Accepted: 11 August 2021
First Online: 9 September 2021
: The authors declare they have no conflict of interest.
: Approval for this project was obtained from the Diocese of Salford Safeguarding Office and from Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. Approval was given for the use of the EQ-5D-5L questionnaire by the EuroQol Research Foundation.
: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of a national research committee (Social Care Research Ethics Committee, Ref: 15-IEC08-0031) and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
: All documentation was managed in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. The two researchers and authors were medical volunteers on the Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Neither was involved in direct face-to-face recruitment of pilgrims to the study.