Understanding disability in older heart disease patients in Ireland

CARDI Involvement
CARDI grant programme
  • Professor Frank Kee, Queens University Belfast
  • Dr Kathleen Bennett, TCD 
  • Dr John Hughes, NISRA


  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland

Project Lead

Professor Frank Kee, Queens University Belfast



Funding source

CARDI - Data Mining 2013


Project commenced Dec 2013



Last updated

5th March 2014
This research seeks to assess the extent to which disability associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) varies by age, gender and socio-economic status.

It will report on life expectancy free of CHD related disability and related inequalities and examine risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, obesity, physical activity and psycho-social factors.

It will also evaluate how differences in healthcare and welfare systems in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland impact on disability following CHD.