Field tests for evaluation and prognostication in interstitial lung disease
- Research Opportunity
- PhD students, Masters by Research
- Department / Centre
- Austin Health
|Dr Yet Hong Khorfirstname.lastname@example.org||03 9496 3688||Personal web page|
|Prof Anne E Hollandemail@example.com||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.
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.
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PhD students, Masters by Research
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