Individual Study / Glynn et al.; Br J Gen Pract. 2014

Effectiveness of a Smartphone Application to Promote Physical Activity in Primary Care: The SMART MOVE Randomised Controlled Trial

Effectiveness of a Smartphone Application to Promote Physical Activity in Primary Care: The SMART MOVE Randomised Controlled Trial

Initiatives -
To evaluate the effectiveness of a smartphone application (app) to increase physical activity in primary care. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2012
End Year
2013
Funding
Funding was awarded by the European Union’s Northern Periphery Programme 2007–2013, through the Implementing Transnational Telemedicine Solutions project (reference number: 7.13).

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Glynn LG, Hayes PS, Casey M, et al. Effectiveness of a smartphone application to promote physical activity in primary care: the SMART MOVE randomised controlled trial. Br J Gen Pract. 2014;64(624):e384‐e391. doi:10.3399/bjgp14X680461

PUBMED 24982490

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
139
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

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.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
16
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Ireland
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
139
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Smartphone apps are software applications designed to run on smartphones. The Accupedo-Pro Pedometer app (available at www.accupedo.com) was chosen for the study as it scored highest during a selection process using already-established desired criteria for smartphone apps promoting physical activity
Start Date
2012-08
End Date
2013-06
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone
    • Smartphone apps