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

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 working together with the researcher, you will co-design tailored behaviour changes and test their efficacy for reducing your exposure.

Taking part in this research, you will be contributing to the scientific knowledge base, helping us to understand better the links between air pollution and asthma. Owing to PM2.5 travelling deep into the lung and exacerbating asthma symptoms, this work has the potential to aid in the management of asthma symptoms.

Recruitment End Date - Until recruitment quota is met—we will be informed

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 Criterea:

Participants should be:

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Live in Scotland
  • Been diagnosed with asthma by a health professional

Recruitment Contact:

  • Name: Amy McCarron, PhD Researcher, University of Stirling, Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Email: amy.mccarron@stir.ac.uk
  • Phone: 07825200048

Recruitment End Date:

31/12/2021