About the Authors

Sue Wells

Affiliation Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Robyn Whittaker

r.whittaker@ctru.auckland.ac.nz

Affiliation Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Enid Dorey

Affiliation Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Chris Bullen

Affiliation Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Competing Interests

SW has received funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand and the Heart Foundation of New Zealand for cardiovascular epidemiological research. SW is a member of the New Zealand Guidelines Group cardiovascular guideline update committee. SW has been involved in the development of two software programmes, PREDICT CVD-diabetes and Your Heart Forecast, that received part funding from the New Zealand Ministry of Health and the Heart Foundation of New Zealand, respectively. RW has been involved in the development of mobile phone-based health interventions for research purposes.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SW RW EMD CB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: SW RW EMD CB. Wrote the first draft of the paper: SW RW. Contributed to the writing of the paper: SW RW EMD CB.