Presentation

The GRACIS group has been working in the field of aging, 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 Aging 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 aging, 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 aging.

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.

Furthermore, health and social professionals must be innovative when it comes to taking a comprehensive approach to the elderly and the resources we have. Today, information and communication technologies (ICTs) not only affect the way society is organised, 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 assessment and intervention in physiotherapy
  • Gender and health

Group members

  • Group coordinator: Dra. Esther Cabrera Torres

    Diplomada en infermeria per la Universitat de Barcelona (UB) i llicenciada en humanitats per la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC). Doctorat per a professionals d'Atenció Primària (UIC). Diploma d'estudis avançats (UIC), suficiència investigadora (UIC), Certified Birth Educator (Academy of Certified Birth Educator), Postgrau en infermeria intensiva (UAB).

    Va iniciar la seva trajectòria científica el 1994 a la University of Nebraska Medical Center en Omaha, Nebraska (USA), com a docent en el Departament de Ginecologia i Obstetrícia del Hospital Universitari. Després, va treballar com a becària de recerca a la Fundació de recerca de l'Hospital de Sant Pau de Barcelona en un projecte del 5è Programa Marc de la Unió Europea. També ha treballat com a docent a la Facultat de Ciències de la Salut de la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) i ha dirigit el Màster Oficial en Ciències de la Infermeria de la UIC. Des del 2010 fins al 2019 ha sigut la directora de l'Escola Superior de Ciències de la Salut del TecnoCampus i també va exercir de degana. Va formar part, com a investigadora, del Grup de Recerca Consolidat (GRC, SGR 916) de l'Agència de Gestió d'Ajudes Universitàries i de Recerca (AGAUR).Actualment, és la directora de la Càtedra d'Envelliment i Qualitat de Vida del TecnoCampus i del Màster en Atenció Integrada a la Cronicitat i l'Envelliment de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra i coordinadora del Grup de Recerca Consolidat "Atenció a la Cronicitat i innovació en Salut (GRACIS).

    Exerceix com a professora catedràtica a l'Escola Superior de Ciències de la Salut del TecnoCampus i col·labora com a professora associada al Department of Care Management and Social Work de la Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University) en Moscu (Rusia). És avaluadora de projectes FIS i ETS del Ministeri de Sanitat (Institut de Salut Carlos III), avaluadora de projectes de recerca a l'àrea de biomedicina de l'Agència Nacional d'Avaluació de la Qualitat i Acreditació (ANECA), de l'agència Nacional d'Avaluació de Projectes (ANEP) del Ministeri de Ciència i innovació i forma part del panel d'experts per la avaluació de projectes COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) de la Comissió Europea. És revisora de la revista Patients Education and Counselling, Clinical Nurse Specialist i European Geratric of Medicine i forma part del comitè editorial de la revista Nursing in the 21st Century.

    Forma part com a investigadora externa del Programa de Doctorat de Medicina de la UB, del Programa de Doctorat en Ciències de la Salut de la Universitat Jaume I de Castelló i del Programa de Biomedicina de la UPF. Ha dirigit 10 tesis doctorals i 8 treballs de fi de màster. Fins avui dia, té més de 62 articles publicats en l'àmbit de les Ciències Socials i de la Salut, 57 dels quals són JCR, 25 dins del primer quartil, 10 en el Q2, 13 en el Q3 i 9 en el Q4. Molts amb un nombre important de citacions (871 total) per la seva disciplina i amb un índex-h de 18.

