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

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

Over thirty researchers aim at developing interdisciplinary studies focusing on Sport, Physical Education, Exercise, and Health behaviors.

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

The go-to research group in behavioral Sport, Physical Education, and Exercise and Health Science.

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Latest publications (Updated December 6, 2021, all pubs and more up to date HERE)

Bustamante, A., Santos, C., Pereira, S., Freitas, D., Katzmarzyk, P. T., & Maia, J. (2021). Regional variation in growth status. The Peruvian health and optimist growth study. American Journal of Human Biology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23704

Coratella, G., Campa, F., Matias, C. N., Toselli, S., Koury, J. C., Andreoli, A., Sardinha, L. B., & Silva, A. M. (2021). Generalized bioelectric impedance‐based equations underestimate body fluids in athletes. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, sms.14033. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.14033

Gradidge, P. J.-L., Draper, C. E., Casteleijn, D., & Palmeira, A. (2021). Pharmaceutical workers’ perceptions of physical activity and healthy eating: A qualitative study. BMC Research Notes, 14(1), 350. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-021-05765-8

Larsen, S. C., Turicchi, J., Christensen, G. L., Larsen, C. S., Jørgensen, N. R., Mikkelsen, M.-L. K., Horgan, G., O’Driscoll, R., Michalowska, J., Duarte, C., Scott, S. E., Santos, I., Encantado, J., Palmeira, A. L., Stubbs, R. J., & Heitmann, B. L. (2021). Hair Cortisol Concentration, Weight Loss Maintenance and Body Weight Variability: A Prospective Study Based on Data From the European NoHoW Trial. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 12, 655197. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2021.655197

Marques, M. M., Matos, M., Mattila, E., Encantado, J., Duarte, C., Teixeira, P. J., Stubbs, R. J., Sniehotta, F. F., Ermes, M., Harjumaa, M., Leppänen, J., Välkkynen, P., Silva, M. N., Ferreira, C., Carvalho, S., Palmeira, L., Horgan, G., Heitmann, B. L., Evans, E. H., & Palmeira, A. L. (2021). A Theory- and Evidence-Based Digital Intervention Tool for Weight Loss Maintenance (NoHoW Toolkit): Systematic Development and Refinement Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(12), e25305. https://doi.org/10.2196/25305

Pereira, A. M., Teques, P., Verhagen, E., Gouttebarge, V., Figueiredo, P., & Brito, J. (2021). Mental health symptoms in electronic football players. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 7(4), e001149. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2021-001149

Pereira, S., Bustamante, A., Santos, C., Hedeker, D., Tani, G., Garganta, R., Vasconcelos, O., Baxter-Jones, A., Katzmarzyk, P. T., & Maia, J. (2021). Biological and environmental influences on motor coordination in Peruvian children and adolescents. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 15444. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95075-7

Pereira, J., Santos, R., Sousa-Sá, E., Zhang, Z., Burley, J., Veldman, S. L. C., & Cliff, D. P. (2021). Longitudinal differences in levels and bouts of sedentary time by different day types among Australian toddlers and pre-schoolers. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2021.1964747