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Jackie Fox, QUESTS Education and Communication Working Group member, recently delivered the HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland second Autumn 2018 webinar titled “Anxiety and stress in primary care: Supporting recovery by redesigning daily life”.

During the webinar, Jackie highlighted the prevalence of anxiety and stress in primary care, the relationship between anxiety and stress and daily functioning, the focus of occupational therapy and self-management strategies in daily life. She then provided an overview of her pilot study of a programme called “Redesigning Daily Occupations” in primary care in Co. Galway. This project is a small-scale feasibility study and process evaluation. It uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods to better understand feasibility, acceptability, trends towards effectiveness and the local context into which the intervention is being introduced. The project is supported by the HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland and the HSE PCCC Occupational Therapy Department in Co. Galway. The full webinar is available to view at https://primarycaretrials.ie/resources/webinar-anxiety-and-stress-OT/

Jackie is a lecturer in Occupational Therapy within the School of Health Sciences at NUI Galway.