    ORCHID ID. : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7353-0542
    RESEARCH ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-7591-2015

    Contact: ecabrera@tecnocampus.cat

  • Dr. Carolina Chabrera

  • Dr. Carmen Rosell

  • Dr. Esther Moore

    Graduated in Physiotherapy from the Blanquerna University School of Nursing and Physiotherapy (Ramon Llull University) (2002). Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences from the University of Barcelona (UB) (2008). Official Master's Degree in Physical Activity and Sport from the UB (2009). PhD from the University of Barcelona (2013). Professor Doctor Higher School of Health Sciences, TecnoCampus, center attached to Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Member of the Consolidated Research Group Attention to chronicity and innovation in health (GRACIS) recognized by the University and Research Grants Management Agency AGAUR (SGR 944). IP of the studies: Index of Aquatic Sensory Profiles: development and clinimetric validation of a new measure of results of aquatic therapy / Efficacy of aquatic exercise versus conventional in breast cancer survivors. AQUAFIT project (ADAMED Laboratories grant, SLO) Collaborating researcher in the PENSA project (project funded by the Alzheimer's Association and the Carles III Health Institute). 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. 

    ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7742-1880

    Contact: emur@tecnocampus.cat

  • Dr. Raquel Sebio

    Physiotherapist expert in respiratory and oncological physiotherapy and doctorate 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. Raquel is author and co-author of 18 scientific publications and collaborator in national and international research projects. She is also an associate professor at the TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences and a lecturer at the Postgraduate Course in Therapeutic Exercise at La Salle Madrid and the Master's Degree in Therapeutic Physical Activity at the University of Blanquerna.

    ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7167-4737

    Contact: rsebio@tecnocampus.cat

  • Dr. Sandra Arco

  • Dra. Esther Matthew

    Diploma in nursing from the University of Barcelona. He has worked in different areas: emergencies, health care, clinical and socio-health care, clinical trial research in Barcelona, ​​Valencia and Almeria. University expert in health and health promotion and university master's degree in nursing sciences from the University of Almeria. University expert in Nursing, use and handling of drugs by the National University of Distance Education. Doctorate in Health, psychology and psychiatry from the Rovira i Virgili University and the University of Almeria. 

    She works as a research teaching professor of the Degree in Nursing at TecnoCampus. He is an active member of the GRACIS research group. 

    ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2036-0444

    Contact: emateo@tecnocampus.cat

  • Mrs. Laura Curell (PhD student)

    Diploma in Nursing at Ramon Llull University (URL). Postgraduate degree in Nursing Management from the University School of Nursing of the Sea, attached to the University of Barcelona. Postgraduate degree in Urgent Prehospital Care by the University of Barcelona. Postgraduate in Update in diagnostics and therapeutics of diseases prevalent in the community by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Postgraduate degree in comprehensive care for critically ill patients with cardiovascular and/or respiratory disease by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Official Master's Degree in Care for Chronicity and Dependence at the Tecnocampus Higher School of Health Sciences.

    She works as a care nurse in the Emergency Department at the Mataró Hospital in the Consorci Sanitari del Maresme. Delegate of the Maresme of the Official College of Nurses and Nurses of Barcelona. Teaching Research Professor (PDI) in the Degree in Nursing of the Department of Health of the Tecnocampus, attached to Pompeu Fabra University and the University of Barcelona and responsible for the technical simulation spaces of the Simulation and Innovation in Health Center (CSIS) of the Department of Health of the Tecnocampus .

    Active member of the GRACIS research group and the Simulation Nursing Research Group of Catalonia and Andorra (GRISCA).

    Doctoral student in the doctoral program in Nursing Sciences of the Universitat Jaume I, in the Line of Research: Nursing care in specific population groups and health management.

    ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5363-9666

    Contact: lcurell@tecnocampus.cat

  • Dr. Meritxell Puyané

    Degree in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2021) with Excellent Cum laude qualification. Master's in Clinical Psychopathology of the Adult by the UAB (2003). Postgraduate degree in detection and intervention in family violence by the University of Barcelona (2009). Doctoral professor at the Higher School of Health Sciences, TecnoCampus, a center attached to the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Member of the Consolidated Research Group on Attention to Chronicity and Innovation in Health (GRACIS) recognized by the University and Research Grants Management Agency AGAUR (SGR 944).

    ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4900-7249

    Contact: mpuyane@tecnocampus.cat

  • Dr. Carlos Martinez Piper

    nurse Doctor from the Health Doctorate program of the University of Lleida (UdL). Master's degree in Health Education from the University of Lleida (UdL). Master's degree in Epidemiology and Public Health from Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Postgraduate degree in Primary Care and Community Care in Nursing by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Diploma in Nursing by the School of Nursing Sant Joan de Déu (UB).

