An Integrated Noncommunicable Disease Risk Assessment and Data Management Application for Community Health Promotion Campaigns

Authors

  • Valentin NĂDĂŞAN University of Medicine and Pharmacy Tirgu Mures
  • Vladimir BACÂREA University of Medicine and Pharmacy 38, Gh. Marinescu Street, Târgu Mureş, 540139, Romania
  • Zoltan ÁBRÁM University of Medicine and Pharmacy 38, Gh. Marinescu Street, Târgu Mureş, 540139, Romania
  • Tudor CĂLINICI Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca
  • Marius MĂRUŞTERI University of Medicine and Pharmacy 38, Gh. Marinescu Street, Târgu Mureş, 540139, Romania

Keywords:

Computer Software Applications, Risk Assessment, Health Promotion

Abstract

The aim of this study is to present a software application that facilitates consistent data collection, questionnaire administration, noncommunicable disease risk scoring for the benefit of the participants to community health promotion campaigns. The application was developed using open source scripting language, database management system and server. The application calculates the risk scores based on demographic data (sex, age), anthropometric measurements (height, weight), blood pressure, blood tests (blood glucose, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides) and on a brief lifestyle questionnaire. A summary of data and risk scores grouped at individual level can be printed as a handout for personal use or lifestyle counseling.  Also, the application can aggregate the data at group level after basic statistical analysis and display them as tables and charts. Finally, the database can be exported for advanced statistical analysis for research purposes.

Author Biographies

Valentin NĂDĂŞAN, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Tirgu Mures

Department of Hygiene

Vladimir BACÂREA, University of Medicine and Pharmacy 38, Gh. Marinescu Street, Târgu Mureş, 540139, Romania

Department of Research Methodology

Zoltan ÁBRÁM, University of Medicine and Pharmacy 38, Gh. Marinescu Street, Târgu Mureş, 540139, Romania

Department of Hygiene

Tudor CĂLINICI, Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca

Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics

Marius MĂRUŞTERI, University of Medicine and Pharmacy 38, Gh. Marinescu Street, Târgu Mureş, 540139, Romania

Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics

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Published

26.12.2014

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NĂDĂŞAN V, BACÂREA V, ÁBRÁM Z, CĂLINICI T, MĂRUŞTERI M. An Integrated Noncommunicable Disease Risk Assessment and Data Management Application for Community Health Promotion Campaigns. Appl Med Inform [Internet]. 2014 Dec. 26 [cited 2024 Jul. 21];35(4):27-34. Available from: https://ami.info.umfcluj.ro/index.php/AMI/article/view/507

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