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Members:

Kathleen O. Lindell, PhD, RN

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Executive Director, SUPPORT Program, Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease


UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628

3459 Fifth Avenue

 

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 



Email: lindellko@upmc.edu



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THE THREE MOST SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS THAT DEFINE YOUR RESEARCH PROGRAM:

1. My program of research is directed toward improving the quality of life for patients with advanced lung disease, specifically Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and their family caregivers.

2.  What is the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary impact of an early, integrated palliative care intervention, termed SUPPORT, in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and their caregivers?

3.  What impact will the SUPPORT intervention have on stress, symptom burden, quality of life, and completion of advanced care planning as compared to usual care?

FIVE KEYWORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR AREAS OF INTEREST:
1.  Care of Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
2.  Supporting Caregivers of IPF Patients
3.  Quality of Life
4.  Palliative Care
5.  Supportive Care

TECHNIQUES, MODELS, METHODS, ANALYTIC APPROACHES, ETC:
1.  Patient Reported Outcomes
2.  Mixed methods research
3.  Focus Groups
4.  Clinical Trials
5.  Patient centered outcomes research