Maria Paula Santos

Summary

Affiliation: University of Porto
Country: Portugal

Publications

  1. pmc Parental physical activity, safety perceptions and children's independent mobility
    Maria Paula Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure CIAFEL, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, Porto 4200 450, Portugal
    BMC Public Health 13:584. 2013
  2. pmc Neighborhood and physical activities of Portuguese adolescents
    Nuno Loureiro
    Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Cruz Quebrada, Portugal
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:33. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Active travel to school, BMI and participation in organised and non-organised physical activity among Portuguese adolescents
    Maria Paula Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Prev Med 49:497-9. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Perceptions of the built environment in relation to physical activity in Portuguese adolescents
    Maria Paula Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Health Place 15:548-52. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Intensity of physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and body mass index in youth
    Luisa Aires
    Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, FADE UP, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 7:54-9. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Leisure time physical activity, screen time, social background, and environmental variables in adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 19:279-90. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness and TV viewing in relation to metabolic risk factors in Portuguese adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 40:157-62. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Associations of cardiorespiratory fitness in children and adolescents with physical activity, active commuting to school, and screen time
    Luisa Aires
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 8:S198-205. 2011
  9. pmc Is walking to school associated with improved metabolic health?
    Andreia Nogueira Pizarro
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:12. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Association of perceived environmental characteristics and participation in organized and non-organized physical activities of adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Center in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, University of Porto, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 21:233-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Parental physical activity, safety perceptions and children's independent mobility
    Maria Paula Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure CIAFEL, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, Porto 4200 450, Portugal
    BMC Public Health 13:584. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the contribution of parental physical activity and perception of neighborhood safety to children's independent mobility...
  2. pmc Neighborhood and physical activities of Portuguese adolescents
    Nuno Loureiro
    Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Cruz Quebrada, Portugal
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:33. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  3. ncbi request reprint Active travel to school, BMI and participation in organised and non-organised physical activity among Portuguese adolescents
    Maria Paula Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Prev Med 49:497-9. 2009
    ..To assess the relationship between participation in organised (OPA) and non-organised physical activity (NOPA), commuting to school and BMI...
  4. doi request reprint Perceptions of the built environment in relation to physical activity in Portuguese adolescents
    Maria Paula Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Health Place 15:548-52. 2009
    ..59; 95% CI 1.05-2.40). Perceptions of some aspects of neighbourhood environment may relate differently to participation in physical activity for boys compared to girls...
  5. ncbi request reprint Intensity of physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and body mass index in youth
    Luisa Aires
    Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, FADE UP, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 7:54-9. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Leisure time physical activity, screen time, social background, and environmental variables in adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 19:279-90. 2007
    ..38). LTPA for girls, but not for boys, seems to be influenced by certain modifiable factors of the built environment, as well as by time watching TV...
  7. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness and TV viewing in relation to metabolic risk factors in Portuguese adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 40:157-62. 2013
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Associations of cardiorespiratory fitness in children and adolescents with physical activity, active commuting to school, and screen time
    Luisa Aires
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 8:S198-205. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze associations of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) with physical activity, time spent watching television and using computer, mode of commuting to school (CS), and adiposity, by gender...
  9. pmc Is walking to school associated with improved metabolic health?
    Andreia Nogueira Pizarro
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:12. 2013
    ..Therefore, the aim of this cross sectional study was to examine the relationship between active commuting to/from school and metabolic risk factors in 10 to 12 year old children...
  10. ncbi request reprint Association of perceived environmental characteristics and participation in organized and non-organized physical activities of adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Center in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, University of Porto, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 21:233-9. 2009
    ..05) and social environment (p -/+ .05) were associated to girls' PA participation in nonorganized activities (NOPA). Our findings suggested that some environmental characteristics might play an important role in girls' NOPA participation...
