Saskia Müllmann

MA

Saskia Müllmann

PROMOTE

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Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS
Department Prevention and Evaluation
Achterstr. 30
D - 28359 Bremen

Research Interests

  • Promotion of physical activity in older adults
  • Public health interventions
  • eHealth

Dissertation Topic

Development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions promoting physical activity in adults (working title)

Abstract

It is known that regular physical activity is associated with improvements in physical and psychologi-cal health outcomes. The World Health Organization recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week for adults to achieve these health benefits. However, only 20% of adults currently meet these recommendations for physical activity in Germany. This dissertation is in part embedded in the PROMOTE project and investigates different aspects regarding the development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions promoting physical activity in adults. The effectiveness of eHealth interventions for the promotion of physical activity in older adults comparing a non-eHealth physical activity intervention (e.g., paper-pencil, face-to-face) to a group that is not exposed to any intervention will be examined in a systematic literature review. In the PROMOTE study, the efficacy of two web-based interventions for the promotion of physical activity in older adults are compared to a waitlisted control group. Factors facilitating or hindering the long-term implementation and sustainability of interventions and policies promoting physical activity will be investigated based on qualitative case studies conducted in five European countries as part of the DEDIPAC study.

Academic Supervision

Prof. Dr. Hajo Zeeb, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Department Prevention and Evaluation
PD Dr. phil. Claudia Pischke, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Department Prevention and Evaluation, Unit Applied Health Intervention Research