Dr Vera Araujo-Soares
Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology
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- Address: Institute of Health and Society
I have 18 years experience in behaviour change in research and clinical settings in Portugal (1996-2006), Scotland (2006-2010) and England (since 2010). My specific expertise is in developing evidence based interventions focusing on self care and self management of chronic conditions (pain, cardiovascular rehabilitation and obesity) as well as on the promotion of health behaviours (e.g. sun protective behaviours, healthy diet and physical activity). My main aims are to develop theoretically and evidence based interventions for behaviour change in order to reduce risk factors and enhance symptom management (e.g. pain), throughout the lifespan.
1996 - Licenciatura in Psychology (5 years degree). University of Minho, Portugal
1999 - Master in Health Psychology. University of Minho, Portugal
2006 - PhD in Health Psychology - University of Minho, Portugal
1996-1998 - Lecturer (Assistente), University Católica Portuguesa
1999-2006 - Lecturer (Assistente), University of Minho, Portugal
2004 - Gulbenkian Visiting Research Fellow, Free University of Berlin, Germany
2005 - Member of the University Academic Senate – elected for 2 years as the representative of the non-doctorate Lecturers. University of Minho, Portugal
2006-2010 - Senior Research Fellow. Alliance for Self-Care Research, Robert Gordon University, Scotland
1996-2004 - Clinical Supervisor & Therapist, Pain Unit, Hospital Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães, Portugal
1999-2006 - Clinical Supervisor, Cardiology & Dermatology Unit, Hospital S. Marcos, Braga, Portugal
2000-2006 - Clinical Supervisor & Therapist, University Psychology Clinic (SCPDH), University of Minho
2006 - Director of Health Psychology Unit-nominated for 2 years, University Psychology Clinic, University of Minho
'Reflect': A feasibility study in experienced utility and travel behaviour
Project Leader(s): Prof. Jennifer Roberts (Leader Investigator), Dr. Vera Araujo-Soares (co-investigator), Prof. Nigel Davies (co-investigator), Prof. Eddie Wilson (co-investigator), Dr. Mark Grimshaw (co-investigator); Dr. Rosemary Harris (co-investigator), Mrs Tracy Ross (co-investigator).
Sponsors: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Project Brief Description
Travel behaviours have shown considerable resistance to change, but substantial change is needed because reduced emissions cannot be secured from technical innovation alone. Our focus is on a new way to engage with, and ultimately influence, travel behaviours. Instead of appealing to emission reduction (which can feel removed from our everyday experiences), we appeal to people's wish to improve their own subjective well-being and health outcomes (physical activity). Drawing on the behavioural economics concept of experienced utility and on psychological theory of behaviour change, we combine these perspectives with expertise from mobile computing, creative technologies, mathematics and user-centred design to explore an innovative solution to understanding and potentially influencing travel behaviour. We develop an experience sampling system via a smartphone platform for the collection and delivery of real-time information on subjective travel experience. In a series of small controlled trials we feedback information to individuals about their own experiences, and those of others, and we explore whether and how these interventions change behaviour. The idea is one of user-informed behavioural interventions to encourage self-motivated change, and here we draw on evidence from successful interventions in health. For more details go to: http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/J004715/1
The LiveWell Programme: Developing pragmatic interventions to enhance health and wellbeing in later life
Project Leader(s): Management team: Prof. John Mathers (Leader investigator), Prof. Martin White (co-investigator), Prof. Ian McKeith (co-investigator), Prof. Paula Moynihan (co-investigator), Prof. Lynn Rochester (co-investigator), Dr Falko Sniehotta (co-investigator).
Sponsors: Medical Research Council on behalf of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Consortium
Project Brief Description
The increasing burden of frailty and chronic poor health currently accompanying longevity is a public health problem. The challenge to health researchers is to find ways of improving health and maintaining wellbeing throughout the life-course. LiveWell, a five year multidisciplinary research programme, aims to develop and pilot an integrated suite of well-founded, pragmatic interventions that are effective in promoting health and wellbeing in later life. In an innovative approach, LiveWell will focus on the retirement period, a “window of opportunity” in which novel interventions in key areas such as diet, physical activity and social interactions are more likely to be successful. For more details go to: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/hnrc/research/project/3488
National Prevention Research Initiative
National Prevention Research Initiative led by the UK Medical Research Council: Development and stage 2 RCT with internal pilot of a weight loss maintenance intervention for obese adults after clinically significant weight loss (Sept 2012-August 2015); FF Sniehotta; V Araujo-Soares, et al.
