Biography

Prof. Woods is Chair of Physical Activity for Health in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Limerick (UL). She is a member of UL's Health Research Institute (https://www.ul.ie/research/hri), and Director of Collaboration & Internationalisation within the recently established Physical Activity for Health Research Cluster in UL (https://www.ul.ie/hri/hri-research/research-clusters). Prof. Woods' research cuts across the HRI themes of lifestyle, health and technology. She enjoys developing and testing theoretically sound interventions to change population levels of physical activity, and seeks better, more systematic methods of bringing research, practice and policy closer together to achieve real and sustainable impact. Prof. Woods believes that physical activity is a best buy for public health as it has the potential to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, irrespective of age, ability or condition.

Professor Woods has led - as Principal or Co-Investigator – successful grant applications generating a total income of €14,100,242 (€4,070,512 to UL/DCU). Professor Woods has successfully trained 10 PhD and 6 MSc research students, and currently has one research fellow and five post-doctoral researchers, four full-time research assistants and five PhD students within her physical activity for health research team. This team have published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at >30 (inter)national conferences.

Research Interests

Prof Woods' area of expertise is Physical Activity for Health. Her research is framed within the social ecological model and consequently she works across individual, interpersonal, community and policy levels. This multi-level approach is necessary to understand and influence population levels of physical activity for health; however, it requires an extensive knowledge and an appreciation for inter-disciplinary work. Current research priorities are listed below with an example of ongoing projects in each priority area.

  • The promotion of physical activity and healthy lifestyles in clinical and older adult populations.
  • Understanding the determinants of physical activity in children and young people, and developing evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity in this cohort.
  • Physical activity policy evaluation and development.
Clinical and Older Adult Populations
Prof Woods
chaired a working group tasked by the Health Services Executive to develop a National Exercise Referral Framework (NERF). The NERF provides individuals living with non-communicable diseases three levels of support; level 1 - high-support centre-based activity, level 2 is medium-support community-based activity and level 3 is independent, self-managed home-based exercise. (see: https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/healthwellbeing/our-priority-programmes/heal/heal-docs/national-exe...).

Prof. Woods developed a community-based chronic illness rehabilitation programme in UL as a partnership between Limerick, Ennis and Nenagh hospitals. MedEx UL caters provides high level support (NERF Level 1) for individuals living with cardiovascular disease. The focus is on learning self-management strategies, underpinned by structured exercise, as a form of secondary prevention. Prof. Woods' research aligned to MedEx has involved studying the key factors responsible for sustaining long term adherence to MedEx, this information has been used to design an intervention to enhance recruitment and retention to the programme. Examining NERF level 3 (home-based arm), research through PATHway (Physical Activity Towards Health) a Horizon 2020 €4.9 million research project. PAHway combined the work of nine partners (from 7 different countries) to provide individualised mHealth (mobile health) rehabilitation pathways for individuals living with established cardiovascular disease (CVD). The primary aim was to increase daily minutes of physical activity, underpinned by behavioural change theory and using innovative technology for intervention delivery.

The ‘Move for Life project' (www.moveforlife.ie), is funded by the Health Services Executive, Healthy Ireland and Atlantic Philanthropies and is a collaboration with Local Sports Partnerships, Healthy Limerick, Age friendly Limerick and Clare and the HSE. Its purpose is to develop an intervention to increase physical activity in inactive adults aged 50+. 700+ adults across counties Clare and Limerick engaged in the study, with 601 meeting study inclusion criteria (>50 years and inactive).

Children & Young People
The Healthy Ireland Demonstration Project aims to develop and test the feasibility of a complex school-based intervention targeting the main modifiable risk factors for prevention of noncommunicable diseases, in particular physical inactivity and poor diet. The multiple components of this intervention will be developed from existing evidence-based programmes, behavior change theory and (inter)national collaborations. Although in its early stages, this project which is a collaboration between UL, UCD, the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Health, has already secured funding for intervention development and feasibility testing of the Active School Flag post primary programme (www.activeschoolflag.ie).

The Childrens' Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) study, provides a 9-year follow-up to the original CSPPA study. Its purpose to provide important surveillance data on the physical activity behaviours and their determinants in school-aged children. Questionnaire, physical health and qualitative data were collected on a representative sample of 6,651, 10-18 year olds from 115 schools across Ireland. Prof. Woods co-ordinated this complex multi-site study in collaboration with Dublin City University (DCU), University of Ulster and University College Cork. This research was funded by Sport Ireland, Healthy Ireland and Sport Northern Ireland.

Keeping Youngsters Involved. (https://www.kenniscentrumsport.nl/en/international-projects/keep-youngsters-involved/).
The project 'Keep Youngsters Involved' aims to find answers to the question: ‘How can we prevent youngsters (age 12-19) from dropout from sport?'. In many European countries we see that a lot of youngsters give up sport due to a lack of motivation, problems with school or job schedule or different interests. The project targets youngsters (12-19 years) in general and specifically those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

The six international project partners want to increase and share knowledge by creating a common understanding of effective and practice-based elements, partner countries are able to share their good practices and interventions. The project is funded by the European Commission. It is a collaborative partnership project in the Erasmus+ Sport programme (2016). The project will take place from 1 January 2017 until 30 September 2019.

Physical Activity Policy
Prof. Woods is vice co-ordinator of a Joint Programme Initiative, Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life; the Policy Evaluation Network (https://www.jpi-pen.eu/). This network of 28 research groups across Europe is examining the impact of public policy on improving healthy eating, physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour. This research is funded by the Health Research Board.

The I-PARC project (Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration) jointly led by Prof. Woods and Dr. Fiona Mansergh (Healthy Ireland), will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from PA in order to develop a systematic method for identifying examples of effective PA interventions and effective implementation strategies (
https://i-parc.ie/). This adheres to the National Implementation Research Network's formula for success 'Effective Interventions X Effective Implementation Methods X Enabling Context = Socially Significant Outcomes'. Ireland's National Physical Activity Plan provides the enabling context for PA interventions, however we know little about how to identify effective interventions and even less about effective implementation strategies applicable to the Irish context. This research is funded by the Health Research Board.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2019 - Visiting Professor
  • 2018 - Honorary Professor

Association

  • 2018 Member, European College of Sport Science
  • 2016 Member, International Society of Physical Activity and Health
  • 2014 Member; SIG Executive e and mhealth; SIG Exe Environement and Policy, International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • 2008 Member, WHO Health Enhancing Physical Activity Network

Committee

  • 2018 Healthy UL,
  • 2017 Structured PhD Programme,
  • 2017 National Physical Activity Plan: Research Subgroup,
  • 2016 National Physical Activity Plan Implementation Group,

Employment

  • 2016 University of Limerick - Chair, Physical Activity for Health
  • 2000 Dublin City University - Senior Lecturer
  • 1998 University of Glasgow - Senior Research Assistant
  • 1995 University of Glasgow - Research Assistant
  • 1991 Presentation Secondary School - Head of Physical Education Department & English Teacher

Education

  • 2000 University of Glasgow - PhD
  • 2000 British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation - BACR-IV
  • 1994 Physical Education Association of Ireland - National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness: Tutor
  • 1991 University of Limerick - B.Sc.

Research Collaborators

  • Ms Dorien Dijck - Funding Award - Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands -Netherlands
  • Professor Marie Murphy - Funding Award - University of Ulster -Country
  • Professor Nanette Mutrie - Funding Award - University of Edinburgh -Scotland
  • Professor Adrian Bauman - Funding Award - University of Sydney -Country
  • Dr. Sarahjane Belton - Funding Award - Dublin City University -Country -Research programmes we collaborate on, include: The CSPPA Study The Y-PATH Study Be Active After School The Active School Flag
  • Dr. Kieran Moran - Funding Award - Dublin City University -Collaborative projects include: PATHway mPATHway
  • Jan Seghers - International Collaboration Type - KU Leuven -Belgium -Erasmus+ Project: Keep Youngsters Involved
  • Prof. Wolfgang Ahrens - Funding Award -Germany -Policy Evaluation Network
  • Dr. Jeroen Lakerveld - Funding Award -Netherlands -Policy Evaluation Network

Peer Reviewed Journals

2022

Sport, physical activity, and health promotion: Implications for the education of future professionals

Woods C.;Murphy M.;Bengoechea E.G. (2022) Sport, physical activity, and health promotion: Implications for the education of future professionals. Education In Sport And Physical Activity: Future Directions And Global Perspectives :163-172

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2022

Health surveillance indicators for diet and physical activity: What is available in European data sets for policy evaluation?

