What's important to older people with asthma and other long-term conditions?
The scientific community does not know older people’s views on the topic of household air and health, or what would be most important for researchers to focus on. We want to work together with older people to make sure that we focus on questions and projects that are relevant, useful and interesting to them.
This opportunity involves attending up to 3 group sessions and chatting with researchers during a range of enjoyable activities. All materials will be provided and no previous experience is needed.
The conversations we have will guide the way we produce a summary (systematic review) of academic literature about indoor air and health. The systematic review will consider outcomes and issues that were identified by the group. We plan to publish this review.
In the longer-term, we plan to use the issues raised by members to inform new research. We hope that some group members will be willing to continue their involvement as public representatives for our future work on this topic.
We are looking for up to 7 people:
- aged 60+;
- living in or near Newcastle upon Tyne
Who have one (or more) of the following health conditions:
- heart disease;
- early stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Ability to participate in English is required. No other skills or previous experience required.
What will I be asked to do?
You will be asked to attend three sessions in-person with a small group of other volunteers and researchers. Volunteers may contribute to some or all of the meetings, depending on their availability.
Each session will be structured around a different interactive activity, during which we will chat informally about the topic to explore your thoughts and ideas. Activities may include things like craft, interacting with living creatures, planting. Discussions will be informal and we will bring along prompts to generate conversation and ideas.
We anticipate each session will last between 1-2 hours. Refreshments and all materials for activities will be provided.
When and where?
The first session will take place at 10am on Friday 16th December 2022 in a central Newcastle Location. The following sessions will be in January-March 2023.
Will I get anything for taking part?
A £25 payment or voucher will be offered to volunteers after each session. Refreshments will be provided during the sessions. Any travel expenses will be reimbursed.
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