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S. Kohlmann; T. Jaarsma; C. Rafanelli; F. Andréeasson; S. Gostoli; B. Löwe; S. Rasmussen; F. Bernardini; T. Thilsing; N. Eilerskov; P. Engelmann; for the Escape Consortium
Blended collaborative care (BCC) can improve quality of life and well-being in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, few of the studies have explicitly explored patients‘ and carers‘ health and treatment preferences before implementing BCC.
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first multinational qualitative study on patients’ and carers’ needs regarding a BCC intervention. Across countries, results revealed three contrasting profiles which will serve as a basis for the development of a BCC intervention within the EU-wide study ESCAPE.