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Mobile Therapeutic Attention for Patients with Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia

Objective

In European Union approximately 5 million people suffer from psychotic disorders. Between 30-50% can be considered resistant to treatment, and 10-20% ultra-resistant. These patients present persistent positive symptomatology, require extensive periods of hospital care, and have a greater risk of excess mortality and multi-morbidity. In addition, a high proportion of the total cost for treating schizophrenia is spent on this population (Kennedy et al., 2013).
Intervention strategies based on mHealth have demonstrated their ability to support and promote self-management-based strategies. Evidence from studies point to the importance of engaging patients actively in their own treatment. This active role helps to improve adherence to treatment, and to reduce persistent symptoms severity, relapses and hospitalizations (Mueser et al., 2002).
m-RESIST aims to develop an intervention programme based on mHealth to allow patients suffering from resistant schizophrenia to self-manage their condition (resistant schizophrenia and its associated comorbidities, e.g. somatic disorders and addictions). This may facilitate acceptance and involvement of patients with their own treatment, as well as of caregivers. Moreover this programme could provide a new tool to the psychiatrist, psychologists working together with other health care professionals, to better monitor patients, through a personalised and optimised therapeutic process.
m-resist will (1) develop and validate an mHealth solution aimed to reduce the severity of episodes and further complications; (2) involve and promote participation of patients and caregivers in the therapeutic process increasing the awareness of patient and caregiver about the nature of the illness and its consequences, benefits of treatment and needs for healthy habits and promoting an active and collaborative role with the medical team in the treatment decision-making procedure.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/psychiatry/schizophrenia

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACIO TICSALUT
Address
C Ernest Lluch 32 Planta 6 Porta 4 Tecnocampus Mataro Maresme Torre Tcm 3
08302 Mataro Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 366 250,75

Participants (11)

FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'HOSPITAL DE LA SANTA CREU I SANT PAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 348 927,50
Address
Calle Sant Antoni M Claret 167
08025 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
PARC SANITARI SANT JOAN DE DEU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 289 543,75
Address
Calle Doctor Antoni Pujadas 42
08830 Sant Boi De Llobregat
Activity type
Other
The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology & Health Policy Research, Ltd
Israel
EU contribution
€ 532 875
Address
Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
52621 Ramat Gan
Activity type
Research Organisations
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 232 250
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 606 250
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
IBM GLOBAL SERVICES ESPANA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 422 875
Address
Calle Mar Adriatico 2
28850 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 334 375
Address
Rizareiou 10
152 33 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 173 500
Address
Ulloi Utca 26
1085 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA DE QUALITAT I AVALUACIO SANITARIES DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 153 375
Address
Calle Roc Boronat 81 95 2 Piso
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
AB.ACUS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 294 875
Address
Via Francesco Caracciolo 77
20155 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 279 125
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations