Cohort Profile : the Motorik-Modul Longitudinal study : physical fitness and physical activity as determinants of health development in German children and adolescents

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Title translated into German:Cohort Profil : die Motorik-Modul Längsschnittstudie : körperliche Fitness und körperliche Aktivität als Determinanten von Gesundheit und Entwicklung bei Kinder und Jugendlichen in Deutschland
Author:Wagner, Matthias O.; Bös, Klaus; Jekauc, Darko; Karger, Claudia; Mewes, Nadine; Oberger, Jennifer; Reimers, Anne Kerstin; Schlenker, Lars; Worth, Annette; Woll, Alexander
Published in:International journal of epidemiology : official journal of the International Epidemiological Association, IEA
Published:43 (2014), 5, S. 1410-1416, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Electronic resource (online) Print resource
ISSN:0300-5771, 1464-3685
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Identification number:PU201409009032

Author's abstract

The Motorik-Modul (MoMo) Longitudinal Study aims to contribute to long-term improvement in the health of German children and adolescents by focusing on: (i) the development of physical fitness and physical activity (including period effects); (ii) the individual and physical/social environmental determinants of the development of physical fitness and physical activity; and (iii) the impact of physical fitness and physical activity on the development of physical and mental health. The MoMo Longitudinal Study began with a nationwide representative sample of 4529 children and adolescents who ranged in age from 4–17 years at the study baseline (2003–2006). The first survey wave of the MoMo Longitudinal Study was conducted between 2009 and 2012, with two subsequent survey waves to be conducted between 2014 and 2016 and 2018 and 2020, respectively. The MoMo Longitudinal Study includes a physical fitness test profile, a physical activity questionnaire, and subjective and objective measures of health from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey (KiGGS). Data access is provided on request ( For further information, including a complete list of publications please visit