Individual Study / McManus et al.; J Med Internet Res. 2019

Design and Preliminary Findings From a New Electronic Cohort Embedded in the Framingham Heart Study

Design and Preliminary Findings From a New Electronic Cohort Embedded in the Framingham Heart Study

Initiatives -
The aim of this study was to describe a cardiovascular digital and mHealth electronic cohort (e-cohort) embedded in a traditional longitudinal cohort study, the Framingham Heart Study (FHS). 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
2016
Funding
R01 HL126911/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS/United States R01 HL136660/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS/United States R01 HL141434/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS/United States R01 HL092577/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS/United States P50 HL120163/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS/United States R01 HL137734/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS/United States R01 HL137794/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS/United States

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

McManus DD, Trinquart L, Benjamin EJ, et al. Design and Preliminary Findings From a New Electronic Cohort Embedded in the Framingham Heart Study. J Med Internet Res. 2019;21(3):e12143. Published 2019 Mar 1. doi:10.2196/12143

PUBMED 30821691

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,044
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

We invited eligible and consenting FHS Generation 3 and Omni participants to download the electronic Framingham Heart Study (eFHS) app onto their mobile phones and co-deployed a digital blood pressure (BP) cuff. Thereafter, participants were also offered a smartwatch (Apple Watch). Participants were invited to complete surveys through the eFHS app, to perform weekly BP measurements, and to wear the smartwatch daily.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,044
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
We have designed an e-cohort focused on identifying novel cardiovascular disease risk factors using a new smartphone app, a digital BP cuff, and a smartwatch
Start Date
2016-04
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone apps
    • Smartwatch and wearables