Lukas Zahner

Summary

Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc A school-based physical activity program to improve health and fitness in children aged 6-13 years ("Kinder-Sportstudie KISS"): study design of a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN15360785]
    Lukas Zahner
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Brüglingen 33, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 6:147. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Balance and gait performance after maximal and submaximal endurance exercise in seniors: is there a higher fall-risk?
    Lars Donath
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Birsstrasse 320B, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 113:661-9. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint BMI group-related differences in physical fitness and physical activity in preschool-age children: a cross-sectional analysis
    Iris Niederer
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Res Q Exerc Sport 83:12-9. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Fitness, Stress, and Body Composition in Primary Schoolchildren
    Markus Gerber
    1Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland 2Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, Center for Affective, Stress and Sleep Disorders, Basel, Switzerland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc . 2016
  5. ncbi request reprint In 6- to 8-year-old children, cardiorespiratory fitness moderates the relationship between severity of life events and health-related quality of life
    Markus Gerber
    Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Birsstrasse 320B, 4052, Basel, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res . 2016
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of a school-based physical activity program on physical and psychosocial quality of life in elementary school children: a cluster-randomized trial
    Tim Hartmann
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, St Jakob Turm, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 22:511-22. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Testing single and double limb standing balance performance: comparison of COP path length evaluation between two devices
    Lars Donath
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Birsstrasse 320B, CH 4052 Basel, Switzerland
    Gait Posture 36:439-43. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Evidence-based and evidence-inspired: an intergenerational approach in the promotion of balance and strength for fall prevention
    Urs Granacher
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland urs granacher unibas ch
    Gerontology 57:424-6. 2011
  9. pmc Influence of a lifestyle intervention in preschool children on physiological and psychological parameters (Ballabeina): study design of a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Iris Niederer
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 9:94. 2009
  10. doi request reprint An intergenerational approach in the promotion of balance and strength for fall prevention - a mini-review
    Urs Granacher
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Gerontology 57:304-15. 2011

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc A school-based physical activity program to improve health and fitness in children aged 6-13 years ("Kinder-Sportstudie KISS"): study design of a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN15360785]
    Lukas Zahner
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Brüglingen 33, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 6:147. 2006
    ..The purpose of this paper is to outline the design of a school-based randomized, controlled trial (RCT) aiming to increase overall PA and to improve fitness and health in 6- to 13-year-old children...
  2. doi request reprint Balance and gait performance after maximal and submaximal endurance exercise in seniors: is there a higher fall-risk?
    Lars Donath
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Birsstrasse 320B, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Appl Physiol 113:661-9. 2013
    ..Alterations of SBALP after exhaustive exercise might lead to higher fall-risk in seniors. Balance changes upon 2-km testing might be of minor relevance. Gait is not affected during single task walking at given velocities...
  3. ncbi request reprint BMI group-related differences in physical fitness and physical activity in preschool-age children: a cross-sectional analysis
    Iris Niederer
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Res Q Exerc Sport 83:12-9. 2012
    ..PA did not differ between NW and OW (p > or = .1), but did differ between NW and obese children (p < .05). BMI-group-related differences in physical fitness can already be present in preschool-age children...
  4. ncbi request reprint Fitness, Stress, and Body Composition in Primary Schoolchildren
    Markus Gerber
    1Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland 2Psychiatric Clinics of the University of Basel, Center for Affective, Stress and Sleep Disorders, Basel, Switzerland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc . 2016
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint In 6- to 8-year-old children, cardiorespiratory fitness moderates the relationship between severity of life events and health-related quality of life
    Markus Gerber
    Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Birsstrasse 320B, 4052, Basel, Switzerland
    Qual Life Res . 2016
    ..The present study examines for the first time in young children whether high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity moderate the relationship between severity of life events and health-related quality of life...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of a school-based physical activity program on physical and psychosocial quality of life in elementary school children: a cluster-randomized trial
    Tim Hartmann
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, St Jakob Turm, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 22:511-22. 2010
    ..38; p < .05) and overweight first graders (effect size [d], 0.45; p < .05). In conclusion, a school-based PA intervention had little effect on QoL in elementary school children...
