The GRACIS group has been working in the field of ageing, dependency and family networks for many years. As a result of this work, projects, research studies and doctoral theses have been developed and more recently, the Chair of Ageing and Quality of Life has been created.

This group of health and social professionals wants to delve into very prevalent problems in our society and find strategies that help us improve people's health and quality of life.

In Spain, the evolution of the main demographic parameters is leading society towards the progressive ageing of the population. It is expected that by 2060 people over the age of 65 will represent 30% of the population and that one in eight people will be 80 or older. Regarding the projection of the National Statistics Institute (INE), in 2066 there will be more than 14 million elderly people, 34,6% of the total population that will reach 41.068.643 inhabitants. On the other hand, life expectancy at birth reaches 82,87 years, with women at 85,58 years and men at 80,08 years. Life expectancy at age 65 in Spain is 21,5% and in Europe 20% (INE 2017).

Women are the majority in old age, 32,0% more than men. This significant change in population structure puts great pressure on systems that promote healthy ageing, so answers need to be found to maintain quality of life and functional independence, reducing morbidity and dependency. In this sense, it is important to frame this demographic transition as a challenge for health professionals for educational practices that promote active and healthy ageing.

The ageing process is associated with the development of chronic diseases, the progressive increase in dependency and changes in family and social structures. Although the association between age and health status is highly variable among the elderly population, old age is the stage of life in which people’s physical deterioration becomes most evident; Multiple disabilities and biopsychosocial health-related problems make it difficult to experience positive ageing.

It is also true that there is another factor related to the longer life expectancy of women. Living longer than men makes them more likely to be widowed and live longer alone. A growing problem in our society is the loneliness of the elderly, and even worse the unwanted loneliness. In Spain, 2 million people over the age of 65 live alone and 72% are women and this figure increases in the case of women over the age of 80.

Faced with this increase in life expectancy, the purpose of health professionals is to delay the onset of these diseases and promote healthy ageing by increasing disability-free life expectancy, promoting the health of the elderly so that they can live autonomously while contributing to society.

On the other hand, health and social professionals must be innovative when it comes to taking a comprehensive approach to the elderly and the resources we have at our disposal. Today, information and communication technologies (ICT) not only affect the way society is organized, but also the way people relate, work, communicate, understand and interact with each other.

Digital health has many benefits which affect the patient, medical care and the health system. It empowers the patient, offering satisfaction and improved standard minimum care, remote access, individual well-being, health awareness, and resilience. ICT is an innovative, creative and pedagogical tool that allows for changes in the process of disease prevention and promotion of health, and this knowledge opens up new possibilities in the development of educational strategies for patients with chronic diseases or risk factors.

For this reason, and given that the healthcare system faces significant challenges in both the increase in demand for care and the scarcity of available resources, it is necessary to develop and evaluate new interventions and technological tools in order to ensure a better quality of life for the patient; and evolve towards better, more efficient and sustainable care. This evolution becomes more relevant and highlights the need to change working methods in healthcare settings, health care models, and the training of students and health professionals using the most innovative learning methods.

This research group is directly linked to the Master's Degree in Integrated Care in Chronicity and Ageing (MAICE) at Pompeu Fabra University and to the activity carried out at the ESCST Center for Simulation and Innovation in Health.


Areas of research


  • Aging and quality of life
  • Innovation in health
  • Comprehensive and non-pharmacological assessment and intervention in physiotherapy
  • Gender and health

Group members

  • Group coordinator: Dra. Esther Cabrera Torres

    nurse PhD in the doctoral program for Primary Care professionals (UIC). Accredited as Professor (AQU) and holder (ANECA)

    Director of the Chair of Aging and Quality of Life at TecnoCampus and of the Master's in Integrated Care for Chronicity and Aging at Pompeu Fabra University. She works as a full professor at the Higher School of Health Sciences of the TecnoCampus and collaborates as an associate professor at the Department of Care Management and Social Work at the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University) in Moscow (Russia) .


