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Physical Activity as Part of an Intramural Health Promotion Programme for People with and without Chronic Diseases. A New Tool in Health Care Run by a Public Social Health Insurance

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Social Insurance Fund for Public Service, Railway and Mining Industries, 1080 Vienna, Austria
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Karl-Landsteiner Institute for Health Promotion Research, 3454 Sitzenberg-Reidling, Austria
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(20), 7491; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17207491
Received: 17 September 2020 / Revised: 13 October 2020 / Accepted: 13 October 2020 / Published: 15 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Physical Exercise and Chronic Diseases Prevention)
Background: Regular physical activity is a corner stone for healthy living, and preventing the onset or progression of diseases. The Social Insurance Fund for Public Service, Railway and Mining Industries is building an intramural health promotion facility in Austria with the aim to provide a comprehensive evidence-based health promotion programme for their insured. The target group are all people who, regardless of their health status and the presence of diseases, are ready to make their lifestyle more health-oriented. The health promotion facility offers health promotion measures in five areas: promoting physical training, optimizing nutritional patterns, managing everyday stress, increasing social capital, and improving health literacy. The focus is on increasing resources and on overcoming barriers. Depending on age, previous illnesses, range of motion, stress level, body weight and personal aims and expectations, the measures are individually tailored. The stay is divided into a two-week initial stay and a follow-up week. A comprehensive scientific evaluation concept of all measures and the entire stay is an integral part of the design. Conclusion: This project combines the advantages of comprehensive active health promotion, and an intramural stay. It is a pioneering social insurance project for sustainable health promotion and integrated care. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable health promotion; integrated care; healthy adults; chronic conditions sustainable health promotion; integrated care; healthy adults; chronic conditions
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Dorner, T.E.; Wolner-Strohmeyer, G.; Katzenbeisser, C.; Lackinger, C.; Stein, K.V. Physical Activity as Part of an Intramural Health Promotion Programme for People with and without Chronic Diseases. A New Tool in Health Care Run by a Public Social Health Insurance. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7491. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17207491

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Dorner TE, Wolner-Strohmeyer G, Katzenbeisser C, Lackinger C, Stein KV. Physical Activity as Part of an Intramural Health Promotion Programme for People with and without Chronic Diseases. A New Tool in Health Care Run by a Public Social Health Insurance. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(20):7491. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17207491

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Dorner, Thomas E., Gudrun Wolner-Strohmeyer, Christian Katzenbeisser, Christian Lackinger, and K. V. Stein 2020. "Physical Activity as Part of an Intramural Health Promotion Programme for People with and without Chronic Diseases. A New Tool in Health Care Run by a Public Social Health Insurance" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 20: 7491. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17207491

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