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Online survey about the coronavirus begins

Since December of 2019, the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been infecting people. Starting with the Chinese city of Wuhan, this novel coronavirus has continued to spread throughout China. On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHIC). In response to this development, the University of Konstanz has begun an online survey about the coronavirus situation in Germany called “EUCLID”.

In “EUCLID”, master’s students led by health psychologist Professor Britta Renner in the university’s Department of Psychology will examine the general population’s behaviour and assessments regarding the novel coronavirus. In addition to the survey, a comprehensive evaluation of the virus' spread is planned, including, for example, how media influence people’s behaviour and assessments.  

Link to the German survey: https://psychkonstanz.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9WEvZYkGtsHVxQx
Link to the English survey: https://psychkonstanz.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3PIxDYOui5CylXn

Apps can improve nutrition behaviours and nutrition-related health outcomes

Meta-analysis demonstrates the positive effect of nutrition-related interventions using smartphone apps. Based on 41 individual studies with around 6,300 women and men the results of the meta-analysis show that app-based mobile interventions are effective and highly promising for changing nutrition behaviours and nutrition‐related health outcomes.


Der „Eating Motivation Survey“ (TEMS) zur Messung von Essmotiven älterer Menschen mit und ohne funktionellen Einschränkungen

Rempe, H. M., Sproesser, G., Gingrich, A., Spiegel, A., Hauner, H., Skurk, T., Brandl, B., Renner, B., Volkert, D., Sieber, C. C., Freiberger, E., Kiesswetter, E. (2019). Der „Eating Motivation Survey“ (TEMS) zur Messung von Essmotiven älterer Menschen mit und ohne funktionellen Einschränkungen. Vortrag, 56. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ernährung e.V., Gießen.

Two papers published from BMBF-funded research project SMARTACT

Two papers were recetly published from the research project SMARTACT (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF):

König, L. M. & Renner, B. (2019). Boosting healthy food choices by meal colour variety: Results from two experiments and a just-in-time Ecological Momentary Intervention. BMC Public Health, 19, 975. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7306-z

Villinger, K.*, Wahl, D. R.*, Boeing, H., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2019). The effectiveness of app‐based mobile interventions on nutrition behaviours and nutrition‐related health outcomes: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Obesity Reviews, 20(10), 1465-1484. doi: doi.org/10.1111/obr.12903 * both authors contributed equally

Two papers published from Scientific Network "Images of Aging"

Two papers were recently accepted for publication from Dr. Verena Klusmann's Scientific Network "Images of Aging":

Kornadt, A. E., Kessler, E.-M., Wurm, S., Bowen, C. E., Gabrian, M., Klusmann, V. (in press). Views on Ageing: A Lifespan Perspective. European Journal of Ageing. doi: 10.1007/s10433-019-00535-9

Spuling, S. M., Klusmann, V., Bowen, C. E., Kornadt, A. E., & Kessler, E. M. (in press). The uniqueness of subjective ageing: Convergent and discriminant validity. European Journal of Ageing. doi: 10.1007/s10433-019-00529-7


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