Online survey into brain injury and tiredness

26th April 2018

Both meningitis and septicaemia can cause an acquired brain injury (ABI). This is an injury to the brain that has happened after birth

Brain injury survey blog

Student researcher Harriet Smith, said, "Are you the partner or spouse of someone with a brain injury (acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury)? Do they suffer from fatigue?"

"We are looking for partners or spouses of brain injury survivors to take part in a research study. We are really interested in the experiences of partners and spouses of brain injury survivors to learn about the impact post brain injury fatigue can have and find ways to better support them. There is currently no research in this area, so we are hoping for as many partners’ experiences as possible."

Who can take part?

You need to be aged 18 or over. You also need to be in a relationship, married, in a civil partnership, or living with a partner or spouse who has had/has a brain injury and is experiencing symptoms of fatigue. Your partner does not need to have had a diagnosis of fatigue from a healthcare professional.

The online survey should take about 20 minutes and all answers are anonymous. The survey is all online, so you can complete it at your own pace. The survey starts with some tick box questions followed by some open-ended questions in order for you to share your experiences. 

More information and how to complete the survey.

Any questions or queries please contact: Harriet Smith. E-mail:

Read more about ABI.