This study will explore people’s experiences of using digital health technologies as part of rehabilitation or therapy.
Digital health technology has the potential to improve many aspects of patient care, including rehabilitation. It includes smartphone apps, wearable devices, virtual reality, robotics, and web-based platforms that can provide remote healthcare.
Findings from this study will be used to inform future resources to help increase use of digital health technologies.
It is being carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Central Lancashire.
The Socksess project is looking to understand the needs and preferences of people with diabetes in relation to managing their foot health.
Feedback from these interviews will be used to create a smart-sensing sock designed to help people with diabetes be more aware of how much pressure they put on their feet and prevent ulcers.
It is being carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Southampton.
This project is looking to capture people’s experiences of cervical screening (also known as ‘smear tests’), to identify reasons why people don’t participate and explore alternative screening options, including new ‘do-it-yourself’ methods.
It is being carried out by a team of researchers at The University of Manchester and is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).
This study is looking to understand the experiences of people who have double vision.
Findings will be used to inform further research looking to develop a new treatment for ocular cranial nerve palsy. It is part of a PhD project funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast.
This study is looking to understand what ‘research impact’ means to those taking part and will capture participants’ experiences of being involved in research, as well as opinions of what makes good research.
It is being carried out by a team of healthcare researchers at Imperial College London.
- Newington, L., Alexander, C.M. and Wells, M. (2021). Would you like to be contacted about future research? BMC Research Notes, 14(1). doi:10.1186/s13104-021-05884-2.
- Newington, L., Alexander, C.M., Kirby, P., Saggu, R.K. and Wells, M. (2022). Reflections on contributing to health research: A qualitative interview study with research participants and patient advisors. PLOS ONE, 17(12), p.e0279354. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0279354.
- Summary: Reflections on involvement in clinician-led research (PDF)