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Questionnaire and request

A researcher at Edgehill College of Higher Education, Lancashire is looking for:

1) Ecstasy users who are prepared to fill in a questionnaire about their use. The questionnaire is below. If you would like to take part please copy the questionnaire into a new email, fill it out, and send it to this address: Wareingm@edgehill.ac.uk
Please do *not* send it to ecstasy.org!

2) Current and previous Ecstasy users to take part in a cognitive study. They must be aged between 18-25 years and be able to go to the college and participate in 2 sessions. The first session will last for approximately for two hours and the second session three hours. The tests are to assess memory and mood functioning and will consist of simple computer based tests and completing a small number of questionaries. All participants will be paid 5-10 per hour in vouchers.

• If you have any queries about the questionnaire, or would like to find out more about being part of the cognitive study, contact
Michelle Wareing
Edgehill College of Higher Education
Psychology Department
St. Helens Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 4QP
email: Wareingm@edgehill.ac.uk

Questionnaire:

Occupation

Gender

Age

How aware are you that using the drug ecstasy may have harmful long term effects on your health?
(Please write yes next to relevant answer)

Very Aware

Quite Aware

Unsure

Not very aware

Not Aware

Can you explain below what these harmful effects may be?

Are you concerned about the possible dangers of using ecstasy?
(Please write yes next to relevant answer)

Extremely Concerned

Very Concerned

Concerned

Slightly Concerned

Not Concerned

How do you find out information about ecstasy?
(Please write yes next to relevant answer)

TV - News

TV - Specialist programs\debates

Daily Newspaper

Music Magazines

Magazines

Radio

Drug Agencies

Drug Leaflets

Friends

Clubs

Other

Where do you usually take ecstasy? (E.G. Raves, Parties, Home etc)

What activities do you participate in when under the influence of ecstasy? (E.G. dance, talk etc.)

Do you take any sort of precautions when using ecstasy? (E.G. Vitamins)

If yes please give details

Are you aware that medical advise suggests that you should take precautions when using ecstasy?

If yes can you explain what precautions should be taken and why

When under the influence of ecstasy:

Do you take regular rest-breaks when dancing ?

Do you monitor your fluid intake

Is there anything else you do?
If yes please give details

Is there a maximum number of ecstasy tablets you will take in one session?

If Yes, what is the maximum number?

What factors decide when you have taken enough ecstasy tablets in one session?

How would you describe you current pattern of ecstasy use?
(Please write yes next to relevant answer)

More than once a week

Once a week

Less than once a week but more than once a month

Less than once a month

Previous user (more than 6 months since last used)

Do you believe that since using ecstasy you have changed in any way?

Please look at the following list and answer in this way: if you believe that since using ecstasy you have become more caring then write MORE next to caring. If however you feel that you have become less caring then write LESS. If you feel that you have not become any more or less caring then write No CHANGE)

CARING
PARANOID
ALERT
DEPRESSED
SOCIABLE
AGGRESSIVE
HAPPY
HEALTHY
MOODY
PATIENT
IRRITABLE
CONFIDENT
SAD
LOVING
CONFUSED

How many years of education have you completed?

From the following list, please indicate if you have obtained any of the following educational qualifications: CSE
GCE
GCSE
A LEVEL
NVQ
GOV. EMPLOYMENT TRAINING SCHEME
CRAFT\TRADE (EG CITY & GUILD)
HND
DEGREE
OTHER
NONE

Do you have a criminal conviction for drugs
If yes, would you please give details below?

Do you have any other criminal convictions
If yes, would you please give detail below?

What are your current living circumstances?
Please indicate from the following list

Live Alone
Parental Home
Live with partner
Marriage Partner
Single Parent Family
Live with Friends
No Fixed Abode

How long have you been taking ecstasy?

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