Dietary supplementation for the management of Orthostatic Hypotension (low blood pressure on standing), a common cause of falls


Research Area:

Diet/ Falls/ Hypertension/ Orthostatic hypotension

What is the research about?

Do you have orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure on standing), high blood pressure and/or a history of falls? Would you be interested in becoming involved in research?

Researchers in University Galway are starting a research project on a food supplement (salt supplementation) for the management of orthostatic hypotension (which means low blood pressure on standing). They are looking for members of the public to become involved as co-researchers. This involvement is known as ‘Public and Patient Involvement’, or ‘PPI’ for short. While the research team will bring their own expertise, they do not have personal, lived experience of low or high blood pressure or falls. Patients and researchers can therefore collaborate to conduct high-quality research with patient needs forming a clear part in that research.

Signing up as a PPI contributor for this project would involve attending approximately 8-10 meetings, many in person (but informed by the preference of the group re: online/inperson) over three years. You would work with the research team on tasks such as developing study materials and sharing the study results.

Details of the research project are below- it is led by Dr. Catriona Reddin and Prof. Martin O’Donnell (consultant geriatrician).

Opportunity for:

Person living with condition / Parent or carer

Involvement Opportunity Details


Time commitment:

Approximately 8 meetings over 2 years

Contact between meetings:

Occasional email/phone contact (as per preference of PPI contributor)

Length of involvement:

2 years

Start date for involvement:




Online / In Person

If online, explain how:

First meeting will be in person. Format of future meetings will be informed by preference of PPI group.

If in person, explain where:

Galway City area - exact location to be confirmed.

Other ways of communicating:

In-person meetings / Telephone

Funding available for:

PPI contributor’s time / Travel and other expenses

If no funding available, explain why:

Not applicable

Other Information

Stage of the research study/ programme:

Funded but not yet started

Is this opportunity for PPI in a PhD:


Closing date to contact researchers:


Research Team

Contact person:

Catriona Reddin


University of Galway

Contact email:

Researcher background:

Geriatric Medicine

Research funder:

Health Research Board Ireland


Interested in this PPI Opportunity?

Please complete this form and click SUBMIT

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