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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
Abstract

Background

The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in developed countries appears to be levelling off. As trends in childhood obesity prevalence have not been examined over the past decade in the Republic of Ireland, this systematic review aims to compile and synthesise all available information on the prevalence of overweight and obesity in primary school aged children between 2002 and 2012.

Methods

Systematic review of published and grey literature c...

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...

14 Oct 2014
Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators are Kevin Balanda (IPH) and Ivan Perry (UCC).

Overview

This research cluster aims to use findings from the Centre’s research programme to develop population-based health models that can be used to inform policy and practice as well as help guide future research and data collection. The work of this cluster will be carried out primarily in collaboration wi...

14 Oct 2014
Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators are Cecily Kelleher and Fionnuala McAuliffe at UCD

Overview

Birth weight has increased in Ireland over the past 30 years (Mahony 2003) and mothers are now 10kg heavier in pregnancy than 20 years ago. The increasing birth weight seen in Ireland in recent decades is a potential cause for concern, not only because of its association with increased instrumental delivery an...

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