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This study will examine the effects of smartphone-based lifestyle medicine (LM) for alleviating depressive and anxiety symptoms in Chinese population. Since a range of lifestyle factors are involved in the pathogenesis and progression of depression and anxiety, modifying different lifestyle factors simultaneously, for example, diet, exercise, stress and sleep which are empirically supported by previous reviews, may be effective to reduce depressive and anxiety symptoms. Traditional Chinese medicine concepts will be integrated into the app to increase the acceptability towards mental health treatment. Through this study, we aim to promote evidence-based patient care and to improve help-seeking and access to evidence-based interventions for depression and anxiety.
This study will be a randomized controlled trial on the effects of a culturally adapted self-help smartphone-based lifestyle medicine for reducing depressive and anxiety symptoms in Chinese population. Prior to all study procedures, eligible participants will be required to complete an online informed consent (with telephone support). With an estimation of 30% withdrawal, around 124 eligible participants will be randomly assigned to either smartphone-based lifestyle medicine (LM group) or the waitlist control group (WL group) in a ratio of 1:1.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Not yet recruiting
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-11-11T17:49:59-0500
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