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The University of Southampton
Primary Care Research Centre

Supporting self-management

Supporting self-management

Research in this theme addresses the NHS Long Term Plan’s commitment to improving supported self-management. Studies in this area cover a remarkable range of content areas, developing and testing interventions addressing: lifestyle, mental health, emotional distress, cancer-related distress and cancer survivorship, low back pain, chronic dizziness, asthma, COPD, respiratory infection, IBS, eczema, hypertension, and weight management. It builds on our close links with Psychology and international reputation for developing and evaluating digital interventions.

Active Projects

4S Sore Throat Study (Scores and Swabs to Self-assess Sore Throats)

Acne Care Online

CLASP Cancer: Life Affirming Survivorship support in Primary care

CELLULITIS - Experiences of cellulitis and views about causation and prevention

CWP Qualitative Review - Patients’ experiences of self-management interventions for chronic widespread pain including fibromyalgia: A systematic review and thematic synthesis

ECO - Eczema Care Online

GermDefence - A digital behaviour change intervention to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak: A rapid co-design, implementation and evaluation project

HATRIC - Herbal Alternative Treatment (Pelargonium) for lower Respiratory tract Infections with Cough in adults

Integrating primary care and social services for older adults with multimorbidity: A mixed-methods study

Parental perceptions, experiences, and help-seeking behaviour for common infant symptoms: qualitative interview study

Pre-GRACE - GRoup Alexander lessons for Chronic musculoskeletal pain in Everyday Practice (GRACE): preliminary development

Qualitative study on community pharmacists’ perspectives of recommending herbal medicine in acute infections

RECON - Reducing and preventing Cognitive impairment iN older age groups (the RECON programme)

RECUR - Reducing common infections in usual practice for recurrent respiratory tract infections: The RECUR Programme

REDUCE - REviewing long term anti-Depressant Use by Careful monitoring in Everyday practice

SNIFSII - Salin Nasal Irrigation For acute Sinusitis II

STOP AMR – decision aids -Supporting Targeting Of antibiotics in Primary care to combat AMR using decision aids

STOP AMR - development

STREAM - Screen and TREAt for Malnutrition


Recently Completed Projects

ACTIB - Assessing Cognitive behavioural Therapy in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

CEDAR - The children's ear pain study

D-fRUTI - D-mannose for recurrent UTI

Healthy Paths - Exploring primary care patients’ experience of an internet intervention ‘Healthy Paths’ for emotional distress

MOMA Investigating the feasibility of a mobile mindfulness-based digital intervention for patients with asthma

PRINCESS - Probiotics to reduce infections in care home residents, the PRINCESS trial

Supportback2 - Supporting self-management of low back pain with an internet intervention in primary care: A randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost-effectiveness

Key research staff working on this theme

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