Physical Activity and Health

Our goal is to understand what physical activity is and how to measure it (discovery science), to test if interventions increase physical activity (evaluation science), and to assess ways to implement these findings into healthcare, real-world programs, policy, and daily-life (implementation science).

 

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CAPACITY: Community approach to increase physical activity in older adults

Milo Puhan

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CAPACITY evaluates a community-based physical activity promotion intervention for older adults.

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Eccentric interval
training in COPD  

Thomas Radtke / Anja Frei

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This study compares two different exercise-training methods in inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programs in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Evaluation of the implementation of ZÄMEGOLAUFE in Uster and Horgen

Anja Frei

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The aim of this evaluation is to assess the scaling-up of the community-based physical activity promotion intervention ZÄMEGOLAUFE in Uster and Horgen.

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Health Technology Assessments for the Swiss Medical Board (Dementia, Bariatric Surgery)

Matthias Schwenkglenks

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We perform Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) for the Swiss Medical Board in cooperation with units at the Universities of Basel and Geneva.

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HEPA Europe

Anja Frei

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HEPA Europe is a network which works for better health through physical activity among all people in the WHO European Region, by strengthening and supporting efforts to increase participation and improve the conditions for healthy lifestyles.

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HOMEX: Home-based exercise training for COPD patients

Anja Frei

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In the two trials HOMEX 1 and HOMEX 2, we evaluate the effects of a long-term home-based exercise training program using minimal equipment vs. usual care in patients with COPD.

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Mobilise-D: Connecting digital mobility assessment to clinical outcomes for regulatory and clinical endorsement

Milo Puhan

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The European Innovative Medicines Initiatives funded Mobilise-D project aims to develop and implement a digital mobility assessment solution to demonstrate that real-world digital mobility outcomes can successfully predict relevant clinical outcomes and to validate these outcomes in different patient populations.

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PAPRICA (Physical Activity Promotion in Primary Care)

Eva Martin-Diener

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PAPRICA (Physical Activity Promotion in Primary Care), a physical activity counseling programme streamlined to the specific demands of primary care practices, is currently updated and prepared for broader implementation in the context of the NCD prevention strategy.

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PRO-active - Physical Activity as a Crucial Patient Reported Outcome in COPD

Milo Puhan

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The aim of PROactive is to develop new tools that will enable patients, their doctors and clinical researchers to accurately assess the improvement or deterioration of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Splashy: Swiss
Preschooler's Health Study

Susi Kriemler

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This is an observational study to test the relation between physical activity and stress and important health outcomes such as motor skills, cognition, psyological health and obesity in preschoolers.

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Swiss MS Registry: MS and Physiotherapy

Viktor von Wyl

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This substudy of the Swiss MS Registry will assess the effect of specialized MS physiotherapy and neurorehabilitation on well-being and symptom progression.

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