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The delivery and evaluation of COPD-specific pain education in pulmonary rehabilitation


Project Description

Overview

Aim 1. Develop a COPD-specific pain intervention.

Aim 2. Assess the feasibility and effect of delivering COPD-specific pain education in pulmonary rehabilitation.

Methodology and innovations

Stage 1. Development of a COPD specific pain intervention

1. Conduct a review of the literature and combine findings from existing systematic reviews
2. Triangulate the existing evidence

Stage 2. Assessing the feasibility and effect of delivering COPD-specific pain education
1. Pilot a randomised controlled trial (RCT)
2. Investigate the views of patients and healthcare providers on COPD-specific pain education.

Individuals with COPD who report pain will be randomly assigned to receive 1. COPD-specific pain education delivered within pulmonary rehabilitation or 2. standard pulmonary

Applicants Web Page

Applicants must apply using the online form on the University Alliance website at https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/how-to-apply-2/. Full details of the programme, eligibility details and a list of available research projects can be seen at https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/

The final deadline for application is 12 April 2019.

Funding Notes

DTA3/COFUND participants will be employed for 36 months with a minimum salary of (approximately) £20,989 per annum. Tuition fees will waived for DTA3/COFUND participants who will also be able to access an annual DTA elective bursary to enable attendance at DTA training events and interact with colleagues across the Doctoral Training Alliance(s).
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801604.

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