Comparison of conventional (face-to-face) and online approach in mindfulness-based chronic disease self-management interventions for older adults

D. Juraga*, T. Rukavina, L. Bilajac, M. M. Glavić, D. Roviš, H. Raat, V. Vasiljev

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Abstract

Background: To compare the effectiveness between conventional (face-to-face) and online public health approaches focused on mental health, self-efficacy of health management and quality of life of older adults. Design and methods: Participants will be 65+ residents of the city of Rijeka and the wider urban area and will be divided into three groups. The first group consists of participants who will be included in the conventional (face-to-face) form of public health intervention, the second group consists of participants who will be involved in online public health intervention and the third group consists of participants from the control group. A total of 450 participants will participate in a pretest-posttest non-equivalent groups design research, with 150 participants per group. A series of questionnaires will be administered to evaluate effect of the interventions on mental health, self-efficacy of health management and quality of life. Results of this research will provide insight into the effectiveness of the electronic way of implement-ing chronic disease self-management interventions compared to conventional (face-to-face) which can be useful to policy makers and public authorities in the organization and implementation of health policies. Expected impact of the study for public health: This research will contribute to the definition, implementation and adaptation of future public health interventions related to mental health, self-efficacy of health management and quality of life in the context of various epidemiological situations such as the current one caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2779
JournalJournal of Public Health Research
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2022

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Funding Information:
Part of this study was carried out with the financial support from the Third Health Program of the European Union (2014-2020), throughout the SEFAC project [grant number 738202]. The study does not necessarily reflect the Commission’s views and in no way antici-pates the Commission’s future policy in this area. The work of doctoral student Denis Juraga has been supported in part by the “Young researchers' career development project – training of doctoral stu-dents” of the Croatian Science Foundation.

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© the Author(s), 2022 Licensee PAGEPress, Italy.

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