EUIT Research

Research Group OCCARE

  • Research group on Complex Health Diagnoses and Interventions from Occupation and Care (OCCARE)

Grup de recerca en Diagnòstics i Intervencions Complexes en Salut des de l’Ocupació i la Cura (OCCARE) / Grupo de investigación en Diagnósticos e Intervenciones Complejas en Salud desde la Ocupación y el Cuidado (OCCARE)

The Research group on Complex Health Diagnoses and Interventions from Occupation and Care (OCCARE) is part of the Fundació per a la Docència Sant Llàtzer, which includes the University School of Nursing and Occupational Therapy of Terrassa affiliated to the Autonomous University of Barcelona (EUIT-UAB). The mission of OCCARE is to generate and transfer knowledge to influence and transform the health and well-being of society.

From a complex approach and critical perspective, the research group focuses on three main themes: i) the study of health and disease processes and their impact on individuals, groups and communities, ii) the development and validation of novel behavioural interventions for clinical populations, and iii) the development and improvement of the competencies and well-being of health care students and professionals as key change agents to transform the health’s society.

Lines of Research

  • Complex health diagnoses

This line of research examines how health and disease processes affect individuals, groups and communities and their activities of daily living, self-care, attitudes, interpersonal relationships, and psychological and emotional well-being. Importantly, this research line addresses these issues by considering intersectionality, the social determinants of health and inequalities in health care. It thus takes an inclusive and gender perspective approach to acknowledge the heterogeneity and complexity of realities in health diagnosis.

  • Complex health interventions and outcomes

This line researches on interventions with multiple interacting components, targeted to mre than one outcoume and tailored to the needs of the individual. Some examples include clinical trials on rehabilitation, mental health and health education, in collaboration with públic and private health services, developing innovative solutions for telemedicine and telerehabilitation and to provide care in rural isolated areas.

  • Professional development and well-bein

Within the interdisciplinary Research framework, this line investigates the competencies and emotional well-being of health care students and professionals. This line focuses on pedagogical methods for teaching and improving professional competencies, on methods for assessing these competencies and on deontological ethical conflicts.

Group Members

Name Field
Álvarez Pérez, Rosa Nursing
Cazorla Calderón, Sergio Nursing
Codern Bové, Núria Nursing
Comellas Oliva, Montserrat Nursing
Garrido Pedrosa, Jèssica Occupational Therapy
González Román, Loreto Occupational Therapy
Gorina Cañaveras, Marta Nursing
Grau Sánchez, Jennifer Occupational Therapy. Research group Coordinator.
Kapanadze Kapanadze, Maria Occupational Therapy
Llorens Ortega, Rafael  Nursing
Poveda Moral, Silvia Nursing
Rived Ocaña, Mercè Occupational Therapy
Rodó Cobo, Montserrat Nursing
Sánchez Rueda, Guadalupe Nursing
Sánchez Ortega, Maria Aurelia Nursing
Vernet Bellet, Raül Nursing
Vidaña Moya, Laura Occupational Therapy
Zango Martín, Inda Occupational Therapy
Quintana Riera, Salvador Medicine
Poyatos Pérez, Rocío Occupational Therapy. PhD student
Martínez López-Amor, Helena Research support technician