CIDEFESCentro de Investigação em Desporto, Educação Física, Exercício e Saúde.

Updated 2023-01-12

Mission: Implement the scientific method as the common language for teaching, learning and practice, vis-à-vis the development of applied science in Sport, Physical Education, and Exercise and Health.

Vision: CIDEFES is the go-to research group in behavioral Sports, Physical Education, and Exercise and Health Sciences.

The CIDEFES is the research center of the Faculdade de Educação Física e Desporto, of the Lusophone University.

Over thirty researchers aim to develop interdisciplinary studies focusing on Sports, Physical Education, Exercise and Health behaviors.

Behavior is our common language; hence CIDEFES members contribute to studying behavior from different perspectives – Sports, Physical Education, or Exercise and Health – creating an innovative and integrative research effort.

The ebook about Myths vs Facts in Sports, Physical Education, and Exercise and Health is finalized.

Latest publications (Updated 2023-01-12, all pubs and more up-to-date information HERE)

Cerca, L., Teixeira, D., Carraça, E., Raposo, F., Silva, M., & Palmeira, A. (2022). Experiencia profesional y formación académica de profesionales del ejercicio: Relación entre presiones laborales y necesidades psicológicas básicas en el contexto laboral (Professional experience and academic training of exercise professionals: Relationship between job pressures and basic psychological needs in the work context). Retos, 47, 761–774. https://doi.org/10.47197/retos.v47.95899

Costa, D. C., Valente-dos-Santos, J., Sousa-e-Silva, P., Martinho, D. V., Duarte, J. P., Tavares, O. M., Castanheira, J. M., Oliveira, T. G., Abreu, S., Leite, N., Agostinete, R. R., Fernandes, R. A., Courteix, D., & Coelho-e-Silva, M. J. (2022). Growth, body composition and bone mineral density among pubertal male athletes: Intra-individual 12-month changes and comparisons between soccer players and swimmers. BMC Pediatrics, 22(1), 275. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-022-03321-2

Da Silva, E. J., Mallett, C. J., Sánchez-Oliva, D., Dias, A., & Palmeira, A. (2022). A Coach Development Program: A Guided Online Reflective Practice Intervention Study. Journal of Sports Sciences, 40(9), 1042–1054. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2022.2045795

Duarte, J. P., Fernandes, R. J., Silva, G., Sousa, F., Machado, L., Pereira, J. R., & Vilas-Boas, J. P. (2022). Lower Limbs Wearable Sports Garments for Muscle Recovery: An Umbrella Review. Healthcare, 10(8), 1552. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10081552

Ferraz, A., Valente-Dos-Santos, J., Duarte-Mendes, P., Nunes, C., Victorino, S., Coelho-e-Silva, M. J., & Travassos, B. (2022). Body composition and grip strength constraints in elite male rink-hockey players of contrasting ethnicity. PLOS ONE, 17(9), e0274894. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0274894

Gradidge, P. J.-L., Casteleijn, D., Palmeira, A., Maddison, R., & Draper, C. E. (2022). Employee perceptions of non-communicable diseases health risks, absenteeism and the role of organisational support in a South African pharmaceutical manufacturing company. PLOS ONE, 17(12), e0279008. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0279008

Júdice, P. B., Hetherington-Rauth, M., Magalhães, J. P., Correia, I. R., & Sardinha, L. B. (2022). Sedentary behaviours and their relationship with body composition of athletes. European Journal of Sport Science, 22(3), 474–480. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2021.1874060

Larsen, S. C., O’Driscoll, R., Horgan, G., Mikkelsen, M. K., Specht, I. O., Rohde, J. F., Turicchi, J., Santos, I., Encantado, J., Duarte, C., Ward, L. C., Palmeira, A. L., Stubbs, R. J., & Heitmann, B. L. (2022). Substituting sedentary time with sleep or physical activity and subsequent weight‐loss maintenance. Obesity, oby.23631. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.23631

Lois, N., Jerónimo, A., Schrader, G., Leão, M., & Ferreira, A. (2022). Medindo o engajamento nas redes sociais: Um estudo dos conteúdos postados pelos Personal Trainers portugueses. CBGESP 2022 Abstract Book, 102.

Martinho, D. V., Coelho-e-Silva, M. J., Gonçalves Santos, J., Oliveira, T. G., Minderico, C. S., Seabra, A., Valente-dos-Santos, J., Sherar, L. B., & Malina, R. M. (2021). Body Size, Fatness and Skeletal Age in Female Youth Soccer Players. International Journal of Sports Medicine, a-1686-4563. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1686-4563

Martinho, D. V., Coelho‐e‐Silva, M. J., Valente‐dos‐Santos, J., Minderico, C., Oliveira, T. G., Rodrigues, I., Conde, J., Sherar, L. B., & Malina, R. M. (2022). Assessment of skeletal age in youth female soccer players: Agreement between Greulich‐Pyle and Fels protocols. American Journal of Human Biology, 34(1). https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23591

Pacheco, R., Ribeiro, J., Couceiro, M., Davids, K., Garganta, J., Marques-Aleixo, I., Casanova, F., & González-Víllora, S. (2022). Development of an innovative method for evaluating a network of collective defensive interactions in football. Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1177/17543371221141584

Pacheco, R., Ribeiro, J., Couceiro, M., Davids, K., Garganta, J., Marques-Aleixo, I., Nakamura, F., Casanova, F., & González-Víllora, S. (2022). Development of an innovative method for evaluating a network of collective defensive interactions in football. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 175433712211415. https://doi.org/10.1177/17543371221141584

Palmeira, A. L., Sánchez‐Oliva, D., Encantado, J., Marques, M. M., Santos, I., Duarte, C., Matos, M., Larsen, S. C., Horgan, G., Teixeira, P. J., Heitmann, B. L., & Stubbs, R. J. (2022). Motivational and self‐efficacy reciprocal effects during a 12‐month’ weight regain prevention program. British Journal of Health Psychology, bjhp.12635. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12635

Silva, D. R., Machado, D. G. S., Pinto, F., Júdice, P. B., Minderico, C. S., Collings, P. J., Cyrino, E. S., & Sardinha, L. B. (2022). Effect of a 16-week multi-level classroom standing desk intervention on cognitive performance and academic achievement in adolescents. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 14504. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-18248-y

Videira-Silva, A., Sardinha, L. B., & Fonseca, H. (2022). Atherosclerosis Prevention in Adolescents with Obesity: The Role of Moderate–Vigorous Physical Activity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(23), 15537. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192315537

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