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Table 1 Specific objectives of the CaNoPy study

From: The care needs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and their carers (CaNoPy): results of a qualitative study

1. Describe changes in individuals’ and carers’ perceived care needs at different stages of IPF in order to improve future service interventions
2. Identify time points or triggers at which supportive and palliative care services might effectively be introduced
3. Define what information individuals with IPF and their carers require over time
4. Evaluate the experiences and roles of carers for people with IPF