About the project
Funder: Marie Curie
Time frame: 2018-2020
Contact for more details: Dr Jason Boland and Professor Miriam Johnson
The purpose of this project is to develop a set of patient and researcher relevant core outcome measures through which clinical trials can evaluate various treatments for malignant bowel obstruction (MBO).
This study aims to find out i) which outcome measures are currently used to evaluate MBO within the context of clinical trials ii) the symptoms that patients with MBO, their carers and clinicians consider most important, and iii) what improvement would be considered clinically meaningful. We will then develop a set of core outcomes that is specific to malignant bowel obstruction that can be used by different researchers and allow a common approach to research in this area.