Melissa Galea Holmes, MOSAIC Trial Research Associate, presented at the SRR’s 40th Anniversary conference earlier this month. The presentation was titled ‘A brief physiotherapist-led behaviour change intervention to facilitate walking in older people with peripheral arterial disease: protocol for a randomised controlled trial’. Melissa also presented the outcomes of the preceding (feasibility) study that informed the development of the full MOSAIC Trial.
This was an important opportunity for the MOSAIC team to share their work with a wider multi-disciplinary audience.
Melissa comments: “Presenting on behalf of the MOSAIC Trial team at the 40th Anniversary of the SRR was a great privilege and a rich learning experience. Our presentations on the rehabilitation of people with IC were very well received. The feedback and interest of the audience in our research demonstrates the importance of our work to rehabilitation researchers and clinicians.”
Conference delegates were particularly interested in the MOSAIC Trial primary outcome, of whether MOSAIC will improve walking ability after three months in people with IC, compared to NHS Usual Care and the refinement of the MOSAIC intervention following the feasibility study. Melissa also discussed with attendees strategies which could be used to recruit hard to reach groups of people with high prevalence rates of peripheral arterial disease.
Overall, introducing MOSAIC Trial at this conference was a great success. The MOSAIC Trial is in the first months of enrolling participant’s at all four participating hospital sites, so this is an ideal time for this engagement.
Please contact us if you would like more information about the presentation or for a copy of the slides or poster. The abstract will be published shortly in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation.