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Sara Pimenta is a master's research fellow at the Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology (ciTechCare), an R&D Unit from Polytechnic of Leiria (FCT/UI/05704/2020). She is currently enrolled in the Physiotherapy Master's degree (Exercise Prescription) of the School of Health Science, Polytechnic of Leiria (ESSLei). Her research areas and interests are mainly focused on chronic respiratory disease, pulmonary rehabilitation, physical activity, and self-management and person-centred interventions. Since 2021, Sara has been collaborating on 3 funded research projects. She was a research fellow on the ForPharmacy project (Future pharmacy as a plug-and-play ecosystem) where she was collaborating in the identification of functional and operational requirements for the subsequent creation of a self-management module for COPD and other respiratory diseases. Within this work, she was attending the Advanced Course in Research in Health Sciences (ESSLei). In this course, she acquired skills and knowledge about research and systematic review methodology. Further, during the work on the ForPharmacy project, she was granted a RUN-EU International RDI Mobility Research Grant in the field of physical activity and health science, at the Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest - Athlone Campus, Ireland. Sara is also working on the OncoEnergy project (FCT REF UIDB/05704/2020) in the field of prehabilitation for lung cancer surgery, where she is collaborating in data collection in clinical settings and co-production of scientific papers. Since her last internship of the Physiotherapy degree in 2020, she is collaborating on the OnTRACK: On Time to Rethink ACtivity Knowledge: a personalized mHealth coaching platform to tackle physical inactivity in COPD (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007628), where she actively participated in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis and in the design of the experimental methodology and recruitment. During her research career, Sara has published 4 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 2 as first-author; and first-authored 2 abstracts for (inter)national congresses, and co-authored 5 abstracts, 3 of them published in conference proceedings. Sara was also part of the team honoured in 2022 at the 1st Portuguese Congress of Lifestyle Medicine. She also co-authored the work awarded with the best oral communication, in 2 national congresses in the field of oncology. In 2022, Sara was invited to participate in an oral presentation at a ciTechCare event - ScienceSwing, in the field of health promotion in Chronic Respiratory Disease. Sara also has working experience in the area of geriatric rehabilitation, having already worked as a physiotherapist integrated into a multidisciplinary team in an elderly home care.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Sara Pedrosa Pimenta

Citation names

  • Pimenta, Sara
  • Pimenta, S

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
1D15-572F-4302
ORCID iD
0000-0003-0036-4106

Email addresses

  • pimenta.psara@gmail.com (Professional)

Addresses

  • Rua de Santo André n. 66-68, Campus 5, Politécnico de Leiria, 2410-541, Leiria , Leiria , Portugal (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Medical and Health Sciences - Other Medical Sciences - Other Medical Sciences

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2) Upper intermediate (B2)
Education
Degree Classification
2022/10/28 - 2024
Ongoing
Physiotherapy (Mestrado integrado)
School of Health Sciences of the Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
2023/12/04 - 2023/12/08
Concluded
Youth Exchange School programme (YES): Solving Wicked Problems Through Design Based Education (Outros)
NHL Stenden Hogeschool, Netherlands
2023/04/24 - 2023/04/28
Concluded
Short Advance Program: Delivering on the Socio-Economic Transition within the EU – Research Challenge (Outros)
University of Gyor – Széchenyi Istvan University , Hungary
2023/03/10 - 2023/03/11
Attended
Exercise Physiology in patients with cardiorespiratory conditions (Outros)
Associação Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas, Portugal
2021/12 - 2022/12
Concluded
Advanced Course in Research in Health Sciences (Outros)
School of Health Sciences of the Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
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2021/03/26 - 2021/03/27
Attended
Clinical reasoning in patients with COPD: A physiotherapist's perspective (Outros)
Major in Therapy and Rehabilitation
Associação Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas, Portugal
2016/09 - 2020/07
Concluded
Physiotherapy (Licenciatura)
School of Health Sciences of the Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
"Intervenções de Promoção de Atividade Física em Pessoas com DPOC - Revisão Sistemática das Metodologias e do seu Impacto nos Resultados " (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
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Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2023/02/01 - Current Researcher (Research) Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology, Portugal
2021/12/13 - 2022/12/13 Researcher (Research) Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2021/06/07 - 2021/10/31 Physiotherapist Centro Social Júlio Antunes , Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2023/02/01 - Current Master Fellowship
UIDB/05704/2020
Master Student Fellow
Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
2021/12/13 - 2022/12/13 ForPharmacy - Future pharmacy as a plug-and-play ecosystem
POCI-01-0247-FEDER-070053
LISBOA-01-0247-FEDER-070053
POCI_POR Lisboa_Projeto_70053
Research Fellow
Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology, Portugal
Agência Nacional de Inovação SA
Ongoing
2022/09/26 - 2022/10/21 RUN-EU International RDI Mobility Programme. Research mobility in physical activity and health science in the Departement of Sport and Health Sciences, TUS Athlone Campus.
101004068 — RUN-EU
Research Fellow
Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest - Athlone Campus, Ireland
Concluded

