VAMOS program: Technological innovation for behaviour change in the Brazilian unified health system
ISPAH ePoster Library. Bertoldo Benedetti T. Oct 16, 2018; 225314
Assoc. Prof. Tânia Bertoldo Benedetti
Assoc. Prof. Tânia Bertoldo Benedetti
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Abstract The use of technologies in health contributes to the expansion of public policies opportunities for an active and healthy lifestyle. The aims to present the new version of the “Vida Ativa Melhorando a Saúde” (VAMOS - Active Life Improving Health) program for establishment in the Brazilian Unified Health System. VAMOS is a program which motivates people to have a healthier lifestyle in regards to physical activity and nutrition. It was developed in 2012 and consists of 12 sections performed over a period of three months. The method of evaluation used focus groups and interviews with participants, multipliers and health managers. In 2017 the structure of the program was re-elaborated and a few changes regarding definition of themes and objectives, development of contents and activities and design and validation by a group of experts were carried out. The new version is available in both presential and online versions with 18 sections to be completed in nine months. The contents are: concepts, benefits, types, obstacles, time management, activity monitoring, social support, obesity, stress, health risks, diseases, good practices, relapses, opportunities, motivation and healthier lifestyle maintenance. Each section includes front page, title, welcoming, summary of the previous section, review of the task, content and activities, tips, summary of the current section and goal setting. The new design is based on the original visual identity of the program. VAMOS is an innovative technology with potential to be used in the Brazilian Health System as a strategy to behavior change to physical activity and nutrition.
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