A Research Project of the Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Switzerland

Building Research Initiative Group: Chronic Illness Management and Adherence in Transplantation

The BRIGHT study

The Bright Study is a research project of the University of Basel


Building Research Initiative Group: chronic illness management and adHerence in Transplantation (BRIGHT) is the first multi-center, multi-continental study examining healthcare system and heart transplant centers chronic illness management practice patterns and potential correlates of immunosuppressive medication non-adherence.

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BRIGHT Publications

The first article with results from the BRIGHT study on health literacy in heart transplant recipients was recently published!
To read the publication, please click here.

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The Bright Study

Upcoming presentations

  1. Practice Patterns to Improve Pre- and Post-Transplant Medication Adherence in Heart Transplant Centers: A Secondary Data Analysis of the International Bright Study (oral presentation)
  2. Do Heart Transplant Centers Have a Multidisciplinary Team as Indicated by ISHLT Guidelines? Findings from the International BRIGHT Study (poster presentation)

At the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) annual meeting in
San Diego, California, USA (5 – 8 April 2017)

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Facts & Figures


Heart transplant centers



Heart transplant recipients