The research will take a partnership approach whereby Māori and Pacific leaders and communities co-design the mHealth programme with the research team.
Programme effectiveness will be evaluated using a Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomised Trial (SMART) design, a study design developed explicitly to build and evaluate interventions that adapt to the specific needs and evolving status of individuals.
If effective, the programme has potential to be scaled up and rolled out nationally via primary care providers and the community. Furthermore, mHealth smartphone applications (apps) and tools enable continuous, passive collection of ‘Big Health Data’ that could support population health monitoring and create future research opportunities.
Supporting healthy lifestyles: A Māori and Pasifika approach (Welltext)
Science leader and principal investigator:
- Dr Helen Eyles, University of Auckland
- Associate Professor Andrew Jull, University of Auckland
- Associate Professor Robyn Whittaker, University of Auckland