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Research Opportunities

This page lists opportunities to be involved in chest, heart and stroke research. If you are interested in taking part in any of the opportunities, please contact the recruitment contact listed in the entry.

If you are a researcher looking to recruit participants for a study or patient and public involvement in research, please contact us on research@chss.org.uk

What do stroke survivors, carers and providers consider important in rehabilitation services?

Funded By: Self-funded

Location: Online

Recruitment End Date: 31/10/2021

This study will aim to address the question "What do the users of rehabilitation programmes think is important in a rehabilitation tool?". The study uses a short questionnaire to collect...

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The experiences of people with atrial fibrillation: Managing symptoms and accessing healthcare over the COVID-19 pandemic

Funded By: Funding was awarded to cover participants’ incentives (Amazon vouchers) from the University of Derby Early Career Researcher Fund. There is no external funding attached to this research.

Location: Online

Recruitment End Date: 30/11/2021

We are recruiting individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF) to take part in an online recorded interview about their experiences of managing AF during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re over 18,...

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Mental health and predictors of psychological distress among people with heart failure during the COVID-19 pandemic

Funded By: Supported by University of Glasgow

Location: Online

Recruitment End Date: 31/12/2021

This study will investigate mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic among people with heart failure compared to people who do not have heart failure. Completing this research will...

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Exploring sustainable behaviour changes to reduce asthma sufferers’ exposure to airborne fine particulate matter in Scotland

Funded By: NERC IAPETUS2 DTP and SEPA

Location: The location of the research will be dictated by the participant themselves, and is likely to include their home, local area, place of work (COVID restrictions dependent). Participants will be asked to carry an air quality monitoring device with them as they go about their daily activates. The study does not prescribe specific activities or locations, and participants are not required to leave their homes if they do not want to. Personal/identifiable locations (such as home addresses) will not be shared or reported.

Recruitment End Date: 31/12/2021

The overarching aim of this work is to develop behaviour change interventions to reduce people with asthmas exposure to fine particulate matter. By monitoring your own exposure to PM2.5 and...

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Impact of visual impairment after stroke II

Funded By: Stroke Association

Location: By telephone or post

Recruitment End Date: 31/12/2021

Nearly three-quarters of stroke survivors have a visual problem. The aim of this part of the study to test a new questionnaire for measuring the impact on quality of life...

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HEADS: UP online: Helping Ease Anxiety & Depression after Stroke

Funded By: The Stroke Association

Location: The HEADS: UP course is run using Zoom

Recruitment End Date: 01/01/2022

Anxiety and depression are common after stroke. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses teach skills to help self-manage anxiety and depression. This research will test our adapted 9-week course called...

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Bringing Outdoor Walks Indoors during the Covid-19 Pandemic and beyond

Funded By: The research is completed as part of a NHS Education for Scotland funded Doctorate

Location: Online

Recruitment End Date: 01/01/2022

This Edinburgh University Dept of Clinical Psychology project aims to evaluate the impact of nature walks for older adults. The project will meet this aim by exploring the impacts of...

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EPPSAT Programme

Funded By: N/A

Location: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Chancellors Building, Little France

Recruitment End Date: 31/05/2022

The Edinburgh Patient Partnership Needs your Help This dedicated service seeks patients with clinical signs for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and exams. We wish to seek new patients for exams...

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