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Physical activity and health equity: Primary prevention for healthy ageing (AEQUIPA I)

Description

AEQUIPA is a prevention research network located in the Bremen-Oldenburg metropolitan region and based on the cooperation of six universities, two research institutes and the Gesundheitswirtschaft Nordwest e. V. The network's core topic is physical activity as an important factor for healthy ageing. AEQUIPA uses theory-based empirical research to develop, implement and evaluate interventions for primary prevention. The overall goal of the network is to strengthen the evidence base for healthy ageing and to generate knowledge on environmental, social-contextual and individual factors associated with physical activity in older adults (65+).
The AEQUIPA network is coordinated by the BIPS and comprises six subprojects with different foci. Besides an analysis of the community readiness, an intervention concerning the self-monitoring and the increase of older people’s physical activity behaviour will be conducted. Another subproject investigates factors influencing outdoor physical activity. Special interest weighs on the research of new technologies to support primary-preventive interventions of physical activity. Furthermore, strategies of the spatial planning concerning the design of the living environment and public spaces with regard to pedestrian- and bicycle-friendliness are explored. A cross-sectional issue is health equity, considered in the development of methods for sociocultural sensitive promotion of physical activity. In addition to the subprojects, the graduate programme serves the needs of the PhD fellows of the AEQIPA network.

Funding period

Begin:   February 2015
End:   February 2018

Sponsor

  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact

Dr. phil. Tilman Brand

Cooperation

  • Prof. Dr. Ingrid
  • Dr. Karin Bammann (Institut für Public Health und Pflegewissenschaften (IPP), Universität Bremen)
  • PD Dr. Jürgen M. Bauer (Universitätsklinik für Geriatrie, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Boll (OFFIS Institut für Informatik, Oldenburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Bolte (Institut für Public Health und Pflegewissenschaften (IPP), Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Hein (Department für Versorgungsforschung, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Frauke Koppelin (Abteilung Technik und Gesundheit für Menschen, Fachbereich Bauwesen und Geoinformation, Jade Hochschule Wilhelmshaven/Oldenburg/Elsfleth)
  • Prof. Dr. Sonia Lippke (Jacobs University Bremen, Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development (JCLL))
  • Dr. Anna Meincke (Zentrum Gender Studies, Universität Bremen, Grazer Str. 8, 28359 Bremen)
  • Sabine Röseler (Gesundheitswirtschaft Nordwest e. V.)
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Rothgang (Zentrum für Sozialpolitik (ZeS) an der Universität Bremen)
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage (Jacobs University Bremen, Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development (JCLL))

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Selected project-related publications

    Articles with peer-review

  • Müllmann S, Forberger S, Möllers T, Bröring E, Zeeb H, Pischke CR. Effectiveness of eHealth interventions for the promotion of physical activity in older adults: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine. 2018;108:93-110.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.12.026
  • Forberger S, Bammann K, Bauer J, Boll S, Bolte G, Brand T, Hein A, Koppelin F, Lippke S, Meyer J, Pischke CR, Voelcker-Rehage C, Zeeb H, on behalf of the AEQUIPA consortium. How to tackle key challenges in the promotion of physical activity among older adults (65+): The AEQUIPA network approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017;14(4):379.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14040379
  • Müllmann S, Bragina I, Voelcker-Rehage C, Rost E, Lippke S, Meyer J, Schnauber J, Wasmann M, Toborg M, Koppelin F, Brand T, Zeeb H, Pischke CR. Development and evaluation of two web-based interventions for the promotion of physical activity in older adults: Study protocol for a community-based controlled intervention trial. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:512.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4446-x
  • Ubert T, Forberger S, Gansefort D, Zeeb H, Brand T. Community capacity building for physical activity promotion among older adults - A literature review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017;14(9):1058.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14091058
  • Book chapters

  • Lippke S, Preißner C, Pischke CR. Zielgruppen und digitale Affinitäten: Unterschiede und Besonderheiten. In: Scherenberg V, Pundt J, editors. Digitale Gesundheitskommunikation - Zwischen Meinungsbildung und Manipulation. Bremen: Apollon University Press. 2018. S. 137-166
  • Brand T, Gansefort D, Forberger S, Ubert T, Bröring E, Zeeb H. Bewegungsförderliche Kommune? Bedarfsermittlung und Entwicklung lokaler Steuerungskapazitäten. In: Pfannstiel M, Focke A, Mehlich H, editors. Management von Gesundheitsregionen II. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler. 2017. S. 51-60