National Prevention Research Initiative led by the UK Medical Research Council: How can we help parents recognise unhealthy body weight in their children (April 2012-January 2015); A Adamson, MS Pearce, MJ Tovee, KN Parkinson et al; V Araujo-Soares as a collaborator.
National Institute of Health Research
NIHR School for Public Health research (SPHR): Natural experimental evaluation of a complex intervention to promote increased smoking cessation rates among pregnant women in maternity care. R. Bell, M. White, S. Rushton, J. Shucksmith, S. Hamilton, M. Deverill, V. Araujo-Soares and S Glinianaia. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ihs/research/project/4904
2013-16. NIHR School for Public Health research (SPHR): Transforming the ‘foodscape’: development and feasibility testing of interventions to promote healthier take-away, pub or restaurant food. AJ Adamson (PI), C Abraham, V. Araujo-Soares, Jean Adams, A Lake, H Moore, C Summerbell & M White.British Skin Foundation: Examining the prevalence of alcohol use disorders in patients with skin disease (April 2012 – March 2015); JP Hampton, V Araujo-Soares, CR Muirhead, DE Newbury-Birch, EFS Kaner.
School of Psychology
PSY 3023 Health Psychology and Principles of Behaviour Change (3rd Year Psychology Students)
20 Credits, 10 ECTS over Semester 1
Health psychology focuses on increasing our understanding of the role of behaviour, cognitions, emotions and motivation in physical health and disease, health risks and preventive measures. The goal is to analyse, explain and establish the evidence base for the development of interventions that can support people in changing their health-related behaviour (either by focusing on the individual or environment). The field of health psychology is interdisciplinary and has an applied perspective.
Two hour session per week, followed on by a 2 hour seminar every other week, so that students further their knowledge. There are some suggestions of further reading on the reading list online. Copies of PowerPoint slides will be available on Blackboard.
There will be an examination in the January assessment period, which will comprise of answering 2 essay questions out of 5 presented, worth 50% of the overall mark. Before the examination period begins, students will be expected to submit an individual essay worth 50%.
PSY 8038 Health Psychology and Principles of Behaviour Change (Master in Clinical and Health Psychology), over Semester 1
Health psychology focuses on increasing our understanding of the role of behaviour, cognitions, emotions and motivation in physical health and disease, health risks and preventive measures. The goal is to analyse, explain and establish the evidence base for the development of interventions that can support people in changing their health-related behaviour (either by focusing on the individual or environment).
Two hour session per week, followed on by a 2 hour seminar every other week.
Students are expected to submit an individual course work detailing the development and future assessment of a complex behavioural intervention on a topic of their choice, this is worth 85%. Before submission they are expected to make an oral presentation of their work, worth 15%.
MBBS CURRICULUM: Medicine in the Community
Responsible for one hour class on:
Theory and practice of behaviour change: supporting self management of chronic conditions
Within this class the focus will be on the characteristics of social cognition models of behaviour change and issues around behaviour maintenance. The self management of chronic conditions will be discussed and some examples will be given, with a particular focus on behaviour change techniques.
As an academic supervisor
Sandra Fernandes (Year 2): Dual process predictors of food choices in children. Supervisory team: Vera Lucia Araujo-Soares; Falko Frank Sniehotta; Ashley Jayne Adamson; Martin Tovee. Funding source: International PhD grant from National Science Foundation Portugal (FCT).
Mohammed Johari Zabri (Year 2): Predictors of weight loss maintenance and its impact on intervention developments efforts. Supervisory team: Vera Lucia Araujo-Soares; Falko Frank Sniehotta; Emma Foster; Richard James Quinn McNally. Funding source: International PhD grant from Malaysian Government.
As a co-supervisor
Anna Sherrington (Year 3): Evaluation of an internet-based weight loss intervention. Supervisory team: Ashley Jayne Adamson ; Ruth Bell; Vera Lucia Araujo-Soares; Elaine Margaret Mary McColl. Funding source: My Dietician Online, County Durham Primary Care Trust (PCT).
