Long Term Conditions

Long Term Conditions

Long Term Conditions:

The vision of the Long Term Conditions (LTC) research group is to create and translate evidence based knowledge to optimise the management of long term conditions. We aim to build on the individual and collaborative successes of this research group through a number of initiatives focusing on the following areas:

  • Continuing to build and enhance national and international partnerships
  • Build capacity across early and mid-career researchers
  • Increase impact through engagement in local, national and international knowledge exchange and dissemination activities. 

Focus – Our research focus is on physical and mental health conditions across the lifespan that are chronic in nature/affect people in the long term. We take a biopsychosocial approach to rehabilitation of people with these conditions.

Reach - Our research includes cross cutting themes relating to physical and mental health including (but not limited to) – depression, anxiety, mood, exercise and physical activity, health behaviour change, technology for measurement and to promote health, co-morbidities, multi-morbidity, sleep, interventions to promote movement and well-being including walking and dance.

Methodologies include – systematic review, meta-regression, randomised trials, intervention studies, correlational analysis, validation and measurement and a range of qualitative methodologies including narrative analysis, phenomenology, ethnography and grounded theory.