Effectiveness of a smartphone application to promote physical activity in primary care: the SMART MOVE randomised controlled trial.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/583439
Title:
Effectiveness of a smartphone application to promote physical activity in primary care: the SMART MOVE randomised controlled trial.
Authors:
Glynn, Liam G; Hayes, Patrick S; Casey, Monica; Glynn, Fergus; Alvarez-Iglesias, Alberto; Newell, John; OLaighin, Gearóid; Heaney, David; O'Donnell, Martin; Murphy, Andrew W
Citation:
Effectiveness of a smartphone application to promote physical activity in primary care: the SMART MOVE randomised controlled trial. 2014, 64 (624):e384-91 Br J Gen Pract
Publisher:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/583439
DOI:
10.3399/bjgp14X680461
PubMed ID:
24982490
Abstract:
Physical inactivity is a major, potentially modifiable, risk factor for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Effective, simple, and generalisable interventions that will increase physical activity in populations are needed.; To evaluate the effectiveness of a smartphone application (app) to increase physical activity in primary care.; An 8-week, open-label, randomised controlled trial in rural, primary care in the west of Ireland.; Android smartphone users >16 years of age were recruited. All participants were provided with similar physical activity goals and information on the benefits of exercise. The intervention group was provided with a smartphone app and detailed instructions on how to use it to achieve these goals. The primary outcome was change in physical activity, as measured by a daily step count between baseline and follow-up.; A total of 139 patients were referred by their primary care health professional or self-referred. In total, 37 (27%) were screened out and 12 (9%) declined to participate, leaving 90 (65%) patients who were randomised. Of these, 78 provided baseline data (intervention = 37; control = 41) and 77 provided outcome data (intervention = 37; control = 40). The mean daily step count at baseline for intervention and control groups was 4365 and 5138 steps per day respectively. After adjusting, there was evidence of a significant treatment effect (P = 0.009); the difference in mean improvement in daily step count from week 1 to week 8 inclusive was 1029 (95% confidence interval 214 to 1843) steps per day, favouring the intervention. Improvements in physical activity in the intervention group were sustained until the end of the trial.; A simple smartphone app significantly increased physical activity over 8 weeks in a primary care population.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Physical inactivity is a major, potentially modifiable, risk factor for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Effective, simple, and generalisable interventions that will increase physical activity in populations are needed. AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of a smartphone application (app) to increase physical activity in primary care. DESIGN AND SETTING: An 8-week, open-label, randomised controlled trial in rural, primary care in the west of Ireland.
Keywords:
PRIMARY CARE; PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
MeSH:
Blood Pressure; Cell Phones; Exercise; Female; Health Promotion; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Mobile Applications; Monitoring, Physiologic; Primary Health Care; Telemedicine; Treatment Outcome
ISSN:
1478-5242

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dc.contributor.authorGlynn, Liam Gen
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Patrick Sen
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Monicaen
dc.contributor.authorGlynn, Fergusen
dc.contributor.authorAlvarez-Iglesias, Albertoen
dc.contributor.authorNewell, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorOLaighin, Gearóiden
dc.contributor.authorHeaney, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, Martinen
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Andrew Wen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-09T10:06:29Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-09T10:06:29Zen
dc.date.issued2014-07en
dc.identifier.citationEffectiveness of a smartphone application to promote physical activity in primary care: the SMART MOVE randomised controlled trial. 2014, 64 (624):e384-91 Br J Gen Practen
dc.identifier.issn1478-5242en
dc.identifier.pmid24982490en
dc.identifier.doi10.3399/bjgp14X680461en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/583439en
dc.descriptionPhysical inactivity is a major, potentially modifiable, risk factor for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Effective, simple, and generalisable interventions that will increase physical activity in populations are needed. AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of a smartphone application (app) to increase physical activity in primary care. DESIGN AND SETTING: An 8-week, open-label, randomised controlled trial in rural, primary care in the west of Ireland.en
dc.description.abstractPhysical inactivity is a major, potentially modifiable, risk factor for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Effective, simple, and generalisable interventions that will increase physical activity in populations are needed.en
dc.description.abstractTo evaluate the effectiveness of a smartphone application (app) to increase physical activity in primary care.en
dc.description.abstractAn 8-week, open-label, randomised controlled trial in rural, primary care in the west of Ireland.en
dc.description.abstractAndroid smartphone users >16 years of age were recruited. All participants were provided with similar physical activity goals and information on the benefits of exercise. The intervention group was provided with a smartphone app and detailed instructions on how to use it to achieve these goals. The primary outcome was change in physical activity, as measured by a daily step count between baseline and follow-up.en
dc.description.abstractA total of 139 patients were referred by their primary care health professional or self-referred. In total, 37 (27%) were screened out and 12 (9%) declined to participate, leaving 90 (65%) patients who were randomised. Of these, 78 provided baseline data (intervention = 37; control = 41) and 77 provided outcome data (intervention = 37; control = 40). The mean daily step count at baseline for intervention and control groups was 4365 and 5138 steps per day respectively. After adjusting, there was evidence of a significant treatment effect (P = 0.009); the difference in mean improvement in daily step count from week 1 to week 8 inclusive was 1029 (95% confidence interval 214 to 1843) steps per day, favouring the intervention. Improvements in physical activity in the intervention group were sustained until the end of the trial.en
dc.description.abstractA simple smartphone app significantly increased physical activity over 8 weeks in a primary care population.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitionersen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitionersen
dc.subjectPRIMARY CAREen
dc.subjectPHYSICAL ACTIVITYen
dc.subject.meshBlood Pressureen
dc.subject.meshCell Phonesen
dc.subject.meshExerciseen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotionen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIrelanden
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshMobile Applicationsen
dc.subject.meshMonitoring, Physiologicen
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Careen
dc.subject.meshTelemedicineen
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen
dc.titleEffectiveness of a smartphone application to promote physical activity in primary care: the SMART MOVE randomised controlled trial.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalThe British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitionersen

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