research product . Collection . 2020

Personalised health education against health damage of COVID-19 epidemic in the elderly Hungarian population (PROACTIVE-19): protocol of an adaptive randomised controlled clinical trial

Erőss, Bálint; Molnár, Zsolt; Szakács, Zsolt; Zádori, Noémi; Szakó, Lajos; Váncsa, Szilárd; Juhász, Márk Félix; Ocskay, Klementina; Vörhendi, Nóra; Márta, Katalin; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Publisher: figshare
  • Country: Hungary
Abstract
Abstract Background Early reports indicate that COVID-19 may require intensive care unit (ICU) admission in 5–26% and overall mortality can rise to 11% of the recognised cases, particularly affecting the elderly. There is a lack of evidence-based targeted pharmacological therapy for its prevention and treatment. We aim to compare the effects of a World Health Organization recommendation-based education and a personalised complex preventive lifestyle intervention package (based on the same WHO recommendation) on the outcomes of the COVID-19. Methods PROACTIVE-19 is a pragmatic, randomised controlled clinical trial with adaptive “sample size re-estimation” design....
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