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

Updated 2023-09-29

The CIDEFES is the research center of the Faculdade de Educação Física e Desporto, of the Universidade Lusófona. Over thirty researchers aim to develop interdisciplinary studies focusing on Sports, Physical Education, Exercise and Health behaviors.

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

Mission: Implement the scientific method as the common language of teaching, learning, and work aimed at developing 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.

Latest news

Sept 25-28, 2023; YoPA project kicks off with a successful meeting in Amsterdam » CIDEFES Centro de Investigação em Desporto, Educação Física, Exercício e Saúde (ulusofona.pt)

Sept 19, 2023: Digital Health Expert Dr. Lua Perimal-Lewis to Visit CIDEFES » CIDEFES Centro de Investigação em Desporto, Educação Física, Exercício e Saúde

Sept 15, 2023: Conference with Professor Peter Katzmarzyk and Professor José Maia » CIDEFES Centro de Investigação em Desporto, Educação Física, Exercício e Saúde (ulusofona.pt)

Activities and Projects

Latest publications (Updated 2023-06-26, all pubs and more up-to-date information HERE)

Aleixo, P., Fernandes, O., Patto, J. V., & Abrantes, J. (2023). Dynamic Joint Stiffness of the Knee in Post-Menopausal Women with and without Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumato, 3(1), 63–73. https://doi.org/10.3390/rheumato3010005

Barreto, J., Henriques, R., Cabral, S., Pedro, B., Peixoto, C., & Veloso, A. (2023). Movement Prototypes in a Complex Teamgym Gymnastics technique on the Vaulting Table and Their Relationship with Judges’ Scores. Sensors, 23(3240). https://doi.org/10.3390/s23063240

Caldeira, P., Paulo, A., Veloso, A., Infante, J., Davids, K., & Araújo, D. (2023). How functional movement variability facilitates successful skill adaptation during the volleyball attack. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 174795412311680. https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541231168012

Campa, F., Matias, C. N., Moro, T., Cerullo, G., Casolo, A., Teixeira, F. J., & Paoli, A. (2023). Methods over Materials: The Need for Sport-Specific Equations to Accurately Predict Fat Mass Using Bioimpedance Analysis or Anthropometry. Nutrients, 15(2), 278. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15020278

Carneiro-Barrera, A., Amaro-Gahete, F. J., Sáez-Roca, G., Martín-Carrasco, C., Palmeira, A. L., & Ruiz, J. R. (2023). Interdisciplinary Weight Loss and Lifestyle Intervention for Daily Functioning and Psychiatric Symptoms in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The INTERAPNEA Randomized Clinical Trial. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 84(4). https://doi.org/10.4088/JCP.22m14502

Cerca, L., Teixeira, D., Carraça, E., Raposo, F., Silva, M., & Palmeira, A. (2023). Experiência profissional e formação académica dos profissionais de exercício físico: Relação das pressões no trabalho com as necessidades psicológicas básicas no contexto laboral. Retos, 47, 761–774. https://doi.org/10.47197/retos.v47.95899

Cirillo, E., Casanova, F., Cirillo, F., Santos, A., Osiecki, R., Avelar, A., & Dourado, A. (2023). The relationships between body composition, phase angle, and strength in youth paranaense athletes. Motricidade, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.6063/motricidade.27834

Cirillo, E., Pompeo, A., Cirillo, F., Vilaça-Alves, J., Costa, P., Ramirez-Campillo, R., Dourado, A., Afonso, J., & Casanova, F. (2023). Relationship between bioelectrical impedance phase angle and upper and lower limb muscle strength in athletes from several sports: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Sports, 11(5), 107. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports11050107

Degrenne, O., Langlois, V., Paulo, A., Éloi, S., & Mouchet, A. (2023). The role of performance analysis within the coaching process: Dealing with failure in volleyball side out attack. Movement & Sport Sciences – Science & Motricité, 119, 47–60. https://doi.org/10.1051/sm/2022025

Gomes, L., Martins, J., Ramos, M., & Carreiro da Costa, F. (2023). Physical activity levels of Portuguese adolescents in the first period of confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the first activities of teachers and coaches: A cross-sectional study. Retos, 47, 701–709. https://doi.org/10.47197/retos.v47.93923

Gomes, L., Martins, J., Ramos, M., & Costa, F. C. da. (2023). The Impact of Non-Physical Education Teachers’ Perceptions on the Promotion of Active and Healthy Lifestyles: A Cross-Sectional Qualitative Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(3), 2026. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20032026

Júdice, P. B., Silva, H., Teno, S. C., Monteiro, P., Silva, M. N., Carraça, E. V., Santos, I., Pereira, S., Luz, F., Viegas, P. C., Oliveira, J., Santos, I. F., & Palmeira, A. L. (2023). Providing office workers with height-adjustable workstation to reduce and interrupt workplace sitting time: Protocol for the Stand Up for Healthy Aging (SUFHA) cluster randomized controlled trial. Trials, 24(1), 381. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-023-07407-9

