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ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) Study

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome or ARDS is a serious problem, 1 in 10 people in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) around the world have ARDS. Despite being treated in an ICU with a ventilator (breathing machine), it can cause serious lung damage and a third of patients die.

Researchers from NHS Grampian are running a project called the ARDS study where they aim to gather the thoughts of people who have been in intensive care.

Patients in ICU are often unable to give consent (permission) to take part in research as they are so unwell, so researchers must speak with relatives and the doctors to ask for consent. They need to make sure they are giving relatives the right information to help them make a decision.

The study team would like to discuss with you what you think is the best way to ask people in the ICU to take part in research studies.

The study would involve a conversation with one of the study team via telephone or video call. This call should not take any longer than one hour.

For more information about this study please email [email protected].

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please complete the short questionnaire below and please ensure that you register with SHARE on completion (even if you have done so already) so that we can contact you.

Please tell us a little more about yourself to see whether you may be suitable for this study.

Please answer the questions below.

1 . * Are you aged 18 or over?
2 . * Have you or one of your relatives previously been admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU)?