  7. doi request reprint Testing single and double limb standing balance performance: comparison of COP path length evaluation between two devices
    Lars Donath
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Birsstrasse 320B, CH 4052 Basel, Switzerland
    Gait Posture 36:439-43. 2012
    ..Thus, measurements of the evaluated devices should not be used interchangeably. Further methodological investigations regarding balance measures seem warranted...
  8. doi request reprint Evidence-based and evidence-inspired: an intergenerational approach in the promotion of balance and strength for fall prevention
    Urs Granacher
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland urs granacher unibas ch
    Gerontology 57:424-6. 2011
    ..We additionally provide information on how to implement an intergenerational balance and resistance training approach in a school setting based on a study that is being currently conducted...
  9. pmc Influence of a lifestyle intervention in preschool children on physiological and psychological parameters (Ballabeina): study design of a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Iris Niederer
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 9:94. 2009
    ..In general, the overall effectiveness of school-based programs on health-related outcomes has been disappointing. A special gap exists for younger children and in high risk groups...
  10. doi request reprint An intergenerational approach in the promotion of balance and strength for fall prevention - a mini-review
    Urs Granacher
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Gerontology 57:304-15. 2011
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  11. pmc Effect of school based physical activity programme (KISS) on fitness and adiposity in primary schoolchildren: cluster randomised controlled trial
    Susi Kriemler
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
    BMJ 340:c785. 2010
    ..To assess the effectiveness of a school based physical activity programme during one school year on physical and psychological health in young schoolchildren...
  12. doi request reprint Combined strength and power training in high-level amateur football during the competitive season: a randomised-controlled trial
    Oliver Faude
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland
    J Sports Sci 31:1460-7. 2013
    ..A 7-week in-season combined strength and power training program can improve relevant strength and jump parameters in high-level amateur football players...
  13. doi request reprint Effect of a general school-based physical activity intervention on bone mineral content and density: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Ursina Meyer
    Institute of Exercise and Health Science, University of Basel, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
    Bone 48:792-7. 2011
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Does a single session of high-intensity interval training provoke a transient elevated risk of falling in seniors and adults?
    Lars Donath
    Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Gerontology 61:15-23. 2015
    ..Thus, it seemed valuable to examine the acute effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on neuromuscular performance in seniors and young adults...
  15. doi request reprint Estimation of percentage body fat in 6- to 13-year-old children by skinfold thickness, body mass index and waist circumference
    Susi Kriemler
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Br J Nutr 104:1565-72. 2010
    ....
  16. pmc Does Physical Fitness Buffer the Relationship between Psychosocial Stress, Retinal Vessel Diameters, and Blood Pressure among Primary Schoolchildren?
    Markus Gerber
    Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Biomed Res Int 2016:6340431. 2016
    ..i>Conclusion. More research is needed with different age groups to find out if and from what age physical fitness can protect against arteriolar vessel narrowing and the occurrence of other cardiovascular disease risk factors...
  17. pmc Different ankle muscle coordination patterns and co-activation during quiet stance between young adults and seniors do not change after a bout of high intensity training
    Lars Donath
    Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Birsstrasse 320 B, 4052, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Geriatr 15:19. 2015
    ..We additionally investigated whether a bout of high intensity interval training additionally alters these patterns...
  18. doi request reprint Combined impact of negative lifestyle factors on cardiovascular risk in children: a randomized prospective study
    Ursina Meyer
    Centre on Aging and Mobility, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Department of Human Movement Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Adolesc Health 55:790-5. 2014
    ..Therefore, we aimed to quantify the combined impact of easily assessable negative lifestyle factors on the CVR scores of randomly selected children after 4 years...
  19. doi request reprint Transfer effects of fall training on balance performance and spatiotemporal gait parameters in healthy community-dwelling older adults: a pilot study
    Lars Donath
    Inst of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Aging Phys Act 22:324-33. 2014
    ..05, ηp 2 = .22). Fall training did not sufficiently improve fear of falling, balance, or gait performance under single- or dual-task conditions in healthy older adults...
