- PROJECT CODE: V3-2305
- PROJECT TITLE: Implementing the concept of 24-hour movement behaviours as a determinant of health into the Slovenian environment (GIB24)
- PROJECT LEADER: prof. Nejc Šarabon, PhD
- PERIOD: 01.10. 2023 – 30.09. 2025
- BUDGET: EUR 50.000,00 (EUR 17.045,45 for InnoRenew CoE)
- FINANCING: ARIS and Ministry of Health (Slovenia)
- PROJECT COORDINATOR: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Primorska (Slovenia)
- PARTNERS: InnoRenew CoE (Slovenia); Nacional Institute of Public Health (Slovenia)
Physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep (i.e., 24-hour movement behaviours) are among the most important determinants of health and well-being. Awareness on their co-dependency has recently led to the recognition that we should consider them in combination. The aim of the project is to implement the concept of 24-hour movement behaviours as a determinant of health in the Slovenian environment. The project will (i) develop the first Slovenian 24-hour movement guidelines for adults, (ii) update items from the national survey system that will allow for the assessment of 24-hour movement behaviours in an integrated way, (iii) validate novel survey items, and (iv) implement the 24-h movement behaviours as a vital sign into healthy lifestyle promotion programmes at the primary health care level.
This project will reveal the prevalence of (un)healthy 24-h movement behaviours in Slovenian adult population and identify specific population groups that are at higher risk of developing non-communicable diseases due to unhealthy movement patterns. The project will also explore several potential correlates of (un)healthy 24-h movement behaviours among Slovenian adults (including the indoor and outdoor built environment correlates), in order to identify potential routes for interventions to support healthy 24-h movement behaviours. Deliverables of this project will inform future policies of public interest related to movement behaviours and health.
InnoRenew CoE project activities
InnoRenew CoE will participate in all work packages (WP) and will lead WP4 – validation of the questionnaire items for assessment of 24-h movement behaviours. InnoRenew CoE will participate in several tasks, including literature reviews that will inform evidence-based guidelines development, development and testing of application for online assessment of 24-h movement behaviours, data collection using activity monitors, data processing and analysis, and research dissemination.