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  • Dr. Carolina Chabrera Sanz

    nurse PhD in Medicine from the UB.  Accredited as a reader (AQU) and Contracted D (ANECA). Research Teaching Professor (PDI) permanent and coordinator of the degree in Nursing at TecnoCampus. Head of the ESCS Health Simulation and Innovation Center (UPF).





  • Dr. Esther Wall Gimeno

    Physiotherapist. PhD in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences doctoral program at the UB. Doctoral professor at the Higher School of Health Sciences, TecnoCampus, a center attached to the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Coordinator of the Physiotherapy Degree at the Higher School of Health Sciences, TecnoCampus, a center attached to the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Coordinator of the aquatic therapy group of the College of Physiotherapists of Catalonia.



  • Dr. Raquel Sebio García

    Physiotherapist. Expert in respiratory and oncological physiotherapy. PhD in Health Sciences from the University of A Coruña. She currently works as a physiotherapist at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and is also a postdoctoral researcher at the Agustí Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) of the same institution. She is also an associate professor at the TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences and a lecturer at the Postgraduate Program in Therapeutic Exercise at La Salle Madrid and the Master's Degree in Therapeutic Physical Activity at the University of Blanquerna. Accredited as Doctoral Assistant (ANECA)



  • Dr. Sandra Arco Rodríguez

    nurse PhD from the UAB. Associate Professor in the TecnoCampus Nursing Degree. Nursing coordinator of the CAP Progrés Raval de Badalona Care Services (BSA).


  • Dr. Esther Mateo Aguilar

    nurse PhD in the joint Doctorate program in Health, Psychology and Psychiatry with international honors from the University of Almeria and the Rovira i Virgili University. Research Teaching Professor (PDI) permanent of the Degree in Nursing of TecnoCampus-Pompeu Fabra University. Member of the Catalan-language Febe d'Història d'Infermeria association. 



  • Mrs. Laura Curell Ferrer (doctoral student)

    nurse Doctoral student in the doctoral program in Nursing Sciences at the Universitat Jaume I. Teaching Research Professor (PDI) in the Degree in Nursing at the Tecnocampus. Responsible for the technical simulation spaces of the Health Simulation and Innovation Center (CSIS) of the TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences. Active member in the Simulation Nursing Research Group of Catalonia and Andorra (GRISCA).



  • Dr. Meritxell Puyané Oliva

    psychologist PhD in clinical and health psychology doctoral program of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Coordinator of the "Gender and Health" research line of the GRACIS group. Doctoral director and professor in the Higher School of Health Sciences of the TecnoCampus.



  • Dr. Carlos Martinez Piper

    nurse Doctor from the doctoral program in Health of the University of Lleida (UdL). Doctoral professor in the Degree in Nursing at the Higher School of Health Sciences TecnoCampus, a center attached to the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Principal Investigator (IP) of the '4D in the Digitalisation of Learning in Practice Placement' Project, ERASMUS+ Program Action Type KA220-HED - Cooperation partnerships in higher education Call 2021 Round 1. Context: Field Higher Education; Agreement 2021-1-ES01-KA220-HED-000027496.



  • Dr. Esther Limón Ramírez

    Doctor specializing in family and community medicine, doctor of medicine, with experience in caring for people with complex needs and end-of-life situations.

    She has been coordinator of the monograph on complex chronicity of the Spanish Society of Palliative Care and coordinator/author of the CAAPS Monograph Approach to the patient with frailty and complex chronicity of CAMFiC (Catalan Society of Family and Community Medicine). MIR teaching tutor and experience as teaching coordinator of the Ronda Prim team (MIR and IIR). Reference for continued training in the CAMFiC in ATDOM, chronicity, frailty and end of life. He has been part of the editorial committee of the journal Medicina Palliative. Director of the post-graduate course in care for people with complex needs (CAMFiC-*UIC).



  • Dr. Ferran Abbot González

    Doctor specializing in Sports Surgery and Traumatology, expert in muscle and tendon injuries. He specialized in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Doctor from the doctoral program in medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He holds the title of General Management Program (PDG) from the IESE Business School in Barcelona.





