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Physical activity in patients with CHD: a collaborative partnership to identify and share good practices among European countries
Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

According to the ERASMUS+ SPORT programme, “TAKE HEART” project objective will be to promote social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity, through increased participation in, and equal access to sport for all.“TAKE HEART” project will transfer and implement innovative practices at European, national, but also at regional and local levels.In particular, the project, by means of its activities will support the implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines, to encourage participation in sport and physical activity.At systemic level, TAKE HEART project will expect to contribute to the development of the European dimension in sport for all.From an individual's perspective, “TAKE HEART” project will engage patients and will motivate them to perform CR and to maintain an high adherence to physical activity programs. CR programs are frequently unavailable and underutilized resources. Even when funding is available, there remains a lack of applicable resources and acceptance among physicians, patients, and their families. In countries where resource and training assistance has been provided, CR programs have been successful.The project objectives will be achieved on one hand with the improvement of physicians and trainers knowledge and on the other hand with the increase of awareness and acceptance by patients and their families. The need analysis will be made through the literature review and the analysis of local context. The evaluation of the good practices will allow to imagine for the different European local contexts cost-effective and applicable solutions. The important part dedicate to medical education will allow to increase physicians knowledge, through the Train the Trainers methodology and the E-learning. The dissemination activities will allow to reach the general population increasing awareness of patients and their families.
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