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Changing behaviour of health care professionals and the general public towards a more prudent use of anti-microbial agents

Changing behaviour of health care professionals and the general public towards a more prudent use of anti-microbial agents

Objective

The aim of CHAMP is to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics by developing effective tools to change behaviour of health care professionals, patients in primary care, and the general public on the prescription and use of antibiotics. Effective interventions in this field should take into account cultural differences between countries and be based on knowledge of perceptions and behaviour of medical professionals, patients and the general public within the European Union.

Therefore the first stage of the project will explore current prevention and management of respiratory tract infections in European primary care and perception, expectations and illness behaviour of primary care patients with respiratory tract infections. Then an up-to-date inventory of both published and unpublished public campaigns and behavioural programs will be made and qualitative information from key-players and stake-holders in this field will be gathered. Cost-effectiveness of the different interventions used until now will be modelled. In addition, information will be gathered systematically on educational programs from medical schools on prevention and management of common respiratory tract infections. The information thus gathered will be analysed and priorities chosen.

Consensus will be aimed for among experts and stakeholders on tools to improve the behaviour of medical professionals and the public concerning prevention and management of infectious diseases and antibiotic use. In addition, standard procedures will be developed to measure the effects of educational activities, behavioural programs and public campaigns in this field. Finally, the implementation of the behavioural program that is thus developed will be tried out and evaluated in six GP networks in six different countries. This will be done in close collaboration with the GRACE project.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE UTRECHT

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Heidelberglaan 100
Utrecht

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Theo VERHEIJ (Professor)

Participants (11)

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UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ

Poland

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ DE ELCHE

Spain

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

UNIVERSITÉ DE GENÈVE

Switzerland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44317

  • Start date

    1 April 2007

  • End date

    31 March 2011

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 601 980

  • EU contribution

    € 1 445 260

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE UTRECHT

Netherlands