Filipa Pimenta

Filipa Pimenta
Integrated Member
Health Team

Filipa Pimenta has three main research interests and their interdependence: 1) menopause; 2) obesity/eating behavior; and 3) internet addiction. She uses both quantitative and qualitative methods in her research. Regarding menopause, several aspects are the object of her research, namely, menopausal representations, menopausal symptoms assessment, psychological interventions for vasomotor symptoms and health promotion during menopausal transition, namely weight loss interventions tailored for the menopausal transition. Furthermore, her obesity-related research is also focused on finding excessive weight’s maintenance factors and mechanisms of action; on the other hand, successful weight loss studies are exploring the strategies and mechanisms of action associated with the success (initial weight loss and its maintenance). Trans-national studies in this field are also of interest to her. Filipa is also exploring food literacy (concept development, assessment and its promotion). Moreover, she is investigating food addiction and internet/smartphone addiction in adolescents and she is developing research on adult’s supervision of internet use by children. Finally, psychometric validation of instruments and trans-cultural adaptation are also being undertaken by her.

Main 5 publications

Pimenta, F., Albergaria, R., Maroco, J., Leal, I., Chedraui, P., & Pérez-López, F.R. (2019). Validation of the 10-item Cervantes Scale in mid-aged Portuguese women: Paper-and-pencil and online format assessment of menopause-related symptoms. Menopause,26(2), 203-210. doi:10.1097/GME.0000000000001180
– Dotlic, J., Pimenta, F., Kovacevic, N., Leal, I., Marôco, J., Utian, W., & Gazibara, T. (2017). Menopausal transition in Southern Europe: comparative study of women in Serbia and Portugal. Menopause, 24(11), 1236-1245. doi:10.1097/GME.0000000000000927
Pimenta, F., Maroco, J., Ramos, C., & Leal, I., (2014). Predictors of weight variation and weight gain in peri- and post-menopausal women. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(8), 993-1002. doi:10.1177/1359105313483153
Pimenta, F., Leal, I., Maroco, J., & Ramos, C. (2012). Menopause Symptoms’ Severity Inventory (MSSI-38): assessing the frequency and intensity of symptoms. Climacteric, 15(2), 143 – 152. doi:10.3109/13697137.2011.590617