Other

Designation Funders
2021/12 - Current OnTRACK - On Time to Rethink ACtivity Knowledge: a personalized mHealth coaching platform to tackle physical inactivity in COPD
Other
Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT
Ongoing
2021/12 - Current OncoEnergy
Other
Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT
Outputs

Publications

Conference abstract
  1. Pimenta, Sara; Lages, M.; Guarino, MP; Cruz, Joana. "COPD Support Services at Community Pharmacies: Current Perspectives". Paper presented in 54th Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Pharmacology, 42nd Meeting of Clinical Pharmacology and 23rd Meeting of Toxicology, Lisboa, 2024.
  2. Machado, Pedro; Pimenta, Sara; Garcia, Ana Luís; Nogueira, Tiago; Silva, Sónia; dos Santos, Claúdia Lares; Martins, Maria Vitória; et al. "Effect of preoperative home-based exercise training on quality of life after lung cancer surgery: a randomized controlled trial". Paper presented in 39º Congresso de Pneumologia 2023, Albufeira, 2023.
    Published
  3. Hipólito, Nádia; Flora, Sofia; Gordo, Jessica; Pinto, Diogo; Caceiro, Rúben; Pimenta, Sara; Silva, Fernando; et al. Corresponding author: Cruz, Joana. "Usability of the OnTRACK platform to promote physical activity in COPD". 2023.
    10.1183/13993003.congress-2023.pa1035
  4. Pimenta, Sara; Flora, Sofia; Alves, Ana; Hipólito, Nádia; Oliveira, Ana; Morais, Nuno; G. Silva, Cândida; et al. "Are physical activity levels different between non-frail and pre-frail patients with COPD?". 2023.
    10.1183/13993003.congress-2023.pa1031
  5. Machado, Pedro; Pimenta, Sara; Garcia, Ana; Nogueira, Tiago ; Silva, Sónia; Oliveiros, Bárbara; Martins, Raul ; Cruz, Joana. "Home-based preoperative exercise training for lung cancer patients undergoing surgery: A feasibility trial". Paper presented in Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardíaca, Torácica e Vascular, Albufeira, 2023.
    Published
  6. Hipólito, Nádia; Flora, Sofia; Gordo, Jessica; Pinto, Diogo; Caceiro, Rúben; Pimenta, Sara; Silva, Fernando; et al. "Usability of the OnTRACK platform to promote physical activity in COPD". Paper presented in European Respiratory Journal, 2023.
    Published • 10.1183/13993003.congress-2023.pa1035
  7. Hipólito N; Flora S; Gordo J; Pimenta, Sara; Morais N; Silva CG; Ribeiro J; et al. "Are indoor and outdoor opportunities for physical activity related to active behaviours in patients with COPD?". Paper presented in 38º Congresso de Pneumonologia, Algarve, 2022.
    Published
  8. Pimenta, Sara; Flora, Sofia; Silva, Cândida G.; Oliveira, Ana; Morais, Nuno; Ribeiro, José; Silva, Fernando; et al. "Motivation and physical activity in COPD: an exploratory study". Paper presented in ERS International Congress, 2021.
    10.1183/13993003.congress-2021.pa1816
Conference poster
  1. P. Machado, S.Pimenta, B.Oliveiros et al.. "Efeito do exercício físico perioperatório na qualidade de vida e na fadiga após o tratamento cirúrgico de cancro do pulmão e cancro colorretal: Revisão sistemática e meta-análise". Paper presented in OncoFit - From sports lab to cancer clinic, 2022.