    Doctoral professor in the Degree in Nursing at the Higher School of Health Sciences TecnoCampus, a center attached to the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Member of the Consolidated Research Group Attention to chronicity and innovation in health (GRACIS) recognized by the University and Research Grants Management Agency AGAUR (SGR 944). Principal Investigator (PI) of the Project '4D in the Digitalization of Learning in Practice Placement', ERASMUS+ Programme Action Type KA220-HED - Cooperation partenariats in higher education Call 2021 Round 1. Context: Field Higher Education; Agreement 2021-1-ES01-KA220-HED-000027496

    ORCHID IDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0899-353X 

    Contact: cmartinezga@tecnocampus.cat

  • Dr. Esther Limón

  • Rebeca Marin (PhD student)

  • Marc Terradellas Fernández

    Coordinator of the Double Degree Degree in Physiotherapy and the Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at TecnoCampus Mataró of the UPF (from academic year 2022-2023). Diploma (2004) and Graduate in Physiotherapy (2016). Doctor in Medicine from the UAB (2020). University Master in Chest Physiotherapy (2015). Postgraduate in Chest Physiotherapy (2012). Postgraduate in Acupuncture applied to joint and myofascial pain (2010). Member of the Consolidated Research Group Attention to Chronicity and Innovation in Health (GRACIS) recognized by the University and Research Grants Management Agency AGAUR (SGR 944) of the TecnoCampus Health Department (UPF). Member of the Research Group on Sarcopenia, Frailty and Dependence (GRESFD) accredited by AGAUR of the Consorci Sanitari del Maresme (Hospital de Mataró).

    ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7512-5826

    Contact:mterradellas@tecnocampus.cat

  • Carme Planas Campany

     nurse PhD in the Doctorate program in Nursing Sciences of the University of Barcelona (UB). Professor Doctor Higher School of Health Sciences, TecnoCampus in the Degree in Nursing, center attached to Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Leadership and Management of Nursing Services by the UB. Master's degree in Nursing Services Management from the UB. Postgraduate degree in Health Education (UB). Graduated in Nursing from the University School of the UB. Member of the Consolidated Research Group Attention to chronicity and innovation in health (GRACIS) recognized by the University and Research Grants Management Agency AGAUR (SGR 944). 

    ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9840-0982

    Contact: cplanas@tecnocampus.cat

  • Anabel Casanovas Alvarez

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   ecabrera@tecnocampus.cat

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.

 

  • Title: Postpartum depression: suicidal ideation, personality and psychosocial factors.  Meritxell Puyané's Doctoral Thesis within the Clinical and Health Psychology Doctoral Program of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The general objectives of the present work are firstly, to study the prevalence of suicidal ideation in the postpartum period and secondly, to study the relationship between suicidal ideation and depression, personality variables and psychosocial factors. He has published the first article of Study 1 entitled: "The role of personality dimensions, depressive symptoms and other psychosocial variables in predicting postpartum suicidal ideation: a cohort study" published in the journal Archives of Women's Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-019-01007-w. Currently, the writing of the systematic review article on personality as a risk factor for postpartum depression that is part of Study 2 is being completed. The article is titled “Personality traits as a risk factor for postpartum depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis”. At the moment, Study 3 is starting, focused on describing the temperament and character profile of a group of women diagnosed with postpartum depression. Anticipated date of deposit of the doctoral thesis: July

Responsible: Dr. C. Chabrera cchabrera@tecnocampus.cat

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: The Use of Simulation in Nursing Education Programs. Duration: 2019-2020. Principal researcher: Dra. Carolina Chabrera and Dr. Esther Cabrera. Contributors: N.Prlic, L.Serrant, B.Dobrowolska, R.Kane, C.Jackson, A.Sigurdardottir, J.Wells, A.Palese, M.Pajnkihar, M.Treslova, N.Kasimovskaya, J. Bethlehem, E. Schulc

 

  • Project title: Effectiveness of high-fidelity simulation in Nursing Degree training: Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT). Duration: 2018-2021. Principal researcher: Dra. Carolina Chabrera, Research team: Ms. Laura Curell (co-IP), Dr. Carme Rosell, Collaborators: Ms. Griselda Manzano, Mrs. Eva Diago, Mrs. Mireia Carmona, Mrs. Mª José Reyes, Dr. Sandra Arco, Mr. Joan Francisco Domínguez and Dr. Esther Mateo.

