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Research project

MACRO Defining best management for adults with chronic rhinosinusitis

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    National Institute of Health and Care Research
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Project overview

Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common condition and symptoms can include a blocked and runny nose, loss of smell, facial pain, tiredness and breathing problems. These symptoms can impact greatly on a person’s quality of life. Patients often consult their GP and may receive a number of different medical treatments including nasal sprays, steroids and antibiotics. Many of these patients will also be referred to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist where they may undergo further medical treatment or sinus surgery, even though the role of surgery in treating CRS is remains unclear.

The aim of this study is to understand CRS patients’ views and experiences of living with and being treated for CRS, and to understand GPs and ENT specialist’s views and experiences of treating and managing patient with CRS.

Study Design:
This is a qualitative study consisting of semi structured telephone interviews with adult CRS patients, GPs and ENT specialists. Interviews will be audio-recorded, transcribed and analysed using inductive thematic analysis. The results of this study will be used to inform the wider MACRO programme which is designed to establish best management of patients with CRS.

Contact: Jane Vennik
This research is being conducted by the Primary Care Research Centre


Other researchers

Professor Paul Little

Professor in Primary Care Research
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Helen Blackshaw, Jane Vennik, Carl Philpott, Mike Thomas, Caroline Eyles, James Carpenter, Caroline S. Clarke, Stephen Morris, Anne G.M. Schilder, Valerie Lund, Paul Little, Stephen Durham, Spiros Denaxas, Elizabeth Williamson, David Beard, Jonathan Cook, Steffi Le Conte, K Airey, J Boardman & Claire Hopkins, 2019, Trials, 20
Type: article
Carl Philpott, Steffi Le Conte, David Beard, Jonathan Cook, William Sones, Steve Morris, Caroline S. Clarke, Mike Thomas, Paul Little, Jane Vennik, Valerie Lund, Helen Blackshaw, Anne Schilder, Stephen Durham, Spiros Denaxas, James Carpenter, James Boardman, Claire Hopkins, Neil Med, Keith Boland, Jane Woods & Teresa Ferreira, 2019, Trials, 20(1)
Type: article
Jane Vennik, Caroline Eyles, Mike Thomas, Claire Hopkins, Paul Little, Helen Blackshaw, Anne G.M. Schilder, Imogen Savage & Carl Philpot, 2019, BMJ Open, 9
Type: article