This project aims to improve the understanding sex and gender differences of CAD in European countries by analysing preventions, treatments, and outcomes of CAD in current research activities and existing health policies, using qualitative and quantitative methodology.
We expect to provide novel insights as to how and why different forms of CAD affect women and men, as well as which preventive approaches are most effective in a gender specific manner. We will analyse social determinants of health contributing to the imbalance between women and men, potentially affecting CAD outcomes.
Below is a list of all our aims and their details. Please click on the relevant package for more details.
GENCAD aims to analyse existing knowledge about gender differences in CAD risk factors, disease mechanisms, clinical manifestations, treatment, access to health care, and management and outcomes by:
Generating an extensive bibliographic review. We will consult all available public literature sources.
Analyzing public sociodemographic and medical databases in […]
An assessment will be made to identify the most effective practices to raise awareness about gender specific manifestations of CAD, its specific risk factors and available treatments in the member states using two types of surveys.
A survey for health professionals will identify knowledge about gender […]
Based on the outcomes of the studies, surveys, and comprehensive needs assessment, factsheets will be developed in all 24 EU languages in an easily understood style for patients. For general practitioners (GPs) and other health professionals, factsheets will be constructed in practice-oriented terms.
The objective of the fourth aim is to communicate and disseminate the results of the surveys and the resulting factsheets to different target audiences and the health care community in all member states. These audiences will be reached through workshops and conferences will be organised.