Psychology & Health

Team leader


Major interests


The mission of this research line is to promote psychosocial health and resilience.

The specific objectives are:
i) To understand psychosocial issues, and develop approaches to improve patients' quality of life
Research activities include: stress disorder-related functional impairment; new virtual reality stimuli and emotion induction techniques; biomarkers associated with cognitive impairment; cardiovascular diseases and cognitive impairment; correlation of iodine status with cognitive status in school-aged children; neuropsychological assessment of illiterate and low school level patients; new clinical trials for complex traumatic stress; impact of long-term tamoxifen therapy on bio behavioral factors in premenopausal women.

ii) To build up robust tools to assess psychological variables in health and illness
Research activities include validation of assessment tools.

iii) To study the living person as victim of labor accidents or violence, and forensic repercussions
Research activities include: sociofamilial outcomes and profile of victims of trauma; communication of healthcare providers and forensic professionals with victims of trauma.

iv) To disseminate good practices and detect/report of abuses
Activities include: health education and promotion; training of health professionals; education of patients.

Current Projects


 
 

Publications Highlights


Ferreira‐Silva, B., Porto, M.J., Magalhães, T., Cainé, L. (2018). Contribution to the Development of Guidelines in the Analysis of Biological Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2018 Jul 19.

Silva M., Pereira E., Rocha A., Sousa D., Peixoto B. (2018). Neurocognitive impairment after acute coronary syndrome: Prevalence and characterization in a hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation program sample. J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2018;10(2):70-75.

Ivanova, M. Y., Achenbach, T., Leite, M., Almeida, V., Caldas, C., Turner, L., & Dumas, J. A. (2018). Empirically Derived Dimensional Syndromes of Self-Reported Psychopathology: Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Portuguese and US Elders. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33 (5), 695-702.

Costa LJ., Keating E., Pestana D., Cruz Fernandes V., Maia ML., Norberto S., Pinto E., Moreira-Rosário A., Sintra D., Moreira B., Costa A., Silva S., Costa V., Martins I., Castro Mendes F., Queirós P., Peixoto B., Carlos Caldas J., Guerra A., Fontoura M., Leal S., Moreira R., Palmares Carvalho I., Matias Lima R., Martins C., Delerue-Matos C., Almeida A., Azevedo L., & Calhau C. (2017). Iodine Status and Iodised Salt Consumption in Portuguese School-Aged Children: The Iogeneration Study. Nutrients. May 5; 9: pii: E458.

Teixeira A., Oliveira C., Teixeira M., Gaio AR., Sousa Lobo JM., Almeida IF., & Almeida V. (2017). Development and validation of a novel questionnaire for adherence with topical treatments in psoriasis, QATOP. Am J Clin Dermatol. Aug;18(4):571-581.

Costa Leite J, Keating E, Pestana D, Cruz Fernandes V, Maia ML, Norberto S, Pinto E, Moreira-Rosário A, Sintra D, Moreira B, Costa A, Silva S, Costa V, Martins I, Castro Mendes F, Queirós P, Peixoto B, Carlos Caldas J, Guerra A, Fontoura M, Leal S, Moreira R, Palmares Carvalho I, Matias Lima R, Martins C, Delerue-Matos C, Almeida A, Azevedo L, Calhau C (2017). Iodine Status and Iodised Salt Consumption in Portuguese School-Aged Children: The Iogeneration Study. Nutrients. 2017; 5;9(5).

Alves MJ., Manita C., Caldas IM., Fernández-Martinez E., Gomes da Silva A., & MagalhãesT. (2016). Evolution and Analysis of Cultural and Cognitive Factors Related With Domestic Violence Against Women. J Interpers Violence. May 2.

Hill M., Johnson JA., Langlois S., Lee H., Winsor S., Dineley B., Horniachek M., Lalatta F., Ronzoni L., Barrett NA., Advani HV., Choolani M., Rabinowitz R., Pajkrt E., van Schendel RV., Henneman L., Rommers W., Bilardo CM., Rendeiro P., Ribeiro MJ., Rocha J., Bay Lund IC., Petersen B., Becher N., Vogel I., Stefánsdottir V., Ingvarsdottir S., Gottfredsdottir H., Morris S., & Chitty LS. (2016). Preferences for prenatal tests for Down syndrome: an international comparison of the views of pregnant women and health professionals. Eur J Hum Genet. Jul; 24(7):968-75.

Lima S., Gago M., Garrett C., & Pereira MG. (2016). Predictors and Moderators of Quality of Life in Alzheimer's Disease Patients. J Alzheimers Dis. Aug 19.

  

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