Laboratoire d’Investigations sur les Mécanismes et Prédicteurs de liens entre Activités physiques, autres Comportements et Trajectoires de Santé

Current Research

MATCH Study – Monitoring Activities of Teenagers to Comprehend their Habits

The study aims to better understand how sport and physical activity participation evolve during childhood and adolescence. MATCH is unique given it collects more detailed information on sport and physical activity than other studies and does so on a greater frequency on a long period of time. Key findings to date have identified predictors of participation in different types of sports at the level of the individual, the social environment and the physical environment. MATCH data also indicate that participation in different types of sports is differentially associated with different outcomes, including quality of life, psychological wellbeing, and future participation in sports. Click here for more information on this study.

Bringing an Evidence-Based Community Physical Activity Program to Francophone Minorities in New Brunswick: Can We Fit the Brain with Physical Activity

In New Brunswick, access to community-based physical activity programs is of particular concern for francophone seniors, as they are more likely to live in rural areas and to accumulate several chronic diseases. This research project aims to facilitate the adoption of physical activity among francophone seniors living in rural New Brunswick, and to better understand the role of a community-based physical activity program on the physical and cognitive well-being of francophones. Click here for more information on this study.

Linking the Heart with the Brain Through Physical Activity

This study aims to better understand the mechanisms by which cardiac rehabilitation (CR) may influence cognitive function. A more holistic comprehension of the neurophysiological mechanisms underpinning these relationships would allow for an insight into the different relative contributions of each cerebrovascular process underlying CVD-related brain changes associated with physical activity. Studying these mechanisms will help healthcare professionals optimize physical activity interventions in a CR setting in the hope of attenuating the decrease of physical and cognitive function associated with CVD. Click here for more information on this study.

Étude APRÈS – Essai pragmatique contrôlé randomisé de promotion de l’Activité physique Post Réadaptation cardiaque en s’Exerçant chez Soi

Cardiovascular diseases are among the most costly health problems, and represent one of the main reasons for hospitalization and death in Canada. These diseases affect relatively more Francophones living in minority language situations than Anglophones in Canada. this project will evaluate the effectiveness of a new “hybrid” cardiac rehabilitation model in French-speaking minority communities. Specifically, we will evaluate whether a new hybrid mode of cardiac rehabilitation involving sessions in a cardiac rehabilitation center as well as at home results in better maintenance of physical activity levels six months after intervention. Click here for more information on this study.

Physical Activity in Medicine

Although most doctors recognize that physical activity is associated with numerous therapeutic benefits, only a relatively small number prescribe it. Studies that fall under this research problem aim to identify ways in which to include physical activity prescription into the regular practice of family physicians, and evaluate the intervention effects of promoting and prescribing physical activity in clinical care units. Click here for more information on this study.


Previous Research

Diabetes Action Canada

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Health Start Study

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Data Analysis Platforms

Access to MATCH Study Data

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Secondary Data Analysis

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Actical Data Management – Code SAS

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