Main publications

• 2020

Gelius, P., Messing, S., Goodwin, L., Schow, D., & Abu-Omar, K. (2020). What are effective policies for promoting physical activity? A systematic review of reviews. Preventive Medicine Reports, 18.

Gelius, P., Tcymbal, A., Abu-Omar, K., Mendes, R., Morais, S.T., Whiting, S., & Breda, J. (2020). Status and contents of physical activity recommendations in European Union countries: a systematic comparative analysis. BMJ Open, 10(2), e034045.

Tcymbal, A., Andreasyan, D., Whiting, S., Mikkelsen, B., Rakovac, I., & Breda, J. (2020). Prevalence of Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behavior Among Adults in Armenia. Frontiers in Public Health, 8, 1-8.

• 2019

Gelius, P., Messing, S., & Abu-Omar, K. (2019) Nine types of recommendations, guidelines, and policies: an explanatory test of a proposed typology of physical activity promotion documents. Archives of Public Health 77:52

• 2018

Abu-Omar, K., Messing, S., Sarkadi-Nagy, E., Kovács, V., Kaposvari, C., Brukało, K.,… Tecklenburg, E. (2018). Barriers, facilitators and capacities for childhood obesity prevention in 12 European Union Member States: results of a policy-maker survey. Public Health Panorama, 3(4), 360-367.

Breda, J., Jakovljevic, J., Rathmes, G., Mendes, R., Fontaine, O., Hollmann, S.,… Galea, G. (2018). Promoting health-enhancing physical activity in Europe: Current state of surveillance, policy development and implementation. Journal of Public Health, 122(5), 519-527.

• 2016

Rütten, A., Schow, D., Breda, J., Galea, G., Kahlmeier, S., Oppert, J-M., van der Ploeg, H., & van Mechelen, W. (2016). Three types of scientific evidence to inform physical activity policy: results from a comparative scoping review. International Journal of Public health, 61(5),553-63

Rütten, A., & Pfeifer, K. (Eds.) (2016). National Recommendations for Physical Activity and Physical Activity Promotion. Erlangen: FAU University Press.

Gelius, P., Rütten, A., Goodwin, L., Marin, M., Abu-Omar, K., Kahlmeier, S.,… Foster, C. (2016). Study on the implementation of the European Physical Activity Guidelines Final Progress Report of Tender EAC-2014-0574. Luxemburg: Publications Office of the European Union.