Research Group 2

The RG 2 – Supportive Environments – explores natural / built environments and modifiable lifestyle factors, with focus on their influence on human health throughout life, including other areas beyond health.

Interventions designed for disease prevention and health promotion (e.g. green cities, food safety, physical activity, occupational health) have been assessed for their impact on wellbeing and health outcomes. The development/adaptation of applied methods is also a key topic of interest in terms of exposure assessment, particularly in relation to human biomonitoring since it contributes to a better understanding of both the health-environment relationship and the barriers/supporters to healthy lifestyles.

Findings can be used to highlight the areas for innovative action, thereby supporting adoption and enforcement of beneficial policies for health and wellbeing. As a result, the results can be highly relevant to non-health sectors, whose activities influence many of the root environmental factors that (directly or indirectly) affect health and behaviour.

Group leader: Maria Margarida Nunes Gaspar de Matos
Team members: Adilson Passos da Costa Marques • Alexandre Manuel Martins Morais Nunes • Ana Paula de Jesus Harfouche • Ana Paula Gouveia dos Santos Barbosa • Ana Paula Martins Cerqueira • Ana Teresa Pinto Santos Nunes Madeira Sarmento • Anabela Caetano Santos • Cátia Cristina Peixinho Reis • Cátia Sofia dos Santos Branquinho • Dória Livramento Pinto Neves dos Santos • Emília Graça Dourado Telo Ferraz Pereira André • Fábio Alexandre Botelho Guedes • Gina Maria Quinás Tomé • Guilherme Mendes Sapinho • Inês Nobre Martins Camacho • Isabel Maria Lucas de Almeida Nunes • Joana Alves Dias Martins de Sousa Ferreira • João Filipe da Silva Figueira Martins • Jorge Manuel Alexandre Marques • José Alberto Gomes Precioso • José Miguel Lopes Camolas • Lúcia Isabel da Silva Ramiro • Lúcia Maria Neto Canha • Luis Manuel Santos Calmeiro • Maria Alexandra Cabral Brandão Amado da Fonseca • Maria Ana Silva Carvalho Cohen Kadosh • Maria Celeste Rocha Simões • Maria da Conceição da Silva Carvalho Burguete Martins • Maria Manuela Néné Cordeiro • Mariana Augusta Lopes de Matos Pinheiro Carreira Neto • Marina Fernanda Lopes Trigo Cunha • Marta Canas de Lencastre Godinho • Marta Sofia Pereira dos Reis • Nuno Eduardo Marques de Loureiro • Sara Alexandra Gamboa Madeira • Sílvia Maria Luís Antunes • Sónia Cristina Namorado Gonçalves Calado Vieira • Sónia Marisa Pedroso Gonçalves Bogas • Susana Maria da Silva Gaspar • Tânia Gaspar Sintra dos Santos • Teresa Cristina da Cruz Fatela dos Santos • Teresa Maria Saraiva Ramos de Almeida • Thomas Behrens • António Vaz Carneiro

 


