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Adults with asthma are needed to help researchers better understand breathlessness.

‘…you’re fighting every breath that you have to breathe’.
A person with severe asthma on the daily burden

Breathlessness is one of the most common and troubling symptoms that people with asthma report. Breathlessness is a disturbing symptom that may have many causes.

In this study, we aim to understand the many possible causes of breathlessness in people with asthma of any severity. We also aim to understand people’s experiences of breathlessness and the many aspects of life that breathlessness might affect.

What does this study involve?

All participants will attend two visits two weeks apart to complete a series of medical tests, measurements and questionnaires. Each visit will take no longer than 2.5 hours to complete.

A subgroup of participants will also be invited to participate in a one-on-one interview which might take up to 2 hours, or an art activity about their personal experiences of breathlessness.  This may take up to 3 hours.

These visits will be conducted at Hunter Medical Research Institute.

Who can participate?

The study is open to adults 18 years and over with asthma of any severity, unless pregnant, currently diagnosed with cancer or a life-limiting illness, or unable to speak, read or hear English.

More Information

For more information about what is involved, click here to download the participant information statement.

Register you interest

To find out more or to register your interest please contact:

Amber Smith

T: +61 2 40420134

E: amber.smith@newcastle.edu.au