The outstanding characteristics of this group are its multidisciplinarity, with professionals from family medicine, sport medicine, nursing, physical education and physiotherapy, and its territorial diversity, with professionals from three different areas of the Catalan Health Service (ICS) and three Catalan universities. It participates in the ISCIII-accredited redIAPP network through the GRENSSAP group. Its principal objective, as the name indicates, is lifestyle research, particularly its various research projects investigating assistance for smokers, the promotion of physical activity and the effects of lifestyle on health, and above all cardiovascular pathology. It has also initiated a line of research into traffic injury prevention and the influence of lifestyle (consumption of alcohol and psychoactive substances) and other health factors (chronic pathologies and use of medicines).

The group participates in the following projects

PI: Ballvé Moreno, José Luis. Efectividad de una intervención formativa para mejorar el abordaje de los pacientes con vértigo en atención primaria. Ensayo clínico VERTAP. Funding: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Duration: 2020 - 2022

PI: Torcal Laguna, Jesús. Efecto del cambio en el nivel de actividad física en adultos previamente inactivos en la mortalidad total, mortalidad por diferentes causas y patologías crónicas más prevalentes en AP. Funding: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Duration: 2018 - 2020

PI: Puig Ribera, Anna. Sentarse menos y moverse más en el trabajo: Impacto de un programa mHealth sobre el control glucémico y perfil antropométrico en personal de oficina con DT2. Ensayo Clínico Aleatorizado. Funding: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Duration: 2018 - 2020

Group publications

Cánovas Zaldúa Y, Casabella Abril B, Martín Cantera C, González García F, Moreno Escribá S, Del Val García JL. [Evaluation of a training model for health professionals in the care of critical patients: AIPCAP Study]. Aten Primaria. 2020 Mar; 52(3):151-158. doi:10.1016/j.aprim.2018.08.009. Epub 2019 Jan 10. Spanish. pmc:PMC7063162. PMID:30638697. IF: 1,087.

Giné-Garriga M, Sansano-Nadal O, Tully MA, Caserotti P, Coll-Planas L, Rothenbacher D, Dallmeier D, Denkinger M, Wilson JJ, Martin-Borràs C, Skjødt M, Ferri K, Farche AC, McIntosh E, Blackburn NE, Salvà A, Roqué-I-Figuls M. Accelerometer-Measured Sedentary and Physical Activity Time and Their Correlates in European Older Adults: The SITLESS Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2020 09; 75(9):1754-1762. doi:10.1093/gerona/glaa016. pmc:PMC7494025. PMID:31943000. IF: 5,236.

The group participates in the following publications

Arias-de la Torre J, Zioga EAM, Macorigh L, Muñoz L, Estrada O, Mias M, Estrada MD, Puigdomenech E, Valderas JM, Martín V, Molina AJ, Espallargues M. Differences in Results and Related Factors Between Hospital-at-Home Modalities in Catalonia: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Clin Med. 2020 May; 9(5). doi:10.3390/jcm9051461. Epub 2020 May 13. pmc:PMC7361969. PMID:32414161. IF: 3,303.

Blackburn NE, Wilson JJ, McMullan II, Caserotti P, Giné-Garriga M, Wirth K, Coll-Planas L, Alias SB, Roqué M, Deidda M, Kunzmann AT, Dallmeier D, Tully MA. The effectiveness and complexity of interventions targeting sedentary behaviour across the lifespan: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2020 04; 17(1):53. doi:10.1186/s12966-020-00957-0. Epub 2020 Apr 25. pmc:PMC7183680. PMID:32334631. IF: 6,714.

Bort-Roig J, Chirveches-Pérez E, Garcia-Cuyàs F, Dowd KP, Puig-Ribera A. Monitoring Occupational Sitting, Standing, and Stepping in Office Employees With the W@W-App and the MetaWearC Sensor: Validation Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 Aug; 8(8):e15338. doi:10.2196/15338. Epub 2020 Aug 04. pmc:PMC7435616. PMID:32459625. IF: 4,313.

Dopico E, Rando-Matos Y, Solsona L, Almeda J, Santos FLN, Vinuesa T. Infection by Strongyloides stercoralis in immigrants with Chagas disease: evaluation of eosinophilia as screening method in primary care. Trop Med Int Health. 2020 04; 25(4):467-474. doi:10.1111/tmi.13363. Epub 2020 Jan 06. PMID:31845476. IF: 2,308.

