Stay Active After Rehabilitation (STAR) –
Selbständige körperliche Aktivität nach der Reha
Pneumological rehabilitation has so far been insufficiently successful in promoting physically active lifestyles after in-patient rehabilitation. Health effects of physical activity are lost and sustainable rehabilitation success is jeopardized. The planned randomized-controlled trial will evaluate the efficacy of a pedometer-based intervention in increasing physical activity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In the control group (KG), rehabilitation patients receive their previous pneumological rehabilitation. In the intervention group (IG), participating individuals will also receive a pedometer-based intervention. To assess the effectiveness of pneumological rehabilitation in promoting a physically active lifestyle, the baseline level of physical activity will be precisely determined using accelerometers and, based on this, time courses of initiation (6-week catamnesis) and maintenance (6-month catamnesis) of health-promoting physical activity after rehabilitation will be mapped.
The aim is a) to test the effectiveness of a pedometer-based additional intervention in the context of pneumological rehabilitation to promote a physically active lifestyle in people with COPD and b) to determine individual psychological and physical-functional person characteristics to predict physical (in)activity trajectories after completion of rehabilitation.
Time Period: 04/2016-07/2018
Project Lead: Dr. Wolfgang Geidl
Projekt Staff: Johannes Carl
Projekt Supervision: Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeifer
Cooperation Partner: Klinik Bad Reichenhall (CA Dr. med Konrad Schultz)
Funding: Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bayern Süd