Research Fellow at University of Stirling, Gr7, P/Time

Opening Date:
19 Feb 2015
Closing Date:
8 Mar 2015
Salary Range:

The School of Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a part time (0.8FTE) Research Fellow for 39 months to support Dr Carol Bugge, on an exciting and innovative National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment Grant. The successful candidate will be based at the University of Stirling.

The aims of the project are to:

To establish if a PFMT regimen intensified via the addition of a theory-based biofeedback protocol, compared to basic PFMT, is more effective and cost-effective in reducing severity of incontinence at 24 months, and providing greater improvement in quality of life, reduced need for surgery and other UI treatment, improved pelvic floor muscle function and increased self-efficacy for, and adherence to, PFMT.

To identify and investigate via a process evaluation, the possible mediating factors that impact upon the effectiveness of the intervention (including intervention fidelity), how these mediating factors influence effectiveness, and whether the factors differ between randomised groups

To investigate women’s experiences of the interventions, both basic and intensive PFMT, to identify the barriers and facilitators which impact on adherence in the short and long term, to explain the process through which they influence adherence, and to identify whether these differ between randomised groups.

This is a multicentre, 2-arm randomised controlled trial with mixed-methods, nested process evaluation.

Informal enquiries about the post would be welcomed by Dr Carol Bugge; 01786 466109.

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