Lucia Rehackova (Year 3): Evaluation of adherence and aceptability of a very low energy diet aimed at reversing type 2 diabetes: Supervisory team: Falko Frank Sniehotta; Ashley Jayne Adamson; Vera Lucia Araujo-Soares. Funding source: Institute of Health and Society.
Mohammed Khalil Shaker Al-Baghdadi (Year 3): Examining and aiding clinical decision-making in the management of temporomandibular disorders. Supervisory team: Justin Alan Durham ; Vera Lucia Araujo-Soares; James George Steele. Funding source: Higher Committee for Education Development in Iraq (HCED).
Samuel Ginja (Year 2): Aceptability and feasibility of an incentive based intervention to promote active travel modes amongst primary school children. Supervisory team: Vera Lucia Araujo-Soares; Bronia Marie Arnott; Elaine Margaret Mary McColl; Anil Kumar Namdeo. Funding: Sir James Knott Endowment Grant.
Angela Rodrigues - Systematic development of an intervention to promote sun protection behaviours amongst holidaymakers (2014). Funding source: International PhD grant from National Science Foundation Portugal (FCT).
- Sainsbury K, Walburn J, Araujo-Soares V, Weinman J. Challenges and proposed solutions for formative research to inform systematic intervention development in rare and unstudied conditions: The case example of Xeroderma Pigmentosum. British Journal of Health Psychology 2018, (ePub ahead of Print).
- Evans EH, Sainsbury K, Kwasnicka D, Bolster A, Araujo-Soares V, Sniehotta FF. Support needs of patients with obesity in primary care: a practice-list survey. BMC Family Practice 2018, 19, 6.
- Goffe L, Penn L, Adams J, Araujo-Soares V, Summerbell CD, Abraham C, White M, Adamson A, Lake AL. The challenges of interventions to promote healthier food in independent takeaways in England: qualitative study of intervention deliverers’ views. BMC Public Health 2018, 18, 1-11.
- Hillier-Brown FC, Summerbell CD, Moore HJ, Wrieden WL, Adams J, Abraham C, Adamson A, Araujo-Soares V, White M, Lake AA. A description of interventions promoting healthier ready-to-eat meals (to eat in, to take away, or to be delivered) sold by specific food outlets in England: a systematic mapping and evidence synthesis. BMC Public Health 2017, 17, 93.
- McSweeney L, Araujo-Soares V, Rapley T, Adamson A. A feasibility study with process evaluation of a preschool intervention to improve child and family lifestyle behaviours. BMC Public Health 2017, 17, 248.
- Rehackova L, Araújo-Soares V, Adamson AJ, Steven S, Taylor R, Sniehotta FF. Acceptability of a very-low-energy diet in Type 2 diabetes: patient experiences and behaviour regulation. Diabetic Medicine 2017, 34(11), 1554-1567.
- Walburn J, Sarkany R, Norton S, Foster L, Morgan M, Sainsbury K, Araújo-Soares V, Anderson R, Garrood I, Heydenreich J, Sniehotta FF, Vieira R, Wulf HC, Weinman J. An investigation of the predictors of photoprotection and UVR dose to the face in patients with XP: A protocol using observational mixed methods. BMJ Open 2017, 7, e018364.
- Macready AL, Fallaize R, Butler TL, Ellis JA, Kuznesof S, Frewer LJ, Celis-Morales C, Livingstone KM, Araujo-Soares V, Fischer A, Stewart-Knox B, Mathers JM, Lovegrove JA. Application Of Behavior Change Techniques In A Personalized Nutrition eHealth Intervention Study: Protocol For An Online Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols 2017. In Press.
- Rodrigues A, Sniehotta F, Birch-Machin MA, Araujo-Soares V. Aware, motivated and striving for a ‘safe tan’: an exploratory mixed-method study of sun-protection during holidays. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine 2017, 5(1), 276-298.
- Breckons M, Bissett S, Exley C, Araujo-Soares V, Durham J. Care Pathways in Persistent Orofacial Pain: Qualitative Evidence from the DEEP Study. Journal of Dental Research Clinical and Translational Research 2017, 2(1), 48-57.
