with every evidence in Research data to be taking serious, to be heard for the benefit of our beneficiaries.

We are looking forward….