MoVo-LISA (Lifestyle-Integrated Sporting Activity) is an intervention specifically designed for inpatient rehabilitation. The aim of MoVo-LISA is to support patients during rehab to prepare a regular exercise or sports program for the time after the clinic, in order to make physical activity a permanent part of everyday life. To achieve this goal, the group program (6-8 participants) focusses on motivational preconditions for action and volitional implementation skills. MoVo-LISA consists of five modules: two group sessions (60-90 min each) and a one-on-one interview (approx. 10 min) at the clinic as well as a postal reminder and a short phone call three and six weeks after discharge from the clinic. The modules are presented in more detail here:

First Group Session

  • Clarification of personal health goals
  • Development of first ideas for sports and exercise
  • Reality Check
  • Review of the self-concordance
  • Pre-decision and start of action planning

One-on-one Interview

Discussion of the provisional action plan with the group leader:

  • self-concordant?
  • precise?
  • practicable?
  • effective?

Second Group Session

  • Presentation of the action plans
  • Anticipation of possible internal or external barriers
  • Development of counter strategies to the personal barriers
  • What to do in critical situations?
  • Self-monitoring (e.g. via the MoVo app)

Three weeks after their stay in the clinic, patients receive a postal reminder with the personal MoVo-LISA contents worked out; six weeks after discharge from the clinic, a short phone call of about 10 minutes is made.

Postal Reminder

A reminder of:

  • Personal health goals
  • Developed own sport or exercise plans
  • Main personal barriers (internal and external)
  • Counter strategies for dealing with these barriers

Short Phone Call

  • How well were the sports and exercise plans implemented?
  • Which (inner or outer) barriers occurred?
  • How well could the person handle these barriers?
  • Are changes to the plans or barrier management necessary?