Phase 2: October 2017 to December 2018 - The Trial

The mHealth healthy lifestyle support tool, consisting of a smartphone app and a website, will be evaluated using a cluster-randomised trial design.

Clusters will be identified by Community Coordinators and will be randomly assigned to either the mHealth tool (intervention condition) or a simplified version of the tool which only collects data (control condition). Participants in the intervention clusters will use the tool for 12 weeks and participants in control clusters will be able to use the tool after the 12-week intervention period.

The primary outcome of the study will be a self-reported composite health behaviour score at 12 weeks, including smoking, fruit and vegetable intake, alcohol intake, and physical activity. If effective, the tool has the potential to be scaled up and rolled out nationally via primary care providers and communities.

The study aims to recruit 24 Maori Clusters and 24 Pasifika Clusters with 40 participant per cluster (1920 participants total) and will run from January – September 2018.

People who are over 18 years old, are part of a community who are participating, own a smartphone/tablet/laptop/computer, have access to internet at least once a week, and have an email address are eligible to participate in the study.

To view the trial Participant Information Sheet for Maori particpants see here, for participants connected with The Fono see here and for particpants connected with SWPICS see here.

To view the trial brochure for Maori click here and the brochure for Pasific click here.

To view the trial poster click here.

For questions relating to the study please contact:

Jacqui Grey
Project Manager
olaora@auckland.ac.nz