- Sniehotta FF, Araujo-Soares V, Brown J, Kelly MP, Michie S, West R. Complex systems and individual-level approaches to population health: a false dichotomy?. The Lancet Public Health 2017, 2(9), e396-e397.
- Smith SA, Visram S, O'Malley C, Summerbell C, Araujo-Soares V, Hillier-Brown F, Lake AA. Designing equitable workplace dietary interventions: perceptions of intervention deliverers. BMC Public Health 2017, 17, 808.
- Jones AR, Tovée MJ, Cutler LR, Parkinson KN, Ells LJ, Araujo-Soares V, Pearce MS, Mann KD, Scott D, Harris JM, Adamson AJ. Development of the MapMe intervention body image scales of known weight status for 4-5 and 10-11 year old children. Journal of Public Health 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Vieira R, McDonald S, Araujo-Soares V, Sniehotta FF, Henderson R. Dynamic modelling of n-of-1 data: Powerful and flexible data analytics applied to individualised studies. Health Psychology Review 2017, 11(3), 222-234.
- Bell R, Glinianaia S, van der Waal Z, Close A, Moloney E, Jones S, Araújo-Soares V, Hamilton S, Milne E, Shucksmith J, Vale L, Willmore M, White M, Rushton S. Evaluation of a complex healthcare intervention to increase smoking cessation in pregnant women: interrupted time series analysis with economic evaluation. Tobacco Control 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Ginja S, Arnott B, Araujo-Soares V, Namdeo A, McColl E. Feasibility of an incentive scheme to promote active travel to school: a pilot cluster randomised trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017, 3, 57.
- Al-Jefri K, Newbury-Birch D, Muirhead CR, Gilvarry E, Araujo-Soares V, Reynolds NJ, Kaner E, Hampton PJ. High prevalence of alcohol use disorders in patients with inflammatory skin diseases. British Journal of Dermatology 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Hodson K, Dalla Man C, Smith FE, Barnes A, McParlin C, Cobelli C, Robson SC, Araújo-Soares V, Taylor R. Liver triacylglycerol content and gestational diabetes: effects of moderate energy restriction. Diabetologia 2017, 60(2), 306-313.
- Hankonen N, Heino MTJ, Hynynen S-T, Laine H, Araujo-Soares V, Sniehotta FF, Vasankari T, Sund R, Haukkala A. Randomised controlled feasibility study of a school-based multi-level intervention to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviour among vocational school students. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017, 14, 37.
- Sainsbury K, Cleland CL, Evans EH, Adamson A, Batterham A, Dombrowski SU, Gellert P, Hill M, Kwasnicka D, Scott D, Sniehotta FF, White M, Araújo-Soares V. Supporting the transition from weight loss to maintenance: development and optimisation of a face-to-face behavioural intervention component. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine 2017, 5(1), 66-84.
- Rodrigues R, Sniehotta F, Birch-Machin MA, Araujo-soares V. Systematic and iterative development of a smartphone application to promote sun-protection amongst holidaymaker. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2017, 6(6), e112.
- Hillier-Brown F, Summerbell CD, Moore H, Routen A, Lake AA, Adams J, White M, Araujo-Soares V, Abraham C, Adamson AJ, Brown TJ. The impact of interventions to promote healthier ready-to-eat meals (to eat in, to take away, or to be delivered) sold by specific food outlets open to the general public: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews 2017, 18(2), 227-246.
- Sainsbury K, Vieira R, Sniehotta F, Walburn J, Sarkany R, Weinman J, Araujo-Soares V. Using n-of-1 methods to understand a complex behaviour: photoprotection in patients with xeroderma pigmentosum. In: 31st Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS). 2017, Padua, Italy: The European Health Psychology Society (EHPS).
- Haste A, Adamson AJ, McColl E, Araujo-Soares V, Bell R. Web-Based Weight Loss Intervention for Men With Type 2 Diabetes: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Diabetes 2017, 2(2), e14.
- Hankonen N, Heino MTJ, Kujala E, Hynynen ST, Absetz P, Araujo-Soares V, Borodulin K, Haukkala A. What explains the socioeconomic status gap in activity? Educational differences in determinants of physical activity and screentime. BMC Public Health 2017, 17, 144.
