The network research program is composed by 7 work packages to achieve the aims of the network:
Activities and interventions related to improving healthy lifestyles
The objective is to evaluate new interventions directed to improving lifestyle choices (tobacco, alcohol, physical activity and diet) and the
development of applications and tools to achieve them. Together with other WPs, the treatment effect of interventions based on lifestyle modification to prevent and control chronic health conditions (cancer, cardiovascular diseases, depression, etc) will also be evaluated.
Coordinator: Luis García Ortiz (CyL)
Castilla y León, BIPS, GrenSSAP, PREVAF-Cuenca, Baleares
Network of exercise research laboratories
Evaluation of interventions for risk reduction and cardiovascular preventionThe objective is to evaluate interventions (both pharmacological and behaviour modifications) directed at the reduction of cardiovascular risk in various target populations. Another objective is the evaluation and management of cardiovascular diseases in the population using estimation and mathematical modelling of risk, taking into account the holistic and longitudinal perspective of primary care.
Coordinator: Rafael Ramos (CardioCat)
Cardiocat, Castilla y León, Baleares, Galicia
5 projects that evaluate the cost-effectiviness of statins treatment in various target populations based on the SIDIAP platform: MARIA, EPREV, 4E, ECERC, PETREA.
Adequacy of cancer detection activitiesThe objective is to establish the coverage and degree of adequacy of cancer detection activities (populational or opportunistic) in primary care and to evaluate the effect of early diagnosis and the intensity of the follow-up in colorectal cancer patients. The effect of lifestyle-based promotion interventions in patients with cancer will also be evaluated, and the adherence to healthy lifestyles in cancer survivors patients.
Coordinator: Joan Llobera (Baleares)
Baleares, GRenSSAP, Aragón, Galicia, BIPS
Prevention of mental health disorders in primary care adult patientsThe main objective is to develop and evaluate innovative interventions (effectiveness and efficiency) to prevent the onset, relapse and recurrence of anxiety and depressive disorders in adult primary care patients. Furthermore, predictive risk algorithms and on-line psychotherapy programs related to anxiety and depressive disorders will be developed.
Coordinator: Juan Bellón (Samserap)
Samserap, Sant Joan de Déu, SM-Baleares, Aragón
ON-LINE PSYCHOTHERAPY STUDY
Health Services Research related to preventive services in primary careThe main objective is to study the current situation of preventive activities (at the individual, group and community level), their variability and related factors, and their efficiency. The efficiency of the new proposed interventions and adherence to established guidelines and treatments will also be assessed. New instruments for data analysis (case-mix systems, classification of multimorbidities, etc) and feed-back using the electronic medical record will also be developed to improve the management of preventive activities in primary care.
Coordinator: Bonaventura Bolíbar (GRenSSAP)
GRenSSAP, Baleares, Aragón, Sant Joan de Déu, Galicia, Cardiocat, Samserap
SMOKING AND PUBLIC LAW
Multi-risk clinical trialDesign and implement a clinical trial following the methodology proposed by the MRC to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-benefit of a multi-factorial and multi-risk intervention for health promotion and disease prevention to reduce the most frequent chronic health conditions and favour active, healthy aging.
Develop the first 4 phases established by the Medical research Council (MRC)
- Preparatory Phase (0). Preclinical/Theoretical: 1.- Conduct literature review and synthesize the available scientific evidence; 2.- Identify and evaluate the different health promotion theories as well as economic evaluation techniques and methods.
- Phase 1. Modelling and operationalizing: 1.- Identify barriers and the elements that can facilitate the intervention. 2.- Determine the components of the intervention, their interrelationships and their relationship with health outcomes. 3.- Operationalize and adapt the intervention to the study centres.
- Phase 2. Pilot test /exploratory trial: Implementation and feasibility study, determining acceptance and the potential effectiveness of the intervention.
- Phase 3. Definitive clinical trial: Conduct the clinical trial, implementing an intervention that is appropriate, feasible and reproducible, with an appropriate control group and sufficient statistical power to verify the results.
Coordinator: Bonaventura Bolíbar (GRenSSAP)
Innovation and transferDevelop and integrate new decision support tools for primary care professionals as well as interventions based on the use of ICT directed toward health promotion, prevention of chronic health conditions and their transfer to the private sector.
The actions in this WP are intended to enhance the network’s culture of innovation and stimulate the creation of innovative products. Therefore, it will focus on all of the products of innovation as they are produced by the network.
Coordinator: Javier García Campayo (Aragón)