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Tailored implementation for chronic diseases

Objective

Project aim. Chronic diseases represent an important challenge facing healthcare systems. Research has consistently shown gaps between knowledge and practice for chronic illness care. Tailoring implementation interventions implies that the choice and content of implementation interventions are based on assessment of local barriers and enabling factors. It is widely believed that tailoring contributes to effective implementation, but little is known about specific methods and models for tailoring. The project ‘Tailoring implementation for chronic diseases’ (TICD) aims to develop better methods of tailoring implementation interventions to barriers and enablers for knowledge implementation in chronic illness care.

Project plan. The 48-month project has been organized in 4 research work packages, a dissemination work package and a project management work package. WP1 will systematically review evidence on methods and models for tailoring implementation interventions. WP2 will test different methods and models for identifying barriers and enablers for implementation. WP3 will test different methods and models for matching implementation interventions to barriers and enablers. WP4 comprises of evaluations of the effectiveness of the resulting implementation interventions, and the influence of hypothesized barriers and enablers. We will perform comparitve evaluations, focusing on five chronic conditions: chronic heart failure, obesity, mental health, asthma and COPD, and multimorbidity.

Deliverables of the TICD project are: scientific papers on the validity and effectiveness of specific tailoring methods and models, practical guidelines on tailoring for stakeholders, and specific evidence on improving medical care for the targeted chronic conditions..

The TICD consortium comprises of 7 research groups with extensive experience in implementation research, who have successfully worked together in different configurations for over 15 years.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2010-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 853 600
Administrative Contact
Maarten Van Langen (Mr.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 560 700
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bikramjeet Singh (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 89 160
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aleona Blinova (Ms.)
NASJONALT KUNNSKAPSSENTER FOR HELSETJENESTEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 665 640
Address
St Olavsplass 2
0130 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrew David Oxman (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 445 600
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Brietz (Mr.)
OTTAWA HOSPITAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE CORPORATION
Canada
EU contribution
€ 82 650
Address
Parkdale Avenue 725
K1Y 4E9 Ottawa Ontario
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robert Lajeunesse (Mr.)
UNIVERSYTET MEDYCZNY W LODZI.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 302 200
Address
Al. Kosciuszki, 4
90419 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maciej Godycki-Cwirko (Dr.)