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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Specific objectives to achieve this general aim of HATICE are:

  1. To compare various treatment regimens to determine which aspects of multi-component interventions are most effective in management of elderly patients with multiple cardiovascular diseases and risk factors
  2. To identify different target populations (based on age, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, cultural background) which can benefit from different approaches
  3. To develop a generic, standardised, internationally applicable internet-based intervention strategy specifically targeted at elderly with multiple cardiovascular diseases and risk factors
  4. To design this platform in a way that it can be incorporated in different health care systems and be of added value to existing health care structures
  5. To develop a state-of-the-art adverse event monitoring system incorporated in the internet-based intervention platform
  6. To evaluate the efficacy of this internet-based intervention in a randomised controlled trial, with optimisation of management of cardiovascular disease and risk factors as primary outcome and incident cardiovascular disease, disability, cognitive decline, depression, QOL, mortality and institutionalisation as main secondary outcomes
  7. To evaluate whether an internet-based intervention strategy improves independent living, social cohesion, patient empowerment and reduces depression
  8. To model the costs and effects of an internet-based strategy targeted at multiple cardiovascular diseases and risk factors in older persons