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dc.contributor.authorTaraldsen, Kristin
dc.contributor.authorMikolaizak, A. Stefanie
dc.contributor.authorMaier, Andrea B.
dc.contributor.authorMellone, Sabato
dc.contributor.authorBoulton, Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorAminian, Kamiar
dc.contributor.authorBecker, Clemens
dc.contributor.authorChiari, Lorenzo
dc.contributor.authorFollestad, Turid
dc.contributor.authorGannon, Brenda
dc.contributor.authorIonescu, Anisoara
dc.contributor.authorPijnappels, Mirjam
dc.contributor.authorSaltvedt, Ingvild
dc.contributor.authorSchwenk, Michael
dc.contributor.authorTodd, Chris
dc.contributor.authorYang, Fan Bella
dc.contributor.authorZacchi, Anna
dc.contributor.authorVan Ancum, Jeanine M.
dc.contributor.authorVereijken, Beatrix
dc.contributor.authorHelbostad, Jorunn L.
dc.description.abstractBackground: Behavioral change is the key to alter individuals’ lifestyle from sedentary to active. The aim was to assess the feasibility of delivering a Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise programme and evaluate the delivery of the intervention by use of digital technology (eLiFE) to prevent functional decline in 61–70 year-old adults. Methods: This multicentre, feasibility randomized controlled trial was run in three countries (Norway, Germany, and the Netherlands). Out of 7,500 potential participants, 926 seniors (12%) were screened and 180 participants randomized to eLiFE (n = 61), aLiFE (n = 59), and control group (n = 60). eLiFE participants used an application on smartphones and smartwatches while aLiFE participants used traditional paper-based versions of the same lifestyle-integrated exercise intervention. Participants were followed for 12 months, with assessments at baseline, after a 6 month active trainer-supported intervention, and after a further 6 months of unsupervised continuation of the programme. Results: At 6 months, 87% of participants completed post-test, and 77% completed the final assessment at 12 months. Participants were willing to be part of the programme, with compliance and reported adherence relatively high. Despite small errors during start-up in the technological component, intervention delivery by use of technology appeared acceptable. No serious adverse events were related to the interventions. All groups improved regarding clinical outcomes over time, and complexity metrics show potential as outcome measure in young seniors. Conclusion: This feasibility RCT provides evidence that an ICT-based lifestyle-integrated exercise intervention, focusing on behavioral change, is feasible and safe for young seniors. Clinical Trial Registration:, identifier: NCT03065088. Registered on 14 February 2017.en_US
dc.publisherFrontiers Mediaen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleDigital technology to deliver a lifestyle-integrated exercise intervention in young seniors – the PreventIT feasibility randomised controlled trialen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalFrontiers in Digital Healthen_US
dc.description.localcodeCopyright © 2020 Taraldsen, Mikolaizak, Maier, Mellone, Boulton, Aminian, Becker, Chiari, Follestad, Gannon, Paraschiv-Ionescu, Pijnappels, Saltvedt, Schwenk, Todd, Yang, Zacchi, van Ancum, Vereijken and Helbostad. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.en_US

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