Stanley I.;Neumann-Podczaska A.;Wieczorowska-Tobis K.;Mensink G.B.M.;Rosas L.G.;Do S.;Abu Omar K.;Woods C.;Ahrens W.;Hebestreit A.;Murrin C. (2022) Health surveillance indicators for diet and physical activity: What is available in European data sets for policy evaluation?. European Journal Of Public Health :571-577

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2022

Differential Associations of Total and Context-Specific Sedentary Time with Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescents: Results from Ireland’s CSPPA Study

Forte C.;McDowell C.P.;Woods C.B.;Hallgren M.;O’Brien W.;Belton S.;Murphy M.H.;Powell C.;Herring M.P. (2022) Differential Associations of Total and Context-Specific Sedentary Time with Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescents: Results from Ireland’s CSPPA Study. International Journal Of Behavioral Medicine

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2022

Policies to promote physical activity in Germany An analysis based on a policy audit tool from the World Health Organization

Messing, S;Forberger, S;Woods, C;Abu-Omar, K;Gelius, P (2022) Policies to promote physical activity in Germany An analysis based on a policy audit tool from the World Health Organization. NEW YORK : SPRINGER Bundesgesundheitsblatt-Gesundheitsforschung-Gesundheitsschutz :107-115

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2022

Exercise Compared to Mindfulness for Physical and Mental Wellbeing in Medical Students

Worobetz A.;O'Callaghan M.;Walsh J.;Casey M.;Hayes P.;Bengoechea E.G.;Woods C.;McGrath D.;Glynn L.G. (2022) Exercise Compared to Mindfulness for Physical and Mental Wellbeing in Medical Students. Irish medical journal :-560

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2022

Barriers to and motives for engagement in an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programme in Ireland: a qualitative study

Bourke, A;Niranjan, V;O'Connor, R;Woods, C (2022) Barriers to and motives for engagement in an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programme in Ireland: a qualitative study. LONDON : BMC Bmc Primary Care

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2022

Study protocol for the investigation of the clinical effectiveness of a physical activity behaviour change intervention for individuals living with and beyond cancer

Mairéad Cantwell;Bróna Kehoe;Niall Moyna;Noel McCaffrey;Fiona Skelly;Lisa Loughney;Deirdre MJ. Walsh;Kieran Dowd;Andrew McCarren;Catherine Woods; (2022) Study protocol for the investigation of the clinical effectiveness of a physical activity behaviour change intervention for individuals living with and beyond cancer. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications

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2022

Policy Evaluation Network (PEN): Protocol for systematic literature reviews examining the evidence for impact of policies on physical activity across seven different policy domains

(2022) Policy Evaluation Network (PEN): Protocol for systematic literature reviews examining the evidence for impact of policies on physical activity across seven different policy domains. Hrb Open Research

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2022

Associations between screen-time, physical activity and depressive symptoms differ based on gender and screen-time mode

Forte C.;O’Sullivan D.;McDowell C.P.;Hallgren M.;Woods C.B.;Herring M.P. (2022) Associations between screen-time, physical activity and depressive symptoms differ based on gender and screen-time mode. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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2022

Implementation evaluation of an Irish secondary-level whole school programme: a qualitative inquiry

McHale F.;Ng K.;Scanlon D.;Cooper J.;Grady C.;Norton C.;O'Shea D.;Woods C. (2022) Implementation evaluation of an Irish secondary-level whole school programme: a qualitative inquiry. Health promotion international

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2022

A pragmatic evaluation of the primary school Be Active After-School Activity Programme (Be Active ASAP).

Murtagh E;Mulhare B;Woods C;Corr M;Belton S; (2022) A pragmatic evaluation of the primary school Be Active After-School Activity Programme (Be Active ASAP).. Health Education Research

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2022

Adherence to aerobic and muscle-strengthening components of the physical activity guidelines and mental health

Shannon S.;Carlin A.;Woods C.;Nevill A.M.;Murphy N.;Murphy M.H. (2022) Adherence to aerobic and muscle-strengthening components of the physical activity guidelines and mental health. Health promotion international

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2022

Lessons learned from a pandemic: implications for a combined exercise and educational programme for medical students

Worobetz, A.,O' Regan A,Casey, M.,Hayes, P.,O' Callaghan M,Walsh, J. C.,Bengoechea, E. G.,Woods, C.,McGrath, D.,Glynn, L. G. (2022) Lessons learned from a pandemic: implications for a combined exercise and educational programme for medical students. Bmc Med Educbmc Med Educ :255-

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2022

Health Enhancing Physical Activity Policies in Poland: Findings from the HEPA PAT Survey

Aleksandra Romanowska;Agnieszka Morawiak;Catherine Woods;Liam Kelly;Kevin Volf;Peter Gelius;Sven Messing;Sarah Forberger;Jeroen Lakerveld;Nicolette R. Den Braver;Enrique García Bengoechea;Joanna Żukowska; (2022) Health Enhancing Physical Activity Policies in Poland: Findings from the HEPA PAT Survey. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health

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2021

Juggling with theory, evidence, practice, and real-world circumstances: Development of a complex community intervention to increase physical activity in inactive adults aged 50 years and older - The Move for Life Study

Bengoechea, EG;Clifford, AM;Gallagher, S;O' Regan, A;O'Sullivan, N;Casey, M;Glynn, L;Macken, P;Sweeney, J;Donnelly, A;Murphy, A;Woods, CB (2021) Juggling with theory, evidence, practice, and real-world circumstances: Development of a complex community intervention to increase physical activity in inactive adults aged 50 years and older - The Move for Life Study. OXFORD : PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD Evaluation And Program Planning

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2021

Policy Evaluation Network (PEN): Protocol for systematic literature review examining the evidence for impact of policies on across seven different policy domains

Volf K, Kelly L, García Bengoechea E., Casey, B., Gobis, A., Lakerveld, J., Zukowska, J., Gelius, P., Messing, S., Forberger, S., and Woods, C. (2021) Policy Evaluation Network (PEN): Protocol for systematic literature review examining the evidence for impact of policies on across seven different policy domains. Hrb Open Research

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2021

A Systematic Literature Review of Peer-led Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity Levels of Adolescents

McHale, F;Ng, K;Taylor, S;Bengoechea, E;Norton, C;O'Shea, D;Woods, C (2021) A Systematic Literature Review of Peer-led Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity Levels of Adolescents. THOUSAND OAKS Health Education & Behavior

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2021

Selection of key indicators for European policy monitoring and surveillance for dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

Garnica Rosas L;Mensink GBM;Finger JD;Schienkiewitz A;Do S;Wolters M;Stanley I;Abu Omar K;Wieczorowska-Tobis K;Woods CB;Murrin C;Ahrens W;Hebestreit A; ; (2021) Selection of key indicators for European policy monitoring and surveillance for dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour.. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

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2021

The evidence for the impact of policy on physical activity outcomes within the school setting: A systematic review.

Woods CB;Volf K;Kelly L;Casey B;Gelius P;Messing S;Forberger S;Lakerveld J;Zukowska J;Bengoechea EG; ; (2021) The evidence for the impact of policy on physical activity outcomes within the school setting: A systematic review.. Journal of Sport and Health Science

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2021

“Getting Ireland active”-Application of a systems approach to increase physical activity in Ireland using the GAPPA framework

Murphy J.J.;Mansergh F.;Murphy M.H.;Murphy N.;Cullen B.;O'Brien S.;Finn S.;O'Donoghue G.;Barry N.;O'Shea S.;Leyden K.M.;Smyth P.;Cooper J.;Bengoechea E.G.;Cavill N.;Milat A.J.;Bauman A.E.;Woods C.B. (2021) “Getting Ireland active”-Application of a systems approach to increase physical activity in Ireland using the GAPPA framework. Journal of Physical Activity and Health :1427-1436

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2021

The Association of Family, Friends, and Teacher Support With Girls' Sport and Physical Activity on the Island of Ireland.

O'Brien W;Coppinger T;Hogan I;Belton S;Murphy MH;Powell C;Woods C; (2021) The Association of Family, Friends, and Teacher Support With Girls' Sport and Physical Activity on the Island of Ireland.. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health

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2021

The added value of using the HEPA PAT for physical activity policy monitoring: a four-country comparison.

