International PhD course: Physical activity and wellbeing in a lifespan

physical-activityInternational PhD course, May 5-6 2014, at University of Southern Denmark, Odense


Organizer: Gisela Sjøgaard

Monday 5.5.2014

  • 10-12 Barbara E. Ainsworth: “Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health.”
  • 12.13 Lunch & networking
  • 13-14 Jens Troelsen: “Environmental factors significance for levels of physical activity”
  • 14-15 Karen Søgaard: “Work related physical activity and health”
  • 15-15.30 Coffee
  • 15.30-17.00 PhD student presentations

Tuesday 6.5.20014

  • 10-11 Andreas Holtermann: “Quantification of physical activity at the job”
  • 11-12 Barbara E. Ainsworth:  “Quantification of physical activity at leisure”
  • 12-13 Lunch & networking
  • 13-14.30 PhD student presentations
  • 14.30-15 Coffee
  • 15-16 Gisela Sjøgaard: “Perspectives of sports science in occupational workload and health”
  • 16 – 17 Discussion & Evaluation 

Curriculum for the PhD course:

Assessing urban walking trail use and changes in the trail environment using systematic observational protocols. Meyers, Duncan C.; Wilson, Dawn K.; Kugler, Kassandra A.; et al. HEALTH & PLACE Volume: 18 Issue: 5 Pages: 991-999

Assessment of Activity Patterns Using Multiple Accelerometer Epochs.  Meckes, Nathanael; Herrmann, Stephen D.; Ainsworth, Barbara E. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE. Volume 44 Supplement: 2 Page 217 Published: MAY 2012

Evaluation of a Cell Phone-Based Physical Activity Diary. Sternfeld, Barbara; Jiang, Sheng-Fang; Picchi, Teresa; et al. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Volume: 44 Issue: 3 Pages: 487-495 DOI:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182325f45 Published: MAR 2012

Instrument selection for randomized controlled trials: Why this and not that? Records, Kathie; Keller, Colleen; Ainsworth, Barbara; et al. CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL TRIALS Volume: 33 Issue: 1 Pages: 143-150 DOI:10.1016/j.cct.2011.09.006 Published: JAN 2012

Recommendations to Improve the Accuracy of Estimates of Physical Activity Derived From Self Report
Author(s): Ainsworth, Barbara E.; Caspersen, Carl J.; Matthews, Charles E.; et al. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH Volume: 9 Supplement: 1 Pages: S76-S84Published: JAN 2012

A Checklist for Evaluating the Methodological Quality of Validation Studies on Self-Report Instruments for Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior.  Hagstromer, Maria; Ainsworth, Barbara E.; Kwak, Lydia; et al.
Source: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH Volume: 9 Supplement: 1  S29-S36. 2012

Associations between neighbourhood walkability and cycling in Denmark. Madsen, T., Schipperijn, J., Troelsen, J., Breum, L., Duncan, S. & Sick Nielsen, T. 2013 I : Cycling Research International. 3, s. 154-170

Associations between physical activity and characteristics of urban green spaceSchipperijn, J., Bentsen, P., Troelsen, J., Toftager, M. & Stigsdotter, A. U. K. 2013 I : Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 12, 1, s. 109–116

Building in Prevention: Nudging Towards Physical Activity and Public Health. Troelsen, J. 2013 Neighbourhood Structure and Health Promotion. Stock, C. & Ellaway, A. (red.). New York: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., Kap. 13, s. 249-266 18 s.

K. Søgaard & G. Sjøgaard Book chapter: Physiological Bases of Work Assessment, in: Evaluation of Human Work, 4th Edition. Publisher: CRC. In Press 2014

Holtermann A, Mortensen OS, Burr H, Søgaard K, Gyntelberg F, Suadicani P.  Physical demands at work, physical fitness, and 30-year risk ischemic heart disease mortality. Scand J Work  Environ  36:357-365 2010

G. Sjøgaard and K. Søgaard. Myalgia, Chronic. In: Encyclopedia of Exercise Medicine in Health and Disease, edited by F. C. Mooren,Springer, 2012, p. 613-616.

K. Søgaard, A. K. Blangsted, P. K. Nielsen, L. Hansen, L. L. Andersen, P. Vedsted, and G. Sjøgaard. Changed activation, oxygenation, and pain response of chronically painful muscles to repetitive work after training interventions: a randomized controlled trial. Eur.J.Appl.Physiol 112:173-181, 2012.

Holtermann A, Hansen JV, Burr H, Søgaard K, Sjøgaard G. (2011) The health-paradox of occupational and leisure time physical activity. (Br J Sports Med. 46, 4:291-295, 2012

Template for PhD student abstract submission for a presentation at the course to be submitted before the course to . The abstract can contain a summary of the whole PhD project or of specific parts of the project. It can be in style of protocol paper or if possible contain results.

Author (Surname Initial)1, Supervisor 2 ….
1Affiliations, 2….Additional affiliations if relevant
Results (if available)
(try to keep you abstract within 1 A4 page format)



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