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Living with COPD during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The aim of the study is to understand the experience of people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to invite you to do a telephone interview.

Participant Information Leaflet

Dr Éadaoin Butler

Research Fellow

The study involves taking part in a 30 to 45 minute interview via telephone with a member of the research team.

This interview will focus on your experience of living in the community with COPD during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions about this study, please contact Dr Éadaoin Butler (BUTLERAD@tcd.ie or 01 8961775).

Inclusion criteria:

  • People aged over 18 years of age
  • Diagnosed with COPD for at least 18 months before the date of the interview
  • Living at home in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Able to speak English because it is not possible to facilitate an interpreter

The research team are as follows: Dr Gobnait Byrne (TCD), Dr Louise Daly (TCD), Dr Eadaoin Butler (TCD), Fiona Murphy (TCD), Geraldine Cully (HSE), Fiona Kavanagh (HSE), Lynda Haran (HSE), Olivia Lee (HSE), Stephen Shelly (SJH), Teresa Madden and Judith Maxwell (TUH).

Confidentiality: Your interview responses will be anonymised and kept strictly confidential

COPD Support Ireland are supporting this study.

View Dr Éadaoin Butler's Research Profile