  • Dr. Marc Terradellas Fernández

    Physiotherapist. Coordinator of the Double Degree Degree in Physiotherapy and the Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences in TecnoCampus Mataró of the UPF. Doctor in Medicine from the UAB. PhD professor at the TecnoCampus School of Health. Member of the Research Group on Sarcopenia, Frailty and Dependence (GRESFD) accredited by AGAUR of the Consorci Sanitari del Maresme (Hospital de Mataró).


  • Dr. Carme Planas Campmany

    nurse Doctor from the Doctorate program in Nursing Sciences of the University of Barcelona (UB). Accredited as Reader by the AQU. She has been a PhD teacher in the Degree in Nursing at TecnoCampus. Currently, she is the director of nursing care for the Catalan Health System.



  • Mrs. Anabel Casanovas Alvarez (doctoral student)

    Physiotherapist. Specialized in lymphology and phlebology. Doctoral student in the Health Sciences program at the UIC. Full professor of the Degree in Physiotherapy and double degree in Physical Activity Sciences and Sport at the TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences. Teacher of the continuing education course at the Gembernat University Schools: Assessment and treatment of lymphatic and venous disorders.



  • Mr. Carlos Garcia Lopez

    Graduated in audiovisual media. Doctoral student for the UOC's information technologies and networks program. Director of the Quality, Learning and Innovation Service in TecnoCampus (SQAI).



  • Dr. Jose Manuel Cancio Trujillo.

    Doctor specializing in Family and Community Medicine and Physical Education and Sports Medicine. Doctor in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. University Associate Professor. PDI (Researcher Teaching Staff) of the TecnoCampus School of Health. Geriatrician of the Geriatrics and Palliative Care Department of Badalona Care Services (BSA), expert in hip fracture treatment strategies in elderly patients due to frailty, and in Fracture Coordination Services ( Fracture Liasion Service ). 

    Member of the delirium group of the Spanish Geriatrics Society (SEGG). Member of the falls and hip fracture group of the Spanish Geriatrics Society (SEGG), Osteoporosis group of the Catalan Family Medicine Society (CAMFiC), Member of the Locomotor Apparatus Working Group of the Spanish Society of General Medicine (SEMERGEN), and Co-Coordinator of the FLS Excellence SEIOMM/FEIOMM Project of the Spanish Society of Bone and Mineral Metabolism (SEIOMM). 

Research lines and projects

This line works in the field of chronic diseases and their impact on the lives of people who suffer from them and their carers.

Responsible: Dr. Esther Cabrera  

Active projects

  • Master's in Integrated Care for Chronicity and Aging (MAICE). 60 ECTS Higher School of Health Sciences. Pompeu Fabra University (MAICE). Research-oriented master's degree where students work in lines of research linked to chronic pathologies and aging. These projects are led by members of the Group and are preparatory for what will have to be future doctoral theses.


  • Aging and Quality of Life Chair TecnoCampus (CEQV). In the context of TCM, the commitment to knowledge transfer has been an indissoluble asset of academic policies. Innovation, research and transfer are the keys with which the TCM wants to assume its link with the world of business and health institutions. The CEQV wants to promote research into care models for the problems arising from and/or arising from aging and improving the quality of life of the elderly, through the creation and consolidation of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research groups and development around the health problems with more morbidity and prevalence.


  • Mataró Ciutat Cuidadora Project (MCC). MCC is a project focused on people with chronic diseases, in a situation of loneliness and poverty and who are at the end of their lives, giving tools and valuing their care and that of the people around them. A project that wants to transform the city so that it becomes a friendly place to live. The EQV Chair is in charge of co-leading this project with researchers from the GRACIS Group who design, implement and evaluate projects related to healthy aging and family caregivers. The Matar City Council, the Hospital Foundation, the Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Consorci Sanitari del Maresme and the Mataró Pharmacies participate in this MCC project.