  2. Machado, Pedro; Pimenta, Sara; Oliveiros, Bárbara; Ferreira, José; Martins, Raul ; Cruz, Joana. "Efeito do exercício físico na qualidade de vida após a cirurgia em pacientes com cancro colorectal ou do pulmão: Revisão Sistemática". Paper presented in XI Congresso Nacional de Fisioterapeutas, 2021.
  3. Sara Pimenta, João Raposo, José Alves-Guerreiro, Sofia Flora, Rúben Caceiro, Nuno Morais, Ana Oliveira, Cândida G. Silva. "Motivos para a Prática de Atividade Física e Atividade Física Atual em pessoas com DPOC". Paper presented in National Congress of Physical Therapist 2021, 2021.
  4. RAPOSO, JOAO; Sara Pimenta; José Alves-Guerreiro; Flora, Sofia; Rúben Caceiro; Morais, Nuno; Ana Oliveira; et al. "Characterisation of Physical Activity profile in Portuguese patients with COPD: A cross-sectional study". Paper presented in National Congress of Physical Therapist 2021, 2021.
Journal article
  1. Machado, Pedro; Pimenta, Sara; Garcia, Ana Luís; Nogueira, Tiago; Silva, Sónia; dos Santos, Claúdia Lares; Martins, Maria Vitória; et al. Corresponding author: Machado, Pedro. "Effect of Preoperative Home-Based Exercise Training on Quality of Life After Lung Cancer Surgery: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial". Annals of Surgical Oncology 31 2 (2023): 847-859. http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-023-14503-2.
    10.1245/s10434-023-14503-2
  2. Machado, Pedro; Pimenta, Sara; Garcia, Ana; Nogueira, Tiago ; Silva, Sónia; Olveiros, Bárbara ; Martins, Raul ; Cruz, Joana. Corresponding author: Machado, Pedro. "Home-Based Preoperative Exercise Training for Lung Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgery: A Feasibility Trial". Journal of Clinical Medicine (2023): https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/12/8/2971.
    Published
  3. Pimenta, Sara; Hansen, Henrik; Demeyer, Heleen; Slevin, Patrick; Cruz, Joana. Corresponding author: Cruz, Joana. "Role of digital health in pulmonary rehabilitation and beyond: shaping the future". ERJ Open Research 9 2 (2022): 00212-2022. http://dx.doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00212-2022.
    Published • 10.1183/23120541.00212-2022
  4. Pimenta, Sara; Silva, Cândida G.; Flora, Sofia; Hipólito, Nádia; Burtin, Chris; Oliveira, Ana; Morais, Nuno; et al. "What Motivates Patients with COPD to Be Physically Active? A Cross-Sectional Study". Journal of Clinical Medicine 10 23 (2021): 5631. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm10235631.
    10.3390/jcm10235631
  5. Flora, Sofia; Hipólito, Nádia; Brooks, Dina; Marques, Alda; Morais, Nuno; Silva, Cândida G.; Silva, Fernando; et al. Corresponding author: Cruz, Joana. "Phenotyping Adopters of Mobile Applications Among Patients With COPD: A Cross-Sectional Study". Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences 2 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fresc.2021.729237.
    10.3389/fresc.2021.729237
  6. "Effect of Exercise Training on Quality of Life after Colorectal and Lung Cancer Surgery: A Meta-Analysis". Cancers 13 19 (2021): 4975-4975. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers13194975.
    10.3390/cancers13194975