Gelius P;Messing S;Forberger S;Lakerveld J;Mansergh F;Wendel-Vos W;Zukowska J;Woods C; ; (2021) The added value of using the HEPA PAT for physical activity policy monitoring: a four-country comparison.. Health Research Policy And Systems

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2021

Socio-ecological correlates of physical activity in a nationally representative sample of adolescents across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Woods CB;Crowley E;Powell C;O'Brien W;Murphy MH;Belton S;Saunders J;Connolly S;Farmer O;Ng K; (2021) Socio-ecological correlates of physical activity in a nationally representative sample of adolescents across Ireland and Northern Ireland.. Preventive Medicine Reports

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2021

Barriers and facilitators to implementing community-based physical activity interventions: a qualitative systematic review

Jemima Cooper;Joey Murphy;Catherine Woods;Femke Van Nassau;Aisling McGrath;David Callaghan;Paula Carroll;Paul Kelly;Niamh Murphy;Marie Murphy;Adrian Bauman;Benny Cullen;Colette Brolly;Enrique García Bengoechea;Fiona Mansergh;Grainne O’Donoghue;James Lavelle;Nanette Mutrie;Niamh Barry;Peter Smyth;Ronan Kielt;Sarah O’Brien;Shirley O’Shea;Vydehi Muppavarapu; (2021) Barriers and facilitators to implementing community-based physical activity interventions: a qualitative systematic review. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

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2021

"Getting Ireland Active"-Application of a Systems Approach to Increase Physical Activity in Ireland Using the GAPPA Framework

Murphy, JJ;Mansergh, F;Murphy, MH;Murphy, N;Cullen, B;O'Brien, S;Finn, S;O'Donoghue, G;Barry, N;O'Shea, S;Leyden, KM;Smyth, P;Cooper, J;Bengoechea, EG;Cavill, N;Milat, AJ;Bauman, AE;Woods, CB (2021) "Getting Ireland Active"-Application of a Systems Approach to Increase Physical Activity in Ireland Using the GAPPA Framework. CHAMPAIGN : HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC Journal of Physical Activity and Health :1427-1436

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2021

A cluster analysis of device-measured physical activity behaviours and the association with chronic conditions, multi-morbidity and healthcare utilisation in adults aged 45 years and older.

O'Regan A;Hannigan A;Glynn L;Garcia Bengoechea E;Donnelly A;Hayes G;Murphy AW;Clifford AM;Gallagher S;Woods CB; (2021) A cluster analysis of device-measured physical activity behaviours and the association with chronic conditions, multi-morbidity and healthcare utilisation in adults aged 45 years and older.. Preventive Medicine Reports

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2020

The effect of participating in MedEx Wellness, a community-based chronic disease exercise rehabilitation programme, on physical, clinical and psychological health: A study protocol for a cohort trial

Kehoe B.;Skelly F.;Moyna N.;Cantwell M.;Boran L.;Daly L.;McCarren A.;Dowd K.;Woods C.;McCaffrey N.;Loughney L. (2020) The effect of participating in MedEx Wellness, a community-based chronic disease exercise rehabilitation programme, on physical, clinical and psychological health: A study protocol for a cohort trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications

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2020

Physical Activity Across the Cancer Journey: Experiences and Recommendations From People Living With and Beyond Cancer

Cantwell M.;Walsh D.;Furlong B.;Loughney L.;McCaffrey N.;Moyna N.;Woods C. (2020) Physical Activity Across the Cancer Journey: Experiences and Recommendations From People Living With and Beyond Cancer. Physical therapy :575-585

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2020

A qualitative exploration of cardiovascular disease patients' views and experiences with an eHealth cardiac rehabilitation intervention: The PATHway Project

O'Shea O.;Woods C.;McDermott L.;Buys R.;Cornelis N.;Claes J.;Cornelissen V.;Gallagher A.;Newton H.;Moyna N.;McCaffrey N.;Susta D.;McDermott C.;McCormack C.;Budts W.;Moran K. (2020) A qualitative exploration of cardiovascular disease patients' views and experiences with an eHealth cardiac rehabilitation intervention: The PATHway Project. Plos One :-e0235274

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2020

Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study

Ng K.;Kokko S.;Tammelin T.;Kallio J.;Belton S.;O'Brien W.;Murphy M.;Powell C.;Woods C. (2020) Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study. Journal Of Medical Internet Research :-e18509

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2020

The effect of a pre- And post-operative exercise programme versus standard care on physical fitness of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer undergoing neoadjuvant treatment prior to surgery (T....

Tully R.;Loughney L.;Bolger J.;Sorensen J.;McAnena O.;Collins C.G.;Carroll P.A.;Arumugasamy M.;Murphy T.J.;Robb W.B.;Hickey W.;Coleman C.;Buckley L.;Lombard E.;McCaffrey N.;Gallagher P.;Timon C.;Kearney P.;Quinn A.;Houlihan E.;O'Dwyer D.J.;Woods C.;O'Connor R.;Kelly S.;Kehoe B.;McManus M.;Twomey A. (2020) The effect of a pre- And post-operative exercise programme versus standard care on physical fitness of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer undergoing neoadjuvant treatment prior to surgery (T..... Trials

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2020

Barriers and facilitators to changes in adolescent physical activity during COVID-19

Ng K.;Cooper J.;McHale F.;Clifford J.;Woods C. (2020) Barriers and facilitators to changes in adolescent physical activity during COVID-19. Bmj Open Sport And Exercise Medicine

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2020

Assessing physical activity through questionnaires â€' A consensus of best practices and future directions

(2020) Assessing physical activity through questionnaires â€' A consensus of best practices and future directions. Psychology Of Sport And Exercise

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2020

The (mis)alignment between young people’s collective physical activity experience and physical education curriculum development in Ireland

Coulter M.;Scanlon D.;MacPhail A.;O’Brien W.;Belton S.;Woods C. (2020) The (mis)alignment between young people’s collective physical activity experience and physical education curriculum development in Ireland. Curriculum Studies In Health And Physical Education

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2020

Advancing the evidence base for public policies impacting on dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Europe: The Policy Evaluation Network promoting a multidisciplinary approach

Lakerveld J.;Woods C.;Hebestreit A.;Brenner H.;Flechtner-Mors M.;Harrington J.M.;Kamphuis C.B.M.;Laxy M.;Luszczynska A.;Mazzocchi M.;Murrin C.;Poelman M.;Steenhuis I.;Roos G.;Steinacker J.M.;Stock C.C.;van Lenthe F.;Zeeb H.;Zukowska J.;Ahrens W. (2020) Advancing the evidence base for public policies impacting on dietary behaviour, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Europe: The Policy Evaluation Network promoting a multidisciplinary approach. Food Policy

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2020

Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study (Preprint)

Kwok Ng;Sami Kokko;Tuija Tammelin;Jouni Kallio;Sarahjane Belton;Wesley O'Brien;Marie Murphy;Cormac Powell;Catherine Woods; (2020) Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study (Preprint).

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2020

A feasibility study of an exercise intervention to educate and promote health and well-being among medical students: the 'MED-WELL' programme

Worobetz A., Retief P.J., Loughran S., Walsh J., Casey M., Hayes P., Bengoechea E.G., O'Regan A., Woods C., Kelly D., O'Connor R., McGrath D., Glynn L.G. (2020) A feasibility study of an exercise intervention to educate and promote health and well-being among medical students: the 'MED-WELL' programme. BMC medical education :-183

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2020

How to improve recruitment, sustainability and scalability in physical activity programmes for adults aged 50 years and older: A qualitative study of key stakeholder perspectives.

