The study generating risk factor profiles of individuals enrolled and enhancing their self-management of NCDs using a portable health information kiosk that employs the SMAARTTM model.
Duration: 24 Months
Methods: A quantitative study will be conducted on a convenient sample of 2800 individuals from the selected hospital and community settings in rural (n=1400) and urban areas (n=1400) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Data will be collected on socio-demographics, health behaviors, clinical status and Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices. Objective assessments such as weight, blood pressure, and random blood sugar levels will be measured. Additionally, the usefulness, acceptance, and effectiveness of the Swasthya Pahal program will be determined.
Swasthya Pahal (health for all) is an innovative community-based program, facilitated through an interactive, multi-lingual, standalone, and internet-enabled touch screen computer-based program that aims to enhance self-management of NCDs including diabetes, hypertension, and obesity among individuals living across diverse community settings.
The proposed study will help enhance the self-management of NCDs in both rural and urban community settings by the implementation of the Swasthya pahal program based on the SMAART TM informatics framework.
PMCHRI, Chennai, Tamil Nadu