  • Prevention of loneliness in the elderly in Maresme. It consists of a project where a descriptive study will be carried out in two towns in the Maresme Region in relation to unwanted loneliness. To talk about loneliness is to delve into a growing phenomenon in our society and more so in the environment of the elderly. Loneliness leads to serious physical and mental health problems in addition to being a social problem of significant scope for municipal and state policies. The feeling of loneliness is inherent in the human condition, and is considered a public health problem that is directly related to well-being. The aim of this work is to identify the predictability of socio-demographic variables in the feeling of loneliness of older adults over 65 in the municipalities of the Maresme region (Barcelona), Calella and Pineda de Mar, in order to be able to design and implement a training intervention in the community that helps identify among peers people at risk of loneliness. The Chair of Aging and Quality of Life TecnoCampus (Pompeu Fabra University) makes available to the Obra de Maria Social Foundation its experience in the design and implementation of studies in the field of people's health and social well-being . A group of researchers from the academy will work to carry out this study which should provide relevant data to be able to implement preventive actions in the elderly. 


Responsible: Dr. Carolina Chabrera  

Active projects

  • Project title: DIGITAL TOOLBOX FOR INNOVATION IN NURSING EDUCATION (I-BOX). Funding entity: ERASMUS PLUS: European Commission. Reference of the concession: KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. KA203 Strategic Partnerships for higher education. TECNOCAMPUS project coordinators: Cabrera E, RN. PhD / Chabrera C. RN. PhD. Collaborators: Pajnkihar M – Štiglic G (University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Slovenia), Pallauf M – Schulc EM (University of Health Sciences, Medical Informatics anf Technology –UMIT, Austria), Isotalo A (Turku University of Applied Sciences -Turku AMK, Finland). I-BOX is a project coordinated by the Degree in Nursing of the Higher School of Health Sciences TecnoCampus where 5 higher education institutions that offer nursing studies in Slovenia, Russia, Finland and Austria will participate. Its main objective is to create and develop open access audiovisual materials related to nursing procedures and techniques in a simulation environment. I-BOX aims to face the challenges of training and innovation in health through virtual learning and enhancing e-learning with a comprehensive and international vision of nursing training. The project lasts 36 months and includes the mobility of students and teachers from the 5 countries. Duration: 2019-2022. Amount granted €248.000
  • Project title: STUDENT STRESS TRAINING E-MOBILE MANAGEMENT (SSTeMM). Funding entity: European Commission: ERASMUS PLUS. Grant reference: KA2- Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. KA203 - Strategic Partnerships for higher education. KA203-6C6A9DC6. Coordinates: Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland: Collaborates: TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme Foundation, TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences; IBK MANAGEMENT, Germany; University of Maribor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Slovenia. SSTeMM has as its main objective the development of a computer application and complementary material to assess the stress and mental health of Nursing students in European countries. It is endowed with €297.000.


  • Project title: 4D IN THE DIGITALIZATION OF LEARNING IN PRACTICE PLACEMENT.  Principal researcher: Dr. Carlos Martínez Gaitero and Dr. Esther Cabrera. Funding entity: ERASMUS PLUS: European Commission. Reference of the concession: KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. 


Current transfer projects:

  • Creation of the Communication Skills Laboratory (January 2021). The training unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology and the TecnoCampus Health Simulation and Innovation Center have created the Communication Skills Laboratory (LHC) in order to promote the training and research of students and professionals in health in this area. The LHC has two main objectives: training and research. On the one hand, and at the training level, they want to develop the programs or curricular models for training in communication skills through the teaching methodology of "Training of Trainers". On the other hand, at the research level, they want to show the improvements in the psychosocial skills and abilities of the participants in the training programs.


  • Agreement signed with YASYT ROBOTICS (December 2020). Company born with the aim of developing social robotics programs in care and hospital environments to improve the care process and the experience of the user and workers, as well as in the field of health and therapeutic education , innovating existing circuits through social robotics. Recently, YASYT has developed a pilot project called RobRoom, which aims to improve the accompaniment of hospitalized people and facilitate the work of the care staff, by installing Alexa devices (Echo 8) in the rooms of the units and in the nursing controls, allowing virtual assistance with the ability to solve the questions that patients have by voice, guaranteeing constant communication between the patient and the outside, and preserving isolation. The aim of this agreement is to work in a coordinated manner to carry out different teaching activities, studies and collaborations in those activities that can promote research and knowledge transfer.

