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Title: Cost-effectiveness of an exercise intervention program in perimenopausal women: the Fitness League Against MENopause COst (FLAMENCO) randomized controlled trial
Authors: Carbonell-Baeza, Ana
Soriano-Maldonado, A.
Gallo, Francisco Javier
López del Amo González, María del Puerto
Ruiz-Cabello, Pilar
Andrade, Ana
Borges-Cosic, Milkana
Peces-Rama, Antonio Rubén
Spacírova, Zuzana
Álvarez-Gallardo, Inmaculada C.
García-Monchón, Leticia
Segura-Jiménez, V.
Estévez-López, Fernando
Camiletti-Moirón, Daniel
Martín-Martín, José Jesús
Aranda Ramírez, Pilar
Delgado Fernández, Manuel
Aparicio García-Molina, Virginia A.
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: [Background] The high prevalence of women that do not reach the recommended level of physical activity is worrisome. A sedentary lifestyle has negative consequences on health status and increases health care costs. The main objective of this project is to assess the cost-effectiveness of a primary care-based exercise intervention in perimenopausal women.
[Methods/Design] The present study is a Randomized Controlled Trial. A total of 150 eligible women will be recruited and randomly assigned to either a 16-week exercise intervention (3 sessions/week), or to usual care (control) group. The primary outcome measure is the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio. The secondary outcome measures are: i) socio-demographic and clinical information; ii) body composition; iii) dietary patterns; iv) glycaemic and lipid profile; v) physical fitness; vi) physical activity and sedentary behaviour; vii) sleep quality; viii) quality of life, mental health and positive health; ix) menopause symptoms. All outcomes will be assessed at baseline and post intervention. The data will be analysed on an intention-to-treat basis and per protocol. In addition, we will conduct a cost effectiveness analysis from a health system perspective.
[Discussion] The intervention designed is feasible and if it proves to be clinically and cost effective, it can be easily transferred to other similar contexts. Consequently, the findings of this project might help the Health Systems to identify strategies for primary prevention and health promotion as well as to reduce health care requirements and costs.
Sponsorship: This study was supported by the project: “Cost effectiveness of an exercise intervention program in perimenopausal women”. Reference: PI-0667-2013 and funded by the Ministry of Health of the Junta de Andalucía. AS-M (grant number: FPU12/00963) and VS-J (grant number: AP2010-0963) were supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education. ICA-G (grant number: BES-2011-047133) and FE-L (grant number: BES-2014-067612) were supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. VAA was also supported by the Andalucía Talent Hub Program launched by the Andalusian Knowledge Agency, co-funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (COFUND – Grant Agreement n° 291780) and the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment of the Junta de Andalucía.
Publisher: Biomed Central
Keywords: Cost-effectiveness
Health status
Quality of life
Physical activity
Physical fitness
Primary care
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/37249
ISSN: 1471-2458
Citation: Carbonell-Baeza, A.; et al. Cost-effectiveness of an exercise intervention program in perimenopausal women: the Fitness League Against MENopause COst (FLAMENCO) randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 15: 555 (2015). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/37249]
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