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Effectiveness of a smartphone application for improving healthy lifestyles, a randomized clinical trial (EVIDENT II) : study protocol
Recio Rodríguez, Jose I. (Centro de salud La Alamedilla (Salamanca, Castella i Lleó))
Martín-Cantera, Carlos (Institut Universitari d'Investigació en Atenció Primària Jordi Gol)
González Viejo, Natividad (Servicio Aragonés de Salud)
Gómez Arranz, Amparo (Centro de Salud Casa de Barco (Valladolid, Castella i Lleó))
Arietaleanizbeascoa, Maria S. (Servicio de Salud Vasco)
Schmolling Guinovart, Yolanda (Centro de Salud Río Tajo (Talavera de la Reina, Castella-La Manxa))
Maderuelo-Fernandez, Jose-Angel (Centro de salud La Alamedilla (Salamanca, Castella i Lleó))
Pérez Arechaederra, Diana (Centro de salud La Alamedilla (Salamanca, Castella i Lleó))
Rodriguez-Sanchez, Emiliano (Centro de salud La Alamedilla (Salamanca, Castella i Lleó))
Gómez Marcos, Manuel Ángel (Centro de salud La Alamedilla (Salamanca, Castella i Lleó))
García Ortiz, Luís (Centro de salud La Alamedilla (Salamanca, Castella i Lleó))
Red de Investigación en Actividades Preventivas y Promoción de la Salud. EVIDENT Group

Data: 2014
Resum: Background: New technologies could facilitate changes in lifestyle and improve public health. However, no large randomized, controlled studies providing scientific evidence of the benefits of their use have been made. The aims of this study are to develop and validate a smartphone application, and to evaluate the effect of adding this tool to a standardized intervention designed to improve adherence to the Mediterranean diet and to physical activity. An evaluation is also made of the effect of modifying habits upon vascular structure and function, and therefore on arterial aging. Methods/Design: A randomized, double-blind, multicenter, parallel group clinical trial will be carried out. A total of 1215 subjects under 70 years of age from the EVIDENT trial will be included. Counseling common to both groups (control and intervention) will be provided on adaptation to the Mediterranean diet and on physical activity. The intervention group moreover will receive training on the use of a smartphone application designed to promote a healthy diet and increased physical activity, and will use the application for three months. The main study endpoints will be the changes in physical activity, assessed by accelerometer and the 7-day Physical Activity Recall (PAR) interview, and adaptation to the Mediterranean diet, as evaluated by an adherence questionnaire and a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). Evaluation also will be made of vascular structure and function based on central arterial pressure, the radial augmentation index, pulse velocity, the cardio-ankle vascular index, and carotid intima-media thickness. Discussion: Confirmation that the new technologies are useful for promoting healthier lifestyles and that their effects are beneficial in terms of arterial aging will have important clinical implications, and may contribute to generalize their application in favor of improved population health. Trial registration: Clinical Trials. gov Identifier: NCT02016014.
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Matèria: Physical activity ; Food ; Information and communication technologies ; Arterial aging
Publicat a: BMC public health, Vol. 14, N. 254 (March 2014) , p. 1-13, ISSN 1471-2458

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-254
PMID: 24628961

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