Acute Diarrhoea and Vomiting in Children

Institute of Primary Care & Public Health

Cardiff University

The ADVICE Study is a research study. 

The research is being carried out by Miss Fiona Lugg, a PhD Student in the Institute of Primary Care & Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Details of the supervisory team is available on the Cardiff University website - see contacts page.


  • Medical Research Council
  • Institute of Primary Care & Public Health, Cardiff University
  • Wales School of Primary Care Research

This study is also in collaboration with the
South East Wales Trials Unit [SEWTU]

This Study is now closed. [Updated 01 October 2013]

If you have any queries about this study, please use the contact page to get in touch with the research team at Cardiff University.

Study Summary:

Diarrhoea and vomiting is common in primary careand the community, yet there is little scientific evidence to guide management decisions.

Before interventional studies can be conducted there is a need to describe the presentation and management of these illnesses, and describe how these are related to clinical outcomes.

In addition, there is a need to describe the health beliefs and behaviours of patients, parents, and clinicians to inform interventions aimed at prompting appropriate help seeking and management.

This study will describe the presentation, management, and outcomes of diarrhoea and/or vomiting in children presenting to UK primary care, and generate an understanding of related health beliefs and knowledge of carers and primary care clinicians.

The ADVICE Study will have results from December 2013.

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