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Ongoing projects are listed below

Research Fellowship, Vietnam: a collaboration between Dr Nguyen Nhu Vinh, from Vietnam and three European universities: Heraklion, Leiden and Southampton.

  • The ICAPP study (Improving Asthma Care in Portuguese Patients)
    IPCRG have provided a grant to Universidade do Minho for Dr Jaime Correia de Sousa and Dr John Yaphe to undertake research on the following questions: Does improved recording of asthma care using items from the IPCRG guidelines improve the outcomes of asthma control for patients? and Are patient compliance, concordance and enablement associated with better asthma control and outcomes?

  • U-BIOPRED study
    The IPCRG has one of 41 partners across Europe participating in the U-BIOPRED study led by Dr Peter Sterk (Unbiased BIOmarkers used for PREDicting disease progression and medication efficacy in severe asthma) funded by the European Union Innovative Medicines Initiative.
  • Review of national tobacco treatment guidelines for primary care Sheals, K., Allistone, G. & McEwen A. (2014) The nature and extent of national tobacco treatment guidelines for primary care: Report for the International Primary Care Respiratory Group. London, National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training.
  • A qualitative analysis of barriers, motivation to quit and tailored interventions for smoking cessation in smokers with and without COPD
    A computer-tailored intervention, which provides personalised tailored feedback reports, for use in general practice has already been developed and is currently being evaluated in a large randomised controlled trial with smokers recruited from primary care. The purpose of this study is to explore and investigate the views of smokers with COPD, especially their experiences of smoking and quitting and to adapt this intervention for use with smokers with COPD by modifying the questionnaire and the tailored messages. This will also enable us to develop an application for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of this computer-tailored intervention for smokers with COPD

  • Qualitative exploration and quantitative validation of the Royal College of Physician’s three questions for assessment of asthma control (RCP3Qs) when used in the Quality and Outcome Framework indicator pilot 2009/10
    To explore the process of administrating and using the RCP3Qs in routine clinical practice and to compare the recorded scores with the validated self-administered ACQ. 4/07/2012 An article on this has been published in the PCRJ to download please follow this link.  'Clinical implications of the Royal College of Physicians three questions in routine asthma care: a real-life validation study'

  • E-Faculty Romania paper on Barriers to the provision of smoking cessation assistance: a qualitative study among Romanian family physicians
    To explore the barriers to provision in primary care, the Romanian team were mentored in qualitative research design and methods, data analysis and how to write a qualitative research paper.


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