e-Empowering teenagers to prevent obesity

TeenPower trans-disciplinary practice-based research project foresees the development of innovative cognitive-behavioral interventions for health empowerment in adolescents through increased and interactive contact between them and multidisciplinary health teams. Our aim is to respond to an identified need, discussed with local players (health professionals and the school community), considering the absence of an integrated, creative and dynamic strategy to prevent obesity and promote salutogenic behaviors among adolescents. TeenPower main goal is to develop, implement and evaluate a program to promote healthy behaviors and prevent obesity in adolescence, based on e-therapy and case management methodologies.

Keywords: Adolescents; Obesity; Empowerment; ICT.

Principal Investigator
Pedro Sousa

Research Team
Ana Maria Esperança;
Ana Sousa;
Catarina Reis;
Claudia Pernencar;
Luís Luís;
Maria do Carmo Figueiredo;
Maria dos Anjos Dixe;
Maria Emília Duarte;
Maria Regina Ferreira;
Marta Carvalho;
Nuno Fragata Marques;
Nuno Pimenta;
Pedro Gaspar;
Pedro Morouço;
Ricardo Martinho;
Rita Luz;
Rita Santos Rocha;
Roberta Frontini;
Rodrigo Alves;
Rui Paulo;
Rute Crisóstomo;
Samuel Honório;
Sara Dias.

18 months (2017 – 2019)

Institutional Partners and Others
Polytechnic Institute of Santarém;
Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco;
Leiria Municipality Health Center Regional Administration.

Website: https://teenpower.ipleiria.pt/

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia;
Portugal 2020.

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