O'Regan A;García Bengoechea E;Clifford AM;Casey M;Gallagher S;Glynn L;Doyle C;Woods C; (2020) How to improve recruitment, sustainability and scalability in physical activity programmes for adults aged 50 years and older: A qualitative study of key stakeholder perspectives.. Plos One

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2020

Physical Activity, Sport and Physical Education in Northern Ireland School Children: A Cross-Sectional Study

Connolly, S;Carlin, A;Johnston, A;Woods, C;Powell, C;Belton, S;O'Brien, W;Saunders, J;Duff, C;Farmer, O;Murphy, M (2020) Physical Activity, Sport and Physical Education in Northern Ireland School Children: A Cross-Sectional Study. BASEL : MDPI International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health

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2020

The Development of the MedEx IMPACT Intervention: A Patient-Centered, Evidenced-Based and Theoretically-Informed Physical Activity Behavior Change Intervention for Individuals Living With and Beyond Cancer

Cantwell M.;Walsh D.M.J.;Furlong B.;Moyna N.;McCaffrey N.;Woods C. (2020) The Development of the MedEx IMPACT Intervention: A Patient-Centered, Evidenced-Based and Theoretically-Informed Physical Activity Behavior Change Intervention for Individuals Living With and Beyond Cancer. Cancer Control

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2020

Teacher experiences implementing the ‘Active School Flag’ initiative to support physically active school communities in Ireland

McGann J.;Meegan S.;Woods C.;Murtagh E.;Duff C.;Belton S. (2020) Teacher experiences implementing the ‘Active School Flag’ initiative to support physically active school communities in Ireland. Irish Educational Studies

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2020

Feasibility, Acceptability, and Clinical Effectiveness of a Technology-Enabled Cardiac Rehabilitation Platform (Physical Activity Toward Health-I): Randomized Controlled Trial

Claes J.;Cornelissen V.;McDermott C.;Moyna N.;Pattyn N.;Cornelis N.;Gallagher A.;McCormack C.;Newton H.;Gillain A.;Budts W.;Goetschalckx K.;Woods C.;Moran K.;Buys R. (2020) Feasibility, Acceptability, and Clinical Effectiveness of a Technology-Enabled Cardiac Rehabilitation Platform (Physical Activity Toward Health-I): Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal Of Medical Internet Research :-e14221

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2019

Student Activity and Sport Study Ireland: Protocol for a Web-Based Survey and Environmental Audit Tool for Assessing the Impact of Multiple Factors on University Students' Physical Activity

Murphy, J.J., Woods, C.B., Murphy, M.H., Murphy, N., Byrne, N. and MacDonncha, C. (2019) Student Activity and Sport Study Ireland: Protocol for a Web-Based Survey and Environmental Audit Tool for Assessing the Impact of Multiple Factors on University Students' Physical Activity. Journal Of Medical Internet Research

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2019

Interventions promoting active transport to school in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis

(2019) Interventions promoting active transport to school in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Preventive Medicine

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2019

The development of the Comprehensive Analysis of Policy on Physical Activity (CAPPA) framework

Klepac Pogrmilovic B.;O'Sullivan G.;Milton K.;Biddle S.;Bauman A.;Bellew W.;Cavill N.;Kahlmeier S.;Kelly M.;Mutrie N.;Pratt M.;Rutter H.;Ramirez Varela A.;Woods C.;Pedisic Z. (2019) The development of the Comprehensive Analysis of Policy on Physical Activity (CAPPA) framework. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

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2019

Feasibility study of the secondary level active school flag programme: Study protocol

Ng K.;McHale F.;Cotter K.;O’Shea D.;Woods C. (2019) Feasibility study of the secondary level active school flag programme: Study protocol. Journal Of Functional Morphology And Kinesiology

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2019

Identification of health-related behavioural clusters and their association with demographic characteristics in Irish university students

Murphy, J., MacDonncha, C., Murphy, M., Murphy, N. Timperio, A., Leech, R. and Woods, C.B. (2019) Identification of health-related behavioural clusters and their association with demographic characteristics in Irish university students. Bmc Public Health :1-11

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2019

Test-retest reliability of survey items on ownership and use of physical activity trackers

Ng K.;Badura P.;Dzielska A.;Kokko S.;Woods C.;Hamrik Z. (2019) Test-retest reliability of survey items on ownership and use of physical activity trackers. Acta Gymnica :67-74

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2019

What psychosocial factors determine the physical activity patterns of university students?

Murphy J.;MacDonncha C.;Murphy M.;Murphy N.;Nevill A.;Woods C. (2019) What psychosocial factors determine the physical activity patterns of university students?. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health :325-332

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2019

The development and codesign of the PATHway intervention: a theory-driven eHealth platform for the self-management of cardiovascular disease

Walsh D.;Moran K.;Cornelissen V.;Buys R.;Claes J.;Zampognaro P.;Melillo F.;Maglaveras N.;Chouvarda I.;Triantafyllidis A.;Filos D.;Woods C. (2019) The development and codesign of the PATHway intervention: a theory-driven eHealth platform for the self-management of cardiovascular disease. Translational Behavioral Medicine :76-98

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2019

‘PE should be an integral part of each school day’: parents’ and their children’s attitudes towards primary physical education

Coulter M.;McGrane B.;Woods C. (2019) ‘PE should be an integral part of each school day’: parents’ and their children’s attitudes towards primary physical education. Education 3-13

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2019

An evaluation of an intervention designed to help inactive adults become more active with a peer mentoring component: a protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility trial of the Move for Life programme.

O'Regan A;Glynn L;Garcia Bengoechea E;Casey M;Clifford A;Donnelly A;Murphy AW;Gallagher S;Gillespie P;Newell J;Harkin M;Macken P;Sweeney J;Foley-Walsh M;Quinn G;Ng K;O'Sullivan N;Balfry G;Woods C; (2019) An evaluation of an intervention designed to help inactive adults become more active with a peer mentoring component: a protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility trial of the Move for Life programme.. Pilot And Feasibility Studies

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2018

The development and co-design of the PATHway intervention: a theory-driven eHealth platform for the self-management of cardiovascular disease

(2018) The development and co-design of the PATHway intervention: a theory-driven eHealth platform for the self-management of cardiovascular disease. Translational Behavioural Medicine

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2018

Computerized decision support for beneficial home-based exercise rehabilitation in patients with cardiovascular disease

Triantafyllidis, A;Filos, D;Buys, R;Claes, J;Cornelissen, V;Kouidi, E;Chatzitofis, A;Zarpalas, D;Daras, P;Walsh, D;Woods, C;Moran, K;Maglaveras, N;Chouvarda, I (2018) Computerized decision support for beneficial home-based exercise rehabilitation in patients with cardiovascular disease. CLARE : ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD Computer methods and programs in biomedicine :1-10

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2018

MedFit app, a behavior-changing, theoretically informed mobile app for patient self-management of cardiovascular disease: User-centered development

Duff O.;Walsh D.;Malone S.;McDermott L.;Furlong B.;O'Connor N.;Moran K.;Woods C. (2018) MedFit app, a behavior-changing, theoretically informed mobile app for patient self-management of cardiovascular disease: User-centered development. Journal Of Medical Internet Research

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2018

Measuring Engagement in eHealth and mHealth Behavior Change Interventions: Viewpoint of Methodologies

Short, CE;DeSmet, A;Woods, C;Williams, SL;Maher, C;Middelweerd, A;Muller, AM;Wark, PA;Vandelanotte, C;Poppe, L;Hingle, MD;Crutzen, R (2018) Measuring Engagement in eHealth and mHealth Behavior Change Interventions: Viewpoint of Methodologies. TORONTO : JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC Journal Of Medical Internet Research

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2018

Electronic Health Physical Activity Behavior Change Intervention to Self-Manage Cardiovascular Disease: Qualitative Exploration of Patient and Health Professional Requirements

Walsh, DMJ;Moran, K;Cornelissen, V;Buys, R;Cornelis, N;Woods, C (2018) Electronic Health Physical Activity Behavior Change Intervention to Self-Manage Cardiovascular Disease: Qualitative Exploration of Patient and Health Professional Requirements. TORONTO : JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC Journal Of Medical Internet Research

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2018

MedFit App, a Behavior-Changing, Theoretically Informed Mobile App for Patient Self-Managementof Cardiovascular Disease: User-Centered Development

Duff O.;Walsh D.;Malone S.;McDermott L.;Furlong B.;O'Connor N.;Moran K.;Woods C. (2018) MedFit App, a Behavior-Changing, Theoretically Informed Mobile App for Patient Self-Managementof Cardiovascular Disease: User-Centered Development. Jmir Formative Research

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2018

Active Students Are Healthier and Happier Than Their Inactive Peers: The Results of a Large Representative Cross-Sectional Study of University Students in Ireland

Murphy, MH;Carlin, A;Woods, C;Nevill, A;MacDonncha, C;Ferguson, K;Murphy, N (2018) Active Students Are Healthier and Happier Than Their Inactive Peers: The Results of a Large Representative Cross-Sectional Study of University Students in Ireland. CHAMPAIGN Journal Of Physical Activity & Health :737-746

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2018

Healthcare professionals' knowledge and practice of physical activity promotion in cancer care: Challenges and solutions

Cantwell, M,Walsh, D,Furlong, B,Moyna, N,McCaffrey, N,Boran, L,Smyth, S,Woods, C (2018) Healthcare professionals' knowledge and practice of physical activity promotion in cancer care: Challenges and solutions. European Journal Of Cancer Care

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2018

Student Activity and Sport Study Ireland: Protocol for a Web-Based Survey and Environmental Audit Tool for Assessing the Impact of Multiple Factors on University Students’ Physical Activity (Preprint)

Joseph J Murphy;Catherine B Woods;Marie H Murphy;Niamh Murphy;Neal Byrne;Ciaran Mac Donncha; (2018) Student Activity and Sport Study Ireland: Protocol for a Web-Based Survey and Environmental Audit Tool for Assessing the Impact of Multiple Factors on University Students’ Physical Activity (Preprint).