- Sniehotta FF, Presseau J, Allan J, Araújo-Soares V. “You Can't Always Get What You Want”: A Novel Research Paradigm to Explore the Relationship between Multiple Intentions and Behaviours. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being 2016, 8(2), 258-275.
- Hynynen ST, van Stralen MM, Sniehotta FF, Araujo-Soares V, Hardeman W, Chinapaw MJM, Vasankari T, Hankonen N. A systematic review of school-based interventions targeting physical activity and sedentary behaviour among older adolescents. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology 2016, 9(1), 22-44.
- Goffe L, Hillier-Brown F, Doherty A, Wrieden W, Lake AA, Araujo-Soares V, Summerbell C, White M, Adamson AJ, Adams J. Comparison of sodium content of meals served by independent takeaways using standard versus reduced holed salt shakers: Cross-sectional study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2016, 13, 102.
- Ginjal S, Amott B, Araujo-Soares V, Namdeo A, McColl E. Development and feasibility of an intervention to promote active travel to school. In: The International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM). 2016, Melbourne, Australia: Springer.
- Rehackova L, Arnott B, Araujo-Soares V, Adamson AJ, Taylor R, Sniehotta FF. Efficacy and acceptability of very low energy diets in overweight and obese people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review with meta-analyses. Diabetic Medicine 2016, 33(5), 580-591.
- Hampton P, Al-Jefri K, Muirhead C, Newbury-Birch D, Kaner K, Gilvarry E, Araujo-Soares V, Reynolds N. Examining the prevalence of alcohol use disorders in patients with skin disease. In: British Skin Foundation, Skin Deep - 20 Years of Research, 20th Anniversary Conference. 2016, London: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
- Durham J, Shen J, Breckons M, Steele JG, Araujo-Soares V, Exley C, Vale L. Healthcare Cost and Impact of Persistent Orofacial Pain: The DEEP Study Cohort. Journal of Dental Research 2016, 95(10), 1147-1154.
- Hankonen N, Heino MTJ, Araujo-Soares V, Sniehotta FF, Sund R, Vasankari T, Absetz P, Borodulin K, Uutela A, Lintunen T, Haukkala A. 'Let's Move It' - a school-based multilevel intervention to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour among older adolescents in vocational secondary schools: a study protocol for a cluster-randomised trial. BMC Public Health 2016, 16, 451.
- McDonald S, Araujo-Soares V, Sniehotta FF. N-of-1 Randomised Controlled Trials in health psychology and behavioural medicine: A commentary on Nyman et al., 2016. Psychology & Health 2016, 31(3), 331-333.
- Goffe L, Wrieden W, Penn L, Hillier-Brown F, Lake AA, Araujo-Soares V, Summerbell C, White M, Adamson AJ, Adams J. Reducing the salt added to takeaway food: within-subjects comparison of salt delivered by five and 17 holed salt shakers in controlled conditions. PLoS One 2016, 11(9), e0163093.
- Adams J, Hillier-Brown FC, Moore HJ, Lake AA, Araujo-Soares V, White M, Summerbell C. Searching and synthesising ‘grey literature’ and ‘grey information’ in public health: critical reflections on three case studies. Systematic Reviews 2016, 5(164), 1-11.
- Story WP, Durham J, Al-Baghdadi M, Steele J, Araujo-Soares V. Self-management in temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review of behavioural components. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2016, 43(10), 759-770.
- Fernandes-Machado S, Gellert P, Goncalves S, Sniehotta FF, Araujo-Soares V. Social cognitions about food choice in children aged five to eight years: feasibility and predictive validity of an age appropriate measurement. Appetite 2016, Epub ahead of print.
- Sherrington A, Newham JJ, Bell R, Adamson A, McColl E, Araujo-Soares V. Systematic Review and meta-analysis of internet-delivered interventions providing personalised feedback for weight loss in overweight and obese adults. Obesity Reviews 2016, 17(6), 541-551.
- Smith SA, Lake AA, Summerbell C, Araujo-Soares V, Hillier-Brown F. The effectiveness of workplace dietary interventions: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic Reviews 2016, 5(1), 20.
