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ciTechCare at the II CIRSQVASF and I OLYMHEALTHCARE

Carla Damásio, researcher at ciTechCare, participated in the II International Interdisciplinary Congress on Social Representations and Quality of Life of the São Francisco Valley (II CIRSQVASF) and the I International Virtual Olympiad of Clinical Cases in Health Care (I OLYMHEALTHCARE), as a member of Scientific Committee, Organizing Committee and Olymhealthcare, as well as the moderator of an oral presentation session and speaker at Session 6: Challenges in the Quality of Life of the Elderly with Oncological Disease and Family. These events, held virtually, aimed to be a space for the construction of knowledge based on research carried out in research centers

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ciTechCare present at the national Congress of Physiotherapists and the Congress of Pulmonology

This year, ciTechCare was represented at the XI National Congress of Physiotherapists (CNFt) and at the 37th Congress of Pulmonology, of the Portuguese Society of Pulmonology (SPP), through oral communications and e-posters, as well as communications by invitation. Oral communication (CNFt):1) Silva I, Machado P, Flora S, Cruz J. (2021) Validity and test-retest reliability of smartbands in monitoring Physical activity. Communications on e-poster (CNFt):1) Pimenta S, Raposo R, Alves-Guerreiro J, Flora S, Caceiro R, Morais N, Oliveira A, Silva CG, Silva S, Valente C, Andrade L, Rainho A, Martins V, Marques A, Cruz J. (2021) Motives to be physically active and

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Maria Guarino presenting

CBmeter presented at Expo Dubai

The CBMETER project was presented on December 14th at Expo Dubai, by Maria Guarino, researcher and coordinator of ciTechCare. This presentation was held at the Seminar “Studying and Researching in Portugal”, which took place in the Portuguese Pavilion at Expo Dubai, promoted by CRUP — Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities and CCISP — Coordinating Council of Polytechnic Institutes.Cristina Perdigão, director of the Erasmus National Agency, provided positive feedback of the event: “We wanted to be sure that we were able to have the Pavilion [of Portugal] available to present what is best done in Portugal in teaching and research,

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Exercise, (In)satisfation with body image and anxiety during lockdown

Roberta Fontini, researcher at ciTechCare, collaborated on 2 papers presented at the 9th Congress of the Scientific Society of Sport Pedagogy. The first, an oral communication entitled “Exercise dependence, (dis)satisfaction with body image and anxiety in crosstrainers during COVID19 lockdown” and the second, a poster entitled “(Dis)satisfaction with body image and anxiety in gym users during COVID19 lockdown”. The results reinforced the importance of researchers and fitness coaches being aware of signs of exercise addiction as well as the levels of anxiety of crosstrainers. Furthermore, they helped to characterize crosstrainers and gym users in terms of (dis)satisfaction with body image

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Polytechnic of Leiria promotes Investigation International Seminar

Polytechnic of Leiria hosted, on 30th novembre, the first Collaborative Investigation Seminar CCISP-HES.SO, organized both from Portugal Polytechnic coordinator council (CCISP) and University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), with Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education Superior and Technology and Science Foundation (FCT) support. About 24 portuguese and switzerland investigators presented the launched results in studies related to wellbeing and health area, entrepreneurship and tourism. This last one was specially dedicated at the COVID-19 impacts on turism and about the way industry will recover from it in the next years. This initiative is the result of a established agreement between CCISP

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XXII Conference of the Portuguese Society of Sport Psychology

Roberta Frontini, researcher at ciTechCare, collaborated in 4 oral communications presented at the XXI Conference of the Portuguese Society of Sport Psychology at ESECS, Leiria. The work was prepared in collaboration with students from the Sports and Wellness course, one of them being co-authored by the ciTechCare researcher Raúl Antunes.Findings reinforce the importance of multidisciplinary work and are part of the study of the impact of COVID-19 in terms of physical and psychological variables, with the following titles:- Dependence to exercise in practitioners of fitness modalities during COVID-19 lockdown;- Prevalence of dissatisfaction with body image in gym practitioners;- Anxiety and

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