Mobility 2020! More training – more mobility – more participation for wheelchair users

Project No. FF-FR 0247

Status:

ongoing

Aims:

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).

Activities/Methods:

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.

Last Update:

18-Nov-2016

Project

Financed by:
  • Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung e. V. (DGUV)
Research institution(s):
  • Forschungsinstitut für Inklusion durch Bewegung und Sport gGmbH
Branche(s):

-cross sectoral-

Type of hazard:

-various

Catchwords:

rehabilitation

Description, key words:

Mobility, participation, wheelchair