Overview of Research Program
The study of motivational, self-regulatory, and behavioral predictors of healthful eating, physical activity, and weight control .
The design, evaluation and implementation of health behavior change (HBC) interventions, using self-regulation and motivation theory, namely self-determination theory.
The role of physical activity/exercise behaviors in weight management, namely its association with weight-related outcomes, body image, and psychological well-being.
Developing measurement instruments to capture self-regulation, motivation, physical activity/exercise, and eating behaviors, building a national repository available in open and free access.
EuroFIT "Tasting Session" with Sweetfootball participants
On May 10 a further "tasting session" of EuroFIT took place. This time the session was presented to a group of participants with diabetes that are integrated into the Sweetfootball follow-up program.
The session was held in a positive environment with high interaction and a good learning climate.
Jorge Encantado represented PANO-SR research group at "Jornadas da Psicologia: Psicologia, Movimento, e Bem-Estar" (Instituto Piaget)
PANO Research Group was represented at the XIII Jornadas da Psicologia, held by Instituto Piaget Almada. In a communication titled "Physical Activity Promotion and Health: From evidence to intervention”, Jorge Encantado highlighted the importance of motivational and self-regulatory determinants for behaviour change to sustain healthier lifestyles. It was a great opportunity to disseminate PANO's research projects among students and professionals!
PANO collaborated in the annual event of Portuguese Cardiology Foundation
Supervised by PANOS's junior researchers and in collaboration with the National Program for the Promotion of Physical Activity, students of the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana volunteered to help in the dynamization of the event organized by the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation: May, Month of the Heart.
PANO disclosed in SÁBADO magazine
PANO was featured in SÁBADO magazine on a piece regarding healthy lifestyles. Marlene Silva resumed some of the main research findings of the group.
PANO at the ECO 2019, EASO's annual congress, held in Glasgow
With the support of EASO, the EU H2020 NoHoW Project organised a workshop at the conference that aimed to put together experts on behaviour change and obesity to discuss a series of position statements on behavioural approaches to longer term weight management.
Marta Marques was also involved in a NoHoW symposium: NoHoW EU Project, four-years into the intervention perspective.
Regarding another project, Rui Jorge, PANO's PhD student, presented a poster titled: Pretreatment profiles of 6- and 12-month weight change among women with overweight and obesity involved in a commercial weight management program.
NoHoW Consortium meeting at Newcastle University
The University of Newcastle held another NoHoW consortium meeting in the first week of April to discuss user engagement, process evaluation, and scientific dissemination strategies. The consortium also presented the workflow of current deliverables and plans for future work packages accomplishments to the European Commission Review Panel. More information about NoHoW HERE.
Silva M.N., Sánchez-Oliva D., Brunet J., Williams G.C., Teixeira P.J. & Palmeira A.L. (2017). “What goes around comes around”: Antecedents, mediators, and consequences of controlling vs. need-supportive motivational strategies used by exercise professionals. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51:707-717. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12160-017-9894-0.