Responsible: Dr. Esther Moore 

  • Project title: Effectiveness of a group therapeutic exercise program in patients with muscular dystrophies: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Funding entity: College of Physiotherapists of Catalonia. Grant reference: R04/21. Duration: 2022 - 2024. Collaborating entities: Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. TecnoCampus Higher School of Health Sciences. Pompeu Fabra University. Principal researcher: Dra. Raquel Sebio. Collaborators: Dr. Joan Daniel Martí Romeu, Dr. Mihaela Adriana Taranu, Mrs. Inés Bouyssou, Mr. Oscar Vicente, Dr. Sara Laxe Granted amount: €5.965,6

Responsible: Dr. Meritxell Puyané   

The scientific knowledge in health currently available is biased, one of the main problems being the omission of gender (Laurila & Young, 2001). Historically, health research has scarcely examined the problems that particularly affect women, and numerous issues have been skewed through partial and stereotyped approaches (WHO, 1998).

The incorporation of the gender perspective in research understood as Gender-sensitive research takes into account gender and its multiple social, theoretical and methodological dimensions in all phases of research projects (design, theoretical framework, methodology and techniques, data analysis and publication of results), contributing to greater rigor and innovation (Schiebinger, L. Schraudner, 2011; Gender in EU-funded research Toolkit, 2009).


The GRACIS GROUP is committed to the inclusion of a gender perspective in its projects with the aim of creating scientifically reflective and socially responsible projects.

1. Frías CE, Casafont C,  Cabrera E, Zabalegui A. Validation of the Spanish Version of the Double Knowledge Expectations and Received Knowledge Significant Other Scale for Informal Caregivers of People with Dementia (KESO-DEM/RKSO-DEM). International J. Environ. Nothing. Public Health. 2022;19: 5314. â € ‹â €‹ â € ‹â €‹ â € ‹â €‹ â € ‹

2. Mateo-Aguilar E, Martínez-Casas JM, Pérez-Rodríguez R, Fernández-Sola C, Dobairro-Sanz I, Ruiz-Fernández MD Dignity in the care of people with advanced illness in emergency services from the perspective of family members: A qualitative study. International emerge Nurs. 2022; 65. 

3. Sevilla-Guerra S, Jean E, Kilpatrick K, Zabalegui A, Martínez-Gaitero C. Contextual factors of advanced practice nursing development: A network analysis. Int J Nurs Pract. 2022; e13114.

4. Rodriguez E, Chabrera C, Farré M, Castillo J, Virumbrales M, Raurell M. Adaptation and validation of a Spanish version of the KidSIM Team Performance Scale. 2021; J Prof Nurs. 2021; 37 (5): 795-803.

5. Gosak L, Fijačko N, Chabrera C, Cabrera E, Štiglic G. Perception of the Online Learning Environment of Nursing Students in Slovenia: Validation of the DREEM Questionnaire. Healthcare. 2021; 9 (8): 998.  10.3390/healthcare9080998

6. Barco I, García-Font M, García-Fernández A, Fraile M, Giménez N, González S, Vallejo E, Zarco P, Gonzalez C, Larrañaga I, Chabrera C. Breast cancer patients developing distant metastasis at follow-up: Mortality-related factors. Breast Journal. 2021; 27 (3): 291-293.

7. Chabrera C, Dobrowolska B, Jackson C, Kane R, Kasimovskaya N, Kennedy S, Lovrić R, Palese A, Treslova M, Cabrera E. Clinical Simul Nurs. 2021; 59:23-3.

8. Alvira, C, Cabrera E, Kostov, B, et al. Validity and reliability of the Spanish caregiver reaction assessment scale for caregivers of people with dementia. Int J Nurs Pract. 2021; 27:e12848.

