An Integrated Noncommunicable Disease Risk Assessment and Data Management Application for Community Health Promotion Campaigns
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.
Computer Software Applications, Risk Assessment, Health Promotion