Ewch i’r prif gynnwys

Optimeiddio llesiant mewn Iechyd a salwch

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Mae ein thema ymchwil yn canolbwyntio ar gefnogi gofal unigolyddol i bobl ag anghenion iechyd o feichiogrwydd i reoli cleifion a'u teuluoedd y mae salwch tymor hir a chyflyrau sy'n cyfyngu ar fywyd wedi effeithio arnynt.

Gyda’r nifer o bobl â chyflyrau tymor hir yn tyfu wrth i'r boblogaeth heneiddio, mae pwysigrwydd datblygu a gwerthuso ymyriadau a gwasanaethau cost effeithiol sy’n seiliedig ar dystiolaeth i leihau'r effaith ar fywyd a gwella ansawdd bywyd i bob oed, yn hanfodol.

Mae ein portffolio ymchwil ar hyn o bryd yn ymdrin â'r canlynol:

  • Deall y ffactorau risg ymddygiadol/ffordd o fyw sy'n gysylltiedig â chyflyrau tymor hir ac sy'n cyfyngu ar fywyd a chefnogi pobl i hunan-reoli'r cyflyrau hynny
  • Profi ymyriadau i gyfyngu'r effaith ar bobl sy'n byw gyda chyflyrau tymor hir gan gynnwys canser, dementia, cyflyrau croen a chymalau llidiol
  • Gwerthuso darpariaeth gofal ansawdd uchel sy'n canolbwyntio ar y claf yn y gymuned a'r ysbyty i bobl sy'n byw gyda chyflyrau sy'n cyfyngu ar fywyd a'u teuluoedd
  • Archwilio dulliau newydd o gefnogi menywod a theuluoedd yn ystod beichiogrwydd a geni plant

Yng nghyd-destun ymchwil y byd real mae gennym aelodau gydag arbenigedd mewn methodoleg ansoddol, feintiol a chymysg. Mae gan ein tîm brofiad o ymchwil cydweithredol aml-broffesiynol sy'n cynnwys Seicoleg Iechyd, Meddygaeth, Bydwreigiaeth, Nyrsio, Therapi Galwedigaethol a Ffisiotherapi.

Mae gennym enw da rhyngwladol am ragoriaeth gyda chysylltiadau cydweithredol y tu hwnt i Gymru, yn y DU, mewn canolfannau allweddol yn yr UE ac yn fyd-eang. Mae ein hymchwil yn arddangos ymarfer gorau o ran ymwneud â chleifion a'r cyhoedd.

Mae ein haelodau'n ymgysylltu'n weithredol gyda pholisi iechyd, datblygu strategaeth, arloesi clinigol ac addysgol yng Nghymru a thu hwnt.

Mae'r grŵp ymchwil hefyd yn cynnig cymorth gan gymheiriaid, arweiniad ymarferol ac yn ymrwymo i adeiladu capasiti a gallu ar draws ymchwil gofal iechyd. Bydd gweithio gyda ni'n eich helpu i ddatblygu eich gwybodaeth a'ch sgiliau ymhellach, gan gynnig cyfleoedd i chi ddod yn fwy gweithredol o ran ymchwil.

Theme Lead

Christine Bundy

Yr Athro Christine Bundy

Athro Meddygaeth Ymddygiadol

Email:
bundyec@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 87842

Deputy theme lead

Anstey, Sally

Dr Sally Anstey

Uwch-ddarlithydd: Nyrsio Oedolion

Email:
ansteys1@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 88571

Current research projects

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

This research focuses on patients’ and families’ knowledge and experience of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis.

Peritonitis (infection of the peritoneal membrane) is a considerable problem for patients using peritoneal dialysis, a home-based treatment for kidney failure. Peritonitis leads to antibiotic use, hospital admission and decreased quality of life, requires some individuals to stop using peritoneal dialysis, and can be fatal.

However, there is a lack of evidence considering patients’ (and families’) knowledge and experiences of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis.

This mixed methods study will comprise two phases:

  • Phase One: Development, piloting and administration of a questionnaire assessing patients’ and relatives’ knowledge of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis.
  • Phase Two: In depth interviews with a sample of Phase One participants to further explore their knowledge and experiences of peritonitis.

Funding

This research is funded by the Research Capacity Building Collaboration (RCBC) Wales.

Lead researcher

jessicabailie

Dr Jessica Baillie

Darlithydd: Nyrsio Oedolion

Email:
bailliej2@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 206 87783

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Going to the toilet in private is one of the most fundamental measures of human dignity, and incontinence can impact on feelings of being a person.

When people living with dementia are admitted to hospital wards, continence care can lead to significant distress and anxiety:

  • for patients themselves, if immediate toileting assistance needs are not met
  • for families, who see their loved one in undignified circumstances
  • for other patients, who may become afraid by another person’s distress.

It can also increase the potential for dehumanisation, where staff do not recognise the person or their needs.

The aim of this project is to provide a detailed understanding of how hospital care could change to improve care and the experiences of patients and their families, and to develop new training and information for hospital staff and families including raising awareness of the risks associated with current practices.

There is increasing recognition that action is required now to improve the experience and outcomes of people with dementia on admission to acute hospitals for an unrelated condition. The Alzheimer’s Society’s most recent report (2016) identified widespread poor dementia care, with wide variation in quality.

The focus of our programme is to develop clinically-relevant, detailed ethnographic research that identifies the needs of people with dementia, their carers, and ward staff within the acute setting.

Find out more about this project

Funding

Funded by the National Institute for Healthcare Research.

Research lead

Katie Featherstone

Dr Katie Featherstone

Darllenydd: Cymdeithaseg Meddygaeth

Email:
featherstonek@caerdydd.ac.uk

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

This is a global project to measure the wider impact of living with skin conditions from both experts’ and patients’ perspective.

This collaboration with international colleagues in Germany and Canada across dermatology and psychology will investigate how living with a serious skin condition impacts on health and well-being plus its social and economic impact.

The project will involve a range of data collecting methods including surveys, interviews and consensus-seeking approaches. The people involved will be expert dermatologists, psychologists, nurses, patient organisation leaders, health economists and patients living with a range of conditions.

We aim to develop a new general measure that measures what it intends to, does this reliably over time, across age groups and across countries. Alongside this general measure will be one that is applicable to specific skin conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema and others.

Funding

This project is funded by the International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (IADPO).

Lead researcher

Christine Bundy

Yr Athro Christine Bundy

Athro Meddygaeth Ymddygiadol

Email:
bundyec@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 87842

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Some people living with psoriasis are more at risk for other health conditions including heart disease. They can reduce this risk by adopting healthy lifestyle practices but many need help to do so.

Previously published work identified dermatology healthcare staff are not confident to address this in dermatology consultations and many do not have the skills to do so.

We recognised the need to train specialist practitioners to deliver an integrated approach to psoriasis management to help people reduce their risk. In response we have developed a way of training healthcare practitioners - the PsoWell approach - that is effective and acceptable to them and we now intend to roll this out across the UK and Northern Ireland.

Specially trained well-being ambassadors, dermatology specialists, will use a psychological approach to the holistic management of their patients with psoriasis based on motivational interviewing (MI) techniques. The emphasis will be on enhancing well-being and reducing modifiable risk factors for psoriasis flares and future ill-health.

This study will evaluate this initiative in a number of ways, through interviews with clinicians and patients and observed consultations using high quality measures and approaches to data collection.

Funding

This project is funded by the The Psoriasis Association of UK and Northern Ireland.

Lead researcher

Christine Bundy

Yr Athro Christine Bundy

Athro Meddygaeth Ymddygiadol

Email:
bundyec@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 87842