The ultimate aim of ProPASS is to generate knowledge that will directly feed into the evidence base that will shape future physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep guidelines and the policies that make use of such guidelines.
The objectives of ProPASS are to:
Thigh-worn accelerometry is unique in that it captures detailed and accurate information about several dimensions of physical behaviour including activity types as well as other aspects of lifestyle for which we have an incomplete or poor understanding.
ProPASS is the largest international collaboration of cohort studies that used or plan to use thigh-worn accelerometry to explore the complex links between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, sleep, and posture with health and disease. ProPASS is supported by a number of epidemiological cohorts such as the HUNT (Norway), 1970 British Birth Cohort Study, Maastricht Study and Australian Longitudinal Study one Women’s Health.
Our research will bring together a number of international leading cohorts with physical activity and sleep data. This will help us understand how unexplored aspects of physical activity and sleep influence health outcomes and help prevent chronic disease.
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Read about our new partnership with the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) to address critical gaps in the evidence base for global and national guideline development for physical activity and sedentary behaviour.