Experiences of air-travel in people living with pulmonary fibrosis

Upcoming study
Expected to open March 2024
This study is currently recruiting
Expected to close April 2024
This study is closed
This study closed in April 2024
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This study closed in April 2024
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About this study

There is currently limited understanding about the experiences of air travel for people living with pulmonary fibrosis and the effect that is has. This study is an online survey about the flight experiences of people living with pulmonary fibrosis.

The study aims to learn how pulmonary fibrosis can impact air-travel, including pre-flight, during the flight and post-flight.


What is involved?

This study will involve completing one online survey, which should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. The survey will ask questions about how living with pulmonary fibrosis affects you prior to travelling, in-flight and after flying on an aircraft. All your information collected in the survey will be kept confidential. If you decide to take part, you will sign a consent form. At any point of the study, you are free to stop or withdraw without giving a reason.

To take part in this study, please visit the online page for the survey.

Summary of involvement

15 minute online survey

Can I take part?

You may be able to take part if you have access to an electronic device that can access the online survey, and have a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis or an interstitial lung disease.

In research studies, there are lots of different reasons why you may or may not be able to take part. These are known as inclusion and exclusion criteria (see list below). Only the clinical trial team will be able to fully determine whether you are able to take part in the study. You can withdraw at any point.

If you are not able to take part in this research study, there may be other opportunities for you to take part in different studies.

To find our more about other research opportunities visit our research finder main page.

You may be able to join this study if all of these apply:

An adult with a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis or an interstitial lung disease

You will not be able to join the study of any of the following applies:

Under the age of 18

Unable to provide consent

What difference could taking part make?

There is currently little information available about the experiences of air-travel for people diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. The study will help to understand the needs and barriers to flying with pulmonary fibrosis. This information will help to make recommendations to the current guidance and highlight what is important for people affected by pulmonary fibrosis.

Where does the study take place?

Study locations


This survey can be completed anywhere if you meet the inclusion criteria and isn't restricted by geographical location.

How to take part

You can take part by visiting the online survey page.

If you would like further information about the study, please email iain.stewart@imperial.ac.uk or au420@ic.ac.uk

Further information

The summary on this page provides information about an opportunity to participate in research. More detailed information about the study can be found via the following the links and through contacting the research team.

If you have any questions about this research study, please speak to your medical team.

This study is supported by

Imperial College London - National Heart and Lung Institute
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