Help inform upcoming research on patient outcomes and recovery from complex abdominal operations
Patients who require complex abdominal operations including repairing an abdominal wall hernia often have complicated recoveries. In the short term they can be at increased risk of infections and wound complications, and in the long term they can be at increased risk of hernia recurrence.
We are planning a study exploring the outcomes of patients who have had complex abdominal operations from 2016 – 2020. We aim to look into their short- and long-term recovery, and their quality of life after these operations.
We plan to hold online discussions and communications with patients who have previously had open abdominal operations to help guide the design of the study and the study documents.
We would like to involve adults who:
- Have previously had an open abdominal operation
- Have previously had a complex abdominal wall/hernia repair
- Have cared for an individual who has had either of the above operations.
What will I be asked to do?
You will be involved in an online discussion with the researchers and other patient and public members to provide your valuable feedback and input into the research topic, study design and study documents and questionnaires. The initial online discussion will be a one-off event, and involvement in further aspects of the project will be up to each individual.
When and where?
The online discussion will last up to 1 hour and will take place either via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. It will take place in mid to late December, depending on individual’s availabilities. Timings are flexible and it is possible to hold more than one session, or a 1 to 1 call, if it is more convenient for individuals involved.
Will I get anything for taking part?
Currently there is not funding available to reimbursement individuals time, however we expect there to be further (funded) opportunities for involvement throughout the project.
How do I take part?
If you are interested in taking part in this opportunity, please click the green button "I would like to take part" at the top of this page to register your interest online.
All applications will be reviewed regularly by the opportunity owner. Those who meet the involvement criteria will be contacted inviting them to the online discussion group.
Help inform upcoming research on patient outcomes and recovery from complex abdominal operations Discussion
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