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:
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
How aware are you that using the drug ecstasy may have harmful long term effects on your health?
Not very aware
Can you explain below what these harmful effects may be?
Are you concerned about the possible dangers of using ecstasy?
How do you find out information about ecstasy?
TV - News
TV - Specialist programs\debates
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?
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?
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)
How many years of education have you completed?
From the following list, please indicate if you have obtained any of the following educational qualifications:
Do you have a criminal conviction for drugs
Do you have any other criminal convictions
What are your current living circumstances?
How long have you been taking ecstasy?