Research Group Information and Communication Technologies in Primary Care

The TICS-AP group is a multidisciplinary group in which nurses, medical doctors and computer engineers. The members of TICS-AP belong to different areas of Primary Care, including management, research and assistance. The group is integrated to the USR- Camp de Tarragona. One of the researchers is the IDIAP Jordi Gol research technician. In addition, they maintain a close collaboration with the Health Agency of Catalonia and with the Rovira i Virgili University. The general objective of the group is to design and develop various interventions that integrate 2.0 tools and ICTs, and evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions to improve the health of patients seen in primary care.

Group projects

PI: Villalobos Martínez, Felipe. Post-Conditional Approval Active Surveillance Study Among Individuals in Europe Receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID -19) Vaccine. Funding: Fondazione Penta ONLUS. Duration: 2021 - 2024

PI: Gens Barberà, Montserrat. Efectividad de la implementación de distintas herramientas de Seguridad del Paciente para definir un nuevo mapa de riesgo en Atención Primaria. Funding: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Duration: 2018 - 2021

Group publications

Baena-Díez JM, Gonzalez-Casafont I, Cordeiro-Coelho S, Fernández-González S, Rodríguez-Jorge M, Pérez-Torres CUF, Larrañaga-Cabrera A, García-Lareo M, de la Arada-Acebes A, Martín-Jiménez E, Pérez-Orcero A, Hernández-Ibáñez R, Gonzalo-Voltas A, Bermúdez-Chillida N, Simón-Muela C, Del Carlo G, Bayona-Faro C, Rey-Reñones C, Aguilar-Palacio I, Grau M. Effectiveness of Telephone Monitoring in Primary Care to Detect Pneumonia and Associated Risk Factors in Patients with SARS-CoV-2. Healthcare (Basel). 2021 Nov; 9(11). doi:10.3390/healthcare9111548. Epub 2021 Nov 13. pmc:PMC8621826. PMID:34828594. IF: 1,916.

Gens-Barberà M, Hernández-Vidal N, Castro-Muniain C, Hospital-Guardiola I, Oya-Girona EM, Bejarano-Romero F, Rey-Reñones C, Martín-Luján F; en nombre del grupo de estudio de Calidad y Seguridad del Paciente de Tarragona (QiSP-TAR). [Patient safety incidents reported before and after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Primary Care in Tarragona]. Aten Primaria. 2021 Dec; 53 Suppl 1:102217. doi:10.1016/j.aprim.2021.102217. Spanish. pmc:PMC8708815. PMID:34961580. IF: 1,137.

Gens-Barberà M, Hernández-Vidal N, Vidal-Esteve E, Mengíbar-García Y, Hospital-Guardiola I, Oya-Girona EM, Bejarano-Romero F, Castro-Muniain C, Satué-Gracia EM, Rey-Reñones C, Martín-Luján FM. Analysis of Patient Safety Incidents in Primary Care Reported in an Electronic Registry Application. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 08; 18(17). doi:10.3390/ijerph18178941. Epub 2021 Aug 25. pmc:PMC8430626. PMID:34501530. IF: 2,849.

Gens-Barberà M, Rey-Reñones C, Hernández-Vidal N, Vidal-Esteve E, Mengíbar-García Y, Hospital-Guardiola I, Palacios-Llamazares L, Satué-Gracia EM, Oya-Girona EM, Bejarano-Romero F, Astier-Peña MP, Martín-Luján F. Effectiveness of New Tools to Define an Up-to-Date Patient Safety Risk Map: A Primary Care Study Protocol. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 08; 18(16). doi:10.3390/ijerph18168612. Epub 2021 Aug 15. pmc:PMC8392165. PMID:34444360. IF: 2,849.

Martin-Lujan F, Basora-Gallisa J, Villalobos F, Martin-Vergara N, Aparicio-Llopis E, Pascual-Palacios I, Santigosa-Ayala A, Catalin RE, Rey-Reñones C, Solà R; ESPITAP Study Group Investigators. Effectiveness of a motivational intervention based on spirometry results to achieve smoking cessation in primary healthcare patients: randomised, parallel, controlled multicentre study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2021 10; 75(10):1001-1009. doi:10.1136/jech-2020-216219. Epub 2021 Apr 21. pmc:PMC8458052. PMID:33883199. IF: 3,710.

Rey-Reñones C, Baena-Díez JM, Aguilar-Palacio I, Miquel C, Grau M. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Cancer: Epidemiology, Physiopathology and Prevention. Biomedicines. 2021 Oct; 9(10). doi:10.3390/biomedicines9101429. Epub 2021 Oct 09. pmc:PMC8533606. PMID:34680546. IF: .




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