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14 Oct 2014
Principal Investigators Mary McCarthy (UCC) and Patrick Wall (UCD). Overview

Irish people have experienced a unique set of circumstances over the past fifteen years, given the rapid growth of the Irish economy and the resulting dramatic changes (both positive and negative) in the lifestyle of Irish people. These changes range from increased disposable income for children, adolescents and adults, increased commuting and worki...

14 Oct 2014
Principal Investigator: Professor Ivan J Perry

Lead Investigator: Ms. Fiona Geaney

Dietary intakes of fat (especially saturated fat and trans fat), sugar and salt play a critical role in the development of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, some cancers and other diseases. There is a need to develop effective interventions to promote dietary chan...

14 Oct 2014
Principal Investigator -Dr Janas Harrington

The Digital Imaging and Dietary Assessment Study (DIDAS) is a pilot study funded by the Translational Research Access Programme in the School of Medicine, UCC

The aim of this project is to validate, in a pilot study, the use of digital photography as a method of dietary intake assessment in adults, with a parti...

14 Oct 2014

‌Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study continues with strong community support.

Ms Eimear Keane, Professor Ivan Perry, Dr Janas Harrington, and Ms Elaine Kennedy of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC

A study which aims to investigate the wellbeing, diet and exercise levels of Cork children continues, with strong support from children, parents, schools and the community. The Children’s Lifestyle Study...

14 Oct 2014
Lifestyle Transitions and Trajectories through the Life course: Enhancing capacity in Irish cohort and cross-sectional studies

The aim of this programme of research is to describe transitions and trajectories in lifestyle factors at different stages of the life course, and to assess how different lifestyles impact on health outcomes and health care utilization. The three year programme, led by Dr Patricia Kearney, is part of t...

14 Oct 2014
Patient-Reported Outcomes: Feedback Interpretation and Learning Experiment (PROFILE) Trial

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are questionnaires that assess patients’ health, Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), and other health-related constructs. PROMs can be used in research (e.g. clinical trials) and audit (e.g. quality assurance). The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK and the Food and D...

14 Oct 2014
Dr Patricia Kearney, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, UCC is one of a group of researchers from European Universities who will participate in a new research project investigating current treatment practices for people who suffer from a mildly underactive thyroid gland.

The researchers met recently with medical experts from around Europe at the University of Glasgow for the inaugural meeting for the new study tit...

14 Oct 2014
The Early Development Instrument – a potentially powerful indicator of Early Childhood Care and Development

There is strong epidemiological evidence that early childhood development (from gestation to age six) strongly influences life-long health trajectories. Indeed, major public health problems such as obesity, heart-disease and mental health problems have roots in early childhood. The early years environment, stimulation an...

14 Oct 2014
Developing the Healthy Cities Programme in Cork

What is the Healthy City Project?

In October 2008, following a meeting between the Galway Healthy City Coordinator, city council and HSE officials, and UCC staff, momentum commenced and has continued regarding the development of aCorkHealthyCityproject. Since then, approval has been sought and received from the City Development Board (CDB) of Cork City Council for the establishment of a Healthy City Forum.

The CDB Strategy “Imagine...

14 Oct 2014

The smoking ban in work places has been one of the major public health interventions in Ireland in the past years that gained international attention. Tobacco control remains one of the major research foci of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Researchers examine the sustained effect of the ban on health, smoking behaviour and ‘smoking careers’ as well as smoking risk perceptions among Bar workers, General Pract...


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