Survey about the SNAP tool in COPD management

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and University of East Anglia (UEA) are writing to ask for your help with cascading a short (5 question) online survey to your members relating to a new evidence-based intervention, the Support Needs Approach for Patients (SNAP), which aims to enable a person-centred process of assessment and support for patients with COPD

Their research has shown that patients with COPD have a range of needs but can be unsure which concerns they should tell their clinician about – it can be surprisingly difficult for some patients to say what they need advice on or support with.

To help patients identify and express their support needs the research team, led by Dr Morag Farquhar at UEA, have developed the Support Needs Approach for Patients (SNAP) which is a person-centred process of assessment and support for patients. SNAP comprises a concise evidence-based tool (a short set of questions) to help patients consider areas where they may need more support and a needs-led conversation between the patient and health care professional to discuss, prioritise and address their identified needs.

SNAP has been piloted in clinical practice and the team are now designing its formal evaluation. They need your help to find out what clinicians working with patients with COPD think about identifying and meeting patient support needs and what you consider important in deciding whether or not to use a new intervention such as SNAP. They are inviting you to take part in a very short survey (just five questions – taking less than 10 minutes) to capture your views. To take part please click on the Survey Link and enter the password: SNAP22  

The survey will run until 31st January 2020

The study is funded by the Marie Curie Research Grants Scheme and has been approved by the North West-Preston Research Ethics Committee. The link to get more information about the SNAP tool is below 



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