Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of the Check Your Health Preventive Programme
Check your health is a prevention intervention designed to create awareness and action on health condition with focus at physical activity at a population-level to 30-49 years of age. It consists of a behavioural and clinical examination followed by either (I) referral to a health promoting consultation in general practice (II) targeted behavioural programmes at the local Health Centre or (III ) no need for follow-up; stratified after risk-profile. The CORE trial (Check your health) aim to investigate effectiveness on health and social outcomes of the preventive health check and to establish the cost-effectiveness according to life years gained; direct costs and total health costs. A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial has been established to meet the aims and in total 10.600 individuals from 35 practices have been randomized in to two groups that will be invited in 2013-14 and 2017-18 respectively. The group offered the preventive health check in 2013-14 will constitute the intervention group and the group examined in 2017 - 18 the control group. A follow up of the intervention group in 2017 - 18 will provide data for the intention to treat analysis revealing the effect. Outcome measures are level of physical activity, risk of getting cardiovascular disease, sick leave and labor market attachment.
Selfreported Quality of Health
Other: Health check
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||The CORE-trial: a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial in Primary Care Investigating Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of the Check Your Health Preventive Programme Offered Population-wide to 30-49 Years|
- Physical activity [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Physical activity level will be measured by 1) self-reported physical activity (days/week with minimum 30 minutes moderate physical activity) and 2) physical fitness, measured by Aastrands submaximal bike-test.
- Modelled cardiovascular risk [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Cardiovascular risk will be measured as a modelled risk of developing cardiovascular disease within 10 years and includes information on age, gender, smoking status, systolic blood pressure and total cholesterol.
- Health related quality of life [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Health related quality of life measured by The Medical Outcome Study Short Form 12 Health Survey (SF12)
- Functional capacity [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Functional capacity will be measured as affiliation to the labor market (work participation in the last year)and sick leave > 3 weeks.
- Health economy assessment [ Time Frame: 4 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The economic benefits of the interventions will be assessed by comparing mean direct and total costs (direct and productivity costs), and expected life years gained (LYG) in the intervention group with the control group (within a period of four.
|Study Start Date:||May 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||April 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Health check
The intervention consists of invitation for a behavioural and clinical examination followed by either (I) referral to a health promoting consultation in general practice (II) targeted behavioural programmes at the local Health Centre or (III ) no need for follow-up.
Other: Health check
The program includes four components:
Invitation: All participants receive invitation by mail and a prefixed appointment time. A web-based questionnaire including self-reported health (SF12), physical activity, smoking habits and alcohol use/behaviour has to be answered before Health Examination (HE).
The HE include: Blood pressure, waist, weight, lung function test, lipid profile, HbA1c and fitness (Aastrand).
Health profile pamphlet: The participant receives a pamphlet with the results. The persons are stratified into three groups (I) referral to a consultation in general practice (GP) (II) targeted behavioural programs at the health centre (HC) or (III ) no identified need for health promoting follow-up.
Follow-up according to risk-profile: If referred to GP treatment of risk conditions or diseases will follow national guidelines. The GPs were paid 50 Euros per health interview.
No Intervention: No invitation
The persons randomised to the control arm does not get invitation to a health care examination before time for follow up in the intervention group.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02028195
|Contact: Annelli Sandbæk, Professor||+45 2128 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Helle M Terkildsen, Ass Professsor||+45 email@example.com|
|Department of Public Health, Section of General Practice||Recruiting|
|Aarhus, Denmark, 8000|
|Principal Investigator: Annelli Sandbæk, Professor|
|Principal Investigator:||Annelli Sandbæk, PhD Professor||Department of Public Health, Århus University|
|Principal Investigator:||Helle T Maindal, PhD, Associate Professor||Department of Public Health, University of Aarhus|