Individual Study / PHMS

The Personal Health Management Study (PHMS)

The Personal Health Management Study (PHMS)

Initiatives -
The Personal Health Management Study (PHMS) is an assessment of the effect of a voluntary employee-facing health initiative using a commercially-available wearable device implemented among 565 employeesof Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The results of the initiative on physical activity (measured assteps) and sleep is reported. 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
2013
Funding
HITLAB received funding for this research from Boehringer Ingelheim

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Crowley O, Pugliese L, Kachnowski S. The Impact of Wearable Device Enabled Health Initiative on Physical Activity and Sleep. Cureus. 2016;8(10):e825. Published 2016 Oct 11. doi:10.7759/cureus.825

PUBMED 27882272

Number of participants

Number of participants
565
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

565 BI employees aged 23–67 drawn from a population of approximately 3,500 eligible individuals at BI’sRidgefield, Connecticut campus were recruited and consented into the PHMS
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
23
Maximum age
67
Newborns
Twins
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
Other criteria
The inclusion criteria for thisprogram included permanent employment at BI and access to a device capable of hosting the Jawbone UP®mobile application (including the iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or iPod touch). Individuals who werepregnant, had an ambulatory disability, terminated employment at BI, or previously owned an UP® byJawbone band were not eligible for this study.

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
565
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Physical activity and sleep - UP® by Jawbone is a consumer-facing activity measuring device that uses aprecision motion sensor and actigraphy monitoring to track steps and sleep. The study participants syncedtheir UP® band to the UP® iPhone application (UP® app) that displayed their daily steps and sleep (capturedas hours of deep and light sleep, and total number of hours slept) data, provided weekly and monthlyreports, and sent messages encouraging the participants to meet their respective goals.
Start Date
2013-09
End Date
2014-09
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone apps