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Needs of multimorbid elderly with chronic heart failure regarding a blended- collaborative care: A qualitative interview study in preparation of an intervention within the EU project ESCAPE

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.

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