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Title: Feasibility of a high-protein Mediterranean diet and resistance exercise program for cardiac rehabilitation.

After a cardiac event such as a heart attack, people attend cardiac rehabilitation services to stop the disease getting worse. Some people with heart disease may not look ‘overweight’ but may have lower levels of muscle and higher levels of fat which may put them at greater risk of another heart attack. The PRiME research […]

Score-it study

SCORE-iT

Dr Nicola Harman, Research Associate at Department of Biostatistics, University of Live Clinical Trials Research Centre, University of Liverpool shares her feedback of using Research for the Future to recruit participants for the SCORE-iT study.

Summit-D study

The SuMMiT-D study

Dr Kiera Bartlett, Research Associate, Manchester Centre for Health Psychology, University of Manchester shares her feedback having accessed Research for the Future

Dr Caroline Abbot

Prevention of foot ulcer recurrence in diabetes patients using plantar pressure biofeedback

Our research team, led by Prof. Neil Reeves from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) successfully used Help BEAT Diabetes to recruit people with diabetes to our foot and ulcer prevention study.

Driving simulator

Driving with Diabetes – The role of eye movements in driving performance in people with diabetes

Monica Perazzolo, researcher at Manchester University gives her experience of using Research for the Future to recruit to her recent study

Janice Mascarenhas

Tameside Bone Metabolism study

Dr Janice Mascarenas, researcher at Tameside & Glossop IC NHS Foundation Trust, shares her feedback having accessed Research for the Future

Cloudy with a chance of pain

Cloudy with a chance of pain

Cloudy with a chance of pain is the world’s first smartphone-based study to investigate the association of chronic pain and the weather conditions

Dr Clare England

The UK Diabetes and Diet Questionnaire: Assessing dietary habits of people with, or at high risk of, type 2 diabetes

In 2013, we invited Help BEAT Diabetes volunteers to help Clare England, a research dietitian from the University of Bristol’s┬áCentre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, develop a questionnaire to assess the dietary habits of people with, or at risk of, type 2 diabetes. Clare wanted to find out what people with the condition thought […]

Daily activity

Exploring daily activity in people with long term conditions

Isabel Adeyemi, PhD student, Centre for Primary Care and Centre for Health Psychology, The University of Manchester, shares her feedback having accessed Research for the Future: “The support of Research for the Future in promoting my study to patients has been vital for my recruitment. We agreed on how my study would be promoted and […]

Alan's story

VIDEO: Alan’s story: My experience of taking part in research

Alan describes participating in diabetes research through Help BEAT Diabetes. He states how researchers go out of their way to accommodate patients.