We are looking for people aged 50+ who have either been diagnosed with heart failure or people who care for someone who suffers with heart failure to take part in an interview in London for 90 minutes.
London EC2 or NW1 (depending on answers)
Tuesday 9th December (patients) or Thursday 11th December 2014 (carers)
Please answer the questions below.
Age of patient, if you are the carer.
Please state if you are the patient or the carer.
How long ago were you/the person you care for diagnosed with heart failure?
What medication do you/the patient take for your heart failure?
Have you/the patient had any changes to your/their medication in the last month? Yes/No?
If you/the patient have had a recent change to the medication, which of the following applies?
Dose of medication has changed
Given another medication in addition to the current medication
Changed medication entirely
Which of the following statement applies to you/the patient?
Newly diagnosed and just started taking medication
Generally stable, symptoms mild and no change experience
Generally unstable with changes in symptoms and treatment
Have you/the patient been hospitalised in the last month/experienced severe symptoms such as swelling or breathlessness as a consequence of your heart condition?
Who or where have you received information regarding your heart condition?
Please forward this on to anyone you know who may be interested.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to reply to all emails or phone messages. We receive lots of responses to researches that are emailed out. You will be contacted by phone if your application is successful. However, we apologise if you do not hear from us, but please keep trying for future projects that are sent out.