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The German Journal of Sports Medicine is directed to translational science and clinical practice of Sports Medicine and its adjacent fields, which investigate the influence of physical activity, exercise, training and sports, as well as a lack of exercise affecting healthy people and patients of all age-groups. It addresses implications for prevention, diagnosis, therapy, rehabilitation and physical training as well as the entire Sports Medicine and research in sports science, physiology and biomechanics.

The Journal is the leading and most widely read German journal in the field of Sports Medicine. Readers are physicians, physiologists and sports scientists as well as physiotherapists, coaches, sport managers, and athletes. The journal offers to the scientific community online open access to its scientific content and online communication platform.

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Current Article

Issue 4/2017

Gesundheit & Bewegung - Health & Physical Activity

Kesztyüs D, Steinacker JM

Health and Economy – Why We Need to Promote Physical Activity in Children

Non-communicable, chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases and cancer are meanwhile the most frequent causes of death and contribute to the rising costs in health care. The current focus on therapeutic procedures and medication requires more health promoting, preventive approaches to improve public health and thereby control costs. Decisions on measures that counteract rising costs in health care need to be evidence-based to ensure the responsible use of limited resources. This is accomplished by health-economic analyses of the cost-effectiveness of a measure, since both costs and effects are considered.
Physical inactivity is one of the most crucial, modifiable risk factors of morbidity and mortality, therefore physical activity promoting interventions for schoolchildren should be first priority. In fact,althoughmeasures to promote physical activity in children are widespread, economic evaluations of these interventions are still very rare.
This review articlepresents successful school-based interventions with proven cost-effectiveness. The assessment of cost-effectiveness is illustrated based on the examples of the German URMEL-ICE project and the “Join the Healthy Boat” health promotion programme. Both programmes were, with costs per child and year of €24.09 and €25.04 respectively, below the threshold of €123.24, determined by the parental willingness to pay.
A practical and sensitive outcome measure for the determination of the effectiveness of a physical activity promoting intervention is the waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), a measure of abdominal obesity. Even without considerable weight loss, the exercise-induced reduction of abdominal fat mass generates health benefits.

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Wildor Hollmann feiert seinen 92. Geburtstag!

Am 30. Januar 2017 feierte Prof. Wildor Hollmann seinen 92. Geburtstag.

Prof. Hollmann hat maßgeblich zum heutigen Erfolg der Deutschen Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin beigetragen! Er war von 1960–1998 Chefredakteur der DZSM - also fast 40 Jahre lang!

Zu seinen Ehren hat die Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin (DZSM) die Ausgabe 2/2015 "Neuroplastizität & Sport" gewidmet.

Die gesamte Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin sowie der Verein zur Förderung der Sportmedizin e.V. und die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und Prävention e.V. gratulieren dem Jubilaren herzlich!


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Heft 2/2017

Endoprothesen und Sport

Cassel M, Brecht P, Günther K-P, Mayer F. Endoprothesen und Sport. Dtsch Z Sportmed. 2017; 68: 38-42. doi:10.5960/dzsm.2016.267


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10th Congress of EFSMA in Portugal

The Eiropean Congress of EFSMA (European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations) will be organized for the 10th time, and also the 20th anniversary of EFSMA will be celebrated on 16th to 18th of November 2017 in Cascais, Portugal in the Estoril Congress Center according to the motto „Feel our energy“.

Abstracts can be submitted until 7th of April. Please find further information on






Prof. Dr. med. habil. Dr. h. c. Kurt Tittel *19.07.1920 †20.08.2016

Professor Kurt Tittel was one of the most famous Sports Physicians in East Germany. He died at the age of 96 on August 20.


> Full Obituary in German Language by Professor Wildor Hollmann

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Sportweltspiele der Medizin und Gesundheit

Die 38. Sportweltspiele der Medizin und Gesundheit finden vom 1. bis 8. Juli 2017 in Marseille, Frankreich statt. Es ist das

größte Sportereignis für Mediziner und Kollegen aus den gesundheitlichen Berufen. Die Sportstadt Marseille ist Austragungsort des jährlichen Events aus Sport, Unterhaltung und Fachkongress.

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