FC Porto, Sporting CP, and SL Benfica signed formal partnership agreements with FMH
In a public event on May 21, FC Porto, Sporting CP, and SL Benfica signed formal partnership agreements with FMH. Prof. Pedro Teixeira gave a presentation about the project to an audience that included researchers, government and sporting officials, former athletes, and FMH staff and students. The three clubs will deliver the EuroFIT programme on their stadia starting in October 2015.
FMH has recently resumed a regular collaboration with the online version of newspaper PÚBLICO (Life&Style section). The articles, written by PANO members, are mostly focused on behavioral issues in obesity, physical activity, diet, and health.
Pedro Teixeira at the Conference on Team Sports: Health and Performance
On April 27th, the Conference on Team Sports: Health and Performance took place in ISMAI, Maia. Pedro Teixeira presented the lecture "The European Project EuroFIT: the Supporter Trains and the Club (FCP, SLB and SCP) Supports".
PANO articles in BMC Medicine
PANO researchers recently authored or co-authored new articles published in BMC Medicine, the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and Obesity. The studies focus on key research topics of the group and are available for download HERE.
Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira at EuroFIT meeting
On March 25, Marlene Silva and Hugo Pereira (on behalf of FMH) and representatives of FC Porto, SL Benfica and Sporting CP met in London with representatives of other participating clubs (e.g., Manchester City, Arsenal FC, PSV Eindhoven) for preparatory work of the EuroFIT project. The meeting, which took place at Emirates Stadium (Arsenal FC), aimed at setting the study timeline, discuss recruitment and implementation procedures, and plan the EuroFIT sessions and overall program.
International Seminar on "Motivate Active Healthy Lifestyles: From Behavioral Science to Behavior Change and Self-regulation" at FMH
On March 24th, the Faculty of Human Kinetics - University of Lisbon (FMH-UL) hosted the International Seminar on "Motivate Active Healthy Lifestyles: From Behavioral Science to Behavior Change and Self-regulation", organized by the CIPER - Self-regulation Group (FMH-UL). The seminar brought together national and international experts on health behavior change science, featuring keynote presentations by Profs. Susan Michie and Robert West, among others. The seminar was attended by over 160 researchers, students, and professionals from across the country. More information HERE.
PANO's research study conclusions in the journal Acta Médica Portuguesa
Between March 22-25, several online and print media and broadcast news delivered the conclusions of a PANO's research study. The study lead by Inês Santos, Ana Andrade and Pedro Teixeira, published in the journal Acta Médica Portuguesa concluded that more than half of Portuguese women and about one-third of men are actively trying to control their weight, using behavioral strategies which are generally consistent with public health recommendations. More information about this research HERE.
NoHoW kick-off meeting
Between March 4-6, the kick-off meeting of the European project NoHoW (Evidence-based ICT Tools for Weight Loss Maintenance; H2020-PHC-2014 SEP-210140063) took place in London. Pedro Teixeira, António Palmeira and Inês Santos participated in the meeting of this project that, over the next five years, will test whether ICT-based delivery of theory- and evidence-based behavior change techniques can be effective for weight loss maintenance. More details about the project HERE.
Special issue of the professional journal "Factores de Risco" (Risk Factors)
Marlene Silva and Pedro Teixeira co-edited a special issue of the professional journal "Factores de Risco" (Risk Factors) entirely dedicated to the topic of obesity. The issue includes six articles authored by PANO researchers, all of which are available for download HERE.
Members of the ISBNPA 2015 Annual Meeting Abstract Review and Scientific Committees in Lisbon
Members of the ISBNPA 2015 Annual Meeting Abstract Review and Scientific Committees met in Lisbon, on January 26, to organize the scientific program of the upcoming conference in Scotland, UK (3rd - 6th June). More information about this conference HERE.
PANO at the 2nd Meeting of the Social Psychology of Health Master & 1st Strategic Meeting Health for All
PANO was represented at the 2nd Meeting of the Social Psychology of Health Master & 1st Strategic Meeting Health for All - Health in Society: Research, Intervention and Policies in Portugal, that took place in ISCTE, Lisbon, on January 22. Together with Paulo Vitória, Rui Gaspar, João Carvalho e Ana Leonor Perdigão, Pedro Teixeira participated in a session titled "Perception of risk and health communication: What is the importance of social psychology of health in promoting healthy behaviors?".
Marta Martes completed her PhD
Marta Marques, researcher at the PANO Research Group, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled "Self-Regulation, Physical Activity and Unexplained Chronic Fatigue: From Determinants to Interventions" on January 13 at Leiden University.
Ethics and Science
Pedro Teixeira, the President of the Ethics Council of the Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, gave a presentation on "Ethics and Science" at Lusófona University, on November 14th. Video of the conference available HERE.
EuroFIT plenary consortium meeting
Marlene Silva and Jennifer LaGuardia participated in the 2nd EuroFIT plenary consortium meeting, in Dublin (Nov 10-11). They reported on the recent feasibility study implemented in the Portuguese clubs and contributed to the general discussion, especially on the design of the upcoming intervention protocol, to be implemented in the 15 European clubs involved.
The European Health Psychologist
Marta Marques co-edited a special issue of The European Health Psychologist entitled "Behavior change in practice: Hands-on guides for research and intervention development". The issue includes an article on "Testing theory in practice: The example of self-determination theory-based interventions" authored by Marlene Silva, Marta Marques and Pedro Teixeira.
PANO at the 18th Portuguese Congress on Obesity
The PANO Research Group was represented at the 18th Portuguese Congress on Obesity (SPEO) in Aveiro, Portugal (October 24-26). Eliana Carraça was invited to present a talk entitled "Is the evaluation of a patient's readiness to change important to help them losing weight?", as part of a Symposium on "Myths & Facts" in the context of weight management. The aim of this meeting was to stimulate discussion and debate of the available evidence on pretreatment psychosocial predictors of successful weight control, reflecting upon its implications to the assessment and design of future interventions in the context of behavioral weight management. More information about this event HERE.
On behalf of EuroFIT project, Pedro Teixeira and Hugo Pereira, together with several representatives of European football clubs/foundations (FC Porto, SL Benfica, Sporting CP, Manchester City, Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, among others), participated in a meeting in London, on September 22. The aim of the meeting was to do an overview of the project and prepare the involvement of the 15 clubs. More information about EuroFIT HERE.
PANO at the 28th European Health Psychology Conference
PANO was represented at the 28th European Health Psychology Conference in Innsbruck (August 26-30). Marta Marques participated in the pre-conference Sinergy Expert Meeting on "Implementation Intention and Action Planning Interventions in Health Psychology". The aim of this meeting was to stimulate discussion and debate of the evidence on planning interventions in health behavior, as well as develop a consensus on the most effective means to implement and evaluate planning interventions. Marta Marques also presented a free communication tittled "An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of physical activity based interventions for chronic fatigue". More information about this conference HERE.
Professor David Markland at FMH
Professor David Markland from Bangor University, Wales (profile HERE) presented a doctoral seminar at FMH titled “Moderation and moderated mediation in biomedicine and social sciences: Advanced methods and applications”, on July 16th. The seminar focused on moderation and moderated mediation analysis in research studies as well as practical applications of the procedures in biomedicine and social sciences.
Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
On July 18th, the CIPER (FMH-UL) in collaboration with ISPA University Institute, organized a workshop titled “Introduction to Motivational Interviewing”. The workshop was facilitated by Ken Resnicow, a Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA. More on Prof. Resnicow’s work HERE.