The data was analysed by a professional in-house team at Changing Faces, including individuals with a background in public policy, research and analysis, and communications

Methodology

Disfigurement in the UK is based on original research by Changing Faces. Between November 2016 and February 2017, a total of 806 validated respondents (confirmed as living in the UK and having a disfigurement) completed a survey on the Survey Monkey platform comprising of a maximum of 215 questions.

methodology01Participants were recruited through posts and advertisements on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, marketing emails from Changing Faces to its supporters including professional associations (e.g. of plastic surgeons) and from other support groups to their clients and supporters, and through the Changing Faces website. Whilst not a nationally representative sample, nor a representative sample of clients seeking help from the Changing Faces support service, it is a very significant and large survey of the real experiences of more than 800 people living with a disfigurement in the UK today.

methodology03The data was analysed by a professional in-house team at Changing Faces, including individuals with a background in public policy, research and analysis, and communications, a number of whom have relevant postgraduate qualifications. Not all results are included in this report, and some may form the basis of future reports or publications.

previouspagenextpage02