self-management interventions should be included in clinical guidelines?

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self-management interventions are most cost-effective in practice?

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self-management interventions work best for my condition?

What is the COMPAR-EU project?

What is the COMPAR-EU project?

COMPAR-EU is a multimethod, inter-disciplinary project that will contribute to bridging the gap between current knowledge and practice of self-management interventions. COMPAR-EU aims to identify, compare, and rank the most effective and cost-effective self-management interventions (SMIs) for adults in Europe living with one of the four high-priority chronic conditions: type 2 diabetes, obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary

disease, and heart failure. The project will provide support for policymakers, guideline developers and professionals to make informed decisions on the adoption of the most suitable self-management interventions through an IT platform, featuring decision-making tools adapted to the needs of a wide range of end users (including researchers, patients, and industry).

An EU-Funded Project Supporting Self-Management

Find out more about the project in this video.

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Key elements & benefits of patient self-management

Thanks to all interviewee who participated in this video that we have recorded at the European Patients´ Forum Congress 2019.


The COMPAR-EU platform launched

Evidence for existing self-management interventions (SMIs) is increasing exponentially, as is the need for strategies and tools to facilitate their [...]

Invitation: COMPAR-EU workshop May 2022, digital

The COMPAR-EU project team invites you to join a workshop on Exploring market opportunities of self-management tools. It will take [...]

Call for tender for design work on the COMPAR-EU project

On 15 February 2022, the European Patients’ Forum published a new call for tender to produce attractive and accessible leaflet [...]


COMPAR-EU Hackathon

Join the COMPAR-EU hackathon on 16/09/ to 17/09 2022! Registration [...]

ISQua 2022 in Brisbane

Designing for the future – Community, Resilience and Sustainability. ISQua [...]

COMPAR-EU Final Conference Advocacy Event

SAVE THE DATE The European Patiens Forum will host the [...]


Workshop, hackathon, interviews: successful exchange with relevant stakeholders

To develop business plans for implementation of the COMPAR-EU platform, featuring decision-making tools about self-management, we conducted individual interviews with clinicians and managers in Germany and Spain.

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Scientific Articles


Going digital: a narrative overview of the effects, quality and utility of mobile apps in chronic disease self-management

Smartphone health applications (apps) are being increasingly used to assist patients in chronic diseaseself-management. The effects of such apps on patient outcomes are uncertain, as are design features that maximise usabilityand efficacy, and the best ethods for evaluating app quality and utility.

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Work Packages

COMPAR-EU is based on a multimethod, interdisciplinary approach. The project exists of three main phases and is divided into ten work packages (WP), integrating partners from Belgium, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and Spain.

*WP1 and WP10 are not presented in the figure as they draw on the entire project. The objective of WP1 is to ensure compliance with the ethics requirements. WP10 addresses the overall strategic project coordination and management.

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