The present study examines the effectiveness of a systematic and standardized mobility training concept to improve the mobility of people who were injured through accidents, that use a wheelchair in everyday life. Beside analyzing the improvement of mobility, effects on physical activity, social and vocational participation are examined by waiting control group design.
The following hypotheses are tested:
Hypothesis 1: The mobility improves significantly through a systematic and standardized mobility training (primary target variable).
Hypothesis 2: An improvement in mobility is associated with an increase in physical activity of a person (secondary target variable).
Hypothesis 3: An increasing mobility leads to an improvement of social participation (secondary target variable).
Hypothesis 4: By increasing the mobility, the independence and mobility improves at work and on the way to work (secondary target variable).
Conception of a mobility training based on a standardised manual, that includes topics and processes of the courses. Development of a webbased information and training platform.
Implementation of the mobility training courses. Mobility, physical activity and participation in social life will be analysed in both groups before measurement timepoint 1 (TOM1) and after measurement timepoint 2 (TOM2).
Analysis of the mobility, physical activity and participation in social life 3 months (TOM3) after the mobility courses to examine the short term sustainability and 9 months (TOM4) after the mobility courses to examine the long term sustainability.
-cross sectoral-Type of hazard:
rehabilitationDescription, key words:
Mobility, participation, wheelchair