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.

To read the publication, please click here.

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The Bright Study

Upcoming presentations

Findings from the BRIGHT study will be presented at the 38th annual meeting of the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation which will take place in Nice, France from 11-14 April 2018.

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Facts & Figures


Heart transplant centers



Heart transplant recipients