The empirical project PATEN ended in March 2018 with the end of the first funding phase of Capital4Health. Its scientivic expertise is still embedded in the empirical project ACTION for men.
Using residential homes as the primary setting to target seniors for physical activity promotion is an innovative idea. During the first funding phase (2015-2018) PATEN aimed at introducing tailored physical activity offers and supported by multipliers/professionals to maintain active lifestyles
This project will develop a mission statement “Physically Active Residential Home” to support implementation of two interventions:
adapted version of “Frankfurter-Beratungskonzept”, a structured physical activity counseling program. It is a) run by sports scientists, b) provided on-site, c) individual-centered, thus encouraging participants to engage in and maintaining HEPA.
“Education of Multipliers/Professionals” curriculum, which focuses on professionals and others who are associated with RHs and are in contact with RH residents. The curriculum will improve competences related to physical activity behavior change.
Seniors living in residential homes
- Improve physical activity-related health competences and enhance physical activity adherence among seniors in residential homes through participation in physical activity offers and adherence to a physically active lifestyle.
- Implement a target group-specific, evidence-based, physical activity counseling program, which will be adapted from the “Frankfurter Beratungskonzept.”
- Develop, implement and test an educational curriculum, “Education for Multipliers/Professionals” to educate and train general practitioners and health care staff (i.e. multipliers), to facilitate physical activity behavior and lifestyle change of seniors of residential homes.
- Development of a mission statement
- Conduct process and outcome evaluations of an adapted physical activity counseling program, which will be delivered by sport scientists to seniors at 3 residential care facilities
- Conduct formative and outcome evaluations of the development and implementation of an “Education for Multipliers/Professionals” curriculum
- Implementation of physical activity programs
Development of physical activity-related competences as well as a long-term adherence of seniors to physical activity programs and an active lifestyle.
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main (Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Dr. W. Banzer)
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Prof. Dr. Dr. H. Faller)
- Stiftung Bürgerspital zum Hl. Geist Würzburg
- Gesundheitsakademie 50+
- Zentrum für Patientenschulung e.V.
- Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (DOSB)