Krishnamurthi, R and Hale, L and Barker-Collo, S and Theadom, A and Bhattacharjee, R and George, A and Arroll, B and Ranta, A and Waters, D and Wilson, D and Sandiford, P and Gall, S and Parmar, P and Bennett, D and Feigin, V, Mobile technology for primary stroke prevention, Stroke, 50 pp. 1-3. ISSN 0039-2499 (2019) [Refereed Article]
© 2018 American Heart Association, Inc.
Methods: A parallel, open-label, 2-arm prospective, proof-of-concept pilot randomized controlled trial. Participants were randomized to usual care/control or App intervention group and assessed at baseline, 3, and 6 months. The App measures stroke risk and provides information on management of risk factors. Participants were aged >19 years with at least 2 modifiable stroke risk factors identified, no prior stroke, and owned a smartphone.
Results: Fifty participants (24 control, 26 App) were recruited from 148 eligible participants. Retention in the trial was 87%. Mean cardiovascular health (Life's Simple 7) improved by 0.36 (95% CI, -2.10 to 1.38) in the App group compared with 0.01 (95% CI, -1.34 to 1.32) in controls ( P=0.6733).
Conclusions: These findings support a full randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of the Stroke Riskometer for primary stroke prevention.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||awareness, primary prevention, risk factors, smartphones, stroke|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public Health and Health Services|
|Research Field:||Preventive Medicine|
|Objective Group:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)|
|Objective Field:||Nervous System and Disorders|
|UTAS Author:||Gall, S (Associate Professor Seana Gall)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||5|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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