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The second phase of the project that studies the physical, personal and social factors that affect the health of the inhabitants of the province of Girona begins

17 September 2021

The towns to be visited in this second phase of the project are Santa Coloma de Farners, Sant Feliu de Guíxols and Banyoles

The Girona, Health Living lab research project, led by the Girona Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBGI) as part of the Girona, Healthy Region project, studies the personal and socioeconomic factors that, in addition to biological factors, have a direct impact on the health of the people of Girona.

The principal investigators of this project are Dr. Rafel Ramos (researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Girona-IDIBGI and the Primary Care Research Institute Jordi Gol-IDIAPJGol) and Dr. Josep Garre (IDIBGI), with the collaboration of the leaders of the different IDIBGI research groups. The first part of the study, which was carried out in 2020, involved 1,000 volunteers from Girona, Cassà de la Selva, Roses, Figueres, Castelló d'Empúries and Olot. In all of the towns, the project was very well received by the inhabitants, the professionals at the Primary Care Centres and the Town Councils.

The researchers will soon visit the towns of Santa Coloma de Farners, Sant Feliu de Guíxols and Banyoles with the aim of recruiting 1,000 more people.

Participation in the study is voluntary and for randomly selected people over the age of 18. The people chosen to take part in the study receive a letter and are subsequently contacted by telephone and, if they agree to participate, they are summoned on a specific day and time for the IDIBGI research team to conduct a personal interview and a physical examination.

The research project is part of the Girona Healthy Region project coordinated by Girona Provincial Council (official code GO03-001848), in which Dipsalut and the Fundació Salut Empordà also participate as beneficiaries. The project was submitted to the call for Territorial Specialisation and Competitiveness Projects (PECT) within the framework of the RIS3Cat and the ERDF Operational Programme of Catalonia 2014-2020 and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union within the framework of the ERDF Operational Programme of Catalonia 2014-2020 with a 50% grant and by Girona Provincial Council with a 25% grant.

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