COPD and Pneumonia Study (CAP)


CAP Study

COPD and Pneumonia Study (CAP)

COPD and Pneumonia Study (CAP)


Did you know that you have a six to eight times greater risk of developing pneumonia if you have COPD?

Since COPD patients are at greater risk for developing pneumonia, we want to better understand the impact pneumonia has on the lives of our COPD community. Understanding the burden of pneumonia on the COPD community is important to help inform public health and prevention measures. Help us understand the burden of pneumonia by joining the online COPD and Pneumonia (CAP) study that is being conducted through the COPD Patient-Powered Research Network (COPD PPRN).

What is the purpose of the COPD and Pneumonia (CAP) study?plus

The purpose of the CAP study is to look at and measure the impact of pneumonia on COPD patients through a series of online surveys. Since COPD patients are at higher risk of pneumonia , it is important to hear back from our community on how pneumonia has impacted them.

What do I have to do as part of this study?plus

You will be asked to complete up to three online surveys through the COPD PPRN Portal.

Will I be paid for my participation in this study?plus

You will receive a $10 gift card via email after submitting each CAP study survey.

Who is eligible for the study?plus

You must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 of years old
  • You must be able to read and write English
  • You must reside in the United States
  • You must be a COPD PPRN Participant
  • You must have been told by a doctor that you have COPD
  • You must have had pneumonia in the past four months

I already completed the Pre-Screener, but my situation has changed. Can I take the CAP Study Pre-Screener again to see if I am eligible?plus

Yes! Please email the study coordinator stating that you would like to take the CAP Study Pre-Screener again.

Will my information be secure?plus

Information collected in the CAP study will be stored in a secure database. The COPD Foundation will not share personal information such as your name, address or other contact information with external parties. Only de-identified information from the CAP study will be provided to the study sponsor. The study sponsor will not have access to any personally identifiable information submitted through the surveys.

How do I remove myself from the CAP study?plus

You can stop participating in the CAP study by emailing and state your full name and that you no longer want to participate.

What is the COPD PPRN and why do I need to join it first to participate in the CAP study?plus

The COPD PPRN is a patient research registry for individuals diagnosed with COPD and those at risk for COPD. Individuals enrolled in the COPD PPRN have agreed to share their information through surveys and to be contacted about research opportunities. The CAP study is being conducted through the COPD PPRN and, as a result, you first have to be a COPD PPRN participant to join the CAP study.

Who is sponsoring the CAP study?plus

Pfizer, Inc. is sponsoring the CAP study.

Who is conducting the CAP study?plus

The COPD Foundation is conducting the CAP study.

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