2018

1. Alarcão, V., Madeira, T., Peixoto-Plácido, C., Sousa-Santos, N., Fernandes, E., Nicola, P., … Gorjão-Clara, J. (2018). Gender differences in psychosocial determinants of self-perceived health among Portuguese older adults in nursing homes. Aging & Mental Health, May 23, 1–8.
2. Branquinho, C. & Matos, M. G. (2018). Why “Dream Teens”: Was there an impact after a two-year participatory action-research program? Child Indicators Research, 1-15.
3. Calmeiro, L., Camacho, I. & Matos, M. G. (2018). Life satisfaction in adolescents: The role of individual and social health assets. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 21, e23.
4. Camacho, I., Reis, M., Tomé, G., Branquinho, C., Matos, M. G. (2018). A escola portuguesa pelos olhos dos adolescentes. Revista Psicologia da Educação, 45.
5. Carvalho, M., Branquinho, C., & Matos, M. G. (2018). Emotional symptoms and risk behaviors in adolescents: Relationships with cyberbullying and implications on well-being. Violence and Victims, 33(5), 871–885.
6. Carvalho, V. S., Chambel, M. S., Neto, M., & Lopes, S. (2018). Does Work-Family Conflict Mediate the Associations of Job Characteristics With Employees’ Mental Health Among Men and Women? Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1-12.
7. Carvalho, M., Faria, M., Conceição, A., Matos, M. G., & Essau, C. A. (2018). Callous-unemotional traits in children and adolescents. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 34(2), 101–110.
8. Gobina, I., Villberg, J., Välimaa, R., Tynjälä, J., Whitehead, R., Cosma, A., … Villerusa, A. (2018). Prevalence of self-reported chronic pain among adolescents: Evidence from 42 countries and regions. European Journal of Pain, Sep.
9. Gomez-Baya, D., Mendoza, R., Camacho, I., & Matos, M. G. (2018). Latent growth curve model of perceived family relationship quality and depressive symptoms during middle adolescence in Spain. Journal of Family Issues, 39(7), 2037–2060.
10. Kolto, A., Young, H., Burke, L., Moreau, N., Cosma, A., Magnusson, J., Windlin B., Reis, M., Saewyc, E.M., Godeau, E. & Gabhainn, S.N.(2018) Love and Dating Patterns for Same-and both-Gender attracted adolescents across Europe. Journal of Research on adolescence, 1-7.
11. Madeira, S. G., Sousa, P. A., Envia, G., Marques, S., Moreira, T. M., & Moreira, T. M. (2018). Aconselhamento em atividade física: Uma proposta de fluxograma de intervenção clínica. Acta Médica Portuguesa, 31(6), 295.
12. Madeira, T., do Carmo, I., Bicha Castelo, H., & Santos, O. (2018). Self-regulation of weight after sleeve gastrectomy. Behavior Modification, 42(2), 231–248.
13. Madeira, T., Peixoto-Plácido, C., Sousa-Santos, N., Santos, O., Alarcão, V., Goulão, B., … Gorjão Clara, J. (2018). Malnutrition among older adults living in Portuguese nursing homes: the PEN-3S study. Public Health Nutrition, 15, 1–12.
14. Marques, A., Loureiro, N., Avelar-Rosa, B., Naia, A., & Matos, M. G. (2018). Adolescents’ healthy lifestyle. Jornal de Pediatria.
15. Marques, A., Naia, A., Branquinho, C., & Matos, M. G. (2018). Adolescents’ eating behaviours and its relationship with family meals, body mass index and body weight perception Comportamiento alimenticio de los adolescentes y su relación con comidas familiares, índice de masa corporal y percepción del peso corporal. Nutrición Hospitalaria, 35(3), 550–556.
16. Marques, A., Peralta, M., Martins, J., Loureiro, V., Almanzar, P. C., & Matos, M. G. (2018). Few European adults are living a healthy lifestyle. American Journal of Health Promotion, 089011711878707.
17. Marques, A., Peralta, M., Naia, A., Loureiro, N., & Matos, M. G. (2018). Prevalence of adult overweight and obesity in 20 European countries, 2014. European Journal of Public Health, 28(2), 295–300.
18. Marques, A., Santos, T., Martins, J., Matos, M. G., & Valeiro, M. G. (2018). The association between physical activity and chronic diseases in European adults. European Journal of Sport Science, 18(1), 140–149.
19. Matos, M. G., Santos, T., Reis, M., & Marques, A. (2018). Positive youth development: Interactions between healthy lifestyle behaviours and psychosocial variables. Global Journal of Health Science, 10(4), 68.
20. Matos, M. G., Camacho, I., Reis, M., Tomé, G., Branquinho, C., & Ramiro, L. (2018). Is truth in the eyes of the beholder? Or are Portuguese schools, as viewed by Portuguese pupils, mismatching with what the educational system offers? Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 13(2), 116–126.
21. Matos, M. G., Ornelas, J., Vargas-Moniz, M., Goução, J., Capucha, L., Calado, P. (2018). Transformative community mental health: perspectives from Portugal and Europe. International Journal of Psychology and Neuroscience, 4(2), 49-58.
22. Neto, M., Chambel, M. J., & Carvalho, V. S. (2018). Work–family life conflict and mental well-being. Occupational Medicine, 68(6), 364–369.
23. Reis, M., Ramiro, L., Camacho, I., Tomé, G., Brito, C., & Matos, M. G. (2018). Does having a pet make a difference? Highlights from the HBSC Portuguese study. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 15(5), 548–564.
24. Reis, C., Dias, S., Rodrigues, A., Sousa, R. Gregório, M. J., Branco, J., Canhão, H., & Paiva, T. (2018). Sleep duration, lifestyles and chronic diseases: a cross-sectional population-based study. Sleep Sci, 11(4), 217-230.
25. Ribeiro, G., Camacho, M., Santos, O., Pontes, C., Torres, S., & Oliveira-Maia, A. J. (2018). Association between hedonic hunger and body-mass index versus obesity status. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 5857.
26. Santos, T. C., Matos, M. G. de, Marques, A., Simões, C., Leal, I., & Machado, M. D. C. (2018). Do clinical and psychosocial factors affect health-related quality of life in adolescents with chronic diseases? Global Journal of Health Science, 10(1), 60.
27. Santos, T., Matos, M. G. de, Marques, A., Simões, C., Leal, I., & Machado, M. do C. (2018). Psychosocial profile in Portuguese adolescents with chronic disease attending an outpatient department in a hospital setting. International Journal of Pediatrics, 1–10.
28. Simões, C., Branquinho, C., Santos, A., & Matos, M. G. (2018). Motives to use alcohol among adolescents according to their neighbourhood characteristics, gender, age, and drinking patterns. Journal of Substance Use, 23(1), 43–48.
29. Simões, C., Rivera, F., Moreno, C., & Matos, M. G. (2018). School performance paths: Personal and contextual factors related to top performers and low achievers in Portugal and Spain. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 21, E36.