Journal article

An Internet-Based Intervention Augmented With a Diet and Physical Activity Consultation to Decrease the Risk of Dementia in At-Risk Adults in a Primary Care Setting: Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial

Kaarin J Anstey, Nicolas Cherbuin, Sarang Kim, Mitchell McMaster, Catherine D'Este, Nicola Lautenschlager, George Rebok, Ian McRae, Susan J Torres, Kay L Cox, Constance Dimity Pond

Journal of Medical Internet Research | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is a need to develop interventions to reduce the risk of dementia in the community by addressing lifestyle factors and chronic diseases over the adult life course. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate a multidomain dementia risk reduction intervention, Body Brain Life in General Practice (BBL-GP), targeting at-risk adults in primary care. METHODS: A pragmatic, parallel, three-arm randomized trial involving 125 adults aged 18 years or older (86/125, 68.8% female) with a BMI of ≥25 kg/m2 or a chronic health condition recruited from general practices was conducted. The arms included (1) BBL-GP, a web-based intervention augmented with an in-person diet and physical activity c..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health


Awarded by NHMRC Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health Grant #1100579; KA was funded by the NHMRC Fellowship #1102694, and the development of BBL-GP was funded by the NHMRC Dementia Collaborative Research Centres. This latter funding source had no role in the design, execution, analyses, interpretation of the data, or decision to submit results. The authors would like to thank the NHC and the study participants.