Drug-free intervention

A drug free intervention for people with lung fibrosis and chronic cough

Man coughing

We are looking for people to take part in a study to see if it would be feasible and effective to include a drug free cough control intervention in a pulmonary rehabilitation program. If you decide to participate in this study, you will be asked to attend three testing sessions and four cough-control sessions of approximately one hour. In the testing sessions, you will be asked to complete questionnaires and an interview about your disease and cough-related symptoms and experiences. The four cough-control sessions will consist of education about cough (e.g., importance of cough and negative effects of repeated coughing) and strategies to manage cough (e.g., identify what triggers your cough and tips for avoiding coughing). If you have lung fibrosis, a cough that lasts for more than 8 weeks, and will be participating in the outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program at West Park, this study is for you! 

If you are interested in participating or learning more about this study, please contact Ana Oliveira at 416-243-3600 ext. 2518 or Ana.Oliveira@westpark.org