Other research groups collaborating with ESCS professors 

Consolidated Research Group: Caring for Elderly Dependents

Project led by the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (Caring for Elderly Dependents Group, CGGD)
Financial institution: Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca de la Generalitat de Catalunya. Grant reference: (SGR) 2014 - 2016 1109 GRC 15847846H. Head Researcher: Dr Adelaida Zabalegui. Fundació Hospital Clínic. ESCST Contributors: Dr E. Cabrera, C. Chabrera.

Research projects linked to the Group

  • La Marató TV3 2014. Evaluation of an innovative information, training and social support programme “INFOSA-DEM” for the main carers of people with dementia in their own homes. Experimental study. Head Researcher: Adelaida Zabalegui Yárnoz. Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona - Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica. Researchers: PhD Esther Cabrera (School of Health Sciences TecnoCampus, UPF), Ester Risco, Silvia Roura, Rosa Segarra, Esther Blat, PhD Marta Navarro, PhD Naiara Puy, Teresa Fusté (Hospital Clinic). Funding: €133,751.25

  • Right Time Place Care (RTOC). “At the right time, at the right place for the right care – Improving health services for European citizens with dementia with special focus on development of best practice guidelines for the transition from ambulatory to long-term care facilities.” Financial institution: European Commission. 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. Head Researcher: PhD Gabriele Meyer, University of Witten/Herdecke (Germany). Head Researchers in Spain (partners): PhD A. Zabalegui and PhD E. Cabrera.

  • Current project: "Empowering Education of Patients with Osteoarthritis". European project coordinated by Finland. Head Researcher: Kirsi Johansson. Researchers in Spain: PhD A. Zabalegui, PhD E. Cabrera. This study aims to improve the quality of life of patients who undergo orthopaedic surgery due to their osteoarthritis via health education. In most cases, they are elderly patients whose pathology (pain, fatigue, disability, etc.) limits their quality of life.


Research group:FEBE Group for the Study and Teaching of the History of Nursing

The FEBE Group for the Study and Teaching of the History of Nursing consists of teachers and scholars of the history of nursing from all the universities of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Andorra.

It aims to consolidate this subject into the areas of teaching and research. Its name was chosen in memory of the first nursing deaconess in history (Febe = Phoebe in Catalan).

The aims of the group are as follow:

  1. Adapting the subject to ECTS credits.

  2. Exchanging teaching experiences and materials.

  3. Laying the foundations to promote research in the history of nursing.

  4. Promoting the history of nursing.

Head Researchers: 
Dr. A. Ramió (Escola Universitaria Sant Joan de Déu), PhD. C. Torres (Universitat de Lleida).

Group members:
Bardallo D, Valls R, Fargues I, Gallego G, Domingo A, Rodero V, Vives C, Galbany P, Fernandez L, Sanchez G, Valiente V, Olive C, Román E, Santos S, Tejero LL and Palau RC.
Research projects linked to the Group:
“Invisible Nurses”. Head Researcher: A. Ramió, C. Torres, A. Guilera. Contributors: D. Bardallo, R. Valls, I. Fargues, G. Gallego, A. Domingo, V. Rodero, C. Vives, P. Galbany, L. Fernandez, G. Sanchez, V. Valiente, C. Olive, E. Román, S. Santos, L.L. Tejero and R.C. Palau. This study aims to draw up the careers of important carers and nurses from Catalunya, Andorra, the Balearic Islands and Franja de Ponent, contextualising them in different historical periods (1000 - 1500; 1600 - 1800; 1900 - 1935; 1936 - 1939; 1940 - 1977; 1978 - 2009; 2009 - current day).