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IMPARTS Research Database

                             

The routine collection of patient reported outcomes in services across King’s Health Partners provides exciting audit and research opportunities. We routinely collect data covering various aspects of mental and physical health outcomes, including: depression; anxiety; alcohol and drug misuse; smoking; adherence; physical function; fatigue; illness perceptions; quality of life; and sleep quality. This provides broad scope for cross-sectional research examining prevalence of variables of interest, and assessment of the factors associated with these. Furthermore, we are able to link IMPARTS data with information held in Electronic Patient Records, meaning that demographic and disease variables can also be examined in relation to IMPARTS data.

The frequent follow-up of patients screened using IMPARTS also provides exciting scope for longitudinal study designs. These could examine the trajectory of mental health concerns, examine the impact of mental health on long-term physical health outcomes, or examine the impact of certain medical interventions on well-being. 

We have now been granted generalised ethical approval for IMPARTS-collected data to be used for research purposes. This will enable: audit of clinical practice against local and national standards of care; evaluations of patterns of service usage and demographic trends to inform commissioning of services; and hypothesis-driven observational research using pseudonymised data. 

Please see our IMPARTS Research Governance Summary to find out more about how to apply to use IMPARTS data. 

  1. If you are a clinician in a service in which IMPARTS data is already being collected and you wish to see your patients’ data for audit purposes, please complete our IMPARTS Data Transfer Agreement (AUDIT) form and send back to either Lauren Rayner or Gabriella Bergin-Cartwright
  2. If you are a clinician in a service in which IMPARTS data is already being collected and you wish to see your patients’ data for research purposes, please complete an IMPARTS Research Application form and send back to Lauren Rayner and Gabriella Bergin-Carwright. If your application is successful, you will also be asked to fill in and return an IMPARTS Data Transfer Agreement (RESEARCH) form.
  3. If you are not currently working in a service in which IMPARTS data is being collected please complete an IMPARTS Research Application form and send back to Lauren Rayner. If your application is successful, you will also be asked to fill in and return an IMPARTS Data Transfer Agreement (RESEARCH) form.
Read our IMPARTS research privacy policy here.
If you are uncertain about whether your data request would qualify as research or audit, please see this web-page for advice: 
http://www.hra-decisiontools.org.uk/research/.

Please click here to see a list of publications using IMPARTS data. 

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