Mens mobile health: Effect of health mobile apps to men with short-term or no studies during a 6 months intervention study

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Abstract til: 9th European Public Health Conference – All for health – Health for All 9 – 12 November 2016. Danish title: Mænds mobile sundhed English title: Men mobile health Authors: Vinie Diana Hvidbak Levisen, Associated professor, RN, MLP Knowledge Center for Health Promotion University College Syd, Lembckesvej 3, 6100 Haderslev, Denmark Tlf.: +45 7266 5251, E-mail : vdhl@ucsyd.dk Camilla Skovbjerg Jensen, assistant professor, cand.scient.san.publ Medical laboratory technologist degree program University College Syd Degnevej 16, 6705 Esbjerg Ø, Denmark T +45 7266 2736, E-mail: - csje@ucsyd.dk Francisco Mansilla Castaño, PhD, Associated professor Medical laboratory technologist degree program University College Syd Degnevej 16, 6705 Esbjerg Ø T +45 7266 2733, E-mail - fmca@ucsyd.dk Type of abstract: Research abstract Conference Track: • Lifestyle and life choices • Work & sick leave Session Preferences Keywords: Men with little or no education, physical health, mobile health application. Types of presentations: First presentation preference: E-Poster presentations Second presentation preference: Pitch presentation Abstract Background: Men mobile health contributes knowledge of how mobile health applications affect the physical activity levels by men with little or no education and the frequency of how often they think and do something to promote their health. Men with little or no education have both the lowest life expectancy and longest patient delay, and there are not conducted researches with mobile health applications as health-promoting interventions for this target group. The project results and knowledge can be used by workplaces, health professionals, politicians, and it is a health promoting cost-effective intervention. Methods: Clinical controlled trial (CCT) with an intervention and control group. N = 71, 20-62 years old men, little or no education, employed at industrial company. Intervention group N= 35, control group N = 36. There is performed a baseline, an 6 months intervention period, outcome measurement. The intervention: Intervention group use mobile application, registration of steps, minutes of physical activity. Every two weeks they receive a male health promotion sms. Checking steps, minutes of physical activity and the measurement of VAS every fourth week. Hypotheses – The intervention group will: • More often think of their own physical health • More often do something to promote their own physical health • Promote their physical activity levels and fitness more than the control group • Improve their blood pressure, heart rate, muscle mass, BMI and BodyAge more than the control group Results: Outcome measurement is performed at the end of May 2016, the results are presented at the conference. Conclusions: The final results can answer the following research questions by conference: • Which effect has mobile health applications on the thoughts and actions regarding their own health? • How a mobile health application affects physical activity? • The effect of mobile health applications in relation to fitness, heart rate, blood pressure, BMI, fat and muscle mass, BodyAge? Main messages: A CCT, that contributes with knowledge of how mobile health applications are impacting the physical activity levels among men with little or no education and frequency of how often men think and do anything to promote their own health.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato9 nov. 2016
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StatusUdgivet - 9 nov. 2016

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