Regular physical activity plays an important role in promoting health and well-being. But only a minority of older people report to be sufficiently physically active.
Previous interventions to increase the general level of physical activity showed limited results. One possible reason for the insufficient success is that many interventions follow a “one size fits all” approach and are not tailored to the needs of the specific target group.
Modern technologies are promising tools for customising interventions to the unique individual requirements of the participants. Which mode of a tailored intervention is more effective in different target groups is however still an open question. PROMOTE addresses precisely this issue.
The aim of the subproject is the development of an optimal instrument to promote the adoption and maintenance of physical activity in older adults between 65 and 75 years.
The participants get tailored recommendations on physical activity based on the current state of research. The advice will be customised to the individual's age, gender, cultural background, current fitness and motivation and provided in different variations.
We will investigate the optimal form of the recommendation's presentation as well as possible adjustments to it, so that the positive influence on the indicators of healthy ageing (e.g. physical fitness, cognition, psychological well-being, social participation, health behaviour) is as strong as possible.
Potential of the project
Results of this subproject are of central use for preventing frailty and institutionalization of older adults, as well as for promoting well-being and prevalence of physical activity. Not only older adults will benefit from the results, but also their social network, professionals working with older adults, and policy makers.
Prof. Dr. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, TU Chemnitz (Head of project)
Inna Bragina, TU Chemnitz
Prof. Dr. Sonia Lippke, Jacobs University Bremen
Ulrike Meyer, Jacobs University Bremen
Prof. Dr. Hajo Zeeb, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS
Dr. Tilman Brand, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS
Dr. Claudia Pischke, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS
Saskia Müllmann, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS
Manuela Peters, Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS
Prof. Susanne Boll, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology
Elke Beck, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology
Kai von Holdt, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology
Jochen Meyer, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology
Prof. Dr. Frauke Koppelin, Jade University of Applied Sciences
Alexander Pauls, Jade University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage
Phone: +49 371 531-31889