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Implementation of an effective and cost-effective intervention for patients with psychotic disorders in low and middle income countries in South Eastern Europe

Objective

Severe mental disorders are major health burden worldwide with a large treatment gap in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) in South Eastern Europe. Policymakers, planners and professional bodies in these countries are committed to closing the treatment gap; however they struggle to overcome basic obstacles such as funding difficulties and lack of qualified staff. IMPULSE aims to facilitate the development of effective community-based mental health care in these countries by implementing an evidence-based, easily deliverable, affordable and cost-saving intervention called DIALOG+. The intervention is a technology-assisted and based on patient-centred communication, quality of life research and solution-focused therapy. It was designed to make routine meetings between clinicians and patients structured, comprehensive and more therapeutically effective. DIALOG+ is effective in reducing clinical symptoms, improving quality of life and reducing treatment costs. IMPULSE brings together a multi-disciplinary Consortium (experts in psychiatry, psychology, implementation science, health economy and transcultural research) to conduct a mixed method, multiple case implementation study across five LMICs - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. IMPULSE will formulate contextually appropriate approach and optimise delivery of this intervention across different healthcare systems, thus exploring how local, organisational and national factors influence adoption, implementation, sustainability and economic costs. This process will generate new knowledge on how to best develop and organise community mental health care in LMICs through the implementation of effective and generic interventions. We will undertake a series of activities to widely disseminate IMPULSE results to maximise the impact of the research. This will include translating the findings into national implementation guidance and policies in each country.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC1-2017-Single-Stage-RTD

Coordinator

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Net EU contribution
€ 1 022 093,75
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — East Tower Hamlets
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITETI I PRISHTINES
Kosovo
Net EU contribution
€ 204 496,25
Address
Street Nena Tereze
38000 Pristina

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 174 421,25
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London

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Region
London Inner London — East Haringey and Islington
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KLINICKI CENTAR UNIVERZITETA U SARAJEVU JAVNA USTANOVA U DRZAVNOJ SVOJINI SA PO
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Net EU contribution
€ 306 832,50
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 217 338,75
Address
Dr Subotica, 8
11000 Belgrade

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Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY CLINIC OF PSYCHIATRY
North Macedonia
Net EU contribution
€ 210 286,25
Address
Ul Belgradska B B
Skopje

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Region
Северна Македонија Северна Македонија Скопски
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KLINICKI CENTAR CRNE GORE PODGORICA
Montenegro
Net EU contribution
€ 222 090,00
Address
Ljubljanska Bb
81000 Podgorica

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Region
Црна Гора Црна Гора Црна Гора
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PROSTOR ASSOCIATION
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 28 462,50
Address
Dragoslava Jovanovica 9/2
11 000 Beograd

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Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UDRUZENJE ZA ZASTITU MENTALNOG ZDRAVLJA MENSSANA
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Net EU contribution
€ 29 612,50
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00