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2018

Physical activity, sedentary behavior and diet related ehealth and mHealth research: Bibliometric analysis

(2018) Physical activity, sedentary behavior and diet related ehealth and mHealth research: Bibliometric analysis. Journal Of Medical Internet Research

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2018

Producing the research proposal

Murphy M.;Woods C. (2018) Producing the research proposal. Research Methods In Physical Activity And Health :45-56

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2018

Intervention studies, training studies and determining the acute responses to bouts of exercise

Bird S.R.;Woods C. (2018) Intervention studies, training studies and determining the acute responses to bouts of exercise. Research Methods In Physical Activity And Health :117-133

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2017

PATHway I: Design and rationale for the investigation of the feasibility, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a technology-enabled cardiac rehabilitation platform

Claes, J.;Buys, R.;Woods, C.;Briggs, A.;Geue, C.;Aitken, M.;Moyna, N.;Moran, K.;McCaffrey, N.;Chouvarda, I.;Walsh, D.;Budts, W.;Filos, D.;Triantafyllidis, A.;Maglaveras, N.;Cornelissen, V.A.; (2017) PATHway I: Design and rationale for the investigation of the feasibility, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a technology-enabled cardiac rehabilitation platform. BMJ open

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2017

Health Professionals’ knowledge and practice of physical activity promotion in cancer care: Challenges and solutions.

(2017) Health Professionals’ knowledge and practice of physical activity promotion in cancer care: Challenges and solutions. . European Journal Of Cancer Care

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2017

PATHway I: Design and rationale for the investigation of the feasibility, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a technology enabled cardiac rehabilitation platform.

(2017) PATHway I: Design and rationale for the investigation of the feasibility, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a technology enabled cardiac rehabilitation platform. . BMJ open

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2017

Validity and Reliability of Three Self-Report Instruments for Assessing Attainment of Physical Activity Guidelines in University Students

Murphy, JJ,Murphy, MH,MacDonncha, C,Murphy, N,Nevill, AM,Woods, CB (2017) Validity and Reliability of Three Self-Report Instruments for Assessing Attainment of Physical Activity Guidelines in University Students. Measurement In Physical Education And Exercise Science :134-141

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2017

Electronic Health Physical Activity Behavior Change Intervention to Self-Manage Cardiovascular Disease: Qualitative Exploration of Patient and Health Professional Requirements (Preprint)

Deirdre MJ Walsh;Kieran Moran;Véronique Cornelissen;Roselien Buys;Nils Cornelis;Catherine Woods; (2017) Electronic Health Physical Activity Behavior Change Intervention to Self-Manage Cardiovascular Disease: Qualitative Exploration of Patient and Health Professional Requirements (Preprint).

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2017

PATHway I: design and rationale for the investigation of the feasibility, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a technology-enabled cardiac rehabilitation platform

Claes, J,Buys, R,Woods, C,Briggs, A,Geue, C,Aitken, M,Moyna, N,Moran, K,McCaffrey, N,Chouvarda, I,Walsh, D,Budts, W,Filos, D,Triantafyllidis, A,Maglaveras, N,Cornelissen, VA (2017) PATHway I: design and rationale for the investigation of the feasibility, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a technology-enabled cardiac rehabilitation platform. BMJ open

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2017

Measuring Engagement in eHealth and mHealth Behavior Change Interventions: Viewpoint of Methodologies (Preprint)

Camille E Short;Ann DeSmet;Catherine Woods;Susan L Williams;Carol Maher;Anouk Middelweerd;Andre Matthias Müller;Petra A Wark;Corneel Vandelanotte;Louise Poppe;Melanie D Hingle;Rik Crutzen; (2017) Measuring Engagement in eHealth and mHealth Behavior Change Interventions: Viewpoint of Methodologies (Preprint).

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2017

Behavior Change Techniques in Physical Activity eHealth Interventions for People with Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review

(2017) Behavior Change Techniques in Physical Activity eHealth Interventions for People with Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review. Journal Of Medical Internet Research

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2017

Behavior Change Techniques in Physical Activity eHealth Interventions for People With Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review

Orlaith Mairead Duff;Deirdre MJ Walsh;Bróna A Furlong;Noel E O'Connor;Kieran A Moran;Catherine B Woods; (2017) Behavior Change Techniques in Physical Activity eHealth Interventions for People With Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review. Journal Of Medical Internet Research

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2016

Cardiac patients show high interest in technology enabled cardiovascular rehabilitation.

Buys, R. Claes, J., Walsh, D., Cornelis, N., Moran, K., Budts, W., Woods, CB., and Cornelissen, V. (2016) Cardiac patients show high interest in technology enabled cardiovascular rehabilitation.. Bmc Medical Informatics And Decision Making

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2016

Sports Participation in Youth as a Predictor of Physical Activity: A 5-Year Longitudinal Study

Murphy, MH,Rowe, DA,Woods, CB (2016) Sports Participation in Youth as a Predictor of Physical Activity: A 5-Year Longitudinal Study. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health :704-711

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2016

The impact of participation in extra-curricular physical activity on males from disadvantaged schools.

Belton, S., Wickel, E., Prior, P. and Woods, C.B. (2016) The impact of participation in extra-curricular physical activity on males from disadvantaged schools.. European Physical Education Review

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2016

Results from Ireland north and south's 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth

Harrington, D.M.;Murphy, M.;Carlin, A.;Coppinger, T.;Donnelly, A.;Dowd, K.P.;Keating, T.;Murphy, N.;Murtagh, E.;O'Brien, W.;Woods, C.;Belton, S.; (2016) Results from Ireland north and south's 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health

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2016

Physical self-confidence levels of adolescents: Scale reliability and validity

McGrane, B.;Belton, S.;Powell, D.;Woods, C.B.;Issartel, J.; (2016) Physical self-confidence levels of adolescents: Scale reliability and validity. Journal Of Science And Medicine In Sport

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2016

Impact of physical activity domain on subsequent activity in youth: A 5-year longitudinal study.

Hardie Murphy, M., Rowe, D.A., and Woods, C.B. (2016) Impact of physical activity domain on subsequent activity in youth: A 5-year longitudinal study. . Journal Of Sports Sciences

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2016

Results From Ireland North and South's 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

Harrington, DM,Murphy, M,Carlin, A,Coppinger, T,Donnelly, A,Dowd, KP,Keating, T,Murphy, N,Murtagh, E,O'Brien, W,Woods, C,Belton, S (2016) Results From Ireland North and South's 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health :183-188

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2015

Prevalence and correlates of physical inactivity in community-dwelling older adults in Ireland

Murtagh, E.M.;Murphy, M.H.;Murphy, N.M.;Woods, C.;Nevill, A.M.;Lane, A.; (2015) Prevalence and correlates of physical inactivity in community-dwelling older adults in Ireland. Plos One

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2015

What young people say about physical activity: the Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) study

Tannehill, D,MacPhail, A,Walsh, J,Woods, C (2015) What young people say about physical activity: the Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) study. Sport Education And Society :442-462

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2015

Validity of a two-item physical activity questionnaire for assessing attainment of physical activity guidelines in youth

Hardie Murphy, M.;Rowe, D.A.;Belton, S.;Woods, C.B.; (2015) Validity of a two-item physical activity questionnaire for assessing attainment of physical activity guidelines in youth. Bmc Public Health

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2015

Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Inactivity in Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Ireland

Murtagh, EM,Murphy, MH,Murphy, NM,Woods, C,Nevill, AM,Lane, A (2015) Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Inactivity in Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Ireland. Plos One

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2014

An evaluation of distance estimation accuracy and its relationship to transport mode for the home-to-school journey by adolescents

Woods, C.B.;Nelson, N.M.; (2014) An evaluation of distance estimation accuracy and its relationship to transport mode for the home-to-school journey by adolescents. Journal Of Transport & Health

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2014

Youth-physical activity towards health: Evidence and background to the development of the Y-PATH physical activity intervention for adolescents

