PD Dr. Julia Schmid
Prof. Dr. Gorden Sudeck, Dr. Stephanie Rosenstiel (Institute of Sports Science, University of Tübingen, Germany)
Fostering positive exercise experiences and affect-related competencies for a physically active lifestyle
Physical inactivity is a major public health challenge in the 21st century. Interventions to promote physical activity show too little success, meaning that a large part of the population still does not meet the recommendations for health-promoting physical activity. It is often argued that existing interventions to promote physical activity do not take enough account of affective processes during physical activity. It is still far too rare for people in interventions have positive exercise experiences (e.g., pride, interest, competence; Ekkekakis et al., 2021). In addition, interventions often do not empower individuals to direct their physical activity in ways that positively impact affective well-being and mental health (Sudeck & Pfeifer, 2016). The FEEL project addresses these deficits in research and practice. An exercise program to promote positive exercise experiences, competence for affect regulation, and affective well-being will be developed and evaluated using a randomized controlled trial.
Prof. Dr. Claudio Nigg
Sally Haddad, Jeannine Jaggi
WHO & Fondation Botnar: 85'000 CHF
Prof. Dr. Boyd Swinburn, (University Auckland), Dr. Sasha A. Fleary (CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy), Prof. Dr. Markus Gerber (University Basel)
To develop, document and support the implementation of an intervention approach to improve the health of students in four selected cities using locally collected data
The objective of this study is to generate health information through school surveys and use this information directly and locally, involving adolescents, to change policies and plan programmes to improve health. The study is carried out in secondary cities of four low- and middle income countries, including Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana; Jaipur, India; Spanish Town, Jamaica; and Fez, Morocco. In each of the four cities, 30 schools are randomly selected. Baseline surveys will be conducted to assess 13-17 year old student's health behaviours using the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS); and health policies and practices in the selected schools using the Global School Health Policies and Practices Study (G-SHPPS). Additionally, the physical activity module of the GSHS questionnaire will be validated against objective measurement devices in one randomly selected class of 15 randomly selected schools. Schools will be randomly allocated to the intervention (15 schools) or control arm (15 schools) of the study. The intervention group will participate in interactive workshops. Students, teachers and local authorities will propose and prioritize policy and programme solutions from menus of effective interventions for school-, community- or city-level implementation, supported by the Ministries of Health and Education and WHO. Repeat GSHS and G-SHPPS surveys will be conducted two years later in all schools to assess effectiveness of the interventions.
WHO: https://www.who.int/ Fondation Botnar: https://www.fondationbotnar.org/
Prof. Dr. Claudio R. Nigg (ISPW)
Evaluation of the pilot project
The SFV Quality Club is a project of the Swiss Football Association (SFV). This is specifically designed to promote clubs and supports Swiss amateur football clubs with individual advice, tailored project management and comprehensive training. As a special incentive, the clubs can be awarded the label ,,SFV Quality Club". The University of Bern is conducting an evaluation as part of this pilot project.
Prof. Dr. Claudio Nigg (ISPW)
Lauren Amor (ISPW)
BASPO (Lab 7x1)
Zurich Competence Centre for Sport (ZKS)
The aim of "Sport interest group" is to connect sports clubs at a municipal level in order to enable more sports programmes, promote more physical activity and have an overall positive impact on the health of a municipality's residents.
The project "Sport interest group" (IG Sport) aims to demonstrate the benefits of closer cooperation to local sports clubs at a municipal level. In the best case scenario, this closer co-operation takes place through the establishment of interest groups, but it can also take place in a less formal setting. Workshops organised by the Zurich Competence Centre for Sport (ZKS) are used to show interested club representatives the advantages of an IG Sport and support them in setting up a potential IG. The newly founded local IG, which is committed to club sport, should recognise synergy potential, enable the collective use of resources and support joint action and communication. In addition, in the longer term, new sports activities are to be created via the community of interest, which will promote physical activity and thus have a positive impact on people's health as well as the quality of life and attractiveness of the municipality.
Claudia Kubica (ISPW)
Influence of the menstrual cycle on the development of performance, well-being and mood
Due to hormonal fluctuations, the menstrual cycle can have a major influence on our willingness to perform and our ability to adapt to sports training. Therefore, the feasibility and effectiveness of regular training tailored to the menstrual cycle will be analysed in a randomised, controlled intervention study. In addition, various physiological performance and health parameters as well as various psychological parameters are to be recorded and compared with training that is coordinated with the menstrual cycle. For this purpose, 40-100 healthy female volunteers aged 18-35 will be recruited and randomised into an intervention and control group. Over an intervention phase of 8 weeks, the participants will complete either a training programme that is coordinated with the menstrual cycle or a training programme that is coordinated in the opposite direction to the menstrual cycle three times a week. The respective training sessions have a duration of approx. 30 to max. 50 minutes. The examination parameters are recorded before and after the intervention phase and daily values on the menstrual cycle, recovery status and current well-being are also recorded.
Prof. Dr. Heiner Bauer (BFH), Anna Martin-Niedecken (Sphery Ltd.)
Dr. Sascha Ketelhut (ISPW), Claudia Kubica (ISPW), Prof. Dr. Lorenz Radlinger (BFH), Dr. Stefan Schmid (BFH), Dr. Irene König (BFH)
Investigation into the feasibility and effectiveness of regular training in the ExerCube for inactive adults
The aim of the study is to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of regular training in the ExerCube and to compare it with video-supported HIIT/functional training. In addition to compliance and feasibility, various physiological performance and health parameters as well as various psychological parameters are to be recorded and compared.
The aim of "Sport so wie du bist" is to motivate less active young people in particular to take part in the physical activity challenge and, in the best case, to achieve a change in their physical activity behaviour.
"Sport the way you are" aims to promote the dynamic emergence of movement projects in leisure time - low-threshold, spontaneous and without predefined structures. To this end, local young people launch and accompany a social media challenge in a participatory way. This is intended to motivate more active young people to post their physical activities and to encourage other, especially less active, young people to join in. It is not the sporting performance in the classic sense (faster, higher, further) that counts, but rather creative ideas and the social interaction ability, which is reflected in the number of participants, are rewarded. Interested people also have the opportunity to participate in low-threshold movement sessions on site. Experiences from these movement sessions are in turn shown and celebrated online, which is intended to provide a counter-trend to the common sport and health stereotypes that have taken hold in social media.
Prof. Dr. Jennifer Inauen (PSY), Prof. Dr. Thomas Berger (PSY), Prof. Dr. Achim Elfering (PSY), Prof. Dr. Tina Hascher (EDU), Prof. Dr. Alexander Bertrams (EDU), Frau Barbara Engel (PERS), Frau Miriam Lüthi (PERS)
Dr. Ivana Igic (ISPW), Patrick Zimmermann (ISPW), Simon Kaufmann (Unisport Bern), Sandra Schnegg (ISPW), Benjamin Dütschler (ISPW)
University of Bern: 100'000 CHF (2021)
Introduction of holistic workplace health management at the University of Bern
This applied project is a collaboration between professors from the Faculty of Human Sciences and the Human Resources Department of the University of Bern, and aims to:
The first phase of the project (2021-2022) focusses on the employees of the University of Bern and includes