Chronic diseases have reached epidemic proportions and are the leading cause of death globally.
More people are living longer with multiple conditions which, in addition to the significant socio-economic impacts, reduce quality of life and physical functioning while increasing mortality rates, hospital admissions, psychological distress and polypharmacy.
Our interdisciplinary research draws together work which explores the experience, and impact, of living with chronic, long-term, conditions.
SPARC prioritises the voices of people living with long term conditions and those of their families and carers. It does this through gathering and understanding people’s stories and narratives around illness, long-term conditions (LTCs) and, crucially, their intersection.