EU grant to Davide Liborio Vetrano for two research projects

6 November, 2020 in subject News

Davide Liborio Vetrano was granted a total of 8 MSEK by the European Union for two projects, having as ultimate goals the improvement of care processes and quality of life of older adults with multimorbidity. For these projects, two different European consortia will work in the period 2021 to 2025 to accomplish the planned objectives. In both projects, Davide Vetrano will have the role of Work Package leader and will coordinate the investigations of multimorbidity patterns in older persons with atrial fibrillation (AFFIRMO project) and older individuals receiving home care services or living in nursing homes (I-CARE4OLD project) in Europe.

AFFIRMO (Atrial Fibrillation integrated approach in FraIl, multimoRbid and polyMedicated Older people) is a randomized clinical trial, which overall aim is to test the effectiveness of an integrated care model for the treatment and care of older persons with atrial fibrillation and multimorbidity. Nine countries (including the UK) will take part in the AFFIRMO project.

AFFIRMO was granted 60 MSEK and will involve 8 countries, including the UK. Karolinska Institutet will receive 5 MSEK.

Researchers at ARC participating in the project:
Davide Liborio Vetrano (WP leader), Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Chengxuan Qiu, Laura Fratiglioni, Alessandra Marengoni.

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I-CARE4OLD (Individualized CARE for OLDer persons with complex chronic conditions in-home care and nursing homes) has the overall aim to improve prognoses and estimation of treatment impact for older care recipients with complex chronic conditions in-home care and nursing homes settings. Moreover, I-CARE4OLD aims to develop, validate, and test next-generation decision support using high quality internationally standardised routine care data based on the comprehensive assessment tool InterRAI.

I-CARE4OLD was granted 60 MSEK and will involve 10 countries, including Israel, USA and CANADA. Karolinska Institutet will receive 3 MSEK.

Researchers at ARC participating in the project:
Davide Liborio Vetrano (WP leader), Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Laura Fratiglioni.

More information about the project