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DIGI-PSYCH-IN-CKD: Digital Psychological Inoculation to Promote Self-Efficacy in People Living with Chronic Kidney Disease

Project description

Digital, multi-intervention training for patients with chronic kidney disease

When your kidneys fail, dialysis keeps your body in balance. In Europe, 1 in 100 women and 1 in 75 men will need dialysis therapy at some point in their life. The only effective treatment to prevent dialysis requires lifestyle intervention to reduce progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Intensive coaching is highly effective in this regard. The EU-funded DIGIPSYCHINCKD project will help in the development of digitally delivered psychological inoculation of people with CKD to support self-management. Based on scientific models for health behaviour, the programme takes a modular approach and offers interventions based on a user’s needs.

Objective

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects 850 million people worldwide, and 12% of the population in Europe. CKD is an irreversible condition that progresses to end stage renal disease, often treated with dialysis. In Europe, 1 in 100 women and 1 in 75 men will need dialysis therapy at any point in their life. Dialysis therapy costs societies in Europe up to €80,000 per person per year. Effective treatment to prevent dialysis requires lifestyle intervention in addition to medical treatment to reduce CKD progression. Intensive coaching is highly effective in achieving lifestyle changes and improved medication adherence. However, there is a shortage of qualified healthcare professionals and it is expected to increase in the near future.
To address this societal problem Binnovate Digital Health B.V. is developing RenalTracker, a digitally-delivered, multi-intervention program that trains people with CKD in self-management to help reduce CKD progression and delay dialysis. The program takes a modular approach and offers interventions based on a user’s needs. RenalTracker is based on scientific models for health behavior, behavior change, and learning. As RenalTracker is a digital therapeutic it is easily scalable to service a large number of people with CKD. Furthermore, the content can be adjusted to different languages and cultures with minimal effort.
In order to increase motivation and self-efficacy in people living with CKD, RenalTracker uses motivational interviewing with a health coach. We are looking to add digital psychological inoculation -a form of cognitive behavioral therapy- to support the motivational interviewing and increase the overall effectiveness of RenalTracker in achieving lasting healthy behavior.

Call for proposal

H2020-INNOSUP-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-INNOSUP-2020-02

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Coordinator

BINNOVATE DIGITAL HEALTH BV
Net EU contribution
€ 109 437,50
Address
Transistorweg 5
6534 AT Nijmegen
Netherlands

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SME

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Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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