COPD and Pneumonia Study (CAP)

CAP Study

COPD and Pneumonia Study (CAP)

Affected by COPD and Pneumonia? Join the CAP Study and Share your Experience

Affected by COPD and Pneumonia? Join the CAP Study and Share your Experience


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).

The CAP study is a series of simple online surveys. Participants will be compensated for their time.

How Do I Join?

COPD PPRN Member: If you are already a member of the COPD PPRN, sign into your account and take the CAP study pre-screener on your dashboard to see if you are eligible for the study.

Non COPD PPRN Member: If you are NOT a member of the COPD PPRN, you can follow these steps to join the COPD PPRN and then you will be provided access to CAP study information:

  1. Join the COPD PPRN. You will create an account, including a secure password and then you will be asked to review/sign the COPD PPRN informed consent.
  2. Once you join the COPD PPRN, the CAP study pre-screener will immediately be available on your COPD PPRN dashboard for you to complete.
  3. Once completed, you will learn if you meet the requirements to join the CAP study. If so, you will be able to move on and join the CAP study.

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 cap@copdfoundation.org stating that you would like to take the CAP Study Pre-Screener again.

How long is the CAP study?plus

The study will be open from June 2017 to October 2017.

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 cap@copdfoundation.org 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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