Accession Number:

ADA588929

Title:

Army Reserve Component Personal Empowerment Program #2t

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 26 Sep 2012-25 Sep 2013

Corporate Author:

HENRY M JACKSON FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MILITARY MEDICINE ROCKVILLE MD

Report Date:

2013-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

It is widely acknowledged that cardiovascular disease prevention requires intervention as early in the human lifespan as practical. A window of opportunity presents in early adulthood when students gain independence as young adults attending university. In a three-phase investigation, this study will evaluate the behavioral patterns of university students in the domains of diet, exercise, stress management, smoking and sleep phase 1. Informed with informatio from phase 1, a pilot study phase 2 will test the feasibility of performing an intervention in university students consisting of an 8-week period during which the students will receive three text messages by phone or iPad per week, tailored to address the behavioral issues that the student has identified as needing improvement and for which the student has indicated a desire to make change. Using lessons learned in phase 2, a randomized, controlled trial o the 8 week intervention phase 3 will be performed with the plan to compare the outcomes of behavior change, measures of anthropomorphic data, and serum markers of cardiovascular risk to test the impact of the intervention.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE