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

Recently, findings on gender differences in adherence to nonpharmacological health-related behaviors after heart transplantation have been published.

To read the publication, please click here.

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The Bright Study

Latest findings of the BRIGHT study

A new publication with findings from the BRIGHT study on prevalence and patient-level correlates of intentional non-adherence to immunosuppressive medication among heart transplant recipients has been just published.

To read the publication, please click here.

Facts & Figures


Heart transplant centers



Heart transplant recipients