Rehabilitation-Aftercare for an optimal Transfer into Autonomous daily life (RENATA) – an international eHealth Intervention Study (Rehabilitations-Nachsorge für einen optimalen Transfer in den Alltag (RENATA) – eine internationale e-Health Interventionsstudie)

This project is funded by the Wilhelm-Stiftung für Rehabilitationsforschung.

Background: The research project RENATA is an online based intervention for post-rehabilitative medical care with the aim, to integrate skills and behavior patterns, which were gained during the rehabilitation, into the daily life of the participants. The goal is to maintain learning results for a long-time period to improve rehabilitation effects at a sustained basis and support the return to the labor market. The intervention can be done at home and contains best practice for behavior changes (e.g., self-regulation strategies). The theory-based aftercare aims at developing a healthy lifestyle by supporting physical activity and a healthy nutrition.

Implementation and evaluation is planned in different countries (Germany and the Netherlands, later in China too). A randomized controlled longitudinal study will be realized, which allows not only age and country specific analyses but also a review of the effectiveness of the intervention. In the long-term participants should be better supported to maintain their rehabilitation success after the treatment and be able to return to work.

Main research questions are:

  • Which mechanisms facilitate healthy lifestyles after the rehabilitation of patients?
  • How effective is a tailored computer-based expert system in helping to overcome barriers in daily life?
  • Which differences occur between the different countries? (Germany, the Netherlands, China)
  • What is the meaning of compensatory cognition?
  • Can age-specific differences be found in the effectiveness of the interventions?
Project group in Germany: Prof. Dr. Sonia Lippke
Shu Ling, Tan, M.Sc. (Contact) – Current
Vera Storm, M.Sc. until 04/2016
Julian Wienert, M.A. till 03/2015
Dipl.-Psych. Tim Kuhlmann  till 09/2013
Project group in Netherlands: Prof. Dr. Hein de Vries
Dominique Reinwand, M.Sc. till 02/2016
Project group in China Prof. Dr. Yan Ping, Duan


Publications from this project


Storm, V., Reinwand, D.A., Wienert, J., & Lippke, S. (2017). Quality of life and stages of behavioral change for exercise in people motivated to reduce their cardiovascular risk. Journal of Happiness and Wellbeing, 5(1), 122-133. URL:

Duan, Y. P., Wienert, J., Hu, C., Si, G. Y., & Lippke, S. (2017). Web-based intervention for physical activity and fruit and vegetable intake among Chinese university students: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(4): e106. URL:

Wienert, J., Kuhlmann, T., Fink, S., Hambrecht, R., & Lippke, S. (2017). Motivational and volitional correlates of physical activity in participants reporting no, past, and current hypertension: Findings from a cross-sectional observation study. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Advance online publication.

Wienert, J., Gellert, P., & Lippke, S. (2017). Physical activity across the life-span: Does feeling physically younger help you to plan physical activities? Journal of Health Psychology, 22(3), 324-335.


Kuhlmann, T., Reips, U.-D., Wienert, J., & Lippke, S. (2016). Using visual analogue scales in eHealth: non-response effects in a lifestyle intervention. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(6), e126. URL:

Reinwand, D.A., Crutzen, R., Storm, V., Wienert, J. Kuhlmann, T., de Vries, H., & Lippke, S. (2016). Generating and predicting high quality action plans to facilitate physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption: results from an experimental arm of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 16:317.

Storm, V., Dörenkämper, J., Reinwand, D.A., Wienert, J., de Vries, H., & Lippke, S. (2016). Effectiveness of a web-based computer-tailored multiple-lifestyle intervention for people interested in reducing their cardiovascular risk: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(4), e78. URL:

Storm, V., Paech, J., Ziegelmann, J.P., & Lippke, S. (2016). Physical exercise adherence and employability: An 8-year longitudinal observational study among musculoskeletal patients. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 48: 541–546.

Storm, V., Reinwand, D.A., Kuhlmann, T., Wienert, J., de Vries, H., & Lippke, S. (2016). Brief report: Compensatory health beliefs (CHBs) are negatively associated with intentions for regular fruit and vegetable consumption (FVC) when self-efficacy is low. Journal of Health Psychology, 1-7. doi: 10.1177/1359105315625358.

Wienert, J., Kuhlmann, T., Fink, S., Hambrecht, R., & Lippke, S. (2016). Testing principle working mechanisms of the health action process approach for subjective physical age groups. Research in Sports Medicine, 24(1), 67-83.


Lippke, S., Wienert, J., Kuhlmann, T., Fink, S., & Hambrecht, R. (2015). Perceived Stress, Physical Activity and Motivation: Findings from an Internet Study. Annals of Sports Medicine and Research, 2(1):1012. URL:

Wienert, J. & Kuhlmann, T. (2015). A stitch in time saves nine: Things to consider when tailoring your online intervention. The European Health Psychologist, 17(1), 12-17.

Wienert, J., Kuhlmann, T., & Lippke, S. (2015). Direct effects of a domain-specific subjective age measure on self-reported physical activity –  Is it more important how old you are or how old you feel? Health Psychology Report, 3(2), 131-139. URL:


Reinwand, D.A., Kuhlmann, T., Wienert, J., de Vries, H., & Lippke, S. (2013). Designing a theory- and evidence-based tailored eHealth rehabilitation aftercare program in Germany and the Netherlands: study protocol. BMC Public Health, 13(1):1081.


last update: 2017-05-05