Belton, S.;O'Brien, W.;Meegan, S.;Woods, C.;Issartel, J.; (2014) Youth-physical activity towards health: Evidence and background to the development of the Y-PATH physical activity intervention for adolescents. Bmc Public Health

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2014

Results From Ireland's 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth

Harrington, DM,Belton, S,Coppinger, T,Cullen, M,Donnelly, A,Dowd, K,Keating, T,Layte, R,Murphy, M,Murphy, N,Murtagh, E,Woods, C (2014) Results From Ireland's 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health :63-68

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2014

Assessment and management of risk factors for the prevention of lifestyle-related disease: A cross-sectional survey of current activities, barriers and perceived training needs of primary care physiotherapists in the Republic of Ireland

O'Donoghue, G.;Cunningham, C.;Murphy, F.;Woods, C.;Aagaard-Hansen, J.; (2014) Assessment and management of risk factors for the prevention of lifestyle-related disease: A cross-sectional survey of current activities, barriers and perceived training needs of primary care physiotherapists in the Republic of Ireland. Physiotherapy (United Kingdom)

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2014

Results from Ireland's 2014 report card on physical activity in children and youth

Harrington, D.M.;Belton, S.;Coppinger, T.;Cullen, M.;Donnelly, A.;Dowd, K.;Keating, T.;Layte, R.;Murphy, M.;Murphy, N.;Murtagh, E.;Woods, C.; (2014) Results from Ireland's 2014 report card on physical activity in children and youth. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health

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2013

What young people say about physical activity: The Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) Study

Tannehill, D; MacPhail, A; Walsh, J.; Woods, C. (2013) What young people say about physical activity: The Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) Study. Sport Education And Society

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2013

Teaching practice: University supervisors' experiences and perceptions of a cooperating physical education teacher education programme

Meegan, S.;Dunning, C.;Belton, S.;Woods, C.; (2013) Teaching practice: University supervisors' experiences and perceptions of a cooperating physical education teacher education programme. European Physical Education Review

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2013

Adolescents who take part in team sports, or who actively commute to school, are less likely to be obese

Woods, C.B.; (2013) Adolescents who take part in team sports, or who actively commute to school, are less likely to be obese. Evidence-Based Nursing

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2012

Putting physical activity on the policy agenda

Woods, C.B.;Mutrie, N.; (2012) Putting physical activity on the policy agenda. Quest

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2012

An exploration of the perspectives of elite Irish rowers on the role of the sports physiotherapist

Woods, A.;Woods, C.B.; (2012) An exploration of the perspectives of elite Irish rowers on the role of the sports physiotherapist. Physical Therapy In Sport

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2012

Primary teachers' experience of a physical education professional development programme

Coulter, M.;Woods, C.B.; (2012) Primary teachers' experience of a physical education professional development programme. Irish Educational Studies

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2012

What sustains long-term adherence to structured physical activity after a cardiac event?

Martin, A.M.;Woods, C.B.; (2012) What sustains long-term adherence to structured physical activity after a cardiac event?. Journal Of Aging And Physical Activity

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2012

An examination of the relationship between enjoyment, physical education, physical activity and health in Irish adolescents

Woods, CB,Tannehill, D,Walsh, J (2012) An examination of the relationship between enjoyment, physical education, physical activity and health in Irish adolescents. Irish Educational Studies :263-280

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2011

An exploration of children's perceptions and enjoyment of school-based physical activity and physical education

Coulter, M.;Woods, C.B.; (2011) An exploration of children's perceptions and enjoyment of school-based physical activity and physical education. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health

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2011

The impact of the COPET programme on student PE teachers’ teaching practice experiences

Dunning, C.;Meegan, S.;Woods, C.;Belton, S.J.; (2011) The impact of the COPET programme on student PE teachers’ teaching practice experiences. European Physical Education Review

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2010

Neighborhood perceptions and active commuting to school among adolescent boys and girls

Nelson, N.M.;Woods, C.B.; (2010) Neighborhood perceptions and active commuting to school among adolescent boys and girls. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health

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2010

Pedometer step count and BMI of Irish primary school children aged 6-9 years

Belton, S.;Brady, P.;Meegan, S.;Woods, C.; (2010) Pedometer step count and BMI of Irish primary school children aged 6-9 years. Preventive Medicine

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2010

The evaluation of a cooperating physical education teachers programme (COPET)

Belton, S.;Woods, C.;Dunning, C.;Meegan, S.; (2010) The evaluation of a cooperating physical education teachers programme (COPET). European Physical Education Review

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2009

Obesogenic environments: Are neighbourhood environments that limit physical activity obesogenic?

Nelson, N.M.;Woods, C.B.; (2009) Obesogenic environments: Are neighbourhood environments that limit physical activity obesogenic?. Health & Place

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2009

General practitioners knowledge, practice and training requirements in relation to doping in sport

Woods, C.B.;Moynihan, A.; (2009) General practitioners knowledge, practice and training requirements in relation to doping in sport. Irish medical journal

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2009

The Take PART study (Physical Activity Research for Teenagers): Rationale and methods

Woods, C.B.;Nelson, N.M.;O'Gorman, D.J.;Foley, E.;Moyna, N.M.; (2009) The Take PART study (Physical Activity Research for Teenagers): Rationale and methods. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health

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2008

Active commuting to school: How far is too far?

Nelson, N.M.;Foley, E.;O'Gorman, D.J.;Moyna, N.M.;Woods, C.B.; (2008) Active commuting to school: How far is too far?. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

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2008

Neighbourhood perceptions of physical activity: A qualitative study

Burgoyne, L.N.;Woods, C.;Coleman, R.;Perry, I.J.; (2008) Neighbourhood perceptions of physical activity: A qualitative study. Bmc Public Health

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2007

Engineering children's physical activity: Making active choices easy

Nelson, N.;Woods, C.; (2007) Engineering children's physical activity: Making active choices easy. Proceedings Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer

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2002

Physical activity intervention: A transtheoretical model-based intervention designed to help sedentary young adults become active

Woods, C.;Mutrie, N.;Scott, M.; (2002) Physical activity intervention: A transtheoretical model-based intervention designed to help sedentary young adults become active. Health Education Research

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2000

From inactivity to activity: A study of exercise behaviour change in 16- to 24-year-olds

Woods, C.B.;Mutrie, N.;Scott, M.; (2000) From inactivity to activity: A study of exercise behaviour change in 16- to 24-year-olds. Journal Of Sports Sciences

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2000

The Newcastle exercise project (multiple letters)

Kerse, N.;Walker, S.;Petrovic, M.;Corson, J.;Miles, L.;Williams, E.;Fielder, H.;Smith, F.;Sims, J.;Mutrie, N.;Woods, C.;Lowther, M.;Blamey, A.;Loughlan, C.;Critchley, J.;Isaacs, A.J.;Rosenthall, R.;Honeybell, L.;Smith, C.;Baker, P.J.S.;McMurdo, M.;Reeves, M.;Harland, J.;White, M.;Howel, D.;Drinkwater, C.;Chinn, D.;Craig, A.;Dinan, S.;Smith, A.;Taylor, A.;Webborn, N.; (2000) The Newcastle exercise project (multiple letters). British Medical Journal

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2000

The Newcastle exercise project. Key messages are misleading and conclusions are not evidence based.

