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PATHway: Technology enabled behavioural change as a pathway towards better self-management of CVD

Objective

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of premature death and disability in Europe and worldwide, costing the EU economy almost EUR 196 billion a year. With changing demographics and deteriorating lifestyle this situation will worsen considerably. While effective cardiac rehabilitation (CR) improves mortality and morbidity rates, uptake of community-based CR, which represents the long-term rehabilitation phase (III), is very low across member states (approximately 11%). Numbers are further diminished by low adherence rates. Key reasons for this include: severe lack of programmes, travel time, scheduling issues, lack of peer mentoring, and low self-efficacy associated with poor exercise technique and perceived poor ‘body image’ (not wanting to exercise with large groups of ‘strangers’).
PATHway proposes a radically novel approach to CR that will ensure a paradigm shift towards empowering patients to more effectively self-manage their CVD, set within a collaborative care context with health professionals. It has the potential to deliver significant cost savings to the healthcare system, and direct more appropriate utilization of healthcare resources. This will be achieved via a patient-centric holistic approach that specifically addresses the above barriers.
PATHway will provide individualized rehabilitation programs that use regular, socially inclusive exercise sessions as the basis upon which to provide a personalized, comprehensive lifestyle intervention program (managing exercise/physical activity (PA), smoking, diet, stress management, alcohol use etc.) to enable patients to both better understand and deal with their own condition and to lead a healthier lifestyle in general. This will be made possible by the provision of an internet- enabled, sensor-based home exercise platform that allows remote participation in CR exercise programs at any time, either by one-self or by a small number of patients, from the comfort of their own living room.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/physiotherapy

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 155 996,25

Participants (9)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 658 125
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 493 255
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ELECTRONIC RECORD SERVICES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 561 750
Address
Nieuwemeerdijk 297
1171 NS Badhoevedorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUROGAMES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 631 750
Address
Schaafenstrasse 25
50676 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 391 250
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 651 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 274 450
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MATER MISERICORDIAE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 44 453,75
Address
Eccles Street
7 Dublin
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 37 050
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments