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TOURIST2 - tracking of urgent risks in Swiss travellers to the 6 main travel destinations - feasibility and ethical considerations of a smartphone application-based study

Baroutsou, Vasiliki and Hatz, Christoph and Blanke, Ulf and Haile, Sarah R. and Fehr, Jan and Neumayr, Andreas and Puhan, Milo A. and Bühler, Silja. (2021) TOURIST2 - tracking of urgent risks in Swiss travellers to the 6 main travel destinations - feasibility and ethical considerations of a smartphone application-based study. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 39. p. 101912.

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Abstract

The adoption of mHealth technology in travel medicine is a relatively new and unexplored field. We have further developed a TRAVEL application (app) for real-time data monitoring during travel. In this manuscript we report on the feasibility using this new app in a large and diverse cohort of travellers to three continents.; We enrolled 1000 participants from the travel clinics of Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, aged ≥18 years, travelling to Thailand, India, China, Tanzania, Brazil and Peru between 09/2017-01/2019. Participants included healthy travellers, individuals with pre-existing chronic diseases and elderly travellers (≥60 years). Participants completed an app-based daily survey on risk behaviours/health incidents pre-, during and after travel. Simultaneously, GPS locations were tightly collected and linked to environmental data.; 793 (79%) travellers answered at least one questionnaire during their trip. Participants' median age was 34 years (range 18-84 years); 8% were aged ≥60 years; 55% female; 32% had pre-existing chronic diseases. Completion rates were similar in younger and elderly travellers and in those with and without pre-existing diseases.; The use of a smartphone app is a feasible method for collecting behavioural and health data in elderly travellers and individuals with chronic diseases travelling to three continents.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Medical Services (Neumayr)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medicine (MED) > Medical Services (Neumayr)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
UniBasel Contributors:Hatz, Christoph and Neumayr, Andreas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1477-8939
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:12 Apr 2021 09:56
Deposited On:12 Apr 2021 09:56

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