- Sainsbury K, Walburn J, Vieira R, Sniehotta FF, Weinman J, Sarkany R, Araujo-Soares V. Using n-of-1 methodology to inform the development of individualized, evidence-based interventions for patients with xeroderma pigmentosum. In: International Congress of Behavioural Medicine. 2016, Melbourne, Australia: Springer.
- Hodson K, McParlin C, Araujo-Soares V, Robson S, Taylor R. WEight Loss Looking for BAbe and mother's BEtter outcome (WELLBABE) study. In: British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) 18th Annual Conference. 2016, Birmingham: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
- McParlin C, Bell R, Robson SC, Muirhead CR, Araujo-Soares V. What helps or hinders midwives to implement physical activity guidelines for obese pregnant women? A questionnaire survey using the Theoretical Domains Framework. Midwifery 2016, (ePub ahead of Print).
- McParlin C, Araujo-Soares V, Hodson K, Taylor R, Robson S. Women's experience of participating in a reduced calorie diet following diagnosis of gestational diabetes. In: British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) 18th Annual Conference. 2016, Birmingham: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
- Parkinson KN, Jones AR, Tovée MJ, Ells LJ, Pearce MS, Araujo-Soares V, Adamson A. A cluster randomised trial testing an intervention to improve parents' recognition of their child's weight status: study protocol. BMC Public Health 2015, 15, 549.
- Rehackova LR, Araujo-Soares V, Adamson AA, Steven S, Taylor R, Sniehotta FF. A qualitative process evaluation of a diabetes remission programme using very low energy diets. In: "Celebrating the Past, Looking Toward the Future": 50th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society. 2015, Queensland, Australia: Australian Psychological Society Limited.
- Pinto PR, McIntyre T, Araujo-Soares V, Costa P, Almeida A. Differential Predictors of Acute Post-Surgical Pain Intensity After Abdominal Hysterectomy and Major Joint Arthroplasty. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2015, 49(3), 384-397.
- Newham JJ, Presseau J, Araujo-Soares V, Sniehotta FF. Differential responses to interventions targeting physical activity compared to sedentary time: a randomized n-of-1 design. In: European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference. 2015, Cyprus: EHPS.
- Aljefri K, Muirhead C, Newbury-Birch D, Kaner E, Gilvarry E, Araujo-Soares V, Reynolds NJ, Hampton P. Examining the prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) in patients with skin disease, a cross-sectional study. In: 45th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Dermatological Research. 2015, Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.
- Sniehotta FF, Presseau J, Araujo-Soares V. On the development, evaluation and evolution of health behaviour theory. Health Psychology Review 2015, 9(2), 176-189.
- Araujo-Soares V, Sniehotta FF, Laing CM, Gellert P, Jackson D, Speakman JR. Social cognitions measured in 4 to 6 year olds are predictive of objectively measured physical activity. Psychology & Health 2015, 30(10), 1240-1257.
- O'Brien N, McDonald S, Araújo-Soares V, Lara J, Errington L, Godfrey A, Mathers JC, Meyer TD, Rochester L, White M, Sniehotta FF. The features of interventions associated with long-term effectiveness of physical activity interventions in adults aged 55 to 70 years: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review 2015, 9(4), 417-433.
- Evans EH, AraujoSoares V, Adamson AJ, Batterham AM, Brown H, Campbell M, Dombrowski SU, Guest A, Jackson D, Kwasnicka D, Ladha K, McColl E, Olivier P, Rothman AJ, Sainsbury K, Steel AJ, Steen IN, Vale L, White M, Wright P, Sniehotta FF. The NULevel trial of a scalable, technology-assisted weight loss maintenance intervention for obese adults after clinically significant weight loss: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2015, 16, 421.
- Dombrowski SU, White M, Mackintosh JE, Gellert P, Araujo-Soares V, Thomson RG, Rodgers H, Ford GA, Sniehotta FF. The stroke 'Act FAST' campaign: Remembered but not understood?. International Journal of Stroke 2015, 10(3), 324-330.
- Rodrigues AM, Sniehotta FF, Birch-Machin MA, Araujo-Soares VL. Acceptability and feasibility of a mobile-phone intervention to promote sun safe behaviors amongst holidaymakers: findings from the internal pilot of the miskin randomized trial. In: Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2014, Springer.
