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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I have been a principal investigator in studies evaluating how exercise/physical activity impact cardiovascular function in patients with chronic disease (especially in peripheral artery disease patients). I have also experience leading and conducting multidisciplinary lifestyle intervention, clinical trials and epidemiological trials. Additional areas of interest include psychological outcomes (perceived exertion of exercise), metabolic syndrome, cancer, physical fitness, cerebral function and preoperative exercise therapy. 

Key Publications

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  • Prospective associations between multiple lifestyle behaviors and depressive symptoms, Werneck, A., Vancampfort, D., Stubbs, B., Silva, D., Cucato, G., Christofaro, D., Santos, R., Ritti-Dias, R., Bittencourt, M. 2 Jan 2022, In: Journal of Affective Disorders
  • Acute Cardiovascular Responses to Self-selected Intensity Exercise in Parkinson's Disease, Kanegusuku, H., Cucato, G., Longano, P., Okamoto, E., Piemonte, M., Correia, M., Ritti-Dias, R. 11 Aug 2021, In: International Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Are Vascular Parameters Associated with Walking Impairment in Patients with Claudication?: Vascular Parameters and Walking Impairment in PAD, da Silva, G., Correia, M., de Oliveira, P., Farah, B., Vianna, L., Puech-Leão, P., Wolosker, N., Cucato, G., Ritti-Dias, R. 26 Aug 2021, In: Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • Barriers to physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic in adults: a cross-sectional study, Farah, B., do Prado, W., Malik, N., Lofrano-Prado, M., de Melo, P., Botero, J., Cucato, G., de Almeida Correia, M., Ritti-Dias, R. 27 Mar 2021, In: Sport Sciences for Health
  • Cardiovascular, perceived exertion and affective responses during aerobic exercise performed with imposed and a self-selected intensity in patients with Parkinson’s disease, Kanegusuku, H., de Almeida Correia, M., Longano, P., Okamoto, E., Piemonte, M., Cucato, G., Ritti-Dias, R. 2021, In: NeuroRehabilitation
  • Depressive Symptoms Associated With Musculoskeletal Pain in Inactive Adults During COVID-19 Quarantine, Christofaro, D., Tebar, W., da Silva, G., de Oliveira, M., Cucato, G., Botero, J., Correia, M., Ritti-Dias, R., Lofrano-Prado, M., Prado, W. 9 Aug 2021, In: Pain Management Nursing
  • Effect of Creatine Supplementation on Functional Capacity and Muscle Oxygen Saturation in Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Pilot Study of a Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial, Domingues, W., Ritti-Dias, R., Cucato, G., Wolosker, N., Zerati, A., Puech-Leão, P., Coelho, D., Nunhes, P., Moliterno, A., Avelar, A. 5 Jan 2021, In: Nutrients
  • Effect of frailty on physical activity levels and walking capacity in patients with peripheral artery disease: A cross-sectional study, Farah, B., Santos, M., Cucato, G., Kanegusuku, H., Sampaio, L., Monteiro, F., Wolosker, N., Puech-Leão, P., Correia, M., Ritti-Dias, R. 1 Sep 2021, In: Journal of Vascular Nursing
  • Effect of Low-Intensity vs High-Intensity Walking Exercise on Walk Distance in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease, Costa, E., Cucato, G., Ritti-Dias, R. 24 Aug 2021, In: JAMA
  • Effect of Sex on Vascular Adaptations to Isometric Handgrip Training in Elderly Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Oliveira, P., Correia, M., Wolosker, N., Vianna, L., Ritti-Dias, R., Cucato, G. 29 Jun 2021, In: Journal of Vascular Research


Science PhD September 01 2013

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