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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Transition and adherence

People with cystic fibrosis have to endure a daily regime involving hours of nebulisers, physiotherapy and up to 70 tablets a day, just to stay healthy.

Some of these treatments can be tiring, uncomfortable or unpleasant. Current treatment regimes are time-consuming and relentless, which means that people with cystic fibrosis rarely manage to completely adhere to all of their treatments.

This is particularly an issue during adolescence and when a teenager transfers from paediatric to adult care centres. We need to take a holistic approach to this, which will include psychosocial approaches, training, different physiotherapy regimes and novel interventions.

New technology will play a key role in the future, from improved delivery systems for inhalers and nebulisers that reduce treatment times, to smart technologies using novel diagnostics and devices to use in the home.

Research we're funding

The Trust is committed to funding and supporting cutting-edge research to find new and better treatments for cystic fibrosis. Take a look at some of that work and the progress that is being made.

What is cystic fibrosis?

Find out more about cystic fibrosis, its diagnosis and how it is treated, as well as useful links to our publications and other organisations who can help.

More information

If you would like to find out more about any of our campaigns, publications or anything else, get in touch and we'll be happy to help.