Barcelona pilot study covers the two approaches proposed by K-HEALTHinAIR:
- Follow up of high-risk multimorbid outpatients with obstructive lung disease:
The work with the outpatients is focused on analyzing the relationships between patient’s home Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and health status, with focus on acute health effects. It includes the collection of health-related data such as medical surveillance, Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS), Patient-Reported Experience Measures (PREMS), standardized health questionnaires, and the monitoring of biological signals such as heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (HRV) and activity indicators (steps and calories). Also, the study considers the monitoring of relevant parameters, Temperature (T), Relative Humidity (RH), CO2 concentration / sensor (CO2), Particle matter (PM), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and formaldehyde, in their homes (the indoor environment where they spend a mayor part of their lives) and the sampling of the key health affecting agents: PM, VOCs (including formaldehyde) and microbiome in some selected outpatients the IAQ of their homes.
- Analysis of 3 relevant settings, hospital areas, metro station and a market:
The work with the settings, hospital, metro station and market, is focused on monitoring of the relevant parameters, T, RH, CO2, PM, VOCs and formaldehyde, the sampling of the key health affecting agents: PM, VOCs (including formaldehyde) and microbiome in the IAQ, the collection of OAQ in the surrounding areas and the use of questionnaires with the staff (because in principle this is the population group spending more time inside these settings).
Contact information: Rubèn González Colom (firstname.lastname@example.org)