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PROTECT: Person-centred care at a distance

Research project
Active research
Project size
SEK 10,1 million
Project period
2018 - 2022
Project owner
Institute of Health and Care Sciences

Short description

An eHealth platform has been developed and the aim is to test the preventive effects of PCC in patients´ homes on self-efficacy, symptom distress/anxiety and hospitalisation using patients with chronic heart failure and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as example.

The design is a randomized, controlled, parallel, intervention study of PCC versus traditional care alone. Patients will be recruited from primary care, in the intervention group a personal health plan will be co-created between patients and health professionals. The health plan and other communication with professionals will be performed through the EHealth platform. Follow-up will be after 3, 6, 12 and 24 months from inclusion. In addition, health-economic analyses will be performed.