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A EUropean study on effectiveness and sustainability of current Cardiac Rehabilitation programmes in the Elderly

Objective

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) cause over 4 million deaths in Europe each year and mass disability: within the coming decades the disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) estimate is expected to rise from a loss of 85 million DALYs in 1990 to a loss of 150 million DALYs globally in 2020. Moreover, patient numbers are expected to rise rapidly in the next decades, due to an ageing society such that the burden of CVD for both patients and the healthcare sector will further rise.

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is recognised as an effective approach for risk reduction and long term care of patients facing cardiovascular diseases (CVD). However, knowledge on CR in the elderly is limited, while tailoring of CR programmes to the elderly is needed. The reasons for this relates to the following aspects: 1) the elderly account for the majority of cardiac admissions and procedures, yet studies on cardiac rehabilitation have traditionally focused on younger patients , 2) many older patients who would derive benefit from CR interventions, do not participate, 3) there is a lack of commitment and adherence to CR within in the older population with only a minority completing the full programme and 4) a cardiovascular event in elderly patients could be a trigger for disability and dependence. Knowledge is lacking on effective approaches for this specific target group and moreover the specific challenges related to the target group must be addressed.

With the ambition to achieve a breakthrough in cardiac care, the main objective of EU-CaRE is thus to obtain the evidence base to improve, tailor and optimise CR programmes regarding sustainable effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and participation level in the elderly. This is achieved through an comparative effectiveness analysis of current conventional cardiac rehabilitation programmes (CR), as well as new innovative mobile telemonitoring guided cardiac rehabilitation (mCR). As such, the project addresses the objectives of call PHC 17.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/health care services/ehealth
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/physiotherapy
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/surgery/surgical specialties
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cardiology/cardiovascular diseases

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

STICHTING ISALA KLINIEKEN
Address
Dokter Van Heesweg 2
8025 AB Zwolle
Netherlands
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 912 851

Participants (10)

REGION HOVEDSTADEN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 656 066,25
Address
Kongens Vaenge 2
3400 Hillerod
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE HOPITAUX DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 560 703,25
Address
3 Avenue Victoria
75000 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTUNG INSTITUT FUR HERZINFARKTFORSCHUNG LUDWIGSHAFEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 598 712,51
Address
Bremserstrasse 79
67063 Ludwigshafen
Activity type
Research Organisations
SERVIZO GALEGO DE SAUDE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 537 374,62
Address
Edificio Administrativo San Lázaro
15703 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AZIENDA OSPEDALIERO-UNIVERSITARIA DI PARMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 393 888,13
Address
Via Gramsci 14
43100 Parma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DIAGRAM BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 378 570
Address
Dokter Stolteweg 96
8025 AZ Zwolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 24 856,70
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MOBIHEALTH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 237 835
Address
Dokter Stolteweg 96
8025 AZ Zwolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 292 191,04
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments