A full list of publications can be found at the end of the page (including all papers written in German)


  • Burchartz, A., Manz, K., Anedda, B., Niessner, C., Oriwol, D., Schmidt, S. C., & Woll, A. (2020). Measurement of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior by Accelerometry Among a Nationwide Sample from the KiGGS and MoMo Study: Study Protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(7), e14370. Doi: 10.2196/1437

  • Hanssen-Doose, A., Niessner, C., Oriwol, D., Bös, K., Woll, A., & Worth, A. (2020). Population-based trends in physical fitness of children and adolescents in Germany, 2003–2017. European Journal of Sport Science, 1–38. Doi: 10.1080/17461391.2020.1793003

  • Niessner, C., Utesch, T., Oriwol, D., Hanssen-Doose, A., Schmidt, S. C. E., Woll, A., Bös, K., & Worth, A. (2020). Representative Percentile Curves of Physical Fitness From Early Childhood to Early Adulthood: The MoMo Study. Frontiers in Public Health, 8, Article 458, 50. Doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00458

  • Schmidt, S. C. E., Anedda, B., Burchartz, A., Oriwol, D., Kolb, S., Wäsche, H., Niessner, C., & Woll, A. (2020). The physical activity of children and adolescents in Germany 2003-2017: The MoMo-study. PloS One, 15(7), e0236117. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0236117



  • Reimers, A. K., Brzoska, P., Niessner, C., Schmidt, S. C. E., Worth, A. & Woll, A. (2019). Are there disparities in different domains of physical activity between school-aged migrant and non-migrant children and adolescents? Insights from Germany. PloS one, 14 (3), e0214022. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214022

  • Schmidt, S., Bosy-Westphal, A., Niessner, C. & Woll, A. (2019). Representative body composition percentiles from bioelectrical impedance analyses among children and adolescents. The MoMo study. Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), 38 (6), 2712–2720. Doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2018.11.026

  • Schmidt, S. C., Schneider, J., Reimers, A. K., Niessner, C. & Woll, A. (2019). Exploratory Determined Correlates of Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents: The MoMo Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16 (3), 1-16. Doi: 10.3390/ijerph16030415



  • Demetriou, Y., Hebestreit, A., Reimers, A. K., Schlund, A., Niessner, C., Schmidt, S., Finger, J. D., Mutz, M., Völker, K., Vogt, L., Woll, A. & Bucksch, J. (2018). Results from Germany's 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15(S2), 363-365. Doi: 10.1123/jpah.2018-0538



  • Jekauc, D., Wagner, M. O., Herrmann, C., Hegazy, K. & Woll, A. (2017). Does Physical Self-Concept Mediate the Relationship between Motor Abilities and Physical Activity in Adolescents and Young Adults? PloS one, 12(1), e0168539. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168539

  • Schmidt, S. C. E., Henn, A., Albrecht, C. & Woll, A. (2017). Physical Activity of German Children and Adolescents 2003-2012: The MoMo-Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 14 (11). Doi: 10.3390/ijerph1411137

  • Schmidt, S. C. & Woll, A. (2017). Longitudinal drop-out and weighting against its bias. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 17(1), 164. Doi: 10.1186/s12874-017-0446-x

  • Woll, A., Albrecht, C. & Worth, A. (2017). Motorik-Module (MoMo) – the KiGGS wave 2 module to survey motor performance and physical activity. Journal of Health Monitoring, 2 (S3), 66-73. Doi: 10.17886/RKI-GBE-2017-110



  • Wagner, M.O., Jekauc, D., Worth, A. & Woll, A. (2016). Elaboration of the Environmental Stress Hypothesis – Results from a population-based 6-year follow-up. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1904. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01904



  • Rauner, A., Jekauc, D., Mess, F., Schmidt, S. & Woll, A. (2015). Tracking physical activity in different settings from late childhood to early adulthood in Germany: the MoMo Longitudinal Study. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 391. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1731-4

  • Spengler, S., Mess, F. & Woll, A. (2015). Do Media Use and Physical Activity Compete in Adolescents? Results of the MoMo Study. PLoS One, 10(12):e0142544. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142544



  • Spengler, S., Mess, F., Schmocker, E. & Woll, A. (2014). Longitudinal associations of health-related behavior patterns in adolescence with change of weight status and self-rated health over a period of 6 years: results of the MoMo longitudinal study. BMC Pediatrics, 14, 242. Doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-14-242

  • Wagner, M. O., Bös, K., Jekauc, D., Karger, C., Mewes, N., Oberger, J., Reimers, A. K., Schlenker, L., Worth, A. & Woll, A. (2014). Cohort profile: the Motorik-Modul Longitudinal Study: physical fitness and physical activity as determinants of health development in German children and adolescents. International journal of epidemiology, 43(5), 1410–1416. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyt098



  • Jekauc, D., Reimers, A., Wagner, M. & Woll, A. (2013). Physical activity in sports clubs of children and adolescents in Germany: Results from a nationwide representative survey. Journal of Public Health, 21, 505-13. DOI: 10.1007/s10389-013-0579-2

  • Jekauc, D., Völkle, M., Wagner, M., Mewes, N. & Woll, A. (2013). Validity, Reliability and Invariance of the German Version of Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(1), 104-115. DOI:

  • Rauner, A., Mess, F. & Woll, A. (2013). The relationship between physical activity, physical fitness and overweight in adolescents: a systematic review of studies published in or after 2000. BMC Pediatrics, 13:19. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-13-19

  • Woll, A., Worth, A., Mündermann, A., Hölling, H., Jekauc, D., & Bös, K. (2013). Age-and sex-dependent disparity in physical fitness between obese and normalweight children and adolescents. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 53(1), 48-55.



  • Jekauc, D., Reimers, A., Wagner, M. & Woll, A. (2012). Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of the compliance with the physical activity guidelines in children and adolescents in Germany. BMC Public Health, 12, 714. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-714

  • Mewes, N., Bös, K., Jekauc, D., Wagner, M., Worth, A. & Woll, A. (2012). Physical Fitness and Physical Activity as Determinants of Health Development in Children and Adolescents: The MoMo Longitudinal Study. Bulletin / International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, 63, 74–78.

  • Reimers, A., Jekauc, D., Mess, F., Mewes, N. & Woll, A. (2012). Validity and reliability of a self-report instrument to assess social support and physical environmental correlates of physical activity in adolescents. BMC Public Health, 12, 705. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-705



  • Tittlbach, S., Sygusch, R., Brehm, W., Woll, A., Lampert, T., Abele, A. & Bös, K. (2011). Association between Physical Activity and Health in German Adolescents. European Journal of Sport Science, 11(4), 283-291. DOI:

  • Woll, A., Kurth, B. M., Opper, E., Worth, A. & Bös, K. (2011). The 'Motorik-Modul' (MoMo): physical fitness and physical activity in German children and adolescents. European Journal of Pediatrics, 170(9), 1129-1142. DOI:



  • Wagner, M., Worth, A. & Bös, K. (2009). Problems and ways of comparing international fitness data. International Journalof Physical Education. A Review Publication 46(3), 21-27.


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