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

Research lines:

- Aging and quality of life

- Innovation in health

- Assessment and comprehensive intervention in physiotherapy

- Gender and health

Group members

Group coordinator: Dra. Esther Cabrera Torres

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

Dra. Carolina Chabrera

Dra. Carme Rosell

Dra. E. Mur

Dra. R. Sebio

Dra. Sandra Arco

Dra. Esther Matthew

Mrs. Laura Curell (PhD student)

Mrs. Griselda Manzano (PhD student)

Dra. Meritxell Puyané (PhD student)

Dr. Carlos Martinez Gaitero

Dra. Esther Limón

Rebeca Marin (PhD student)

Marc Terradellas Fernández

Carme Planas Campany

Anabel Casanovas Alvarez

Aina Lobaco Soler

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: Dra. Esther Cabrera   ecabrera@tecnocampus.cat

Active projects

  • Master in Integrated Care for Chronicity and Ageing (MAICE). 60 ECTS School of Health Sciences. Pompeu Fabra University (MAICE). Master's degree with a focus on research where students work in lines of research linked to chronic pathologies and ageing. These projects are led by members of the Group and are preparatory to what future doctoral theses will have to be.
  • TecnoCampus Chair in Ageing and Quality of Life (CEQV). In the context of TCM, the commitment to knowledge transfer has been an inseparable asset of academic policies. Innovation, research and transfer are the keys with which the TCM wants to assume its link with the business world and healthcare institutions. The CEQV wants to promote research into models of attention to the problems that arise and/or derive from ageing and in improving the quality of life of the elderly, through the creation and consolidation of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research groups and development around health issues with higher morbidity and prevalence.
  • Mataró City Caregiver Project (MCC). MCC is a project focused on people with chronic illnesses, suffering from loneliness and poverty and who are at the end of their lives. It offers them tools and helps them value their care and that of the people around them. This project hopes 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 in relation to healthy ageing and family caregivers. The Mataró City Council, the Hospital Foundation, the Catalan Institute of Health (ICS), the Maresme Health Consortium and the Mataró Pharmacies are taking part in this MCC project.
  • Title: Postpartum depression: suicidal ideation, personality and psychosocial factors. Doctoral Thesis by Meritxell Puyané within the Doctoral Program in Clinical and Health Psychology 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. She has published the first article in 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. The drafting of the systematic review article on personality as a risk factor for postpartum depression, which is part of Study 2, is currently being finalized. The article is entitled “Personality traits as a risk factor for postpartum depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis ”. Study 3 is currently underway focusing on describing the temperament and character profile of a group of women diagnosed with postpartum depression. Expected date of deposit of the doctoral thesis: July

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

Active projects

  • Project title: DIGITAL TOOLBOX FOR INNOVATION IN NURSING EDUCATION (I-BOX). Funding body: ERASMUS PLUS: European Commission. Grant reference: KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. KA203 Strategic Partnerships for higher education. Coordinators of the TECNOCAMPUS project: 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 -Turkish 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 will participate offering nursing studies in Slovenia, Russia, Finland and Austria. 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 address 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 body: European Commission: ERASMUS PLUS. Grant reference: KA2- Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. KA203 - Strategic Partnerships for higher education. KA203-6C6A9DC6. Coordinated by: Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland: Collaboration: TecnoCampus Foundation Mataró-Maresme, 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 Investigator: Dra. Carolina Chabrera and Dra. Esther Cabrera. Collaborators: N.Pliclic, L.Serrant, B.Dobrowolska, R.Kane, C. Jackson, A.Sigurdardottir, J.Wells, A.Palese, M.Pajnkihar, M.Treslova, N.Kasimovskaya, J.Betlehem, E.Schulc

 

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

 

  • Project 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. Grant reference: Call for research grants 2016. Collaborating entities: TecnoCampus School of Health Sciences. Pompeu Fabra University. Maresme and 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 Rius, Dra. Sandra Arco.

 

  • Project title: 4D in the Digitalization of Learning in Practice Placement. Principal Investigator: Dr. Carlos Martínez Gaitero. Funding body: ERASMUS PLUS: European Commission. Grant reference: KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices (pending resolution).

 

Current transfer projects:

  • Creation of the Communication Skills Laboratory (January 2021). The training unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology and the Center for Simulation and Innovation in Health of TecnoCampus have created the Laboratory of Communication Skills (LHC) in order to promote the training and research of students and professionals of health in this area. The LHC has two main goals: training and research. Firstly, in terms of education, they want to develop curricular programs or models of training in communication skills through the teaching methodology of "Education of educators". Secondly, in terms of research, they want to show the improvements in the psychosocial skills and abilities of the participants in the training programs.
  • Signing an agreement with YASYT ROBOTICS (December 2020). Company created 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 support of hospitalised people and facilitate the work of care staff, by installing Alexa devices (Echo 8) in the rooms of the units and in the nursing controls, enabling virtual care with the ability to resolve issues that patients have through voice, ensuring constant communication between the patient and the outside, and preserving isolation. The aim of this agreement is to work in coordination for the realisation of different teaching activities, studies and collaborations in those activities that can favor the research and transfer of knowledge.

Responsible: Dra. Raquel Sebio rsebio@tecnocampus.cat

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

Responsible: Dra. 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-García 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.
     
  22. Sebio García 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 Feet

 

  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.