Recruitment for this research is now closed.

Researchers at Cardiff University are looking for female carriers of genetic changes associated with X-linked ichthyosis (XLI) to take part in a short online survey looking at personality and  mental health

We aim to undertake the first large-scale survey to assess personality and mental health in female  carriers of genetic mutations associated with X-linked ichthyosis; our previous work has shown that males with XLI differ from males within the general population with regard to some behavioural measures and risk of some mental health conditions.

The results of our study should provide new information on the range of behavioural and mental health issues associated with XLI genetic changes in carrier females, which may, in turn, allow more effective clinical intervention if required and better genetic counselling.

If you are a female aged over 16, and have been confirmed as a carrier of a genetic change linked to  X-linked ichthyosis, we would be grateful if you could complete the following survey here

Alice Cavenagh and Dr William Davies, Cardiff University

Results of this study can be found here.