To help rehabilitation patients to adopt and maintain a physically active lifestyle, it is imperative to increase self-management competencies with regard to motivational and volitional strategies.
Aim of this research project is to evaluate an evidence- and theory-based computerized expert system towards the promotion of physical activity in comparison to a well established standard program and a questionnaire-only group.
Rehabilitation patients will be treated psychologically and followed up over 18 months.
The computerized expert system is expected to help patients better than the standard program. Both interventions are hypothesized to improve self-management competencies over and above the rehabilitation treatment (i.e., questionnaire-only group).