  20. doi request reprint Association of sports club participation with fitness and fatness in children
    Lukas Zahner
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:344-50. 2009
    ..One way to increase physical activity and hence fitness and to reduce the risk for overweight might be sports club participation (SCP)...
  21. doi request reprint Reliability of gait parameters during treadmill walking in community-dwelling healthy seniors
    Oliver Faude
    University of Basel, Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, Birsstr 320B, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
    Gait Posture 36:444-8. 2012
    ..Changes of less than 10% can be detected with sufficient confidence. Gait variability parameters were less reliable and, thus, should be carefully interpreted...
  22. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for aerobic endurance training based on subjective ratings of perceived exertion in healthy seniors
    Lars Donath
    Inst of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Aging Phys Act 21:100-11. 2013
    ..Brisk walking at moderate RPE of 3-5 would lead to a beneficial physiological response during endurance training and a weekly EE of nearly 1,200 kcal when exercising 5 times/wk for 30 min...
  23. doi request reprint Association of body composition and blood pressure categories with retinal vessel diameters in primary school children
    Katharina Imhof
    Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Medical Faculty, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Hypertens Res 39:423-9. 2016
    ..Pre-hypertension seems to be associated with retinal microvascular alterations early in life. ..
  24. ncbi request reprint Slackline Training (Balancing Over Narrow Nylon Ribbons) and Balance Performance: A Meta-Analytical Review
    Lars Donath
    Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Birsstrasse 320B, 4052, Basel, Switzerland
    Sports Med . 2016
    ..Whether slackline training (balancing over narrow nylon ribbons) serves as an appropriate training strategy to improve static and dynamic balance performance is as yet unclear...
  25. doi request reprint The association of socio-economic factors with physical fitness and activity behaviours, spinal posture and retinal vessel parameters in first graders in urban Switzerland
    Katharina Imhof
    a Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Medical Faculty, University of Basel, Basel Stadt, Switzerland
    J Sports Sci 34:1271-80. 2016
    ..06 < P < 0.8). Low parental education, low household income and a migrant background are associated with poor physical fitness, higher BMI and body fat percentage and low-activity behaviour...
  26. doi request reprint Muscle Activation and Performance During Trunk Strength Testing in High-Level Female and Male Football Players
    Ralf Roth
    Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Switzerland
    J Appl Biomech 32:241-7. 2016
    ..As high trunk muscle activation can infer fatigue, limb strength can limit performance in prone and side plank position, particularly during high trunk muscle activation. ..
  27. doi request reprint The effects of Zumba training on cardiovascular and neuromuscular function in female college students
    Lars Donath
    a Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Sport Sci 14:569-77. 2014
    ..Flexibility and jump performance were not relevantly affected (p > 0.05). Instructed Zumba training can be applied to improve well-being, aerobic fitness and neuromuscular function in female college students...
  28. pmc Repetitive daily point of choice prompts and occupational sit-stand transfers, concentration and neuromuscular performance in office workers: an RCT
    Lars Donath
    Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 12:4340-53. 2015
    ..As a consequence, the present study investigated the effects of prompting the use of height-adjustable working desk (HAWD) on occupational sitting and standing time, neuromuscular outcomes and concentration in office workers...
  29. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for aerobic endurance training based on subjective ratings of perceived exertion in healthy seniors
    Lars Donath
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Aging Phys Act 21:100-11. 2013
    ..Brisk walking at moderate RPE of 3-5 would lead to a beneficial physiological response during endurance training and a weekly EE of nearly 1,200 kcal when exercising 5 times/wk for 30 min...
  30. doi request reprint Neuromuscular training in construction workers: a longitudinal controlled pilot study
    Oliver Faude
    Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, Birsstr 320B, 4052, Basel, Switzerland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 88:697-705. 2015
    ..In this pilot study, we aimed at evaluating the effects of neuromuscular exercise on static and functional balance performance as well as on lower limb explosive power in construction workers...
  31. doi request reprint Can balance training promote balance and strength in prepubertal children?
    Urs Granacher
    Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Strength Cond Res 25:1759-66. 2011
    ..Thus, other training regimen (e.g., resistance training) should be applied alone or in combination with BT, which may have the potential to promote balance and strength in children...