WHO WE ARE: Institute “E. Medea” and its network
Our mission reflects our institutional duty: to promote biomedical and
health research in close association with clinical practice to test new
rehabilitation techniques and improve existing ones.
The wide network of centers belonging to Association La Nostra Famiglia
is a good testing ground for quantitatively and qualitatively sound research,
especially in rehabilitation.
This is made possible by a number of factors:
The number of patients, certainly the largest in Italy
for childhood and adolescence. Every year, over 20,000
patients are referred to our Centers. Theoretically, this
would mean providing services to a catch area of more
than 25 million people.
Our Centers have common working methodologies and procedures.
Management practices as well as clinical guidelines
and protocols are harmonized across all Centers
What principles underlie research at Scientific Institute “E.
E. Medea” is carrying out a long-term research program to significantly
contribute to knowledge about child and adolescent pathologies.
Research does not only comply with biomedical principles but also with
the following requirements:
comply with the criteria of an epidemiological study
also implying a longitudinal approach
compare epidemiological and clinical data
take into account biological, genetic and experimental
aspects of animal models
investigate thoroughly psychological and social aspects
evaluate and follow-up the results of rehabilitation
develop operational protocols
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