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HealtheSteps™ Study Protocol: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial promoting active living and healthy lifestyles in at-risk Canadian adults delivered in primary care and community-based clinics

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, February 2017
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Title
HealtheSteps™ Study Protocol: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial promoting active living and healthy lifestyles in at-risk Canadian adults delivered in primary care and community-based clinics
Published in
BMC Public Health, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4047-8
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Authors

Dawn P. Gill, Wendy Blunt, Cassandra Bartol, Roseanne W. Pulford, Ashleigh De Cruz, P. Karen Simmavong, Adam Gavarkovs, Ian Newhouse, Erin Pearson, Bayley Ostenfeldt, Barbi Law, Kristina Karvinen, Pertice Moffit, Gareth Jones, Cori Watson, Guangyong Zou, Robert J. Petrella

Abstract

Physical inactivity is one of the leading causes of chronic disease in Canadian adults. With less than 50% of Canadian adults reaching the recommended amount of daily physical activity, there is an urgent need for effective programs targeting this risk factor. HealtheSteps™ is a healthy lifestyle prescription program, developed from an extensive research base to address risk factors for chronic disease such as physical inactivity, sedentary behaviour and poor eating habits. HealtheSteps™ participants are provided with in-person lifestyle coaching and access to eHealth technologies delivered in community-based primary care clinics and health care organizations. To determine the effectiveness of Healthesteps™, we will conduct a 6-month pragmatic randomized controlled trial with integrated process and economic evaluations of HealtheSteps™ in 5 clinic settings in Southwestern Ontario. 110 participants will be individually randomized (1:1; stratified by site) to either the intervention (HealtheSteps™ program) or comparator (Wait-list control). There are 3 phases of the HealtheSteps™ program, lasting 6 months each. The active phase consists of bi-monthly in-person coaching with access to a full suite of eHealth technology supports. During the maintenance phase I, the in-person coaching will be removed, but participants will still have access to the full suite of eHealth technology supports. In the final stage, maintenance phase II, access to the full suite of eHealth technology supports is removed and participants only have access to publicly available resources and tools. This trial aims to determine the effectiveness of the program in increasing physical activity levels and improving other health behaviours and indicators, the acceptability of the HealtheSteps™ program, and the direct cost for each person participating in the program as well as the costs associated with delivering the program at the different community sites. These results will inform future optimization and scaling up of the program into additional community-based primary care sites. NCT02413385 (Clinicaltrials.gov). Date Registered: April 6, 2015.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 209 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 33 16%
Student > Bachelor 29 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 8%
Researcher 14 7%
Other 39 19%
Unknown 59 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 47 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 43 20%
Sports and Recreations 11 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 9 4%
Social Sciences 8 4%
Other 31 15%
Unknown 61 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 February 2018.
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#3,356,170
of 12,544,629 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#3,745
of 8,560 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#84,465
of 252,665 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 2 outputs
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