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Liel, Katrin (2012): Evaluation eines Gesundheitskompetenztrainings für Menschen in Langzeitarbeitslosigkeit: die Auswirkungen von Motivierender Gesprächsführung und partizipativen Gruppenaktivitäten auf die Motivation zu einem gesünderen Lebensstil. Dissertation, LMU München: Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Among the long-term unemployed, health limitations are often a hindrance to successful reintegration in the jobmarket. This quasi-experimental controlled study examines the effects of a health promotion intervention program, combining individual sessions based on Motivational Interviewing and participatory group sessions including physical activity. Over a period of three months, the participants of the intervention group (n=179) showed more improvement compared to the control group (n=108) in terms of motivation for lifestyle changes towards more physical activity and more healthy nutrition. In terms of smoking and alcohol, no significant intervention effects were detected. The results of the study show the effectiveness of the described health promotion program regarding a lifestyle change towards more healthy nutrition and more physical activity.