Information about genetic and phenotypic risk of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is now widely available but whether such information generates anxiety and/or motivates behaviour change is unknown. In the Diabetes Risk Communication trial 569 middle-aged, non-diabetic adults who consented to taking part received either standard lifestyle advice alone (control group), or in combination with either genetic or a phenotypic risk estimate for T2DM. The primary outcome of objectively measured physical activity (combined sensing) and secondary outcomes (self-reported diet weight, worry, anxiety, and perceived risk) were measured at 8 weeks post-intervention. A post-intervention questionnaire assessed acceptance and putative mediating variables.
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DRCT publications on the MRC Epidemiology Unit publications database.
- Brage S, Westgate K, Wijndaele K, Godinho J, Griffin S, Wareham N. Evaluation of a method for minimising diurnal information bias in objective sensor data. ICAMPAM (Amherst) Conference Proceeding 2013.
- Wijndaele K, Bourdeaudhuij I, Godino J, Lynch BM, Griffin SJ, Kate Westgate K, Brage S. Reliability & Validity of a Domain-Specific Last-7-Day Sedentary Time Questionnaire. Med Sci Sports Exerc (2014)