By enabling the first large-scale resource of in-depth lifestyle and clinical information on leading chronic conditions in Australia, ClinPASS will assist clinicians, researchers, and healthcare service developers to integrate and optimise lifestyle interventions involving physical activity, sleep, and nutrition as therapeutic strategies to improve the health of millions of Australians who live with chronic life-limiting illness.
The goal of the consortium is to promote collaborative individual participant data and prospective meta-analyses on physical activity, posture, and sleep. The consortium has two parallel arms: to pool these data from people with chronic conditions identified from the general population cohorts and/or prospectively harmonised clinical cohorts; and to pool data on the effects of lifestyle interventions conducted in people with chronic conditions from prospectively harmonised interventional studies.
We invite researchers who routinely collect accelerometry data in people with chronic conditions to be part of the consortium.
Pooling lifestyle and clinical data on prevalent chronic conditions from Australia and around the world into a single large-scale resource will enable researchers to answer two important questions.
What are the dosages and patterns of physical activity, posture, and sleep that confer health benefit in specific chronic conditions?
What are the essential components, timing, participant selection, and mode of delivery of lifestyle interventions to effectively change behaviour and improve health outcomes in specific chronic conditions?