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Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) among Older People across Europe (SCOPE)

Objective

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important public health problem worldwide, especially in older people. Indeed, population aging in industrialized countries is accompanied by an increase in the prevalence of CKD and its complications. Although its prevalence and the importance of an early diagnosis to prevent complications such as end-renal stage disease (ESRD), screening programme in Europe are highly heterogeneous, fragmented, being in most cases based on opportunistic rather than structured assessments of patients. The main objective of the SCOPE project is to evaluate a large scale screening programme for CKD in the older population (age 75+) in Europe. Specific objectives are (i) to assess existing methodologies to screen for CKD among older adults, including the use of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments (CGA); (ii) to investigate innovative biomarkers potentially useful for CKD screening; (iii) to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of CKD screening in a population at high risk of kidney function decline and ESRD; (iv) to provide evidence for further development of European recommendations, as well as an education programme in this field. This will be achieved also thanks to the creation of a large observational database including a cohort of older people aged 75 years or more, enrolled within the framework of an observational, multinational, multicenter, prospective study with a 2-year follow up. The SCOPE database will include a CGA-based screening and a collection of biological samples at baseline and at regular intervals during the study.
The SCOPE project will provide evidence for the increased use, or discontinuation of, existing screening and prevention programmes in the field of CKD, allowing informed decisions by policymakers. It will contribute to capacity building in the assessment of such screening and prevention programmes in an equitable and cost-effective manner, thus improving health outcomes in the older European population.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RIPOSO E CURA PER ANZIANI INRCA
Address
Via Santa Margherita 5
60124 Ancona
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 635 750

Participants (8)

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 273 250
Address
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84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 344 500
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 405 000
Address
Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 203 125
Address
Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 7
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT CATALA DE LA SALUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 183 125
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 587
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSYTET MEDYCZNY W LODZI.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 297 000
Address
Al. Kosciuszki, 4
90419 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 364 500
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 243 750
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments