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Dr Flavia Swan

Research fellow in cancer rehabilitation

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School

Qualifications

  • PhD (Hull York Medical School)

Summary

Dr F Swan is a research fellow who has clinical and academic expertise in physiotherapy with particular regard to interventions for chronic breathlessness and palliative rehabilitation.

One of her key areas of research interest is the role of the handheld fan for the management of chronic breathlessness.

She is also interested in cancer rehabilitation and currently is working on a Yorkshire Cancer Research funded project to develop and test a tailored wellbeing intervention (Physical Activity and nutrition) to deliver to older people with lung cancer before, during and after cancer treatments (CanBenefit II).

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Implementing the battery-operated hand-held fan as an evidence-based, non-pharmacological intervention for chronic breathlessness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a qualitative study of the views of specialist respiratory clinicians

Luckett, T., Roberts, M., Smith, T., Garcia, M., Dunn, S., Swan, F., …Johnson, M. J. (2022). Implementing the battery-operated hand-held fan as an evidence-based, non-pharmacological intervention for chronic breathlessness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a qualitative study of the views of specialist respiratory clinicians. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 22(1), Article 129. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12890-022-01925-z

Non-medical devices for chronic breathlessness: use, barriers and facilitators for patients, carers and clinicians - a scoping review

Prihartadi, A. S., Impelliziere Licastro, G., Pearson, M., Johnson, M. J., Luckett, T., & Swan, F. (in press). Non-medical devices for chronic breathlessness: use, barriers and facilitators for patients, carers and clinicians - a scoping review. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-002962

A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): Study protocol

Northgraves, M., Cohen, J., Allgar, V., Currow, D., Hart, S., Hird, K., …Hutchinson, A. (2021). A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): Study protocol. ERJ Open Research, https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00955-2020

CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings

Swan, F., Chen, H., Forbes, C. C., Johnson, M. J., & Lind, M. (in press). CANcer BEhavioural nutrition and exercise feasibility trial (CanBenefit); phase I qualitative interview findings. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2020.09.026

Physical activity and nutrition interventions for older adults with cancer: a systematic review

Forbes, C. C., Swan, F., Greenley, S. L., Lind, M., & Johnson, M. J. (2020). Physical activity and nutrition interventions for older adults with cancer: a systematic review. Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice, 14(5), 689-711. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-020-00883-x

Research interests

- Non-pharmacological interventions for the management of chronic breathlessness, in particular research on the handheld fan

- Cancer rehabilitation in particular research on physical activity and well-being interventions for older people with lung cancer before, during and after cancer treatments.