Martin-Cantera C, Sanmartín JMI, Martínez AF, Lorenzo CM, Cohen VB, Jiménez MLC, Pérez-Teijón SC, Osca JARI, García RC, Fernández JL, Domenech MAG, Navascues MAM, Chaves ES, Ibañez MLR, Rubio VG, Rayo SM, Otero BM, Lopez LG, Guillem FC, Fuente FM, Ruiz DB, Rodríguez AIH, Caballero JDG, Moreno CB, Pubil MP, Grau ML. Good practice regarding smoking cessation management in Spain: Challenges and opportunities for primary care physicians and nurses. Tob Prev Cessat. 2020 ; 6:55. doi:10.18332/tpc/126630. Epub 2020 Sep 21. pmc:PMC7552853. PMID:33083683.

Morales Hernández E, Rando-Matos Y, Dopico E, Solsona Díaz L. [History of a fluctuating eosinophilia]. Semergen. 2020 Oct; 46(7):e59-e61. doi:10.1016/j.semerg.2020.03.006. Epub 2020 May 26. Spanish. PMID:32471695.

Muñoz MA, López-Grau M. Lessons learned from the approach to the COVID-19 pandemic in urban primary health care centres in Barcelona, Spain. Eur J Gen Pract. 2020 Dec; 26(1):106-107. doi:10.1080/13814788.2020.1796962. pmc:PMC7470118. PMID:32715802. IF: 2,478.

ort-Roig J, Chirveches-Pérez E, Giné-Garriga M, Navarro-Blasco L, Bausà-Peris R, Iturrioz-Rosell P, González-Suárez AM, Martínez-Lemos I, Puigoriol-Juvanteny E, Dowd K, Puig-Ribera A. An mHealth Workplace-Based "Sit Less, Move More" Program: Impact on Employees' Sedentary and Physical Activity Patterns at Work and Away from Work. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Nov; 17(23). doi:10.3390/ijerph17238844. Epub 2020 Nov 28. pmc:PMC7730175. PMID:33260697. IF: 2,849.

Rando-Matos Y, Vives-Argilagós T, Rodero-Pérez E, Solsona-Díaz L, Ballvé-Moreno JL, Moreno-Farrés N, Sorando-Alastruey R, Adroer-Martori R, Sanfeliu-Soto N, Almeda-Ortega J. Effectiveness of a brief advance directive intervention in primary care: a randomized clinical trial. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Jan; 104(1):207-212. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2020.06.018. Epub 2020 Jun 18. PMID:32593555. IF: 2,607.

Travier N, Fu M, Romaguera A, Martín-Cantera C, Fernández E, Vidal C, Garcia M; LUCAPREV research group. 6-Year Risk of Developing Lung Cancer in Spain: Analysis by Autonomous Communities. Arch Bronconeumol. 2020 May; doi:10.1016/j.arbres.2020.03.022. Epub 2020 May 10. PMID:32402549. IF: 4,957.

Tully MA, McMullan I, Blackburn NE, Wilson JJ, Bunting B, Smith L, Kee F, Deidda M, Giné-Garriga M, Coll-Planas L, Dallmeier D, Denkinger M, Rothenbacher D, Caserotti P. Sedentary behavior, physical activity, and mental health in older adults: An isotemporal substitution model. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2020 Oct; 30(10):1957-1965. doi:10.1111/sms.13762. Epub 2020 Jul 28. PMID:32643826. IF: 3,255.

Wilson J, Skjødt M, McMullan I, Blackburn NE, Giné-Garriga M, Sansano-Nadal O, Roqué i Figuls M, Klenk J, Dallmeier D, McIntosh E, Tully M, Caserotti P, on behalf of the SITLESS Group. Consequences of choosing different settings when processing hip-based accelerometry data from older adults: A practical approach using baseline data from the SITLESS study. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour 2020; 3(2):89?99. doi:

Wilson JJ, McMullan I, Blackburn NE, Skjødt M, Caserotti P, Giné-Garriga M, Farche A, Klenk J, Dallmeier D, Deidda M, Roqué I Figuls M, Tully MA. Associations of sedentary behavior bouts with community-dwelling older adults' physical function. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2021 Jan; 31(1):153-162. doi:10.1111/sms.13827. Epub 2020 Sep 29. PMID:32945566. IF: 3,255.


Best research project poster. XL Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria. Efectividad de una intervención formativa para mejorar el abordaje de los pacientes con vértigo en atención primaria: Ensayo clínico VERTAP. Pérez JE, Peguero E, Rando Y, Villar I, Almeda J.




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