Ansgar Thiel

Ansgar Thiel
University of Tuebingen | EKU Tübingen · Institute of Sports Science (IfS)

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Introduction: Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is an effective health promotion approach for reaching socially disadvantaged groups. However, there is limited evidence on how such interventions and their effects can be reproduced across time and place. The present study examines the effects of BIG (i.e., movement as an investment in he...
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Talent identification, selection, and development represent critical areas of inquiry for sport scientists as indicated in the large amount of research attention dedicated to these topics. However, talent researchers rarely explicitly discuss their underlying conceptual understanding of “talent”. Within this article, we approach the construct “tale...
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Sport represents a prominent topic for public and scientific debates on national identity. Looking at Germany, public discourses on national belonging have primarily focused on national elite football and on German-born international football players with Turkish background. Representing the biggest ethnic community in Germany and being highly repr...
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Zusammenfassung: Arbeitsbezogene Gesundheitskompetenz (Occupational Health Literacy, OHL) umfasst das Wissen, die Fähigkeiten und die Bereitschaft von Menschen, Sicherheits- und Gesundheitsinformationen zu finden, zu verarbeiten und in Arbeitssituationen anzuwenden. In einem mehrstufigen Verfahren wurden ein konzeptionelles Modell sowie ein 12-Ite...
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The current SARS Cov-2 infection control measures have paradoxical effects. On the one hand, the lockdown measures help to protect vulnerable populations in particular. On the other hand, these measures inevitably have the effect that those who are to be protected not only become socially isolated and are exposed to enormous psychological stress, b...
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Competitive computer gaming, known as electronic sport or esport, is growing and professionalizing profoundly during the past years with experts struggling to allocate it in society. This scoping review explores existing evidence and identifies potential societal impact of esport by applying the Mapping Elite Sports Societal Impact Model. Main find...
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Sarcopenic obesity (SO) is a phenotype, which is defined by reduced muscle strength, muscle mass, and obesity. Limited mobility leads to increased sedentary behavior and decreased physical activity. Both sarcopenia and obesity are aggravated by these factors. In combination, SO is an additional challenge for the setting nursing home (NH). Previous...
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Regular exercise fosters fitness-enhancing benefits. We assume that exercise interventions become successful and sustainable if physiological benefits of exercise are also subjectively perceivable. The goal of this study was to examine how young inactive adults physiologically respond to an exercise intervention and how those responses are subjecti...
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A central goal of physical education (PE) is to empower students to be physically active in a health-enhancing way. Therefore, using a competence-based approach, the objective of the health- and fitness-related PE intervention ‘Promotion of physical activity-related health competence in PE’ (GEKOS) was to address practical and theoretical content r...
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Affect experienced during an exercise session is supposed to predict future exercise behavior. However, empirical evidence reveals high variability in affective response to different exercise modalities. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to compare acute affective response and its variation during three different endurance exercise modalit...
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Fostering health-related fitness knowledge is a common goal across physical education curricula. However, carefully developed knowledge tests that satisfy the psychometric criteria of educational assessment are lacking. Therefore, two studies were conducted to evaluate a newly developed health-related fitness knowledge test within the framework of...
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Health in all policies is a key approach to promote health and calls for cooperation between diverse levels of government and different sectors. In this paper, we analyze how a network called ‘Healthy Region Plus’ in Southern Germany addresses intersectoral cooperation at city and county levels. We aim to analyze the different roles of actors invol...
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Introduction Physical activity (PA) is a major contributor to healthy aging. However, physical inactivity is prevalent among the elderly in Germany, particularly in institutionalized settings such as nursing homes. This paper aims to describe the study objectives, design, methods, assessment types, collection schedules and considerations for analyz...
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The evaluation of the maximal oxygen uptake ( V ˙ O 2 max ) following exercise training is the classical assessment of training effectiveness. Research has lacked in investigating whether individuals that do not respond to the training intervention ( V ˙ O 2 max ), also do not improve in other health-related parameters. We aimed to investigate the...
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In the course of their careers, elite athletes are faced with crucial decisions. This applies particularly to adolescent athletes who additionally have to cope with a variety of age-related developmental tasks. For young top football players with a migrant background, this can be even more challenging as they often attract the interest of national...
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Background: Entering into a nursing home leads to increased immobility and further reductions in physical and cognitive functioning. As a result, there is a risk of sarcopenia, which is characterized by loss of muscle strength, muscle mass and physical functioning. To our knowledge, the feasibility of sarcopenia screening has not yet been performe...
