Research Theme: Physical Activity

 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion: 2017

 

Project (2017):  CASP-19 in TILDA identifies four domains of quality of life. Physical activity levels are reported in TILDA using activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and the short-form International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). The four domains of QoL will be analysed in terms of how they relate to different types of physical activity involvement reported by respondents and reported wellbeing (QoL).

 

Name: Leann Bell
Institution: University College Cork
Contact: bellyl1@hotmail.com
Completion: September 2014

Project: This research is to be conducted in conjunction with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in University College Cork as part of thesis requirements for the Masters in Public Health. Plan on doing a cross-sectional study looking at the relationship between physical activity and bone mineral density in the Irish population over 50 years old and collect information on potential confounders, including past medical history, smoking history, medications and alcohol consumption. The estimated end date is 19th September 2014.

 

 

Name: Olga Cleary
Institution: Institute of Public Health
Contact: olga.cleary@publichealth.ie
Completion: October 2016

Project: The Institute of Public Health wish to develop a research paper and policy brief on the prevalence of physical-mental health multimorbidity in the Republic of Ireland and compare prevalence between the Republic and Northern Ireland. Multimorbidity is an increasingly problematic issue in public health. There is a strong bi-directional association between mental and physical health. Poor mental health is associated with a greater risk of physical health problems, and poor physical health is associated with a greater risk of mental health problems (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2010). There is no evidence to date in an Irish context on the prevalence of physical-mental health multimorbidity in the community-dwelling population. We intend to examine the range of physical and mental health conditions in both TILDA datasets to establish the prevalence of physical-mental health multimorbidity in the community-dwelling older population in Ireland. In addition, we aim to explore the possibility of merging Wave 1 TILDA data with the 2010 Northern Ireland Health Survey to compare prevalence rates in both jurisdictions. We also intend on exploring the prevalence of physical-mental health multimorbidity between demographic groups in both jurisdictions. Physical-mental health multimorbidity will be defined as the co-occurence of at least one physical and one a mental health condition. Conditions will be selected from the self-reported list of conditions as assessed by the CAPI questionnaire.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Mental Health.

 

 

Name: Matthew Herring
Institution: University of Limerick
Contact: matthew.herring@ul.ie
Completion: June 2017

Project: Title: ‘Relations of physical activity and sedentary behaviour with mental health outcomes and relevant biomarkers’. The proposed project is part of the DEDIPAC KH (Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity Choice Knowledge Hub). DEDIPAC is a pillar of the Joint Programme Initiative: A healthy diet for a healthy life. The proposed project involved the examination of four datasets: TILDA, CClaS, the Hoorn Prevention Study and TEENDIAB. Variables from the following sections within TILDA will be utilised: DIS, MD, MH, COG, place. A life-span approach will be considered. Longitudinal changes within TILDA are of specific interest.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Mental Health.

 

 

Name: Garret Ginty
Institution: NUI Galway
Contact: garretginty@hotmail.com
Completion: Withheld

Project: I am conducting a class project for one of my masters subjects (data management) using the GUI dataset and I'm hoping to make some comparisons with the TILDA and CSPPA datasets, particularly around physical activity levels and the onset of chronic conditions. 

 

 

Name: Caroline Kelleher
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Contact: carolinekelleher@rcsi.ie
Completion: September 2013

Project: We intend to use this data in a CARDI-funded data mining project to allow comparisons between the North and South of Ireland. The aim of this study is to investigate wheter pain mediates or moderates the association between physical activity and depressive symptoms in Irish adults aged 50 years or more. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Mental Health.

 

 

Name: Sean Kilroy
Institution: TCD
Contact: skilroy@tcd.ie
Completion: August 2016

Project: To provide detailed information about the barriers to, influences on and impact of physical activity in the older adult in Ireland over time. We want to determine the influence of socio-demographic and health factors on changes on physical activity and to determine the impact of these changes on CVD and risk factors. 

 

 

Name: Aoife Lane
Institution: Waterford Institute of Technology
Contact: alane@wit.ie
Completion: April 2016

Project: I am involved in a group who have successfully received funding through CARDI to describe the physical activity and overall health status of older adults living in Ireland using existing data sets (including TILDA, SLAN, Irish Sports Monitor). This is a cross border research initiative and collaborators and data from Northern Ireland are also being included in the analysis.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Health.

 

 

Name: Gabrielle McKee
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Contact: gmckee@tcd.ie
Completion: Withheld

Project: An analysis of the factors that influence physical activity in the older adult, and the influence of physical activity on disease, in particular coronary artery disease. This study will determine the influence of sociodemographic and health factors on physical activity and the relationship/impact of physical activity on cardiovascular risk factors and health. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Health.

 

 

Name: Elaine Murtagh
Institution: Mary Immaculate College
Contact: elaine.murtagh@mic.ul.ie
Completion: December 2014

Project: To examine the relationship between physical participation and health status in older adults.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Health.

 

 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion: Withheld

Project: I wish to explore the association between balance and physical activity (PA) and understand whether PA has any protective factors regarding balance over time using studies such as NICOLA, ELSA and TILDA.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Cognitive Functioning.

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