This article describes the development of the “Time to Change Your Behavior” (TTCYB) study protocol, a theory-based, tailored print message intervention to improve compliance with the self-care regimen in patients with cardiovascular diseases. A design with a baseline measurement and two follow-ups at six and 12 months will be applied. At baseline and the six-month follow-up, patients will complete self-report questionnaires evaluating lifestyle habits and socio-demographic and psychological variables; at the 12-month follow-up, patients will answer a telephone interview assessing lifestyle habits. After the baseline measurement, patients will be randomized into one of three groups: 1) the tailored group, which will receive tailored health brochures; 2) the “non-tailored” group, which will receive non-tailored health brochures; or 3) the usual care group, which will receive no print information materials. The effectiveness of the intervention will be assessed through patients’ judgments of the brochures and changes in lifestyle. The role of socio-demographic and psychological variables as potential moderators of the materials’ effectiveness will be explored. If the TTCYB is efficacious, it will have implications for the design and implementation of tailored communication programs. Concepts from this study can be potentially extended to primary prevention among high-risk groups.

D'Addario, M., Cappelletti, E., Sarini, M., Greco, A., & Steca, P. (2020). The TTCYB study protocol: A tailored print message intervention to improve cardiovascular patients’ lifestyles. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 17(8) [10.3390/ijerph17082919].

The TTCYB study protocol: A tailored print message intervention to improve cardiovascular patients’ lifestyles

D'Addario, M
;
Sarini, M
;
Steca, P
2020

Abstract

This article describes the development of the “Time to Change Your Behavior” (TTCYB) study protocol, a theory-based, tailored print message intervention to improve compliance with the self-care regimen in patients with cardiovascular diseases. A design with a baseline measurement and two follow-ups at six and 12 months will be applied. At baseline and the six-month follow-up, patients will complete self-report questionnaires evaluating lifestyle habits and socio-demographic and psychological variables; at the 12-month follow-up, patients will answer a telephone interview assessing lifestyle habits. After the baseline measurement, patients will be randomized into one of three groups: 1) the tailored group, which will receive tailored health brochures; 2) the “non-tailored” group, which will receive non-tailored health brochures; or 3) the usual care group, which will receive no print information materials. The effectiveness of the intervention will be assessed through patients’ judgments of the brochures and changes in lifestyle. The role of socio-demographic and psychological variables as potential moderators of the materials’ effectiveness will be explored. If the TTCYB is efficacious, it will have implications for the design and implementation of tailored communication programs. Concepts from this study can be potentially extended to primary prevention among high-risk groups.
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Cardiovascular diseases; Chronic disease; Self-management and lifestyle behaviors; Tailored communication;
English
D'Addario, M., Cappelletti, E., Sarini, M., Greco, A., & Steca, P. (2020). The TTCYB study protocol: A tailored print message intervention to improve cardiovascular patients’ lifestyles. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 17(8) [10.3390/ijerph17082919].
D'Addario, M; Cappelletti, E; Sarini, M; Greco, A; Steca, P
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