Institute of Sports and Sports Science (IfSS)

Motorik module longitudinal study

The motor module (MoMo), which is part of the children’s and adolescent health survey (KiGGS) of Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin, was initially funded as a cross-sectional study by the Federal Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport from 2003 until 2006 and provided representative data on a national level concerning the motor performance and physical activity of children and adolescents (N = 4,528) between the ages of 4 and 17 years.

The follow-up application to the MoMo baseline study entitled "Physical fitness and physical activity as determinants of health development in children and adolescents" was approved until 2021 after receiving approval from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in March 2015. The continuation of the MoMo study as a combined cross-sectional and longitudinal study is carried out as a joint project of KIT, Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe and RKI under the overall direction of Professor Dr. med. Alexander Woll of KIT. A total of 5,106 children, adolescents and young adults participated in MoMo study Wave 1 from 2009 to 2012. MoMo study Wave 2 has already been started and builds on the baseline survey and MoMo study Wave 1.  Website

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The interdisciplinary research project SMARTACT is funded by the BMBF. As part of the project, an individual and context-based real-time intervention program will be developed and empirically tested. The aim of the intervention program is to improve eating and activity behaviour using mobile technology. The sports science sub-project - SMARTFAMILY - examines the influence of the family environment on everyday health behaviour, especially nutrition and physical activity. The focus is on developing a family-based intervention that promotes the activity and eating habits of family members. Including two presentations by Carol Boushey and Stephen Sutton. Website

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MoRe Data

Mo|Re data is a DFG-funded interdisciplinary project conducted under the direction of the Institute of Sports and Sports Science in cooperation with the ServiceteamRDM∂KIT and external IT experts. 
The aim of the project is to provide a reliable platform for publication and archiving of research data in sports science. Motor data are prepared for citation and thus made scientifically useful for interested research groups. In addition, Mo|Re data generates comprehensive standard data and makes materials available for motor tests. In a first step, the focus will be on the data of the Deutsche Motorik-Test 6-18, as well as other selected standardized test tasks with a high degree of dissemination. Website

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Deutscher Motorik-Test 6-18 (DMT 6-18)

Motor performance is closely related to health. This relationship solidifies with increasing age. The current discussion in science, the media and the public shows that the performance of today's children and adolescents has declined compared to previous generations.
On behalf of the Sports Ministers' Conference, the dvs ad-hoc committee "Motorische Tests für Kinder und Jugendliche" developed DMT 6-18, which allows us to continually raise the level of motor skills and abilities of children and adolescents, nationwide, so that future policy decisions can be made on the basis of reliable data. Website 

Gesundheit zum Mitmachen - 1992 bis 2015

As part of the project "Gesundheit zum Mitmachen", which is funded by the municipality of Bad Schönborn, AOK Mittlerer Oberrhein and Institute of Sports and Sports Science at KIT, scientific research is carried out in addition to practical implementation in the field of community health promotion. This included in 2015 a new wave of investigation for the longitudinal analysis of the population of Bad Schönborn, which has been ongoing since 1992. Here, the relationship between activity, fitness, and health is collected in various sports-motor and medical examinations. From this, cross-sectional and longitudinal statements on the activity behaviour and performance of an adult group can be collected. Website 

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