Healthy Aging

Through Internet Counselling

in the Elderly



Collaborative project co-funded by the European Unions' Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) under grant agreement No 305374.

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Academic Medical Center Amsterdam

The Department of Neurology at the AMC has a longstanding history of clinical research in several fields including most prominently cognitive disorders and stroke. The department has a very experienced clinical trials bureau employing six full-time research nurses, coordinating several RCTs including the preDIVA-study (n=3533), the Preventive Antibiotics in Stroke Study (PASS, n=3200, recently completed) and the Anti-platelet therapy in combination with Recombinant t-PA thrombolysis in Ischemic Stroke study (ARTIS, n=600, recently completed). There is an excellent collaboration with the Epidemiology and Biostatistics unit. The academic Department of General Practice has a focus on clinical research in geriatric populations and is involved in large epidemiological studies. In close collaboration with the department of Geriatrics at the AMC in 2009 the FIT-study was started. FIT is a cluster-RCT (n=8000) to assess the effect of comprehensive geriatric assessment and coordination by a practice nurse in a primary care setting to retain functional independence and reduce institutionalization among elderly patients with increased risk of functional decline. The collaboration between the departments of neurology, general practice and epidemiology and biostatistics forms an excellent basis for the coordination of HATICE. The current collaboration with 125 GP-practices in PreDIVA forms a strong basis for the proposed RCT in HATICE

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