Mutrie, N.;Woods, C.;Lowther, M.;Blamey, A.;Loughlan, C.; (2000) The Newcastle exercise project. Key messages are misleading and conclusions are not evidence based.. BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

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Books

2018

Design and development of the medFit app: A mobile application for cardiovascular disease rehabilitation

Prabhu, G.;Kuklyte, J.;Gualano, L.;Venkataraman, K.;Ahmadi, A.;Duff, O.;Walsh, D.;Woods, C.;O’Connor, N.E.;Moran, K.; (2018) Design and development of the medFit app: A mobile application for cardiovascular disease rehabilitation. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST

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2016

PATHway: Decision support in exercise programmes for cardiac rehabilitation

Filos, D.;Triantafyllidisa, A.;Chouvardaa, I.;Buys, R.;Cornelissen, V.;Budts, W.;Walsh, D.;Woods, C.;Moran, K.;Maglaverasa, N.; (2016) PATHway: Decision support in exercise programmes for cardiac rehabilitation. Studies in health technology and informatics

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Book Chapters

2019

Intervention studies, training studies and determining the acute responses to bouts of exercise

Bird, S. and Woods, C. (2019) Intervention studies, training studies and determining the acute responses to bouts of exercise. New York : Routledge Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health :117-133

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2019

Producing the Research Proposal

Murphy, M. and Woods, C. (2019) Producing the Research Proposal. New York : Routledge Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health :45-56

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2019

Producing the research proposal

(2019) Producing the research proposal. Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health

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2018

Putting physical activity on the policy agenda

Woods, C.B. and Mutrie N. (2018) Putting physical activity on the policy agenda. New York : Routledge Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice

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2017

Putting physical activity on the policy agenda

Woods, C.;Mutrie, N.; (2017) Putting physical activity on the policy agenda. Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice

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Edited Books

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Conference Publications

2020

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Cantwell, M;Walsh, D;Furlong, B;Loughney, L;McCaffrey, N;Moyna, N;Woods, C (2020) PHYSICAL THERAPY. CARY : OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC Physical therapy :575-585

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2018

Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST

Prabhu G.;Kuklyte J.;Gualano L.;Venkataraman K.;Ahmadi A.;Duff O.;Walsh D.;Woods C.;O’Connor N.;Moran K. (2018) Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST. :20-28

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2018

Congress of the International society of physical activity for health

Woods, C;O'Regan, A;Glynn, L;Casey, M;Clifford, A;Donnelly, A;Murphy, AW;Gallagher, S;Coote, S;Gillespie, P;Harkin, M;Macken, P;Sweeney, J;Foley-Walsh, M;Quinn, G;Ng, K;O'Sullivan, N;Garcia, E (2018) Congress of the International society of physical activity for health. :133-134

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2018

Congress of the International society of physical activity for health

Ng, K;Woods, C;Mansergh, F;McCarthy, K;O'Shea, D (2018) Congress of the International society of physical activity for health . :229-229

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2018

Congress of the International society of physical activity for health

McHale, F;Ng, K;O'Shea, D;Norton, C;Barrett, G;Clifford, J;Murphy, P;Woods, C (2018) Congress of the International society of physical activity for health . :125-126

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2017

MMHealth 2017 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care, co-located with MM 2017

Kuklyte J.;Gualano L.;Prabhu G.;Venkataraman K.;Walsh D.;Woods C.;Moran K.;O'Connor N. (2017) MMHealth 2017 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care, co-located with MM 2017. :93-96

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2017

Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications

Zampognaro P.;Buys R.;Walsh D.;Woods C.;Melillo F. (2017) Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications. :254-259

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2017

A Use Case based requirements specification approach to support the development of a rehabilitation system for CVD patients: The PATHWAY Project

Zampognaro, P,Buys, R,Walsh, D,Woods, C,Melillo, F, (2017) A Use Case based requirements specification approach to support the development of a rehabilitation system for CVD patients: The PATHWAY Project. 2013 Ieee Symposium On Computers And Communications (Iscc) :254-259

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2016

MMHealth 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care, co-located with ACM Multimedia 2016

Moran, K.;Wei, H.;Monaghan, D.S.;Woods, C.;O'Connor, N.E.;Zarpalas, D.;Chatzitofis, A.;Daras, P.;Piesk, J.;Pomazanskyi, A.; (2016) MMHealth 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care, co-located with ACM Multimedia 2016.

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2016

MMHealth 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care, co-located with ACM Multimedia 2016

Moran, K.;Wei, H.;Monaghan, D.S.;Woods, C.;O'Connor, N.E.;Zarpalas, D.;Chatzitofis, A.;Daras, P.;Piesk, J.;Pomazanskyi, A.; (2016) MMHealth 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care, co-located with ACM Multimedia 2016.

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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

2011

The Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study: Volunteer Study

Walsh,J;Tannehill,D;Woods, C. (2011) The Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study: Volunteer Study. Dublin, Ireland : Irish Sports Council

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2010

An Evaluation of Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study

Woods,C;Moyna,N;Tannehill,D;Walsh,J (2010) An Evaluation of Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study. Dublin, Ireland : Irish Sports Council

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Editorials

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Other Publications

2022

A Systematic Literature Review of Peer-led Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity Levels of Adolescents

McHale F.;Ng K.;Taylor S.;Bengoechea E.;Norton C.;O’Shea D.;Woods C. (2022) A Systematic Literature Review of Peer-led Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity Levels of Adolescents. Health Education & Behavior :41-53

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2022

Evidence of the impact of sport policies on physical activity and sport participation: a systematic mixed studies review

Volf K.;Kelly L.;García Bengoechea E.;Casey B.;Gelius P.;Messing S.;Forberger S.;Lakerveld J.;Den Braver N.R.;Zukowska J.;Woods C. (2022) Evidence of the impact of sport policies on physical activity and sport participation: a systematic mixed studies review. International Journal Of Sport Policy And Politics

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2022

DE-PASS Best Evidence Statement (BESt): Modifiable determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents aged 5-19 years-a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis

Khudair M.;Marcuzzi A.;Ng K.;Tempest G.D.;Bartoš F.;Peric R.;Maier M.;Beccia F.;Boccia S.;Brandes M.;Cardon G.;Carlin A.;Castagna C.;Chaabene H.;Chalkley A.;Ciaccioni S.;Cieślińska-Wider J.;Ingien - V.;Cortis C.;Corvino C.;De Geus E.J.C.;Di Baldassarre A.;Di Credico A.;Drid P.;Fernández Tarazaga R.M.;Gallè F.;García Sánchez E.;Gebremariam M.;Ghinassi B.;Goudas M.;Hayes G.;Honorio S.;Izzicupo P.;Jahre H.;Jelsma J.;Juric P.;Kolovelonis A.;Kongsvold A.;Kouidi E.;Mansergh F.;Masanovic B.;Mekonnen T.;Mork P.J.;Murphy M.;O'Hara K.;Torun A.O.;Palumbo F.;Popovic S.;Prieske O.;Puharic Z.;Ribeiro J.C.;Rumbold P.L.S.;Sandu P.;Sorić M.;Stavnsbo M.;Syrmpas I.;Van Der Ploeg H.P.;Van Hoye A.;Vilela S.;Woods C.;Wunsch K.;Caprinica L.;Macdonncha C.;Ling F.C.M. (2022) DE-PASS Best Evidence Statement (BESt): Modifiable determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents aged 5-19 years-a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ open

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2022

Policies to promote physical activity in Germany: An analysis based on a policy audit tool from the World Health Organization

Messing S.;Forberger S.;Woods C.;Abu-Omar K.;Gelius P. (2022) Policies to promote physical activity in Germany: An analysis based on a policy audit tool from the World Health Organization. Bundesgesundheitsblatt-Gesundheitsforschung-Gesundheitsschutz :107-115

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2022

Which transport policies increase physical activity of the whole of society? A systematic review

Zukowska J.;Gobis A.;Krajewski P.;Morawiak A.;Okraszewska R.;Woods C.B.;Volf K.;Kelly L.;Gelius P.;Messing S.;Forberger S.;Lakerveld J.;Braver N.d.;Bengoechea E.G. (2022) Which transport policies increase physical activity of the whole of society? A systematic review. Journal Of Transport &Amp; Health

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2021

The evidence for the impact of policy on physical activity outcomes within the school setting: A systematic review

Woods, CB;Volf, K;Kelly, L;Casey, B;Gelius, P;Messing, S;Forberger, S;Lakerveld, J;Zukowska, J;Bengoechea, EG (2021) The evidence for the impact of policy on physical activity outcomes within the school setting: A systematic review. SHANGHAI : SHANGHAI UNIV SPORT Journal of Sport and Health Science :263-276

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2021

Barriers and facilitators to implementing community-based physical activity interventions: a qualitative systematic review

Cooper, J;Murphy, J;Woods, C;Van Nassau, F;McGrath, A;Callaghan, D;Carroll, P;Kelly, P;Murphy, N;Murphy, M (2021) Barriers and facilitators to implementing community-based physical activity interventions: a qualitative systematic review. LONDON : BMC The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

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2020

Assessing physical activity through questionnaires – A consensus of best practices and future directions

Nigg C.R.;Fuchs R.;Gerber M.;Jekauc D.;Koch T.;Krell-Roesch J.;Lippke S.;Mnich C.;Novak B.;Ju Q.;Sattler M.C.;Schmidt S.C.E.;van Poppel M.;Reimers A.K.;Wagner P.;Woods C.;Woll A. (2020) Assessing physical activity through questionnaires – A consensus of best practices and future directions. Psychology Of Sport And Exercise

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2020

Systematic review examining the evidence for impact of school policies on physical activity

Volf, K;Kelly, L;Bengoechea, EG;Gobis, A;Lakerveld, J;Zukowska, J;Gelius, P;Messing, S;Forberger, S;Woods, C (2020) Systematic review examining the evidence for impact of school policies on physical activity. OXFORD : OXFORD UNIV PRESS European Journal Of Public Health

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2020

Associations Between Screen-time And Depressive Symptoms: Results From CSPPA-2

Forte, C;McDowell, CP;Belton, SJ;O'Brien, W;Murphy, M;Powell, C;Woods, C;Herring, MP (2020) Associations Between Screen-time And Depressive Symptoms: Results From CSPPA-2. PHILADELPHIA : LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS Medicine and science in sports and exercise :963-963

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2020

Sub-national structures matter when evaluating physical activity promotion: Lessons from Germany

Forberger, S;Gelius, P;Messing, S;Volf, K;Kelly, L;Taylor, S;Zukowska, J;Lakerveld, J;Woods, C (2020) Sub-national structures matter when evaluating physical activity promotion: Lessons from Germany. OXFORD : OXFORD UNIV PRESS European Journal Of Public Health

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2020

Relation Between Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior And Chronic Disease Risk Factors Using Principal Component Analysis.

