Science is a superpower

by Kadri Haljas @ 31.01.2018

Science is a superpower

We applied for Mobilitas Pluss programme that aims to bring young researchers to Estonia to be able to conduct clinical trials based on our solution for ill children.

Today we accomplished something rather magical.

We submitted a research proposal to be able to conduct clinical trials based on our solution for ill children. Keep your fingers crossed for us and let’s hope for a positive decision together! We will let you know in May when Estonian Research Council will make the decisions.

We applied for Mobilitas Pluss programme that aims to bring young researchers to Estonia. The project is aimed to take place in 2019-2020.

Here’s a little summary of the project:

Reducing psychological problems in chronically ill children through digital health intervention

Chronic illnesses predispose children for higher risk in developing mental disorders. The risks associated with chronic illness to mental health are related to both somatic and psychosomatic changes taking place during illness period. Current research proposal aims to develop an intervention strategy that can at least partially buffer the negative psychological changes associated with chronic illness by developing an innovative mobile health platform. The mobile health platform will use game environment to provide psychological support and foster constructive behavioral change. The first step is piloting among 10 children with newly diagnosed cancer, which will be followed by platform improvements and preparation for randomized clinical trials involving 60 patients. The aim of the study is to show positive associations between using the mobile platform and mental well-being compared to conventional treatment strategies.

We have so many other wonderful news for you as well. We’ll keep you posted.