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Fifth Framework Programme research and technological development activities of a generic nature under the Quality of Life programme

European Union-backed research projects focusing on the socio-economic aspects of the life sciences and biotechnologies sectors are presented below. These projects, listed with their title and contract number, were carried out during the Fifth Framework Programme (1998-2002) under the Quality of Life programme.

Area 10 - Public Health and Health Services research (including drug-related problems)

Mental Health Prevention in a Target Group at Risk: Children of Somatically Ill Parents - QLG4-CT-2001-02378

Gender, Culture and Alcohol problems: a multi-national study - QLG4-CT-2001-01496

Genetics education: improving non-genetic health professionals understanding of genetic testing - QLG4-CT-2001-30216

Home or hospital in heart failure - QLG4-CT-2001-02424

Methadone maintenance and health care for drug users: identifying best praxis - QLG4-CT-2001-02468

Models of organizing access to intensive care for very preterm births: a study of 10 European regional health systems - QLG4-CT-2001-01907

Occupational stress with mental health clients in acute response - QLG4-CT-2001-01476

Drugs and psychosis - QLG4-CT-2001-01550

Quality of life following adherence therapy for people disabled by Schizophrenia and their carers - QLG4-CT-2001-01734

Action for enhancement of safety and guarding of health for professional drivers - QLG4-CT-2000-00235

An International Collaborative Study of ICSI: Child and Family Outcomes - QLG4-CT-2000-00545

Efficacy if Distant Healing - A Four Armed Randomised Study - QLG4-CT-2000-00550

European research programme for improved vaccine safety surveillance - QLG4-CT-2000-00612

Pneumococcal disease in Europe - QLG4-CT-2000-00640

Screening for and Promotion of Health Related Quality of Life in Children an Adolescents - a European Public Health Perspective - QLG4-CT-2000-00751

Development of mathematical models of novel HPV-based cervical cancer screening protocols for evaluation of the projected health and cost benefits - QLG4-CT-2000-01238

Impact or two alternative staff training programmes on the implementation and effectiveness of a psycho-educational intervention for families of patients with schizophrenia - QLG4-CT-2000-01554

Psychiatric day hospital treatment: An alternative to inpatient treatment, being cost effective and minimising post-treatment needs care? An evaluative study in European areas with different care systems - QLG4-CT-2000-01700

TREAT 2000 - Treatment system research on European addiction treatment - QLG4-CT-1999-00873

Heroin addicts and their children: a prospective longitudinal cohort study of treatment outcomes - QLG4-CT-1999-00105

Area 11 - Research relating to Persons with Disabilities

Health related quality of life education on Diabetes - QLG5-CT-2001-30119

Quality of life in children and adolescents with disabilities and their families - assessing patient views and patient needs for comprehensive care - QLG5-CT-2000-00716

Mental health disability: a European assessment in the year 2000 - QLG5-CT-1999-01042

Area 13 - Socio-economic aspects of Life Sciences and Technologies

Precautionary Expertise for GM crops - QLG7-CT-2001-00034
Final report [PDF document – 101 Kb]

Optimisation of typing policies for European marrow donors Registries: socio-economic evaluation of molecular techniques and recruitment strategies - QLG7-CT-2001-00065

Cluster development and growth in Biotech: enabling factors and best practices - QLG7-CT-2001-00079

Public understanding of genetics: a cross- cultural and ethnographic study of the "new genetics" and social identity (PUG) - QLG7-CT-2001-01668

Thematic network on consultative institutions, values and information in a changing society (CIVICS: aims at developing methodologies for the public assessment of socially and ethically acceptable technologies capable to improve the quality of human life) - QLG7-CT-2001-01834

Sustainable European Farm Animal Breeding and Reproduction (SEFABAR) - QLG7-CT-2000-01368

Life sciences in European society - QLG7-CT-1999-00286




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