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Protocol for the PreventIT feasibility randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle-integrated exercise intervention in young older adults

Kristin Taraldsen, A Stefanie Mikolaizak, Andrea B Maier, Elisabeth Boulton, Kamiar Aminian, Jeanine van Ancum, Stefania Bandinelli, Clemens Becker, Ronny Bergquist, Lorenzo Chiari, Lindy Clemson, David P French, Brenda Gannon, Helen Hawley-Hague, Nini H Jonkman, Sabato Mellone, Anisoara Paraschiv-Ionescu, Mirjam Pijnappels, Michael Schwenk, Chris Todd Show all



INTRODUCTION: The European population is rapidly ageing. In order to handle substantial future challenges in the healthcare system, we need to shift focus from treatment towards health promotion. The PreventIT project has adapted the Lifestyle-integrated Exercise (LiFE) programme and developed an intervention for healthy young older adults at risk of accelerated functional decline. The intervention targets balance, muscle strength and physical activity, and is delivered either via a smartphone application (enhanced LiFE, eLiFE) or by use of paper manuals (adapted LiFE, aLiFE). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The PreventIT study is a multicentre, three-armed feasibility randomised controlled trial, com..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The feasibility RCT is part of the EU funded project 'PreventIT' (2016-2018, grant number 689238) responding to the Horizon 2020, Personalised Health and Care call PHC-21: Advancing active and healthy aging with ICT: Early risk detection and intervention. The PreventIT project focuses on a new behaviour change activity approach for young older adults (61-70 years of age) with an overall aim to shift focus from treatment of conditions and diseases to early prevention and to empower people to take care of their own health.