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

The BRIGHT study will be presented at the 18th congress of the European Society for Organ Transplantion (ESOT) which will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 24-27 September 2017.

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Facts & Figures


Heart transplant centers



Heart transplant recipients