  11. ncbi request reprint The physical activity behaviors outside school and BMI in adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 7:754-60. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the associations between active transport (AT), nonorganized out of school physical activity (NOPA) and organized out of school PA (OPA) with BMI in Portuguese adolescents...
  12. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and other lifestyle behaviors in a Portuguese sample of adults: results from the Azorean Physical Activity and Health Study
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 6:750-9. 2009
    ..The aims of this study were to describe physical activity (PA) prevalence and compare it with other countries and to investigate possible associations between PA and other lifestyle behaviors in Azorean adults...
  13. doi request reprint Obese girls differences in neighbourhood perceptions, screen time and socioeconomic status according to level of physical activity
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health eisure, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Porto, R Plácido Costa, Porto, Portugal
    Health Educ Res 24:98-104. 2009
    ..16; P = 0.042) were associated to likelihood to be more active. Creating social support and providing PA facilities within neighbourhoods, particularly in low SES neighbourhoods, are desirable...
  14. ncbi request reprint Differences in school-day patterns of daily physical activity in girls according to level of physical activity
    Jorge Mota
    Research Center of Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 5:S90-7. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether there are differences in physical activity (PA) during specific periods of the day among active and less-active girls...
  15. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness status and body mass index change over time: a 2-year longitudinal study in elementary school children
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, Porto University, Portugal
    Int J Pediatr Obes 4:338-42. 2009
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Perceived neighbourhood environmental characteristics and physical activity according to socioeconomic status in adolescent girls
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, Porto, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 38:1-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyse the associations between physical activity (PA) and several characteristics of the built environment with socioeconomic status (SES) in adolescent girls...
  17. ncbi request reprint Relationships between physical activity, obesity and meal frequency in adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, Porto University, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 35:1-10. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the associations and impact of increased meal frequency, physical activity and 'skipping' breakfast on obesity levels in a sample of urban adolescents, aged 13-17 years old, from Porto, Portugal...
  18. ncbi request reprint Active versus passive transportation to school-differences in screen time, socio-economic position and perceived environmental characteristics in adolescent girls
    Jorge Mota
    Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, Research Centre in Physical Activity Health and Leisure, University of Porto, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 34:273-82. 2007
    ..passive), sedentary behaviours, measures of socio-economic position and perceived environmental variables, and (2) to determine which, if any, variables were predictors of active transportation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Trends of cardiovascular risk factors clustering over time: a study in two cohorts of Portuguese adolescents
    Clarice Martins
    Research Center in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Portugal
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 20:74-83. 2008
    ..000) for CRF in both boys and girls. The sex-age group interaction was not significant (p > .05). This cross-sectional study revealed a marked low CRF level over time in both boys and girls...
  20. ncbi request reprint Perceived neighborhood environments and physical activity in an elderly sample
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, R Plácido Costa 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Percept Mot Skills 104:438-44. 2007
    ..Neighborhood Personal Safety was associated with physical activity of these elderly people, showing a potential influence of the environmental domain in physical activity...
  21. ncbi request reprint Differences in leisure-time activities according to level of physical activity in adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre of Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, University of Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 5:286-93. 2008
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and school recess time: differences between the sexes and the relationship between children's playground physical activity and habitual physical activity
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre for Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Sports Sci 23:269-75. 2005
    ..The results of this study suggest that school recess time is an important setting to promote MVPA and contributes to daily physical activity in young children, especially in girls...
  23. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and sedentary behaviors in adolescents
    Maria Paula Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity and Leisure, University of Porto, Portugal
    Ann Behav Med 30:21-4. 2005
    ..How is physical activity affected by sedentary behavior (computer, television, and commuting), and how are physical activity characteristics (intensity, frequency, type) different based on adolescents reports of physical activity?..
  24. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and objectively measured physical activity in thai adolescents
    Kurusart Konharn
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 11:712-20. 2014
    ..The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the association between SES and objectively measured PA in Thai adolescents...
  25. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and objectively measured physical activity in thai adolescents
    Kurusart Konharn
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 11:712-20. 2014
    ..The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the association between SES and objectively measured PA in Thai adolescents...