EXERCISE, SMOKING, & ALCOHOL: INVESTIGATION OF MECHANISMS, & INTERVENTIONS FOR PREVENTION, CESSATION & AWARENESS

Abstract: 

Background: Although there is adequate evidence for the positive effects of exercise in health the aetiology and interpretation of the psychological and physiological mechanisms that contribute to this positive effect is not clear. 

The present proposal focuses on the effect of the exercise and psychological support in order to prevent, reduce or quitting smoking and alcohol consumption. The project approaches the problem of the habits of smoking and alcoholism interdisciplinary, through promising scientific areas, among which there was no coordination previously. These scientific areas are exercise physiology, biochemistry, psychology and counselling.

Aim:

  • To develop a theoretical and applied framework of support and self-regulation of smokers and alcoholics,
  • to investigate the effects of different intensity of exercise (low, medium and high) on the psychological, physiological and biochemical factors for smokers and alcoholics, and
  • to design effective programs of prevention and cessation for smoking and alcohol consumption, both for adolescents and adults.

Work packages: The project is consisted of 9 work packages that are organized in three sequential phases.

  1. The 1st phase includes the investigation of the psychological, physiological and biochemical factors that are related to exercise for smokers and alcoholics.
  2. Based on the 1st phase, the 2nd phase will translate the previous results of the determinants of the targeted behaviours into the development of preventive interventions ready for real-life application, combined with counselling, for smoking and alcohol cessation.
  3. The 3rd phase includes the population-level interventions for the prevention and cessation for smoking and alcohol consumption both for adolescents and adults, the dissemination of results and the evaluation of the project.

Expected results:

  • Effective cessation,
  • prevention and awareness programs, based on exercise promotion concerning the habits of smoking and
  • alcohol consumption.

Project info

Acronym:
ESCAPEE
Coordinating Institution:
University of Thessaly
Scientific Coordinator:
Theodorakis Yiannis
Research Team 2 Leader:
Goudas Marios
Research Team 3 Leader:
Mastorakos Georgios
Research Team 4 Leader:
Koutedakis Yiannis

Stats

I.D.:
730
Mis:
375607
Duration (months):
48
Budget:
600 000.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4ΛΔ9-ΓΦ8

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