MSc Psychology student needs your help with investigation into the Psychological Impact of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
An MSc Psychology student at Sheffield Hallam University needs your help for her main dissertation investigating the Psychological Impact of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Katie Bagshawe has a personal link with IPF; she sadly lost her father this year to this cruel disease.
“As part of my research I am interviewing those diagnosed with IPF and asking them questions regarding their mental health, their methods of coping, quality of life, identity and how they feel they are emotionally managing with the illness. If the research is published I hope it will help practitioners find better ways in which support and management can be given to those upon being diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis.”
About the study
You will have the opportunity to talk about a number of different areas including the following should you wish:
- Your thoughts and feelings on quality of life since diagnosis.
- Thoughts on the support that has been provided to you, for example pulmonary rehabilitation sessions and/or Breathe Easy groups.
- How you have come to terms with changes within your physical health.
About the interview process
The interviews can take place wherever you are most comfortable. They can either be within the setting of the Breathe Easy Group in a quiet side room or they can be arranged at an alternative location such as your own home. The interview to last no longer than between 30-45 minutes but this depends on how much you have to say.
You can take as many breaks as needed during the interview process. All interviews will be audio recorded and all participants have the opportunity to request a copy of their own transcript.
If you are interested in taking part, then please contact Katie using the details below.