Stage 1: Qualitative study
One-to-one, semi-structured interviews will be conducted with: (i) people who have experienced a TBI, (ii) their family members/ carers; (iii) healthcare professionals working in trauma related clinical areas; (iv) TBI researchers; and (v) staff members/ volunteers from third sector organisations who support TBI patients and their families/carers.
Aims: To establish the impact of TBI on quality of life/ symptoms
To explore views on using PROMs to support clinical care and research.
Stage 2: Usability study
Based on the findings from the qualitative study in stage 1, a number of PROMs will be put on an electronic platform. A small number of people with a TBI will be asked to complete these ePROMs. We will then conduct cognitive interviews with them.
Aim: To explore the usability of an ePROM system for patients with TBI.
Stage 3: Feasibility study
In a single centre one arm study, participants will be asked to complete ePROMs prior to their outpatient appointment either at home (accessing the ePROM system online) or in the waiting room (using a tablet provided). The clinician will review the participants’ ePROM scores prior to their appointment and respond with appropriate clinical action, in line with standard clinical practice.
Aims: To assess the feasibility and acceptability of using the ePROM system;
To assess the feasibility and acceptability of the study design and processes, including recruitment and retention.