9. Nebreda, IB, Chabrera, C., García‐Fernández, A., Giménez, N., Fraile, M., González, S., Vallejo, E., Lain, JM, Vidal, MC, González, C., Larrañaga, I., Canales, L., Pessarrodona, A., García‐Font, M. Factors associated with the development of distant metastases in breast cancer patients - A regression model predicting organ relapse. Breast J. 2020; 26(4):794-796.

10. Barco I, García-Font M, García-Fernández A, Giménez N, Fraile M, González S, Vallejo E, Lain JM, Vidal MC, González C, Larrañaga I, Canales L, Pessarrodona A, Chabrera C. A regression model to predict axillary high tumor burden in sentinel node-positive breast cancer patients. Breast J. 2020; 26(2): 322-324.

11. Frias CE, Cabrera E, Zabalegui A. Informal Caregivers' Roles in Dementia: The Impact on Their Quality of Life. Life (Basel). 2020; 10(11):251.10.3390/life10110251

12. Cabrera E, Zabalegui A. Nurses workforce and competencies. A challenge for health systems more than ever. Nurse Educ Pract. 2020; 48. 10.1016 / j.nepr.2020.102858

13. Cabrera E, Zabalegui A. Bologna process in European nursing education. Ten years later, lights and shadows. J Adv Nurs. 2020;00:1–3.

14. Coca-Martínez M, Lopez-Hernandez A, Montané-Muntané M, Arguis MJ, Gimeno-Santos E [...] Sebio Raquel, Martínez-Pallí G. Multimodal prehabilitation as strategy for reduction of postoperative complications after cardiac surgery: a randomized clinical trial protocol. BMJ Open 2020;10e:39885.  10.1136 / bmjopen-2020-039885

15. Sebio-Garcia R. Pulmonary Rehabilitation: time for an upgrade. J Clin Med 2020; 9(9) 2745. 10.3390 / jcm9092742

16. Mur-Gimeno E, Campa F, Badicu G, Castizo-Olier J, Palomera-Fanegas E, Sebio-Garcia R. Changes in Muscle Contractile Properties after Cold- or Warm-Water Immersion Using Tensiomyography: a cross-over randomized trial. Sensors 2020, 20, 3193. 10.3390 / s20113193

17. Sebio García R, Serra-Prat M. Opinion of community-dwelling elderly obese about the barriers and facilitators to engage in physical exercise. Sport Sci Health. 2020; 16:411-418

18. Book chapter: Rodríguez E, Chabrera C. Team performance rating scale (EVAE). In: Raurell Torredà M (coord). The evaluation of competencies in health professionals using the simulation methodology. Editions Octahedron. Barcelona: 2019. P.39-45. ISBN: 978-84-17667-65-8.

19. Granero‐Molina, J., Fernández‐Sola, C., Mateo ‐ Aguilar, E., Aranda‐Torres, C., Román‐López, P., & Hernández‐Padilla, JM Fundamental care and knowledge interests: Implications for nursing science. JCN. 2018; 27(11-12), 2489-2495. 10.1111/jocn.14159

20. Costa N, Wübker A, De Mauléon A, Zwakhalen S. M, Challis D, Leino-Kilpi H, et al. Costs of care of agitation associated with dementia in 8 European countries: results from the RightTimePlaceCare study. J Am Med Dir Assoc (JAMDA) 2018; 19(1), 95-e1.  10.1016 / j.jamda.2017.10.013

21. Molina L, Santos-Ruiz S, Clavé P, González-de Paz L, Cabrera, E. Nursing interventions in adult patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia: a systematic review. Eur Geriatr Med. 2018; 1-1710.1007 / s41999-017-0009-z

22. Farré M, Kostov B, Haro J, Cabrera E, Risk E, Alvira M et al. Costs and Burden Associated With Loss of Labor Productivity in Informal Caregivers of People With Dementia. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2018; 60 (5): 449-456.10.1097/JOM.0000000000001229

23. Barco I, Chabrera C, García-Fernández A, Fraile M, González S, Canales L, Lain JM, González C, Vidal MC, Vallejo E, Deu J, Pessarrodona A, Giménez N, García Font M. Role of axillary ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the preoperative triage of breast cancer patients. Clin Transl Oncol. 2017;19(6):704-710. 10.1007/s12094-016-1589-7

24. Risco E, Zabalegui A, Miguel S, Farré M, Alvira C, Cabrera E. Application of the Balance of Care model in making decisions about the best care for people with dementia. Gaceta Sanitaria, 2017 31, 518-523. 

