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Health-Related Fitness in Adults From Eight European Countries—An Analysis Based on Data From the European Fitness Badge

Klemm, Katja; Krell-Roesch, Janina; De Clerck, Ine Lucia; Brehm, Walter; Boes, Klaus

Abstract (englisch):
Background: There are conflicting reports about the fitness status of European adults, partly due to the lack of a standardized fitness test battery used across Europe. The European Fitness Badge (EFB) was developed in 2017 as an online-based tool to assess the health-related fitness of persons aged ≥ 18 years residing in European countries. We examined the demographic characteristics and fitness status of persons who completed the EFB between June 2017 and May 2019. Methods: We conducted a multinational study in eight European countries. Participants completed the EFB which includes eleven validated motor tests to measure endurance, strength, coordination and flexibility performance, under the supervision of an EFB instructor in different settings (e.g. sports club sessions, public events). Two different test batteries (test profiles, TP) are available to distinguish between less active (TP1) and active individuals (TP2). We calculated descriptive statistics and conducted analyses of variance to examine sample characteristics and a potential impact of sex, age, body mass index (BMI), physical activity and posture on fitness as assessed by the EFB. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2020.615237
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1664-042X
KITopen-ID: 1000128226
Erschienen in Frontiers in physiology
Verlag Frontiers Media
Band 11
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 08.01.2021
Schlagwörter Europe, motor fitness tests, physical activity, Health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA), health-related fitness, European Fitness Badge (EFB)
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