1.411 older adults

The Anathema consortium held its last General Assembly meeting on November 22, 2023, in online format. The partners discussed the progress of the project and saw how the consortium has successfully involved 1.411 older adults in its activities throughout the project. This is a remarkable achievement.

The older adults were recruited in Portugal, in Austria and in the Netherlands and took part in a myriad of activities, such as questionnaires, co-design workshops, focus groups, usability tests or pilot studies.

If you are one of the participants, we thank you dearly! If you did not participate, but would like to know more about the project, please get in touch!

A screenshot from an online meeting showing eleven people.

Anathema in Brazil

In November, Anathema was presented in Rio de Janeiro. The coordinator gave a workshop to a group of professionals operating in several areas of healthcare about the principles of human-centred design in health and the importance of dealing with taboo topics. Through the example of Anathema, the coordinator explained different techniques that can be used for co-design and testing of digital health technologies, namely for sexual health.

The group was given the link to download and experiment the Anathema app.

Standing person giving a class in a classroom.
Group photo of circa 20 adults against a projection that reads "design workshop for health solutions".

Honourable mention

Anathema was presented by SexLab at the scientific meeting of the Portuguese Society of Clinical Sexology. Ana LuĂ­sa Quinta Gomes presented Anathema at a round table on empirically validated interventions in Portugal and there were very good reactions to the project.

To complement the joy we had of seeing our project attract such interest, the poster entitled ‘Pilot study to evaluate acceptability, feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an intervention programme to promote sexual health among colorectal cancer survivors’ received an honourable mention for being one of the best three posters on show.