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The aim of using PPI in this Lancaster University study is to get the views of patients and family members to ensure that the research they undertake is relevant to people who are affected by a life-limiting illness.
The aim of the research is to confirm the format and content of the Attitude to Health Change scales (AHC) and their usefulness for patients and family members who are caring for them. It also aims to explore how the scales might be used more widely in palliative care – thereby providing more effective support to a greater number of people.
Quite simply your experience. Your experience of receiving counselling or emotional support where you were asked questions from the Attitude to Health Change scale (AHC). Your role will be one of contributing to the research process as an advisor.
This invitation to be part of a PPI group is to help in planning the research. We value your potential contribution to this important study and would be pleased to hear from you if you would like to participate or if you would like to ask some questions before agreeing to take part. Please get in touch using the contact details below.
The research will be undertaken at the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University. The research team includes Professor Catherine Walshe, Dr Linda Machin, Dr Amy Gadoud, Dr Jason Boland, Dr Bernadette Bartlam, Ms Lesley Dunleavy.
If you would like to take part or have any questions about the research project, please contact Fiona Pope, St Barnabas House Counsellor, email: Fiona.Pope@stbh.org.uk or telephone: 07775 941081.