- Durham J, Breckons M, Araujo-Soares V, Exley C, Steele J, Vale L. Developing Effective and Efficient care pathways in chronic Pain: DEEP study protocol. BMC Oral Health 2014, 14, 6.
- Arnott B, Rehackova L, Errington L, Sniehotta FF, Roberts J, Araujo-Soares V. Efficacy of behavioural interventions for transport behaviour change: systematic review, meta-analysis and intervention coding. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014, 11, 133.
- Dombrowski SU, Knittle K, Avenell A, Araujo-Soares V, Sniehotta FF. Long term maintenance of weight loss with non-surgical interventions in obese adults: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials. British Medical Journal 2014, 348, g2646.
- Manfredini D, Al-Baghdadi M, Durham J, Araujo-Soares V, Robalino S, Errington L, Steele J. No significant differences between conservative interventions and surgical interventions for TMJ disc displacement without reduction. Evidence-Based Dentistry 2014, 153(3), 90-91.
- Hillier-Brown FC, Moore HJ, Lake AL, Adamson AJ, White M, Adams J, Araujo-Soares V, Abraham C, Summerbell CD. The effectiveness of interventions targeting specific out-of-home food outlets: protocol for a systematic review. Systematic Reviews 2014, 3(17).
- Pinto P, McIntyre T, Araujo-Soares V, Ferrero R, Almeida A. The Role of Pain Catastrophizing in the Provision of Rescue Analgesia by Health Care Providers Following Major Joint Arthroplasty. Pain Physician 2014, 17(6), 515-524.
- Sniehotta FF, Presseau J, Araujo-Soares V. Time to retire the theory of planned behaviour. Health Psychology Review 2014, 8(1), 1-7.
- Al-Bagdadi MKS, Durham J, Araujo-Soares V, Robalino S, Errington L, Steele J. TMJ disc displacement without reduction management: a systematic review. Journal of Dental Research 2014, 93(7), 37S-51S.
- Araujo-Soares V, Rodrigues A, Presseau J, Sniehotta FF. Adolescent sunscreen use in springtime: A prospective predictive study informed by a belief elicitation investigation. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2013, 36(2), 109-123.
- Rodrigues A, Sniehotta FF, Araujo-Soares V. Are Interventions to Promote Sun-Protective Behaviors in Recreational and Tourist Settings Effective? A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis and Moderator Analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2013, 45(2), 224-238.
- Rodrigues A, Sniehotta FF, Araujo-Soares V. Are Interventions to Promote Sun-Protective Behaviors in Recreational and Tourist Settings Effective? A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis and Moderator Analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2013, 45(2), 224-238.
- Pinto PR, McIntyre T, Fonseca C, Almeida A, Araújo-Soares V. Pre- and post-surgical factors that predict the provision of rescue analgesia following hysterectomy. European Journal of Pain 2013, 17(3), 423-433.
- Pinto PR, McIntyre T, Ferrero R, Almeida A, Araujo-Soares V. Predictors of Acute Postsurgical Pain and Anxiety Following Primary Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Pain 2013, 14(5), 502-515.
- Pinto PR, McIntyre T, Ferrero R, Almeida A, Araujo-Soares V. Risk Factors for Moderate and Severe Persistent Pain in Patients Undergoing Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Predictive Study. PLoS ONE 2013, 8(9), e73917.
- Dombrowski SU, Mackintosh JE, Sniehotta FF, Araujo-Soares V, Rodgers H, Thomson RG, Murtagh MJ, Ford GA, Eccles MP, White M. The impact of the UK 'Act FAST' stroke awareness campaign: content analysis of patients, witness and primary care clinicians' perceptions. BMC Public Health 2013, 13, 915.
- Dombrowski SU, Sniehotta FF, Avenell A, Johnston M, MacLennan G, Araujo-Soares V. Identifying active ingredients in complex behavioural interventions for obese adults with obesity-related co-morbidities or additional risk factors for co-morbidities: a systematic review. Health Psychology Review 2012, 6(1), 7-32.
