Study Design

Since 2022, the Motorik-Modul Study has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Health and has since been running under the name MoMo 2.0. The study is a joint project of four German universities and colleges. This includes the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Karlsruhe University of Education (PH Karlsruhe), the Humboldt University of Berlin (HUB) and the University of Constance.

The aim of MoMo 2.0 (2022-2025) is to conduct a fourth nationally representative post-baseline data collection (wave 4) among children and adolescents aged 4 to 17 and to analyze it against the background of current social events. The targeted sample size for this includes approximately 4,800 participants (N=2,800 cross-sectionally, N=2,000 longitudinally).

The Motorik-Modul Study started at the former University of Karlsruhe as part of the KiGGS baseline survey from 2003 to 2008 under the direction of Prof. Dr. Klaus Bös from the Institute of Sport and Sport Science and Prof. Dr. Annette Worth (former research assistant at the University of Education Karlsruhe and University of Karlsruhe). A total of 4,528 participants between the ages of 4 and 17 took part in the MoMo baseline survey. This first cross-sectional study was funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ).

Under the name "MoMo Wave 1", MoMo was continued from 2009 to 2014 as a joint project of the University of Konstanz (Prof. Dr. Alexander Woll), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Prof. Dr. Klaus Bös), and the University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd (Prof. Dr. Annette Worth), again in cooperation with the Robert Koch Institut (RKI), but now funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). A total of 5,106 children, adolescents and young adults took part. 2,807 participants of the MoMo baseline survey aged between 10 and 23 years were tested again (longitudinal sample). In addition, there was an increase in the number of participants aged 4 to 17, so that there is again a cross-sectional sample for children and adolescents that is representative for Germany.

Study Design
Study Design

Since 2015 (until 2021), the Motorik-Modul Longitudinal Study has been continued under the direction of Professor Dr. Alexander Woll at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in cooperation with Professor Dr. Annette Worth of the Karlsruhe University of Education and the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. The study continues to be funded by the BMBF.

In 2017, the third survey was completed ("MoMo Wave 2"). A total of 6,233 children and adolescents from 167 locations from Germany were studied. Longitudinally, 2,654 individuals were recruited to participate in MoMo again. Complete data sets are available from a total of 1,407 individuals across all three measurement time points.

The 4th survey wave ("MoMo Wave 3") was conducted from 2018 to 2022. This included 4,175 children and adolescents from 167 locations in Germany. Due to the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic and the associated lockdowns in March 2020, testing had to be temporarily interrupted. From summer 2021, testing could be continued, this time in the format of digital motor performance testing.