Health Promotion Projects on Physical Activity

Application of a cost-effective, computer-based, telephone-counselling system to increase physical activity in diabetes patients in Hong Kong

This physical activity intervention aims to improve the level of physical activity in Chinese diabetes patients. The aim of this intervention project is to adapt, deploy, and evaluate a state-of-the-art behavioural informatics technology (i.e. the Telephone-Linked Care) platform in Hong Kong to deliever a proven, cost-effective, psychological-theories-based solution (TLC-PA) to help diabetes patients to increase their physical activity level. This service will be supported by an international team of multidisciplinary experts that includes endocrinologists, psychologists, epidemiologists and information technology specialists. This service will be provided to diabetes patients who attend the Diabetes and Endocrine Centre at the Prince of Wales Hospital, and supported by The Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Medical Information Systems Unit of the Boston University School of Public Health. An evaluation process will be conducted at the end.

Funded by Health Care and Promotion Fund

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