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Activity and health during the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic (ASAP)

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt; Harvard Medical School; Universität São Paulo; University of Amsterdam; Medical School Hamburg; Amsterdam UMC

  • Disziplin: Sozial, Weitere
  • Forschungsmethode: Quantitativ
  • Forschungsdesign: Primärerhebung, Offene Befragung (selbstselektiert)
  • Erhebungsstatus: Open-Access-Publikation, Erhebung abgeschlossen, Ergebnisse veröffentlicht

Ziele der Studie

The worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) has prompted numerous countries to restrict public life. The study aims to assess changes in PA and well-being since the coronavirus outbreak in affected countries. Additionally, evaluating the impact of digital home-based exercise programs on PA as well as physical and mental health outcomes forms an objective of the project.


A multinational network trial will be conducted with three planned phases (A, B, and C). Part A consists of administering a structured survey, investigating changes in PA levels and health during the coronavirus outbreak and measuring the preferences of the participants regarding online training programs. Part B is a two-armed randomized-controlled trial. Participants assigned to the intervention group (IG) will complete a digital 4-week home exercise training (live streaming via internet) guided by the survey results on content and time of program. The control group (CG) will not receive the program. Part C is 4-week access of both CG and IG to a digital archive of pre-recorded workouts from Part B. Similar to Part A, questionnaires will be used in both Part B and C to estimate the effects of exercise on measures of mental and physical health.


The data and codebooks are not available for scientific purposes. Please inform the contact person of the study if you are interested in the data.