The impact of asthma on your quality of life

Hello all,

This is a relisting of a subject from a few weeks ago (apologies). Many thanks to those of you who have already offered to help.

I am contacting the group to see if anyone would be interested in helping with some research we are conducting in asthma.

I work for an independent research company that specialises in the development of questionnaires assessing how illness affects a person’s quality of life. Last year we interviewed people with asthma to ascertain their perspective on how the condition affects them and their quality of life. We developed questionnaires based on the interviews and we now need to test them with people with asthma to see if they provide valid and reliable information.

We are already recruiting participants through Peterborough NHS Trust hospital for which we have ethic committee approval but we are now trying to recruit volunteers from online groups and charities to ensure that we have sufficient participants to complete the study. The final questionnaires will be freely available to the NHS and will be used to determine how effective treatments are.

We are looking for adults (aged 18 and over) with asthma who live in the UK to complete the questionnaires in a postal survey on two occasions. The questionnaires would be posted out to you together with a reply-paid envelope for their return. The questionnaires ask about symptoms and how asthma affects your life and take about 20 minutes to complete.

All information that you provide is anonymous and treated as strictly confidential. We would not keep your address details after the postal survey has been completed. You can withdraw from the study at any time without giving a reason.

If you are interested in helping with the research please email or call (see contact details below) with your name and address. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the research or would like more information.

Many thanks,

David Meads

Galen Research

Manchester

UK

Email: dmeads@galen-research.com

Tel: 0161 226 4446

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