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Klaus Pfeifer
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
159Publications
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This study aims to explore exercise therapists’ perspectives on the topic of physical activity promotion (PAP) with a focus on identifying (i) the intervention content and methodological approaches used for promoting physical activity (PA) in daily practice and (ii) the barriers and facilitators that affect PAP. This qualitative study comprised the heads of exercise therapy departments (n = 58; 41% women; mean age = 45 years) from different rehabilitation clinics in Germany. Each participant too...
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Abstract High-intensity cardiovascular exercise prior to motor skill practice is postulated to enhance motor memory consolidation (offline learning), whereas moderate-intensity bouts may benefit skill acquisition (online learning). This study aimed at investigating this suggested intensity-dependent effect of exercise in a complex whole-body task. 50 healthy young adults were randomized into one of three groups performing a bout of either (1) high-intense, (2) moderate-intense, or (3) minimal-in...
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Background: The objective of this study was to develop evidence-based recommendations for physical activity (PA) and PA promotion for German adults (18-65 years) with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Methods: The PA recommendations were developed based on existing PA recommendations and using a three-phased process. In phase 1, systematic literature searches were conducted for current PA recommendations for seven chronic conditions (osteoarthrosis of the hip and knee, chronic obstructive pulmona...
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#1Karim Abu-Omar (FAU: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)H-Index: 13
#2Alfred Rütten (FAU: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)H-Index: 19
Last.Günther Gediga (WWU: University of Münster)H-Index: 20
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Aim This article describes the German recommendations for physical activity promotion. Such recommendations serve as an important stepping stone to increase physical activity prevalences on the population level.
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Disease-specific fears predict health status in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but their role in pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) remains poorly understood and especially longer-term evaluations are lacking. We therefore investigated changes in disease-specific fears over the course of PR and six months after PR, and investigated associations with PR outcomes (COPD assessment test (CAT) and St. Georges respiratory questionnaire (SGRQ)) in a subset of patients with COPD (n = 146) unde...
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#1Wolfgang Geidl (FAU: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)H-Index: 5
#2Sabrina Schlesinger (HHU: University of Düsseldorf)H-Index: 15
Last.Klaus Pfeifer (FAU: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)H-Index: 22
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Introduction This study protocol outlines our planned systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of postdiagnosis physical activity and mortality in people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Methods and analysis This study is based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis for Protocols. A systematic literature search will be conducted in various databases—namely, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science—by two researchers in order to identify prospective obse...
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#1Simone Kohler (FAU: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
#2Jana Semrau (FAU: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)H-Index: 3
Last.Alfred Rütten (FAU: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)H-Index: 19
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Zur Umsetzung der Nationalen Empfehlungen fur Bewegung und Bewegungsforderung fur die gesamte Bevolkerung unter Berucksichtigung von Zugangswegen zu Menschen mit sozialer Benachteiligung im kommunalen Kontext werden im Projekt KOMBINE (Kommunale Bewegungsforderung zur Implementierung der Nationalen Empfehlungen) neben wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen auch die politischen und praktischen Erfahrungen aus der Kommune berucksichtigt. In allen Projektphasen ist ein Aktivierungs- und Beteiligungsansat...
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#1Wolfgang GeidlH-Index: 5
Last.Klaus PfeiferH-Index: 22
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This study applies a cluster analysis to identify typical physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) patterns in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) before starting pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). We implemented an observational design which assessed baseline data of objectively measured PA and SB from the STAR (Stay Active after Rehabilitation) study. A total of 355 persons wore an accelerometer (Actigraph wGT3X) for seven days before the start of their PR. Sociodem...
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