Other

Other output
  1. Acceptability and feasibility of the ONTRACK intervention for the promotion of physical activity in people with COPD: study protocol (oral presentation). 1st Portuguese Congress of Lifestyle Medicine 2022 , 7-9 november, Lisbon (Portugal), 2022. 2022. Morais, Nuno; Hipólito, Nádia; Flora, Sofia; Ana Luísa de Oliveira Pereira; Pimenta, Sara; Gordo, Jessica Jorge; Pinto, Diogo; et al.
  2. Acceptability and feasibility of the ONTRACK intervention for the promotion of physical activity in people with COPD: study protocol (oral presentation). 1st Portuguese Congress of Lifestyle Medicine 2022, 7-9 november, Lisbon (Portugal).. 2022. Morais, Nuno; Hipólito, Nádia; Flora, Sofia; Ana Luísa de Oliveira Pereira; Pimenta, Sara; Gordo, Jessica Jorge; Pinto, Diogo; et al.
  3. Gender bias in health research - a complex equation to solve? (Website post). 2022. Santos, Sónia; Pimenta, Sara; Marlene, Lages. https://sheresearch.ie/gender-bias-in-health/.
  4. Exercício físico pré-operatório domiciliário em doentes com cancro do pulmão: Um estudo de viabilidade (comunicação oral). 1º Congresso Português do Cancro do Pulmão I 10º Congresso do GECP, Centro de Congressos de Troia, 20-22 de outubro. 2022. Machado, Pedro; Pimenta, Sara; Garcia, Ana; Nogueira, Tiago ; Silva, Sónia; Oliveiros, Bárbara; Martins, Raul ; Cruz, Joana.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2024/02/08 COPD Support Services at Community Pharmacies: Current Perspectives 54th Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Pharmacology, 42nd Meeting of Clinical Pharmacology and 23rd Meeting of Toxicology
Sociedade Portuguesa de Farmacologia
2023/11/09 Effect of Preoperative Home-Based Exercise Training On Quality Of Life After Lung Cancer Surgery: A Randomised Controlled Trial 39º Congresso de Pneumologia 2023
Portuguese Society of Pulmonology (Lisboa , Portugal)
2023/07/04 Life after pulmonary rehabilitation: efficacy of maintenance programs Journal Club ciTechCare
ciTechCare
2022/11/30 Health Promotion in Chronic Respiratory Disease Science Swing
ciTechCare (Leiria , Portugal)
2021/03/04 Intervenções de Promoção de Atividade Física em Pessoas com DPOC - Revisão Sistemátiva das Metodologias e do seu Impacto nos Resultados Unidade Curricular de Monografia, 4º ano da Licenciatura em Fisioterapia
Escola Superior de Saúde de Leiria, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (Leiria , Portugal)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2022/09/19 - 2022/09/19 OnTRACK Closing Event (2022/09/19 - 2022/09/19)
Other (Member of the Organising Committee)
Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2023/09/09 - 2023/09/13 ERS International Congress 2023
Congress
ERS International Congress 2023
European Respiratory Society, Switzerland
2023/03/27 - 2023/03/27 Designing the Future in Healthcare
Workshop
Designing the Future in Healthcare
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal
2022/10/06 - 2022/10/06 I-PARC Symposium - "Children and Adolescents in Physical Activity and Sport"
Symposium
"Children and Adolescents in Physical Activity and Sport"
Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration (I-PARC), Ireland
2022/09/04 - 2022/09/06 ERS International Congress 2022
Congress
ERS INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS 2022
European Respiratory Society, Switzerland
2022/06/02 - 2022/06/02 RUN-EU Plus FAIR Data Workshop
Workshop
RUN-EU PLUS Researcher Career Development Training Programme 2022
2021/05/21 - 2021/05/21 Webinar - Physical activity as an outcome measure or as a way to provide feedback to patients. How should it be assessed, analysed and interpreted?
Conference
European Respiratory Society, Switzerland
2021/03/20 - 2021/03/20 Webinar "Minimizar o comportamento sedentário e promover a atividade física" XI CNFT
Seminar
XI Congresso Nacional de Fisioterapeutas
Associação Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas, Portugal
2019/11/04 - 2019/11/04 Open Lecture - Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with COPD: the state of the art, with Professor Chris Burtin Open Lecture - Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with COP: the state of the art, with Professor Chris Burtin
School of Health Sciences of the Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal, Portugal

Evaluation committee

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization Funding entity
2022/04/11 - 2022/04/11 Reunião de Estudantes Graduados com a Comissão de Avaliação Externa (CAE), que decorreu no dia 11 de abril de 2022, no âmbito da Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior (A3ES) dos cursos de licenciatura em Fisioterapia, Terapia da Fala e Terapia Ocupacional, da Escola Superior de Saúde do Politécnico de Leiria.
Other
School of Health Sciences of the Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal, Portugal

Scientific expedition

Activity description Institution / Organization
2022/09/26 - 2022/10/21 RUN-EU International RDI Mobility Programme. Research mobility in physical activity and health science in the Departement of Sport and Health Sciences, TUS Athlone Campus. Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest Faculty of Science and Health, Ireland
Distinctions

Award

2022 Prémio de Melhor comunicação oral "Home-based preoperative exercise training for lung cancer patients undergoing surgery: A feasibility trial". Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardíaca, Torácica e Vascular
Sociedade Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardíaca, Torácica e Vascular, Portugal
2022 Prémio de Melhor comunicação oral "Exercício físico pré-operatório domiciliário em doentes com cancro do pulmão: Um estudo de viabilidade" no 1º Congresso Português do Cancro do Pulmão I 10º Congresso do GECP
Grupo de Estudos do Cancro do Pulmão , Portugal

Other distinction

2022 Menção Honrosa do trabalho "Aceitabilidade e viabilidade da intervenção OnTRACK para promoção da atividade física em pessoas com DPOC: protocolo de estudo
Sociedade Portuguesa de Medicina do Estilo de Vida , Portugal