- Dombrowski SU, Sniehotta FF, Johnston M, Broom I, Kulkarni U, Brown J, Murray L, Araujo-Soares V. Optimizing acceptability and feasibility of an evidence-based behavioral intervention for obese adults with obesity-related co-morbidities or additional risk factors for co-morbidities: An open-pilot intervention study in secondary care. Patient Education and Counseling 2012, 87(1), 108-119.
- Pinto PR, McIntyre T, Nogueira-Silva C, Almeida A, Araújo-Soares V. Risk factors for persistent postsurgical pain in women undergoing hysterectomy due to benign causes: a prospective predictive study. Journal of Pain 2012, 13(11), 1045-1057.
- Sniehotta FF, Presseau J, Hobbs N, Araújo-Soares V. Testing self-regulation interventions to increase walking using factorial randomized N-of-1 trials. Health Psychology 2012, 31(6), 733-737.
- Pinto P, McIntyre T, Almeida A, Araujo-Soares V. The mediating role of pain catastrophizing in the relationship between presurgical anxiety and acute postsurgical pain after hysterectomy. Pain 2012, 153(1), 218-226.
- Hodgson S, Namdeo A, Araujo-Soares V, Pless-Mulloli T. Towards an interdisciplinary science of transport and health: a case study on school travel. Journal of Transport Geography 2012, 21, 70-79.
- Pinto PR, McIntyre T, Almeida A, Araujo-Soares V. Understanding pre-surgical predictors of acute pain experience following hysterectomy for benign causes: Conceptual and methodological issues. PAIN 2012, 153(9), 1974-1976.
- Beenstock J, Sniehotta FF, White M, Bell R, Milne E, Araujo-Soares V. What helps and hinders midwives in engaging with pregnant women about stopping smoking? A cross-sectional survey of perceived implementation difficulties among midwives in the North East of England. Implementation Science 2012, 7(1), 36.
- Dombrowski SU, Sniehotta F, Mackintosh J, White M, Rodgers H, Thomson R, Murtagh M, Ford G, Eccles MW, Araujo-Soares V. Witness response at onset of acute stroke: a qualitative theory-guided study. PLoS One 2012, 7(7), e39852.
- Skår S, Sniehotta FF, Molloy GJ, Prestwich A, Araújo-Soares V. Do brief online planning interventions increase physical activity amongst university students? A randomised controlled trial. Psychology & Health 2011, 26(4), 399-417.
- Sniehotta FF, Dombrowski SU, Avenell A, Johnston M, McDonald S, Murchie P, Ramsay CR, Robertson K, Araujo-Soares V. Randomised Controlled Feasibility Trial of an Evidence-Informed Behavioural Intervention for Obese Adults with Additional Risk Factors. PLoS One 2011, 6(8), e23040.
- Sniehotta FF, Gorski C, Araujo-Soares V. Adoption of community-based cardiac rehabilitation programs and physical activity following phase III cardiac rehabilitation in Scotland: A prospective and predictive study. Psychology & Health 2010, 25(7), 839-854.
- Araujo-Soares V, McIntyre T, MacLennan G, Sniehotta FF. Development and exploratory cluster-randomised opportunistic trial of a theory-based intervention to enhance physical activity among adolescents. Psychology & Health 2009, 24(7), 805-822.
- Araujo-Soares V, McIntyre T, Sniehotta FF. Predicting changes in physical activity among adolescents: the role of self-efficacy, intention, action planning and coping planning. Health Education Research 2009, 24(1), 128-139.
- Dombrowski SU, Sniehotta FF, Avenell A, Araujo-Soares V, MacLennan G, Comerford C, Buchanan N, Penny I. [Meeting Abstract] Systematic development, application and refinement of an evidence- and theory-based behaviour change intervention tool. Psychology & Health 2008, 23(s1), 108.
- Skar S, Sniehotta FF, Araujo-Soares V, Molloy GJ. Prediction of behaviour vs. prediction of behaviour change: The role of motivational moderators in the theory of planned behaviour. Applied Psychology 2008, 57(4), 609-627.
- Sniehotta FF, Soares VA, Dombrowski SU. Randomized controlled trial of a one-minute intervention changing oral self-care behavior. Journal of Dental Research 2007, 86(7), 641-645.