Using intensive longitudinal methods to study illness experience in Long Covid - Professor Chris Burton
From Andy Tattersall
Many illnesses are characterised by symptoms which are highly variable both within and between individuals. One way of capturing and studying this variability is to use frequent self-report measures in an intensive longitudinal method (such as Ecological Momentary Assessment). This presentation will outline the principles of this approach using the example of a study of Long Covid. It will also include new findings from a follow-up study in which people with Long Covid “think aloud” as they look at, and reflect on, visual summaries of their personal data.
Professor Chris Burton is a GP and researcher at the University of Sheffield and leads the primary care research group in the Sheffield Centre for Health and Related Research. Chris has worked on persistent physical symptoms throughout his career. He uses a mixture of qualitative, quantitative, and interventional studies.