CPHI Awarded First Grant under Grant-in-Aid Scheme under Department of Health Research, Government of India.

Title of the Grant: An innovative informatics platform to deliver a multidimensional intervention to prevent and manage Metabolic Syndrome

CPHI received this grant with Dr. Joshi being the Principal Investigator. This is the first intervention study in India using informatics approach to manage Metabolic Syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a widely prevalent and multi-factorial disorder. It is a Constellation of physiological and biochemical abnormalities characterized by diabetes or high fasting glucose, central obesity, abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and hypertension.

The study aims include
1. To explore multifactorial needs of individuals at risk of MetS in urban, slum and rural settings
2. Design and develop an interactive, tailored user centered and multifactorial, technology mediated evidence based intervention to manage MetS.
3. To evaluate the prototype aimed to facilitate MetS intervention among the diverse group of users including urban, slum and rural individuals.

The study aims to enroll 750 patients in one year across diverse settings around Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. The entire research team is being formulated and the entire CPHI team is very excited about this endeavor.

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