Skelly, F;Furlong, B;Loughney, L;McCaffrey, N;Dowd, K;Daly, L;Woods, C;McCarren, A;Moyna, N (2020) Relation Between Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior And Chronic Disease Risk Factors Using Principal Component Analysis.. PHILADELPHIA : LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS Medicine and science in sports and exercise :434-435

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2020

A feasibility study of an exercise intervention to educate, and promote health and well-being, among medical students: The 'MED-WELL' programme

Worobetz, A;Retief, P;Loughran, S;Walsh, J;Casey, M;Hayes, P;Bengoechea, E;O'Regan, A;Woods, C;Kelly, D;O'Connor, R;McGrath, D;Glynn, L (2020) A feasibility study of an exercise intervention to educate, and promote health and well-being, among medical students: The 'MED-WELL' programme. LONDON : SPRINGER LONDON LTD Irish journal of medical science :11-12

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2019

(#) PATHway-I: Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a technology-enabled home-based cardiac rehabilitation system

Claes, J;Cornelissen, E;McDermott, C;McCormack, C;Gillain, A;Cornelis, N;Moran, K;Budts, W;Goetschalckx, K;Pattyn, N;Sheerin, A;Woods, C;Gallagher, A;Newton, H;Moyna, N;Buys, R (2019) (#) PATHway-I: Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a technology-enabled home-based cardiac rehabilitation system. ABINGDON : TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD Acta Cardiologica :58-58

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2019

The role of exercise on physical fitness of patients with oesophagogastric cancer undergoing neoadjuvant treatment and surgery: Report of a feasibility study and the protocol of a multi-centre Randomised Control Trial (The PERIOP-OG Study)

Tully, R;Loughney, L;Bolger, J;Coleman, C;Murphy, T;Collins, C;Arumugasamy, M;Quinn, A;Houlihan, E;O'Dwyer, DJ;Kehoe, B;Woods, C;McManus, M;McCaffrey, N;Robb, WB (2019) The role of exercise on physical fitness of patients with oesophagogastric cancer undergoing neoadjuvant treatment and surgery: Report of a feasibility study and the protocol of a multi-centre Randomised Control Trial (The PERIOP-OG Study). HOBOKEN : WILEY The British journal of surgery :65-65

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2019

The Long-term Effects Of A Physical Activity Behaviour Change Intervention On Cancer Survivors' Levels Of Depression, Fatigue And Mental Well-being

Cantwell, M;Furlong, B;Woods, C;McCaffrey, N;Loughney, L;Skelly, F;McCarren, A;Moyna, N (2019) The Long-term Effects Of A Physical Activity Behaviour Change Intervention On Cancer Survivors' Levels Of Depression, Fatigue And Mental Well-being. PHILADELPHIA : LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS Medicine and science in sports and exercise :237-237

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2019

The Role of Exercise on Physical Fitness of Patients with Oesophagogastric Cancer Undergoing Neoadjuvant Treatment snd Surgery: Report of a Feasibility Study and the Protocol of a Multi-Centre Randomised Control Trial (The PERIOP-OG Study)

Tully, R;Loughney, L;Bolger, J;Coleman, C;Murphy, T;Collins, C;Arumugasamy, M;Quinn, A;Houlihan, E;O'Dwyer, DJ;Woods, C;O'Connor, R;Kelly, S;Kehoe, B;McManus, M;McCaffrey, N;Robb, WB (2019) The Role of Exercise on Physical Fitness of Patients with Oesophagogastric Cancer Undergoing Neoadjuvant Treatment snd Surgery: Report of a Feasibility Study and the Protocol of a Multi-Centre Randomised Control Trial (The PERIOP-OG Study). LONDON : SPRINGER LONDON LTD Irish journal of medical science :183-184

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2019

Interventions promoting active transport to school in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Jones R.;Blackburn N.;Woods C.;Byrne M.;van Nassau F.;Tully M. (2019) Interventions promoting active transport to school in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Preventive Medicine :232-241

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2018

Sedentary behaviour profiles of Irish children and youth: A follow up to the Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study (CSPPA)

Powell, C;Woods, C;Saunders, J;Belton, S;O'Brien, W;Murphy, M (2018) Sedentary behaviour profiles of Irish children and youth: A follow up to the Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study (CSPPA). CHAMPAIGN : HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC Journal of Physical Activity and Health :137-137

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2018

How does the university environment influence students' physical activity patterns?

Murphy, J;MacDonncha, C;Murphy, MH;Murphy, N;Woods, CB (2018) How does the university environment influence students' physical activity patterns?. CHAMPAIGN : HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC Journal of Physical Activity and Health :20-21

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2018

Factors and strategies to prevent dropout in youth sport: results of a rapid review and expert opinions

Murphy, J;Woods, CB;Dijk, D;Seghers, J (2018) Factors and strategies to prevent dropout in youth sport: results of a rapid review and expert opinions. CHAMPAIGN : HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC Journal of Physical Activity and Health :123-124

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2018

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Diet-Related eHealth and mHealth Research: Bibliometric Analysis

Muller, AM;Maher, CA;Vandelanotte, C;Hingle, M;Middelweerd, A;Lopez, ML;DeSmet, A;Short, CE;Nathan, N;Hutchesson, MJ;Poppe, L;Woods, CB;Williams, SL;Wark, PA (2018) Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Diet-Related eHealth and mHealth Research: Bibliometric Analysis. TORONTO : JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC Journal Of Medical Internet Research

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2018

It's the parents, It's the school, It's the children: Responsibility for adolescent unhealthy living

Ng, KW;O'Shea, D;McHale, F;Cody, D;Woods, CB (2018) It's the parents, It's the school, It's the children: Responsibility for adolescent unhealthy living. LONDON : SPRINGER LONDON LTD Irish journal of medical science :190-190

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2018

The development and co-design of the PATHway intervention: A theory-driven eHealth platform for the self-management of cardiovascular disease

Woods, C;McDermott, L;Walsh, D;Cornelissen, V;Buys, R;Claes, J;Zampognaro, P;Melillo, F;Maglaveras, N;Chouvarda, I;Triantafyllidis, A;Filos, D;Moran, K (2018) The development and co-design of the PATHway intervention: A theory-driven eHealth platform for the self-management of cardiovascular disease. CHAMPAIGN : HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC Journal of Physical Activity and Health :40-41

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2017

Behavior Change Techniques in Physical Activity eHealth Interventions for People With Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review

Duff, OM,Walsh, DMJ,Furlong, BA,O'Connor, NE,Moran, KA,Woods, CB (2017) Behavior Change Techniques in Physical Activity eHealth Interventions for People With Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review. Journal Of Medical Internet Research

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2017

Cancer Survivors' Experiences Of Physical Activity: Exercise As A Vehicle For Recovery?

Cooney, M,Moyna, N,Walsh, D,Furlong, B,Loughney, L,Boran, L,Smyth, S,Woods, C (2017) Cancer Survivors' Experiences Of Physical Activity: Exercise As A Vehicle For Recovery?. Medicine and science in sports and exercise :565-565

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2017

Behavior Change Techniques in Physical Activity eHealth Interventions for People With Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review

Duff, OM,Walsh, DMJ,Furlong, BA,O'Connor, NE,Moran, KA,Woods, CB (2017) Behavior Change Techniques in Physical Activity eHealth Interventions for People With Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review. Journal Of Medical Internet Research

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