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Purpose We investigated the cardiovascular individual response to 6 weeks (3×/week) of work-matched within the severe-intensity domain (high-intensity interval training, HIIT) or moderate-intensity domain (moderate-intensity continuous training, MICT). In addition, we analyzed the cardiovascular factors at baseline underlying the response variabili...
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It was highlighted that the original article [1] contained some minor reference and typesetting errors in the Background section. This Correction article shows the incorrect and correct references and citations in the sentences. The original article has been updated.
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(1) Background: Despite high prevalence of physical inactivity and sedentariness among nursing home residents, research on the influence of environments on this topic remains scarce. This Photovoice study explores how structural and social environments relate to residents’ everyday physical activity (PA). (2) Methods: 27 residents, staff, and signi...
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Introduction: Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is considered to be of high potential for health promotion among socially disadvantaged groups. However, the long-term implementation and transfer of these approaches remain challenging, and the public health impact they achieve is difficult to study. This also pertains to the potential he...
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This is not a data set. It is an artwork created as supplementary file for a research article. Image was drawn by Hendrik K. Thedinga in order to illustrate to readers one of the key findings of interview study by Thedinga, Zehl and Thiel (2021) about weight stigma and self-excluding coping strategies. The image depicts a person with higher weigh...
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Background A central strategy to tackle the health risks of obesity is regular physical activity (PA), exercising and participating in sports. However, people with obesity regularly experience weight-related stigma and discrimination in sport and exercise settings. Research has indicated that they often cope with such experiences by simply excludin...
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The main purpose of this cluster randomised controlled trial was to investigate the effects of a physical education (PE) intervention programme combining theoretical and practical components on students' knowledge, skills, abilities and motivation related to competence for a healthy active lifestyle. The intervention used learning tasks to combine...
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Background Since prevalence estimates of recommended physical activity (PA) considerably vary between different surveys, prevalence might be crucially affected by the choice of measuring instrument. The aim of the present study is to compare the results of four PA questionnaires regarding the current moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic PA (MVP...
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Health research has been increasingly concerned with the phenomenon of attending work while ill. In the sports context, keeping up social functioning despite health concerns is a common phenomenon as well. However, social practices referred to as ‘playing hurt’, ‘playing through pain’ or ‘competing injured’ have only recently been linked to general...
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Background Physical activity behavior is a complex and multidimensional phenomenon. For its analysis, transdisciplinary biopsychosocial approaches yield great potential. In health research, the biopsychosocial model has experienced a renaissance. Researchers have tried to grasp the complex interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors....
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Current meta-analyses demonstrate convincing evidence regarding the efficacy of exercise on depression, insomnia, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and ADHD. However, exercise and sports therapy approaches for patients with psychological disorders are mostly integrated in psychiatric inpatient or rehabilitation settings, but not applied in the outpa...
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The functionalisation of play basically stems from the diagnosis of a global childhood inactivity crisis, the so-called "children's obesity pandemic." Hence, in the context of the activity-related guidelines, children's play appears no longer to be unproductive and purpose-free. It is rather considered an anti-obesity tool that will help children t...
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Objectives The health-enhancing benefits of regular physical activity (PA) reach into old age. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated national lockdowns and restrictions, nursing home residents were restrained from being physically active. In our study, we aimed to assess the impact of the COVID-19-related restrictions on PA pro...
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Introduction: People with obesity often report experiences of weight-related discrimination. In order to find out how such experiences throughout the life course are related to physical activity behavior, we exploratively studied activity-related biographies of people with obesity from a social constructivist perspective. Methods: We collected b...
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Background Physical activity (PA) is a fluctuating behavior and prone to change across the life course. Changes in PA may be particularly due to the experience of life events and transitions. For well-timed and successful PA interventions, it is important to understand when and why individuals take up or terminate PA. Objectives This scoping revie...
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Competitive athletes act within cultures of risk in sports and often decide to return to sport despite having acute health problems. The outcomes of such risky return-to-play decisions can not only negatively affect their future health, but may also limit their sports performance or even upset their career paths. Following risk-management-decision...
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Distorted representation of one's own body is a diagnostic criterion and corepsychopathology of disorders such as anorexia nervosa and body dysmorphic disorder. Previousliterature has raised the possibility of utilising physical activity intervention (PI) as atreatment option for individuals suffering from poor body satisfaction, which is tradition...
