Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is an affliction so bad, Evel Knievel couldn’t even beat it. A serious disease, IPF has no known cause or FDA-approved treatment, and causes lung tissue to thicken and stiffen with scar tissue over time. Over 40,000 new cases are newly diagnosed each year, most of which are fatal.
Though 132,000 Americans are affected, sadly, many have never even heard of it. The documentary “Every Breath You Take” is a powerful and yes, breathtaking, look at the world these people live in and hopefully can make a dent in building public awareness. IPF leads to death in most cases in an average of 3-5 years due to respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, and lung cancer. This tragic and fatal disease is in desperate need of attention in the healthcare industry.
The Medical Panel by Resolution Research is aiming to do just that. We are performing a paid study with patients, including one of the patients from the above documentary, Bill, and caregivers to discuss their experiences with the disease, the treatments, and the accessibility of information in an effort to improve technologies and treatment methodologies.
If you are a patient with IPF or care for a loved one with the disease, we are looking for you and people like you to join our paid study. Details of the study:
– 50-minute telephone/web interviews taking place August 5-7
– Looking for patients and caregivers (together or individually)
– $100 compensation
To see if you qualify, please take our quick screener survey. If you know anybody suffering from this disease, please share the survey or this article with them to help us reach IPF patients and caregivers.
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