|Volume||2021 Volume 7|
|Authors||Ashish Joshi|Mahima Kaur|Srishti Arora|Ashruti Bhatt|Priya Sharma|Harpreet Kaur|Kanishk Kumar|Mohit Arora|Bhavya Malhotra|Ajay Anshuman|
The study described the usefulness of an interactive, touch screen computer-enabled SMAART informatics platform to screen individuals at risk of NCDs including diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Sixty-Four police personnel were screened during this pilot initiative at the Police Sanchar Training Centre, Sahastradhara road, Dehradun onÂ 6th JanuaryÂ andÂ 7th JanuaryÂ 2020. Individuals were assessed for overweight/obesity, hypertension, and diabetes and made aware of how to self-manage their condition. Based on the individual risk findings, a tailored lifestyle health card was generated. Hypertension (31%) was found to be the most common family history. 36% of individuals were presently smokers or consumed alcohol. Sixty-two percent of them self-reported doing some form of exercise. About 87% of them were not receiving any treatment to self-manage hypertension. Using JNC 8 criteria, 37% of the individuals were hypertensive. Fifty of the 64 individuals expressed interest to receive an SMS message. 64% of them expressed keenness to receive weekly SMS messages. The Swasthya Pahal program using the SMAART informatics framework can be a useful tool to enhance screening and self-management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among police personnel.