Experience and Health Impact of University Students Accessing a Digital Nutrition, Fitness and Mindfulness Platform
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03579264|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 6, 2018
Last Update Posted : December 16, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stress Health Behavior Nutrition Physical Activity||Behavioral: My Viva Plan||Not Applicable|
When individuals look after their own health using online applications they can expect similar or even better health outcomes compared to those obtained by using conventional methods. These kind of tools are popular among University students. Due to the many changes and challenges that students face in the first year of University, this sector of our population is at higher risk of presenting nutritional problems, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
Recently, a Canadian online application called My Viva Plan® became available. This program is based on preventive self-care and it includes three key pillars of health: nutrition, fitness, and mindfulness. Changes in dietary choices, quality of life and stress will be evaluated in a sample of 100 undergraduate students who are in their first year of university. Students will be randomized into the following two groups; students who will use the program vs. students who will not use the program. Questionnaires regarding physical activity, mindfulness and mental well-being will be evaluated at baseline, week 6 and week 12. Body composition characteristics using bioelectrical impedance analysis will be collected at the start and end of the study (baseline and week 12).
The objective is to determine if the use of an online application based on preventive self-care will result in better food choices, better quality of life, and reduced stress in first year university students.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||97 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Experience and Health Impact of University Students Accessing a Digital Nutrition, Fitness and Mindfulness Platform|
|Actual Study Start Date :||August 28, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 1, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 1, 2019|
No Intervention: Standard Arm
No use of My Viva Plan.
Experimental: Intervention Arm
Use of My Viva Plan.
Behavioral: My Viva Plan
Use of the online platform, My Viva Plan, to support health and wellness.
- Change in Stress [ Time Frame: Baseline, week 12 ]To assess the change in self reported stress from baseline to week 12 using the Stress Indicators Questionnaire by the International Counselling Team.
- Change in Dietary Choices [ Time Frame: Baseline, week 12 ]To assess the change in dietary choices from baseline to week 12 using three-day food records collected at baseline and week 12.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03579264
|University of Alberta|
|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2E1|
|Principal Investigator:||Carla Prado, PhD||University of Alberta|