1 College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Non-communicable disease has become a public health concern and is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle and aging.
This study aimed to explore the effect of M-Health Application: “CHICKEN LOF” on lipid profile and body composition in healthcare workers with dyslipidemia.
This study was a randomized controlled trial conducted on 80 full-time healthcare workers having dyslipidemia from Phuket City Hospital. Participants were randomly assigned by a computer generator into an intervention group and control group. The intervention group received “CHICKEN LOF”: M-Health Application and usual care, and the control group received only usual care. Outcomes were measured on days 30, 60, 90 and compared to baseline.
The mean age was 33.9 years in the intervention group and 33.2 years in the control group. The baseline characteristics were not statistically or significantly different. However, significant changes were observed in intervention group regarding total knowledge (p<0.001), total attitude (p=0.001), total practice (p<0.001), HDL-C (p=0.002), weight (p<0.001), BMI (p=0.001), body fat percentage (p=0.029), bone mass (p=0.030), BMR (p=0.032) and total body water (p=0.027). In pairwise comparison, a significant increase in knowledge, attitude and practice was found from the baseline to day 30, 60 and 90, respectively.
In the present study, CHICKEN-LOF mobile application was found to be effective in terms of knowledge, attitude and practice, and contributed to improving lipid and body composition. This study suggests a longer term implementation to evaluate sustainability not only in the healthcare setting but also in the community.
Keywords: M-Health application, Lipid profile, Body Composition, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice.
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