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Ribera receives 35% of the budget for R + D + i research grants in Primary Care from Fisabio


Health workers fighting covid-19 in Elche.

Health workers fighting covid-19 in Elche.

The Ribera healthcare group is firmly committed to research. Coordinated by the Medical-Nursing Research and Teaching Service, a total of twelve projects have been submitted to the ideas competition in this II Call of the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of the Valencian Community (Fisabio). eight have been selected. Seven projects are from the Torrevieja Health Department and one from Vinalopó Health Department. Researchers from the Ribera Group will be able to receive 35% of the total budget for this call, once the next phase has been passed.

Among the selected projects, “Covid-19 and mental health: the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of the population ”, which will take place in Primary Care of the Torrevieja Health Department. And it is that the pandemic can be considered a traumatic event on a large scale and its consequences are not only related to health in its physical dimension, but also to mental health that influence both at the individual and population levels.

Related to him coronavirus, Another of the studies selected in the Torrevieja area is the “Impact on the incidence of Covid19 with simple educational measures and habits directed in a population” whose objective is to evaluate the application of educational measures with very simple information and check to what extent The incidence figures for Covid19 disease in a population slow down.

Another of the projects financed by Fisabio, “Connecting with the elderly in the community through a map of health assets: from the professional vision to the patient’s vision” aims to describe the functional and biopsychosocial status of the elderly who live alone, residents in Torrevieja and develop a map of community assets related to social and health resources.

In this same vein, another study also related to the population greater is that of “The soledad that hurts: a study on hyperfrequency and its relationship with social factors in the elderly population ”which aims to estimate the relationship between hyperfrequency, the lack of a social network and the perception of loneliness among patients over 65 years of age.

Two other selected ideas have to do with the technology and its application to the elderly: “Improving the functionality of the elderly patient: a simple application for the day to day” with the aim of designing and developing an app that improves the functionality of the elderly who live alone and, “Among the elderly: an app of mutual support between older patients. Supporting solidarity APP to improve functionality ”.

The Vinalopó Health Department will carry out the “Comparative study between face-to-face and telephone consultation in chronic patients with hypertension and diabetes before and during the pandemic” to be developed by the research team of the Dr. Sapena Health Center. The objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of monitoring chronic patients with arterial hypertension and diabetes mellitus through face-to-face versus telephone consultation before and during the Covid pandemic.


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