Field tests for evaluation and prognostication in interstitial lung disease

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department / Centre
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Austin Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Yet Hong Khor yet.khor@unimelb.edu.au 03 9496 3688 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Anne E Holland anne.holland@monash.edu 03 9903 0214 Personal web page

Summary This project aims to evaluate the performance characteristics and prognostic values of field tests in the management of people with interstitial lung disease, a group of chronic lung scarring diseases. This work will suit candidates who are interested in chronic respiratory diseases and/or keen to develop skills in multiple research methodologies.

Project Details

Interstitial lung diseases (or ILD) are a group of chronic lung scarring diseases, which are characterised by distressing breathlessness, fatigue, and poor quality of life. It is the second leading cause of death due to chronic lung disease in Australia. Field tests are simple and practical assessments for people with cardiopulmonary diseases, with 6-minute walking tests being the most commonly conducted ones in clinical practice and trials. These tests provide important functional information with measurements of different cardiorespiratory and exercise parameters.

This project aims to evaluate the performance characteristics and prognostic values of field tests in the management of people with interstitial lung disease. The work will involve literature review, analyses of clinical data/registries, and direct hands-on participant evaluation. This project will provide the opportunities for gaining skills and experiences in field test assessments, systematic review and quantitative analysis methodologies, and publications. The intended outcome is providing in-depth insights into the clinical utility of field tests for patient care in interstitial lung disease.


School Research Themes

Ageing, Cardiometabolic , Musculoskeletal



Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Austin Health

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