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(1) Background: Individuals have to effectively manage their physical activity in order to optimize the associated physical and psychological health benefits. Control competence allows the individual to structure and pace physical activity in a health-enhancing way. The concept was developed within a model of physical activity-related health compet...
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Background: Physical activity is a substantial promoter for health and well-being. Yet, while an increasing number of studies shows that the responsiveness to physical activity is highly individual, most studies focus this issue from only one perspective and neglect other contributing aspects. In reference to a biopsychosocial framework, the goal...
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Die empirische Evidenz für positive Zusammenhänge zwischen Sport, Wohlbefinden und psychischer Gesundheit hat sich in den letzten Jahren zwar verbessert, dennoch sind pauschale Aussagen, die sportlichen Aktivitäten bedingungslos eine positive Wirkung auf Wohlbefinden und psychische Gesundheit zuschreiben, mit Vorsicht zu genießen. Dieser Beitrag be...
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Both team and individual sports require competition, whereas cooperation is more prevalent in team than in individual sports. In particular, team athletes have to compete (for starting roles) while cooperating (for team success) with the same teammates. Therefore, the incompatibility between competition and cooperative behavior, a well-established...
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Objectives The experience of critical life events may be crucial for talent development. Critical life events can shape individual biographies and are landmarks in defining narrative identities. However, there is a lack of systematic research on life events in the context of talent development. With this systematic review, we synthesize the literat...
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Background One central goal of physical education in many countries is to empower students to be physically active throughout their lifespan. Physical activity-related health competence (PAHCO) encompasses physical, cognitive, and motivational elements associated with the individuals’ ability to be physically active in a health-enhancing way. To da...
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Narrative interviews are the methodological gold standard for biographical research. To facilitate memory work in interviewees, qualitative researchers increasingly fuse interviewing with visual elicitation strategies. In this article, we advance the integration of methods by introducing a graphic elicitation strategy that allows interviewees to ma...
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Objectives: All adolescent elite athletes are subjected to extensive additional stressors compared to their age-mates, but only some show symptoms of athlete burnout (ABO). In this study, we aim to decipher which features characterize adolescent elite athletes with especially high and low ABO symptomatology. Methods and design: We used data from t...
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Objective: We investigated how individuals with normal weight (NW) versus individuals with obesity (OB) visually explore human bodies varying in BMI. Methods: 16 OB (BMI 37.5 ± 7.7 kg/m²) and 35 NW (BMI 21.5 ± 1.6 kg/m²) visually explored 35 natural photographs and 25 avatars depicting male and female bodies ranging from normal weight to obesity...
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This ist not a data set and not an actual image used in the study. This is merely a concept art to give an idea of what "stimulating weight stigma" by means of a video could entail. Stigmatising messages about people with overweight and obesity seen on a TV.
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Full text available at Obesity Facts: https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/487889 Objective: There is a need for more experimental research on weight stigma and physical activity, specifically among men with obesity. Yet, validated procedures are required. The goal of this study was i) to develop a 10-min video instrument for the experimental...
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Unter Burnout im Leistungssport versteht man im Allgemeinen einen Prozess subjektiver Erschöpfung, der durch die Leitsymptome "Physische und emotionale Erschöpfung" (PE), "Zweifel an der Bedeutung des Sports" (ZB) und "Vermindertes Leistungsstreben" (VL) charakterisiert wird (1). Jugendliche Nachwuchsleistungssportler sind im Vergleich zu anderen G...
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Background This field study aims to investigate the determinants of physical activity of particularly active and inactive groups in their leisure environments. In order to consider the context in which physical activity occurs and to investigate whether cultural settings may influence physical activity, we conducted the study at pools in different...
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Background: Up to now, the investigation of joint pain in adolescents, especially in adolescent elite athletes, has been neglected. This is critical because the musculoskeletal system is still in growth and consecutive trauma and irreversible damage can result. Objectives: To shed light into the research area of joint pain in elite adolescent at...
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Kaum eine schulische Innovation hat im didaktischen Diskurs so langanhaltend Aufmerksamkeit erhalten wie die „Bewegte Schule“. Entstanden vor über 30 Jahren aus der der Kritik an zu starren Schulstrukturen und den daraus resultierenden physisch-orthopädischen Beschwerden der Schülerinnen und Schüler, ist die „Bewegte Schule“ heute ein Konzept, das...