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Flavia Swan

Research fellow in cancer rehabilitation


The handheld fan for chronic breathlessness: Clinicians' experiences and views of implementation in clinical practice (2023)
Journal Article
Brown, J., Miller, I., Barnes-Harris, M., Johnson, M. J., Pearson, M., Luckett, T., & Swan, F. (2023). The handheld fan for chronic breathlessness: Clinicians' experiences and views of implementation in clinical practice. PLoS ONE, 18(11), Article e0294748. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0294748

INTRODUCTION: The handheld fan ('fan') is useful for chronic breathlessness management, however little is known about clinicians' implementation of the fan in clinical practice. AIM: To explore clinicians' experiences and views of fan implementation.... Read More about The handheld fan for chronic breathlessness: Clinicians' experiences and views of implementation in clinical practice.

Airflow rates and breathlessness recovery from submaximal exercise in healthy adults: prospective, randomised, cross-over study (2023)
Journal Article
Brew, A., O'Beirne, S., Johnson, M. J., Ramsenthaler, C., Watson, P., Rubini, P. A., …Simpson, A. (in press). Airflow rates and breathlessness recovery from submaximal exercise in healthy adults: prospective, randomised, cross-over study. BMJ supportive & palliative care, https://doi.org/10.1136/spcare-2023-004309

Objectives: Facial airflow from a hand-held fan may reduce breathlessness severity and hasten postexertion recovery. Data from randomised controlled trials are limited and the optimal airflow speed remains unknown. We aimed to determine the effect of... Read More about Airflow rates and breathlessness recovery from submaximal exercise in healthy adults: prospective, randomised, cross-over study.

Mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): study findings (2022)
Journal Article
Hutchinson, A., Allgar, V., Cohen, J., Currow, D. C., Griffin, S., Hart, S., …Johnson, M. J. (2022). Mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): study findings. ERJ Open Research, 8(4), Article 00257-2022. https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00257-2022

Introduction: One-fifth of emergency department presentations by ambulance are due to acute-on-chronic breathlessness. We explored the feasibility of an evaluation-phase, cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) of the effectiveness and cost-effect... Read More about Mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): study findings.

Implementing the battery-operated hand-held fan as an evidence-based, non-pharmacological intervention for chronic breathlessness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a qualitative study of the views of specialist respiratory clinicians (2022)
Journal Article
Luckett, T., Roberts, M., Smith, T., Garcia, M., Dunn, S., Swan, F., …Johnson, M. J. (2022). Implementing the battery-operated hand-held fan as an evidence-based, non-pharmacological intervention for chronic breathlessness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a qualitative study of the views of specialist respiratory clinicians. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 22(1), Article 129. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12890-022-01925-z

INTRODUCTION: The battery-operated hand-held fan ('fan') is an inexpensive and portable non-pharmacological intervention for chronic breathlessness. Evidence from randomised controlled trials suggests the fan reduces breathlessness intensity and impr... Read More about Implementing the battery-operated hand-held fan as an evidence-based, non-pharmacological intervention for chronic breathlessness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a qualitative study of the views of specialist respiratory clinicians.

The handheld fan for chronic breathlessness: Clinicians’ experiences and views of implementation in clinical practice (2021)
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Swan, F., Johnson, M., Pearson, M., Luckett, T., Brown, J., & Miller, I. The handheld fan for chronic breathlessness: Clinicians’ experiences and views of implementation in clinical practice. [Dataset]

Introduction The handheld fan (‘fan’) is useful for chronic breathlessness management, however little is known about clinicians’ implementation of the fan in clinical practice. Aim To explore clinicians’ experiences and views of fan implemen... Read More about The handheld fan for chronic breathlessness: Clinicians’ experiences and views of implementation in clinical practice.

Non-medical devices for chronic breathlessness: use, barriers and facilitators for patients, carers and clinicians - a scoping review (2021)
Journal Article
Prihartadi, A. S., Impelliziere Licastro, G., Pearson, M., Johnson, M. J., Luckett, T., & Swan, F. (in press). Non-medical devices for chronic breathlessness: use, barriers and facilitators for patients, carers and clinicians - a scoping review. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-002962

Background: Non-medical devices such as the handheld fan (fan), mobility aids (wheeled walkers with seats) and inspiratory muscle training (IMT) devices offer benefits for patient management of chronic breathlessness. We examined the published eviden... Read More about Non-medical devices for chronic breathlessness: use, barriers and facilitators for patients, carers and clinicians - a scoping review.

A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): Study protocol (2021)
Journal Article
Northgraves, M., Cohen, J., Allgar, V., Currow, D., Hart, S., Hird, K., …Hutchinson, A. (2021). A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): Study protocol. ERJ Open Research, 7(1), Article 00955-2020. https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00955-2020

Introduction: Chronic breathlessness, persistent and disabling despite optimal treatment of underlying causes, is a prevalent and frightening symptom and is associated with many emergency presentations and admission to hospital. Breathlessness manage... Read More about A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): Study protocol.

CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings (2020)
Journal Article
Swan, F., Chen, H., Forbes, C. C., Johnson, M. J., & Lind, M. (in press). CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2020.09.026

Background: Older people with lung cancer are often frail and unfit due to their cancer and co-morbidities and may tolerate cancer treatments poorly. Physical activity (PA) and a healthy diet offer quality of life benefit to people with cancer before... Read More about CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings.

Physical activity and nutrition interventions for older adults with cancer: a systematic review (2020)
Journal Article
Forbes, C. C., Swan, F., Greenley, S. L., Lind, M., & Johnson, M. J. (2020). Physical activity and nutrition interventions for older adults with cancer: a systematic review. Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice, 14(5), 689-711. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-020-00883-x

Purpose: The aim of this review was to summarize the current literature for the effectiveness of activity and nutritional based interventions on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in older adults living with and beyond cancer (LWBC). Methods: We... Read More about Physical activity and nutrition interventions for older adults with cancer: a systematic review.

Hospice inpatient deep vein thrombosis detection (HIDDen) in advanced non-malignant diseases : A longitudinal pilot study (2020)
Journal Article
White, C., Noble, S., Swan, F., Watson, M., Allgar, V., Napier, E., …Johnson, M. J. (in press). Hospice inpatient deep vein thrombosis detection (HIDDen) in advanced non-malignant diseases : A longitudinal pilot study. BMJ supportive & palliative care, bmjspcare-2019-002039. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-002039

© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. Objectives: To gain preliminary data regarding the prevalence of proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in those with non-malignant conditions a... Read More about Hospice inpatient deep vein thrombosis detection (HIDDen) in advanced non-malignant diseases : A longitudinal pilot study.