Júdice, P. B., Sousa-Sá, E., & Palmeira, A. L. (2023). Discrepancies Between Self-reported and Objectively Measured Smartphone Screen Time: Before and During Lockdown. Journal of Prevention. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-023-00724-4

Lima, R. F., Silva, A. F., Matos, S., Castro, H. de O., Rebelo, A., Clemente, F. M., & Nobari, H. (2023). Using inertial measurement units for quantifying the most intense jumping movements occurring in professional male volleyball players. Scientific Reports, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-33056-8

Martinho, D. V., Naughton, R. J., Faria, A., Rebelo, A., & Sarmento, H. (2023). Predicting resting energy expenditure among athletes: A systematic review. Biology of Sport, 40(3), 787–804. https://doi.org/10.5114/biolsport.2023.119986

Martinho, D. V., Naughton, R. J., Leão, C., Lemos, J., Field, A., Faria, A., Rebelo, A., Gouveia, É. R., & Sarmento, H. (2023). Dietary intakes and daily distribution patterns of macronutrients in youth soccer players. Frontiers in Nutrition, 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2023.1134845

Massuça, L. M., Santos, V., & Monteiro, L. (2023). Establishing Reference Data for Fitness Assessment of Law Enforcement Officers Using a Qualitative Systematic Review. Healthcare, 11(9), 1253. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11091253

Matias, C. N., Campa, F., Cavaca, M., Paoli, A., & Teixeira, F. J. (2023). Fat-free mass estimation in male elite futsal players: Development and validation of a new bioelectrical impedance–based predictive equation. Nutrition, 107, 111931. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2022.111931

Nassis, G., Verhagen, E., Brito, J., Figueiredo, P., & Krustrup, P. (2023). A review of machine learning applications in soccer with an emphasis on injury risk. Biology of Sport. https://doi.org/10.5114/biolsport.2023.114283

Palmeira, A. L. (2023, March 24). The super-power of using the scientific method. I Jornadas Maurice Pieron, University La Coruna. https://youtu.be/PloHsnY3EL0

Ramos, S., Volossovitch, A., Ferreira, A. P., Teles, J., Fragoso, I., & Massuça, L. M. (2023). The Body Composition Effects on Physical Tests and On-Court Game Performance of U-14 Elite Portuguese Basketball Players. Applied Sciences, 13(10), 6313. https://doi.org/10.3390/app13106313

Rasteiro, A., Santos, V., & Massuça, L. M. (2023). Physical Training Programs for Tactical Populations: Brief Systematic Review. Healthcare, 11(7), 967. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11070967

Rebelo, A., Pereira, J. R., Martinho, D. V., Amorim, G., Lima, R., & Valente-dos-Santos, J. (2023). Training Load, Neuromuscular Fatigue, and Well-Being of Elite Male Volleyball Athletes During an In-Season Mesocycle. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 1(aop), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2022-0279

Rebelo, A., Pereira, J. R., Martinho, D. V., & Valente-dos-Santos, J. (2023a). Effects of a Velocity-Based Complex Training Program in Young Female Artistic Roller Skating Athletes. Journal of Human Kinetics, 86, 217–234. https://doi.org/10.5114/jhk/159654

Rebelo, A., Pereira, J. R., Martinho, D. V., & Valente-dos-Santos, J. (2023b). Rating of Perceived Exertion in Professional Volleyball: A Systematic Review. Journal of Human Kinetics, 87, 143–155. https://doi.org/10.5114/jhk/161614

Rebelo, A., Pereira, J. R., & Valente-dos-Santos, J. (2023). Effects of a preseason triphasic resistance training program on athletic performance in elite volleyball players-an observational study. German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12662-023-00877-8

Rodrigues, B., Carraça, E. V., Francisco, B. B., Nobre, I., Cortez-Pinto, H., & Santos, I. (2023). Theory-based physical activity and/or nutrition behavior change interventions for cancer survivors: A systematic review. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-023-01390-5

Rodrigues, B., Encantado, J., Carraça, E., Martins, J., Marques, A., Lopes, L., Sousa-Sá, E., Cliff, D., Mendes, R., & Santos, R. (2023). Questionnaires Measuring 24-Hour Movement Behaviors in Childhood and Adolescence: Content Description and Measurement Properties—A Systematic Review. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 20(1), 50–76. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2022-0399

Santos, V., Massuça, L. M., Monteiro, L., Angarten, V., Abel, M. G., Fernhall, B., & Santa-Clara, H. (2023). Comparison of Acute Arterial Responses Following a Rescue Simulation and Maximal Exercise in Professional Firefighters. Healthcare, 11(7), 1032. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11071032

Teixeira, D. S., Ekkekakis, P., Andrade, A. J., Bastos, V., & Palmeira, A. L. (2023). Exploring the impact of individualized pleasure-oriented exercise sessions in a health club setting: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 102424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2023.102424

Teoldo, I., Machado, V., Casanova, F., & Cardoso, F. (2023). Talent map of female soccer: How does the birthplace and birthdate impact the participation of soccer players in Brazilian Serie A1 Championship? Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2023.184.10

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