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Rationale and design of lifestyle intervention using mobile technology in patients with high cardiovascular risk: A pragmatic randomized clinical trial [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2020; 48(2): 149-157 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2019.69494

Rationale and design of lifestyle intervention using mobile technology in patients with high cardiovascular risk: A pragmatic randomized clinical trial

İlker Tekkesin1, Göksel Çinier2, Mert Hayıroğlu3, Yelda Soluk Özdemir4, Özlem Yıldırımtürk1, Duygu İnan1, Elif Gökçen Vatanoğlu1, Kemal Emrecan Parsova1, Gizem Yüksel1, Furkan Durak1, Levent Pay1
1Department of Cardiology, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Center, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Kaçkar State Hospital, Rize, Turkey
3Department of Cardiology, Sultan Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
4İstanbul Physical Medication and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world and contributes a considerable burden to healthcare costs. Primary prevention strategies, particularly adopting healthy lifestyle habits, have great potential to reduce the risk of CVD. Patient compliance remains the major cause of the failure of primary prevention strategies. Telehealth interventions and gamification through mobile applications can increase adherence and reduce healthcare costs. The primary objective of this study is to compare the effect of lifestyle intervention using mobile technology plus usual care with usual care alone in patients with a high CVD risk.

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease prevention, digital health; mobile health; primary prevention.

How to cite this article
İlker Tekkesin, Göksel Çinier, Mert Hayıroğlu, Yelda Soluk Özdemir, Özlem Yıldırımtürk, Duygu İnan, Elif Gökçen Vatanoğlu, Kemal Emrecan Parsova, Gizem Yüksel, Furkan Durak, Levent Pay. Rationale and design of lifestyle intervention using mobile technology in patients with high cardiovascular risk: A pragmatic randomized clinical trial. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2020; 48(2): 149-157

Corresponding Author: Göksel Çinier, Türkiye
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