Older adults aged 65 and over are the fastest growing segment of the World‘s population (World Health Organisation [WHO], 2011). Although prolongation of life remains an important public health goal, of even greater significance is the preservation of the capacity toRead more

Physical Activity (PA)

  Physical activity has well documented health benefits (Pedersen et al., 2006). It is well established that physical activity plays a key role in the prevention of non-communicable diseases and disabilities among the elderly due to its close relationship withRead more

Sedentary Behaviour (SB)

Sedentary Behaviour (SB) is defined as any waking behaviour characterized by an energy expenditure ≤ 1.5 metabolic equivalent (METs) while in a sitting or reclining posture. The effect of SB on health is two-fold; firstly, the amount of time spentRead more

SITLESS Consortium

FUNDACIÓ SALUT I ENVELLIMENT (FSIE) Brief description: The Fundació Salut i Envelliment UAB (Health and Ageing Foundation) is a private non-profit foundation at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. FSIE’s main objective is to improve knowledge of different aspects related toRead more

Advisory Board

Each intervention site (SDU, QUB, FB-FSIE, UULM) will convene a local advisory board, including profiles such as: health service commissioners (mainly from primary care), public health practitioners, policy makers, physical activity specialists, members of the public (mainly older people from older people organizations). Purpose ofRead more

Intervention sites, design and outcomes

A complex intervention consisting on an Exercise Referral Schemes intervention with Self-Management Strategies will be delivered in primary care or community settings in urban areas of Catalonia – Spain (FB-FSIE), Syddanmark – Denmark (SDU), Baden-Württemberg – Germany (UULM) and Northern Ireland –Read more