Amsterdam School of Communication Research / ASCoR

Marie Curie grant for Alexandra Dima

Interdisciplinary research on Collaborative Self-Management Support in chronic conditions

8 March 2016

Alexandra Dima received a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship grant from the European Commission (H2020) to develop an interdisciplinary model of integrated care in chronic conditions. The 2-year project will take place within the Health Services and Performance Research laboratory (HESPER), University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, and the Social Psychology Research Group (GRePS), University Lumiere Lyon 2.

The CoSMaS project builds on the EC-funded ASTRO-LAB project, a 4-year collaboration between UCBL and ASCoR within a 7-partner consortium, now in final stages of data analysis and dissemination. ASTRO-LAB has investigated the role of patients’ and primary care professionals’ behaviours in managing asthma and developed a causal model of asthma care.

CoSMaS will extend this research in two other conditions (stroke and cancer) and explore how different health care professionals contribute to supporting self-management, how they coordinate care, and how this can be improved to ensure comprehensive and efficient care and ultimately reduce illness burden.

It will develop an interdisciplinary Collaborative Self-Management Support model and validate measurement tools for research and clinical care. It will focus on collaborative care in France and also develop the model internationally via expert consultations and collaborations with other European research centres in health psychology and health communication.

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