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Table 3 Inclusion & Exclusion criteria for entry to BIS Phase II RCT

From: The feasibility of a single-blinded fast-track pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention for breathlessness in advanced disease

Inclusion criteria  
Patients i) Appropriate referral to the BIS
  ii) Diagnosis of COPD/COAD
  iii) Aged 18 years or over
  iv) Any patient who does not meet any of the exclusion criteria
Carers i) The informal carers of patients specified above, who can be significant others, relatives, friends or neighbours
  ii) Aged 18 years or over
  iii) Any carer who does not meet the exclusion criteria
Exclusion criteria  
Patients/carers i) Any patient/carer unable to give informed consent
  ii) Any patient living outside of Cambridgeshire PCT, West Essex PCT, East & North Hertfordshire PCT, or Suffolk PCT
  iii) Any patient who has previously had access to BIS
  iv) Any patient/carer who is demented or confused
  v) Any patient/carer with learning difficulties
  vi) Any patient/carer from other vulnerable groups (e.g. head injury, severe trauma, and mental illness)