25. Sebio-Garcia R, Yáñez-Brage MI, Giménez-Moolhuyzen E, Salorio-Riobo M, Lista-Paz A, Borro Mate JM Preoperative exercise training prevents functional decline after lung resection surgery: a randomized single-blind controlled trial. Clin Rehab 2017; 31(8): 1057-1067. 10.1177/0269215516684179â € ‹â €‹ â € ‹â €‹ â € ‹â €‹ â € ‹

  1.  Title:  Prevention of loneliness in the elderly in Maresme. Announcement: Funding entity: Social Work Foundation of Maria de Calella de Mar. Amount: €15.000,00. Entity: TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme Foundation. Aging and Quality of Life Chair. Collaborating entities: Federation of Associations of Senior Citizens of Catalonia (FATEC), Calella de Mar City Council, Pineda de Mar City Council.

2. Title: Prehabilitation program based on health education and Nordic walking with research registration number. Funding entity: College of Physiotherapists of Catalonia. Reference of the concession: R5/2022. Amount: €5.528. Duration: 05/05/2021 2023 - 2024. Collaborating entities: Hospital de Sant Pau and Santa Creu de Barcelona. TecnoCampus Higher School of Health Sciences. Pompeu Fabra University. IP: Anabel Casanovas. Collaborators: Dr. Raquel Sebio, Dr. Jaume Masià, Dr. Agustí Barnadas, Ms. Magda Ciendones, Ms. Blanca Estanyol, Mr. Josep Padrós, Mr. Jordi Cuartero and Dr. Bárbara Garcia Valdecasas.

3. Title: DIGITAL TOOLBOX FOR INNOVATION IN NURSING EDUCATION (I-BOX). Funding body: European Commission. Grant reference: KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices KA203 - Strategic Partnerships for higher education. 2019-1-ES01-KA203-065836. Amount granted: € 248.000. Duration: from 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2022. IP's and Project Coordinators: Dra. Esther Cabrera / Dra. Carolina Chabrera, School of Health Sciences TecnoCampus (SPAIN). Collaborators: University of Maribor, Slovenia, University of UMIT, Austria, Sechenov University Russia, University Applied Sciences Turku.

4. Title: Effectiveness of High Fidelity Simulation (SAF) in Nursing Degree Students: Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT). Funding body: TecnoCampus Foundation. Amount: € 3.000. Duration: from 3/2018 to 2020. IP: Dra. Carolina Chabrera Researchers: Mrs. Laura Curell, Mrs. Griselda Manzano, Mrs. Mireia Carmona, Dra. Alicia San José, Dra. Carme Rosell.

5. Title: STUDENT STRESS TRAINING E-MOBILE MANAGEMENT. Funding body: European Commission. Grant reference: KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices KA203 - Strategic Partnerships for higher education. 2019-1-ES01-KA203-065836. Amount granted: € 297.000. TecnoCampus € 20.033 Duration: 2019 -2022. IP: John Wells (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland). Researchers: Carme Rosell, Ester Mateo. Collaborators: TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences, Spain University of Maribor, Slovenia, Euro Care Healthcare Ltd - EUPMC Whitfiled, Ireland, IBK Management Solutions, Germany

6. Title: Evaluation of an innovative information, training and social support intervention "INFOSADEM" to principal caregivers of dementia patients living at home. Experimental study. Funding body: Fundació Marató de TV3 2014 (155 / U / 2104). Amount granted: € 133.700. Duration: 2014-2017. Principal investigator: Adelaida Zabalegui. Clinical Foundation for Biomedical Research. Researchers: Risco E, Segarra R, Roura S, Blat E, Navarro M, Puy N, Fusté T, Cabrera E. 

