• Project status: Active

Research area: Infection and Immunity > Respiratory

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Exploring the mental health of teenagers with cystic fibrosis (CF) to establish a more targeted treatment approach to this crisis.

Our first step in our research is to explore the factors that impact mental health in teenagers without cystic fibrosis. This survey aims to give researchers a more in-depth understanding of adolescent mental health. This aims to then help children and people with cystic fibrosis live happier, healthier lives.   

Register your details for the survey, and a research member will be in contact shortly. 

Our first step in our research is to explore the factors that impact mental health in teenagers without cystic fibrosis. This survey aims to give researchers a more in-depth understanding of adolescent mental health. This aims to then help children...

Our first step in our research is to explore the factors that impact mental health in teenagers without cystic fibrosis. This survey aims to give researchers a more in-depth understanding of adolescent mental health. This aims to then help children and people with cystic fibrosis live happier, healthier lives.   

Register your details for the survey, and a research member will be in contact shortly. 

Register now

Overview

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-shortening genetic condition in children, affecting multiple organs throughout the body while drastically impacting the quality of life and physical wellbeing. 

Mental health problems have been detected in those living with CF at rates 2 to 3 times higher than the general population. 

Information for participants

 We are looking for young people and teenagers aged 10 to 18 years old without CF alongside a caregiver to complete a short online questionnaire. The survey will include questions about: 

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Sleep
  • Pain
  • Risk-taking behaviours. 

Contact us

Dr Hiep Pham
Respiratory Physician, The Royal Children's Hospital
Email: [email protected]