Adherence to mHealth and Paper-Based Versions of Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise: A Secondary Analysis of Data From the PreventIT Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial: ADHERENCE TO THE eLiFE AND aLiFE PROGRAM

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  • External authors:
  • Elisabeth Boulton
  • Kristin Taraldsen
  • A. Stefanie Mikolaizak
  • Mirjam Pijnnaples


The European Commission Horizon 2020 project—PreventIT—evaluated two approaches to delivering Lifestyle-Integrated
Functional Exercise (LiFE) programs for maintaining older adults’ physical function: the paper-based adapted LiFE and mobile
health device delivered enhanced LiFE. A self-reported method was used to measure users’ monthly adherence over 12 months.
This analysis aimed to explore young seniors’ adherence patterns between enhanced LiFE and adapted LiFE groups. Results
showed that adherence level decreased with time in both groups. The enhanced LiFE group had slightly higher adherence than the
adapted LiFE group during most of the 12 months. However, the overall adherence levels were not significantly different during
either intervention or follow-up periods. Monthly self-reported adherence measurement can help to understand users’ adherence
comprehensively. The comparable adherence levels between both groups indicate mobile health could be an alternative to
delivering home-based physical activity for young seniors. However, this feasibility study was not powered to detect differences
between groups.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2022