Review of reviews on the effectiveness of digital interventions for reducing behavioural risks of CVD in non-patient adult populations
PHE ePoster Library. Chadborn T. Sep 12, 2019; 274527; 84
Dr. Tim Chadborn
Dr. Tim Chadborn
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Abstract Background
Digital health interventions may provide practical and cost-effective support of behaviour change. They may be offered to NHS Health Check patients whose cardiovascular risk scores suggest a need to improve diet, increase physical activity, stop smoking or reduce alcohol consumption.Objective: This review aims to summarise the effectiveness of digital interventions for improving behavioural outcomes and identify differences between modes of intervention.
A systematic review of reviews was conducted according to PRISMA standards. Eligible papers were published between 1/1/09 and 25/2/19 and examined the effectiveness of digital interventions on any NHS Health Check-related behavioural outcomes, in high income countries. Four databases and four grey literature sources were searched between January and April 2019. 187 texts were screened in full. The AMSTAR-2 tool was used to assess review quality.
Ninety-one systematic reviews and two pieces of grey literature were included. Results were mixed across physical activity and diet-related outcomes. There were small effects on smoking cessation and alcohol reduction. Most trials reported intent-to-treat analysis and attrition rates were often high. Digital interventions were typically more effective than no intervention, evidence was mixed as to whether they are less effective than face-to-face interventions. Studies with long follow-ups were scarce, but it seems that digital interventions may be effective up to six months after the end of the intervention, but that effects have faded out by twelve months after.
Digital interventions can be effective at improving health behaviours.Registration: Prospero 2019 CRD42019126074. External funding details
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