In the RELIEF study, we want to find out if it is feasible to conduct a study exploring the use of lidocaine patches as a means of pain control for broken ribs. Results from this study will aid the design and development of a larger research study to explore whether patients who have patches put over their broken ribs may have improved pain. This may influence the treatment of patients in the future.
Interviews with patients and people with carer responsibilities is a vital component of the RELIEF; the purpose of these interviews is to explore their experience of being involved in the study. For example, we may explore details of the study design, acceptability of proposed outcome measures, and understand recruitment processes.
A small number of participants and people with carer responsibilities (or equivalent legal representatives in Scotland) will be asked if they would be happy to talk to a researcher by telephone (or an alternative method if and where it is appropriate and feasible) about their experiences of taking part in the study. Taking part in an interview is optional.
Displayed below is an Information Sheet about the Interviews with Patients and People with Carer Responsibilities, which explains further details about why this element of the research (study) is being done and what it will involve.
If preferred, you can download the information sheet by clicking on the ‘Download’ option that is underneath the display.
If there are any parts of the information sheet that you do not understand, or if you would like further information, you can speak with a member of your local participating hospital (site) research team. Alternatively, you can contact the RELIEF Central Study Office; see contact information, “here”.
(1) INTERVIEWS with Patients and People with Carer Responsibilities (version 1.0, 16DEC2020)