Infomation sheet

Important: Please read this information carefully before deciding whether or not you would like to take part.

What is the purpose of the study? This study aims to test how well a newly-developed survey (the Nottingham Gender and Body Dysphoria Scale) assesses feelings about gender, the body and quality of life. We hope that this survey will be a useful tool to help health professionals understand more about the feelings and experiences of transgender individuals (people who experience incongruence between their gender assigned at birth and gender identity), and to support their treatment and care. However, we need a range of people with different gender identities to complete the survey to help us test it.

What will I be asked to do? If you are age 18 or over and identify as cisgender (content with the gender you were assigned at birth) or transgender, you will be invited to complete a series of questionnaires relating to how you feel about your gender, body and quality of life. You will also be asked to complete a questionnaire about gaming behaviour to determine whether this questionnaire is different to the Nottingham Gender and Body Dysphoria Scale. Completion of these questionnaires should take 10-20 minutes. Taking part in the study is completely voluntary.

How will information about me be stored and will I be identifiable? Loughborough University ethical approval for this study has been granted. All information which is collected about you during the course of the research will be kept confidential and stored anonymously. All data will be kept securely for 10 years. After this time your data will be disposed of securely. No individual participants will be identifiable.

What if I change my mind after I have taken part? You can stop the study at any time by exiting the webpage and your responses will be destroyed. After completion of the questionnaires, you can withdraw you data within one month of taking part in the study by providing your unique identifier code to Bethany Jones.

I have some questions, who should I contact? The study investigator, Bethany Jones (Email: B.Jones@lboro.ac.uk Phone: 07541054823), or her supervisors:

Further support: There are no anticipated risks to this study. However, if you feel distressed or upset during or after the study then please raise these issues with your GP or contact:

The Samaritans Email: jo@samaritans.org Telephone:  08457 90 90 90 Website: http://www.samaritans.org/

MIND Email: info@mind.org.uk, Telephone: 0300 123 3393, Text: 86463, Website: http://www.mind.org.uk/

If you are happy to take part, please click 'next'.