Dt. Empfehlungen für Bewegung und Bewegungsförderung – a project for scientific conceptualisation


The project is funded over a period of 2 years (2014 - 2016) by the Federal Ministry of Health and is performed in cooperation with the universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Münster and the DSHS Köln. The project aims at scientific conceptualisation for German recommendations for exercise and physical activity. The conceptualisation should build on the international and national state of research, as well as on existing national recommendations for the promotion of exercise and physical activity. In addition, focus is placed on the development of quality criteria and the identification of examples of good practice.

In scientific conceptualisation, three contiguous work complexes are handled:

(A) Recommendations for exercise (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeifer, FAU)
(B) Recommendations for the promotion of physical activity (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Alfred Rütten, FAU)
(C) Examples of good practice (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Alexander Woll, KIT)

Based on the subsections (A) and (B), "Examples of Good Practice” (C) are being developed for various target groups at KIT's Institute of Sports and Sports Science using a sophisticated scientific literature analysis and classified using basic quality criteria for the promotion of physical activity.

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Motorik module longitudinal study

The motor module (MoMo), which is part of the children’s and adolescent health survey (KiGGS) of Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin, was initially funded as a cross-sectional study by the Federal Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport from 2003 until 2006 and provided representative data on a national level concerning the motor performance and physical activity of children and adolescents (N = 4,528) between the ages of 4 and 17 years.

The follow-up application to the MoMo baseline study entitled "Physical fitness and physical activity as determinants of health development in children and adolescents" was approved until 2021 after receiving approval from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in March 2015. The continuation of the MoMo study as a combined cross-sectional and longitudinal study is carried out as a joint project of KIT, Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe and RKI under the overall direction of Professor Dr. med. Alexander Woll of KIT. A total of 5,106 children, adolescents and young adults participated in MoMo study Wave 1 from 2009 to 2012. MoMo study Wave 2 has already been started and builds on the baseline survey and MoMo study Wave 1.  Website

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