Category: Research Papers

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 & Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration (I-PARC) International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity volume 18, Article number: 118 (2021) https://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12966-021-01177-w Abstract Background Over the past decade several physical activity (PA) interventions have…
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“Getting Ireland Active”—Application of a Systems Approach to Increase Physical Activity in Ireland Using the GAPPA Framework

New Publication from the @IPARC_1 team “Getting Ireland Active”—Application of a Systems Approach to Increase Physical Activity in Ireland Using the GAPPA Framework in Journal of Physical Activity and Health Joseph J. Murphy, Fiona Mansergh, Marie H. Murphy, Niamh Murphy, Benny Cullen, Sarah O’Brien, Stephen Finn, Grainne O’Donoghue, Niamh Barry, Shirley O’Shea, Kevin M. Leyden,…
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2021 physical activity factsheets for the European Union Member States in the WHO European Region

Updates of the physical activity country factsheets of the European Union Member States in the WHO European Region that were first published in 2015. The factsheets provide snapshots of the epidemiology of physical inactivity, national policy responses and current monitoring and surveillance systems. Provides information collected within the European Union Physical Activity Focal Points network…
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Barriers and facilitators to implementing community-based physical activity interventions: a qualitative systematic review

@IJBNPA systematic review from @IPARC_1 explores key barriers and facilitators when implementing community-based physical activity interventions, with recommendations for future practice. https://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12966-021-01177-w  

Huge benefits sport has on Irish society and economy confirmed by new study

  Sport Ireland: Media Release, 21st September 2021   Huge benefits sport has on Irish society and economy confirmed by new study Participation in sport and physical activity prevents nearly 100,000 cases of disease annually, generating savings to the Government of nearly €0.4bn Sport-related jobs accounted for 2.8% of all Irish employment in 2018 Sport volunteering…
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Does the Olympic Games increase population physical activity?

Author: Prof Niamh Murphy, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology As the Tokyo Olympic Games began, a small celebration was taking place amongst physical activity researchers as the medical journal, the Lancet, published an issue dedicated to physical activity. One of the papers in the series was…
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The Lancet: Experts call for urgent action to improve physical activity worldwide

Editorial: PA is an essential human need beyond and independent of COVID-19 Worldwide progress to improve physical activity has stalled; overall deaths associated with inactivity remain at more than 5 million people per year. Exercise during lockdown was considered an essential activity by many governments world wide, just as much as food, shelter and seeking…
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Impact of Covid-19 Restrictions on Sport and Recreational Walking- Findings from Q1 Irish Sports Monitor (ISM)

Authors: Brian Doyle (Sport Ireland) Introduction Sport and recreational activities have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant restrictions.  As recently as April 2021, travel was limited to within 5km of your own home whilst sporting organisations, and facilities remained closed. In the context of these challenges the Irish Sports Monitor (ISM) quarter…
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Media Coverage – Barriers and facilitators to changes in adolescent physical activity during COVID-19

The spring lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic included school, sport facilities and fitness places closing. Moreover, in a strict lockdown, people were not allowed to travel outside of a few km from their homes. This meant that students at schools were being taught at home and were not given the opportunities they…
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New Research: Barriers and facilitators to changes in adolescent physical activity during COVID-19

Barriers and facilitators to changes in adolescent physical activity during COVID-19 Published in BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine Authors (click for Twitter accounts): Kwok Ng, Jemima Cooper, Fiona McHale, Joanna Clifford, Catherine Woods Affiliation: Physical Activity for Health Research Cluster, Health Research Institute, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick,…
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