On Time to Rethink ACtivity Knowledge: a personalized mHealth coaching platform to tackle physical inactivity in COPD

The goal of OnTRACK is to promote effective physical activity (PA) behaviors in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) through the development, evaluation and dissemination of an innovative personalized mHealth coaching platform which will consider each individual’s preferences and contextual factors. Specifically, it will:
1) Identify the factors (barriers/facilitators, preferences) influencing patients’ PA behavior;
2) Develop a personalized mHealth coaching platform to support patients’ PA engagement;
3) Implement and evaluate the (cost-)effectiveness of the personalized mHealth solution;
4) Disseminate the mHealth platform among key stakeholders.

PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER in the Polytechnic of Leiria
Joana Cruz

30 months (2018 – 2021)

University of Aveiro