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University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture has in 2011 established the Center on Salutogenesis. We are today responsible for the a the website We are running a systematic and analytical research synthesis on salutogenic research 1992-up to date. The website is a continuation of a former one located in Helsinki, Finland. The new website is now in Swedish and in English.

We continuously update the sites including the database (only in English). However, to build up and keep it  updated is time consuming. Therefore we invite authors of scientific papers published in peer reviewed journals to join us in this task. Please fill in a review protocol (in English) of your study in line with the presented model. Please send your review protocol to the Responsible Editor of the website, Monica Eriksson. We will thereafter put the information into the Database. This is a possibility for Authors to spread their findings to all of us interested in the field of salutogenesis. Thank you for your cooperation!


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Will they stay fit and healthy? A three-year follow-up evaluation of a physical activity and health intervention in Polish youth

Aged 13 - 16

Checking long-term effects of an experimental design educational program concerning increasing physical activity and sense of coherence
SOC Scale
Statistical data

(n, mean total SOC, mean the three dimensions, SOC division, correlates to other standardized measures, response rate)
Means in three dimensions of the sense of coherence, results of motor tests, anthropological characteristics (body height, body mass, body fat, BMI), and self-reported level of physical activity

Main result
In most of the examined parameters (SOC, physical fitness, somatic characteristics) individuals from the experimental groups have statistically significantly increased their scores, whereas such improvement was not observed in the control groups.
Limitations of the study
the study was carried on the ‘normal’ rate of biological maturation sample group, which enabled identification of potential effectiveness of such interventions in other groups (underweight, overweight, later mature, ect.)


MICHAL BRONIKOWSKI & MALGORZATA BRONIKOWSKA Will they stay fit and healthy? A three-year follow-up evaluation of a physical activity and health intervention in Polish youth. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 2011; 39: 704–713 

2. MICHAL BRONIKOWSKI & MALGORZATA BRONIKOWSKA Salutogenesis as a framework for improving health resources of adolescent boys. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 2009; 37: 525–531

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Updated: 04.09.2013 11:00:26