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A mixed-methods, randomized controlled, feasibility trial to inform the design of a phase 3 trial to test the effect of the hand-held fan on physical activity and carer anxiety in patients with refractory breathlessness (2016)
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Johnson, M. J., Booth, S., Currow, D. C., Lam, L. T., & Phillips, J. L. (2016). A mixed-methods, randomized controlled, feasibility trial to inform the design of a phase 3 trial to test the effect of the hand-held fan on physical activity and carer anxiety in patients with refractory breathlessness. Journal of pain and symptom management, 51(5), 807-815. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.11.026

Context The handheld fan is an inexpensive and safe way to provide facial airflow, which may reduce the sensation of chronic refractory breathlessness, a frequently encountered symptom. Objectives To test the feasibility of developing an adequately p... Read More about A mixed-methods, randomized controlled, feasibility trial to inform the design of a phase 3 trial to test the effect of the hand-held fan on physical activity and carer anxiety in patients with refractory breathlessness.

The adaptation, face, and content validation of a needs assessment tool: progressive disease for people with interstitial lung disease (2016)
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Boland, J. W., Reigada, C., Yorke, J., Hart, S. P., Bajwah, S., Ross, J., …Johnson, M. J. (2016). The adaptation, face, and content validation of a needs assessment tool: progressive disease for people with interstitial lung disease. Journal of palliative medicine, 19(5), 549-555 . https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2015.0355

Background: Irrreversible interstitial lung disease (ILD) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Palliative care needs of patients and caregivers are not routinely assessed; there is no tool to identify needs and triage support in clinical... Read More about The adaptation, face, and content validation of a needs assessment tool: progressive disease for people with interstitial lung disease.

Family caregivers who would be unwilling to provide care at the end of life again: findings from the Health Survey for England population survey (2016)
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Johnson, M. J., Allgar, V., Macleod, U., Jones, A., Oliver, S., & Currow, D. (2016). Family caregivers who would be unwilling to provide care at the end of life again: findings from the Health Survey for England population survey. PloS one, 11(1), e0146960. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146960

Background Family caregivers provide significant care at the end of life. We aimed to describe caregiver characteristics, and of those unwilling to repeat this role under the same circumstances. Methods Observational study of adults in private househ... Read More about Family caregivers who would be unwilling to provide care at the end of life again: findings from the Health Survey for England population survey.

Breathlessness in the elderly during the last year of life sufficient to restrict activity (2016)
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Johnson, M. J., Bland, J. M., Gahbauer, E. A., Ekström, M., Sinnarajah, A., Gill, T. M., & Currow, D. (2016). Breathlessness in the elderly during the last year of life sufficient to restrict activity. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(1), 73-80. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13865

OBJECTIVES: Breathlessness is prevalent in older people. Symptom control at the end of life is important. This study investigated relationships between age, clinical characteristics and breathlessness sufficient to have people spend at least one half... Read More about Breathlessness in the elderly during the last year of life sufficient to restrict activity.