Measuring Accommodation in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Susie McConville, a trainee clinical psychologist from Newcastle University, is inviting you to take part in a research study.

What is the research about?

This research aims to further our understanding about accommodation in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Accommodation refers to what family and/or significant others do to help with their relative’s or significant other’s OCD behaviours. Previous research has found that it is common for family members to help with their relative’s OCD. We are testing a questionnaire designed to help us understand some of the factors which may make it more or less likely that your relative will help with your OCD symptoms or behaviours.

Who can participate?

You must be aged 18 years or older to take part. You must also have a close friend or family member (e.g. spouse, partner, parent or sibling) that you live with or spend at least an hour with per day in order to participate.

What will happen if I take part?

If you are happy to participate, you will be asked to confirm that you consent to take part in the study by checking the consent boxes. You also have the option to be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £25 Amazon gift vouchers as a thank you for your participation.

You will be asked some questions about your age and your symptoms of OCD to see if you are suitable to participate in the study. The survey is then made up of different questionnaires that mainly focus on accommodation and OCD. Instructions on how to complete each of the questionnaires are provided. The survey will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

What are the possible benefits of taking part?

By taking part in this research you will be contributing to the knowledge base which aims to further our understanding of accommodation in OCD. In time, we hope that this research will help inform better care for people experiencing OCD, by giving clinicians a tool to help them deliver more tailored interventions to individuals and their families. By participating in this research, you are contributing to that goal.

Read the attached Information Sheet for more information or if you have any questions about the study please get in touch with Susie McConville at

If you would like to take part in the study, please click HERE