Quality of care regarding the detection and treatment of mental disorders in patients with coronary heart disease in Cologne
Depression, anxiety or impaired mental performance are common in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and affect the quality of life of both patients and their relatives. The course of coronary heart disease is also less favourable due to the simultaneous occurrence of psychological stress. This research project investigated the quality of life and care situation of patients with CHD and possible psychological stress.
MenDis-CHD I is one of three studies that are being carried out in the first and second funding phase of the BMBF-funded joint project CoRe-Net. The aim of MenDis-CHD I was to investigate the quality of care for high-risk patients suffering from CHD and an additional mental disorder (e.g. depression, anxiety disorder) with regard to the detection rate of mental disorders and their treatment. Furthermore, the project should initiate changes in the structure of healthcare towards more patient-centred care. Possible barriers to policy-based healthcare should be identified and analysed in terms of their underlying causes.
Duration of the project: 02/2017 – 01/2020
Project funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
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