7. Title: The Use of Simulation in Nursing Education Programs. Duration: 2019-2020. IP's .: Dra. Carolina Chabrera and Dra. Esther Cabrera. Researcher / s: N.Prlic, L.Serrant, B.Dobrowolska, R.Kane, Christine Jackson, A.Sigurdardottir, J.Wells, A.Palese, M.Pajnkihar, M.Treslova, N.Kasimovskaya, J.Betlehem , Schulc. Funding Entity: TecnoCampus Foundation. Amount Granted: € 2000.

8. Title: Mobile health applications used by healthcare professionals during healthcare practice. Funding body: Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands - Maresme Branch. Institutions: TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences. Pompeu Fabra University. Maresme and La Selva Health Corporation. Doctoral thesis by Griselda Manzano Amount awarded: € 3.000. Duration: 2016-2020. Researchers: Dra. Carolina Chabrera, Dr. Guillermo Paluzié, Mrs. Mercè Díaz, Mrs. Ariadna Rius, Dra. Sandra Arco.

9. Title: AQUAFIT Project: Efficacy of aquatic versus conventional exercise in breast cancer surviving patients. IP: Dra. Esther Mur. Researchers: Collaborators: Dra. Raquel Sebio, Dra. Mar Vernet, Dra. Marta Coll, Mrs. Mariona. Funding body: ADAMED Laboratorios, SLU Second call for proposals for the Grants Program for research projects related to breast cancer. Collaborating entities: Amount granted: € 4.478,88. Duration: 2020 -2022. School of Health Sciences. Pompeu Fabra University. TecnoCampus Mataró, CEM Marítim (Clubs Claror), Hospital del Mar de Barcelona.

10. Title: Effectiveness of a digital platform to improve adherence to drug treatment and symptomatic control in children and adolescents with asthma difficult to control. Funding body: Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR). Call 2019. Amount awarded: € 12.000. IP: Inés de Mir Messa. Collaborating researcher: Dra. Raquel Sebio

11. Title: Evaluation of a pre-surgical optimization program (pre-qualification) in high-risk patients candidates for pancreatic surgery: efficacy and response factors. Health Research Fund - Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Amount granted: € 44.000 IP: Graciela Martínez Pallí and Fabio Ausania. Call 2020. Collaborating researcher: Dra. Raquel Sebio

12. Title: 4D in the Digitization of Learning in Practice Placement. Funding body: ERASMUS + European Commission. Grant reference: KA2 -Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. Amount granted € 377.840. Duration: from 01/11/2021 to 01/11/2024. Principal Investigator: Dr. Carlos Martínez Gaitero / Dra. Esther Cabrera. Collaborators: Beata Dobrowolska (Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, Lublin, Poland), Daniel Moreno, Oriol Estrada, Isabel Andrés (Institute for Health Science Research Germans Trias i Pujol, Barcelona, ​​Spain), Sebastian Dennerlein (Know- Center GmbH. Graz University of Technology and Business, Austria) Gilbert Peffer, Tamsin Treasure-Jones, Raymond Elferink Utrecht (Kubify - Learning Toolbox, The Netherlands), Stephanie Herbstreit, Daniela Maeker (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

13. Title: Effectiveness of a group therapeutic exercise program in patients with muscular dystrophies: A controlled randomized clinical trial. Funding body: College of Physiotherapists of Catalonia. Concession reference: R04 / 21. Amount granted: € 5.965,6. Duration: 31/11/2021 2022 - 2024. Principal investigator: Dra. Raquel Sebio. Collaborators: Dr. Joan Daniel Martí Romeu, Dra. Mihaela Adriana Taranu, Mrs. Inés Bouyssou, Sr. Óscar Vicente, Dra. Sara Laxe. Collaborating entities: Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences. Pompeu Fabra University.