 

  • Project title: Mobile applications in health used by healthcare professionals during healthcare practice. Funding entity: Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands - Branch of Maresme. Grant reference: Call for research grants 2016. Collaborating entities: TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences. Pompeu Fabra University. Maresme i la Selva Health Corporation. Amount granted: €3.000. Duration: 2016-2021. Principal investigator: G. Manzano. Collaborators: Dra. Carolina Chabrera, Dr. Guillermo Paluzié, Mrs. Mercè Díaz, Mrs. Ariadna Rivers, Dr. Sandra Arco.

 

  • Project title: 4D in the Digitization of Learning in Practice Placement. Principal researcher: Dr. Carlos Martínez Piper. 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. Raquel Sebio rsebio@tecnocampus.cat

  • P Project: Efficacy of aquatic versus conventional exercise in breast cancer survivors: AQUAFIT project. Funding entity: ADAMED Laboratorios, SLU Grant reference: Second call for Grants Program for research projects related to breast cancer. Collaborating entities: Higher School of Health Sciences. Pompeu Fabra University. TecnoCampus Mataró, CEM Marítim (Clubs Claror), Hospital del Mar de Barcelona. Amount awarded: €4.478,88. Duration: from September 2020 to February 2022. Principal researcher: Dra. Esther Moore. Collaborators: Dra. Raquel Sebio, Dr. Mar Vernet, Dr. Marta Coll, Mrs. Mariona Navarro and Mrs. Anna Yuguero

Responsible: Dr. Meritxell Puyané mpuyane@ escs.tecnocampus.cat

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. 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.
     
  2. 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.  
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Chabrera C, Dobrowolska B, Jackson C, Kane R, Kasimovskaya N, Kennedy S, Lovrić R, Palese A, Treslova M, Cabrera E. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 2021; 59: 23-3.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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 Journal. 2020; 26 (4): 794-796.
     
  7. 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 Journal. 2020; 26 (2): 322-324.
     
  8. Cold EC, Cabrera E, Zabalegui A. Informal Caregivers' Roles in Dementia: The Impact on Their Quality of Life. Life (Basel). 2020 Oct 23; 10 (11): 251.
     
  9. Cabrera E, Zabalegui A. Nurses workforce and competencies. A challenge for health systems more than ever. Nurse Educ Pract. 2020 Oct; 48: 102858.
     
  10. Cabrera E, Zabalegui A. Bologna process in European nursing education. Ten years later, lights and shadows. J Adv Nurs. 2020; 00: 1–3. doi: 10.1111 / jan.14727.
     
  11. 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 srugery: a randomized clinical trial protocol. BMJ Open 2020; 10e: 39885
     
  12. Sebio-Garcia R. Pulmonary Rehabilitation: time for an upgrade. J Clin Med 2020; 9 (9) 2745; doi: 10.3390 / jcm9092742
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. Sebio García R., Serra-Prat M. Opinion of community-dwelling elderly obese about the barriers and facilitators to engage physical exercise. Sport Sciences For Health 2020; 16: 411-418
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. 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. Journal of clinical nursing. 2018; 27 (11-12), 2489-2495.
     
  17. Costa, N., Wübker, A., De Mauléon, A., Zwakhalen, SM, 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.
     
  18. 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; 1-17
     
  19. 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.
  20. Boat 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 Jun; 19 (6): 704-710.
     
  21. 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.
     
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  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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. 
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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
     
  9. 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

10Title: 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)

11.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.