ActiLaus collects data on physical activity and sedentary behavior to understand their relationship with cardiovacular diseases and mental disorders
The main objectives are to:
- Describe socio-economic correlates of physical activity
- Explore mechanisms induced by physical activity and sedentary behavior on cardiovascular diseases and mental disorders
- Identify activity behaviors and patterns which are beneficial to cardiovascular and psychic health
+3000 participants have had their activity assessed by 14-day accelerometry and questionnaires.
A description of participant selection, inclusion criteria and methods used can be found in the following manuscript:
Gubelmann C, Vollenweider P, Marques-Vidal P. Of weekend warriors and couch potatoes: Socio-economic determinants of physical activity in Swiss middle-aged adults. Preventive medicine. 2017. 105:350-355. PMID: 28988999; DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.10.016.
What data have been collected?
Duration and proportion of time spent in different activities (daily or average); Data on activity distributions (bouts, interruptions etc.)
Weekly daily energy expenditure; Weekly duration spent in different activity intensities; Context (occupational or leisure)
A first follow-up of ActiLaus started in April 2018.
Prof. Peter Vollenweider
Dr Marylène Bay