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Healthy Aging Through Internet Counselling in the Elderly

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Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, smoking and physical inactivity are common in elderly persons and are all associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and dementia. Efficacious treatments of these cardiovascular diseases are available, but in elderly patients with multiple cardiovascular diseases and risk factors however, treatment is currently insufficient. Optimisation of management of these diseases in order to decrease the burden of cardiovascular disease and its long-term complications is urgently needed.
In this project we will develop and evaluate an innovative intervention strategy to improve pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment for cardiovascular disease in elderly patients. First, data from three large ongoing clinical trials on multi-component vascular interventions in the elderly will be used to explore efficacy and feasibility of various treatment regimens. Second, an innovative and interactive internet platform for self-management of vascular diseases in the elderly will be developed. Interactive support by practice nurses and patient’s own physician and monitoring of adverse events will be integrated. Third, the efficacy of access to this new internet platform will be evaluated in a randomised controlled trial in 2600 elderly with multiple cardiovascular diseases. Patients randomised to the control condition will receive regular care. Primary outcome is a composite score including three vascular risk factors: systolic blood pressure, LDL cholesterol and BMI. Secondary outcomes are new cardiovascular events, handicap, cognition and survival.
This flexible internet-based intervention strategy can be easily translated and adapted for use in different health-care systems in the EU. It will allow for tailor-made interventions specifically suited to the needs of older people and meticulous monitoring of side effects. The expected decrease in new cardiovascular events and dementia will result in lowering of healthcare costs substantially.

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków

FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1
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Koordynator

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Adres
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Niderlandy
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Wkład UE
€ 1 994 679
Kontakt administracyjny
Rebecca Massonet (Ms.)

Uczestnicy (6)

VITALHEALTH SOFTWARE BV
Niderlandy
Wkład UE
€ 755 000
Adres
Zonneoordlaan 17
6718 TK Ede Gld
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Adriaan Van Der Heijden (Mr.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Szwecja
Wkład UE
€ 416 860
Adres
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Miles Davies (Dr.)
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finlandia
Wkład UE
€ 1 011 480
Adres
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Mari Tikkanen (Mrs.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
Francja
Wkład UE
€ 1 227 480
Adres
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Muriel Bouas (Ms.)
NOVAPTEN SARL
Francja
Wkład UE
€ 323 920
Adres
Rue Charles V 14
75004 Paris
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Yannick Meiller (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Wkład UE
€ 94 620
Adres
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)