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

A recent analysis has just been published using data from the BRIGHT study on heart transplant centers that have a multidisciplinary team and the relationship between multidisciplinarity and the level of chronic illness management.

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The Bright Study

A new publication with results from the BRIGHT study is out!

Results from the BRIGHT study on the international prevalence and variability of non‐adherence to the non‐pharmacologic treatment regimen after heart transplantation have been recently published. For more information, please click here.

Facts & Figures


Heart transplant centers



Heart transplant recipients