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“So, when a woman becomes ill, the total structure of the family is affected, they can’t do anything…” Voices from the community on women with breast cancer in India: a qualitative focus group study (2021)
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Daniel, S., Venkateswaran, C., Singh, C., Hutchinson, A., & Johnson, M. J. (in press). “So, when a woman becomes ill, the total structure of the family is affected, they can’t do anything…” Voices from the community on women with breast cancer in India: a qualitative focus group study. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-021-06475-4

Background: Psychological symptoms are common in women with breast cancer and profoundly affect their role in the family and wider community, varying across cultural backgrounds. Breast cancer is becoming the most common cancer among women in India.... Read More about “So, when a woman becomes ill, the total structure of the family is affected, they can’t do anything…” Voices from the community on women with breast cancer in India: a qualitative focus group study.

Breathless and awaiting diagnosis in UK lockdown for COVID-19…We’re stuck (2021)
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Doe, G., Chantrell, S., Williams, M., Steiner, M. C., Armstrong, N., Hutchinson, A., & Evans, R. A. (2021). Breathless and awaiting diagnosis in UK lockdown for COVID-19…We’re stuck. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 31(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41533-021-00232-0

During the COVID-19 pandemic, semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 20 adults awaiting a diagnosis for their chronic breathlessness. Three key themes were identified using thematic analysis: (1) de-prioritisation of diagnosis, (2) following... Read More about Breathless and awaiting diagnosis in UK lockdown for COVID-19…We’re stuck.

How physicians in South India recognize, assess, and manage people with chronic breathlessness syndrome: A thematic analysis (2021)
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Barnes-Harris, M., Daniel, S., Venkateswaran, C., Hutchinson, A., & Johnson, M. (2021). How physicians in South India recognize, assess, and manage people with chronic breathlessness syndrome: A thematic analysis. Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 27(1), 54-61. https://doi.org/10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_139_20

Objectives: Chronic breathlessness syndrome has been defined to help clinicians actively seek, and patients legitimately present with, persistent breathlessness, and to drive services and research. However, views from low- to middle-income countries... Read More about How physicians in South India recognize, assess, and manage people with chronic breathlessness syndrome: A thematic analysis.

A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): Study protocol (2021)
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Northgraves, M., Cohen, J., Allgar, V., Currow, D., Hart, S., Hird, K., …Hutchinson, A. (in press). A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): Study protocol. ERJ Open Research, 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.

‘I don’t talk about my distress to others; I feel that I have to suffer my problems..’ Voices of Indian women with breast cancer: a qualitative interview study (2020)
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Daniel, S., Venkateswaran, C., Hutchinson, A., & Johnson, M. J. (2020). ‘I don’t talk about my distress to others; I feel that I have to suffer my problems..’ Voices of Indian women with breast cancer: a qualitative interview study. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-020-05756-8

Background: Breast cancer is the commonest form of cancer among women globally, including in India. The rising incidence in the developing world is thought to be due to increased life expectancy, urbanization and adoption of western lifestyles. A rec... Read More about ‘I don’t talk about my distress to others; I feel that I have to suffer my problems..’ Voices of Indian women with breast cancer: a qualitative interview study.

ERS Scientific Working Group 09.04, “Psychologists and behavioural scientists”: The next step towards multidisciplinary respiratory care (2020)
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Heijmans, M., von Leupoldt, A., Brighton, L. J., Peters, J., Volpato, E., Verkleij, M., …Spruit, M. A. (2020). ERS Scientific Working Group 09.04, “Psychologists and behavioural scientists”: The next step towards multidisciplinary respiratory care. European respiratory journal, 56(3), https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.01881-2020

“So, I try not to go…” Acute-on-chronic breathlessness and presentation to the emergency department: in-depth interviews with patients, carers and clinicians (2020)
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Hutchinson, A., Galvin, K., & Johnson, M. J. (2020). “So, I try not to go…” Acute-on-chronic breathlessness and presentation to the emergency department: in-depth interviews with patients, carers and clinicians. Journal of pain and symptom management, 60(2), 316-325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.03.014

Context: People with acute-on-chronic breathlessness due to cardiorespiratory conditions frequently present to the emergency department (ED) causing burden for the person concerned, their care takers, and emergency services. Objective: To understand... Read More about “So, I try not to go…” Acute-on-chronic breathlessness and presentation to the emergency department: in-depth interviews with patients, carers and clinicians.

Low-intensity educational interventions supporting self-management to improve outcomes related to chronic breathlessness: a systematic review (2019)
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Raymond, B., Johnson, M., Luckett, T., Hutchinson, A., Lovell, M., & Phillips, J. (2019). Low-intensity educational interventions supporting self-management to improve outcomes related to chronic breathlessness: a systematic review. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 29(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41533-019-0152-8

Chronic breathlessness is debilitating and frightening, often resulting in emergency department presentations with acute-on-chronic breathlessness. Self-management is complex, involving 14 components as identified by the Practical Systematic Review i... Read More about Low-intensity educational interventions supporting self-management to improve outcomes related to chronic breathlessness: a systematic review.

The roles of dispositional coping style and social support in helping people with respiratory disease cope with a breathlessness crisis (2019)
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Johnson, M., Garcia, M. V., Luckett, T., Hutchinson, A., Lal, S., & Phillips, J. (2019). The roles of dispositional coping style and social support in helping people with respiratory disease cope with a breathlessness crisis. Journal of advanced nursing, 75(9), 1953-1965. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14039

Aim: To explore the role of coping moderators in self-management of breathlessness crises by people with advanced respiratory disease. Design: A secondary analysis of semi-structured interview data. Methods: Interviews with patients who had advanced... Read More about The roles of dispositional coping style and social support in helping people with respiratory disease cope with a breathlessness crisis.