The research topic of the Department of Preventive Medicine is health risk factors, their management, lifestyle and health promotion in different groups of Lithuanian population.
The aim is to assess health risk factors, their management, lifestyle and health promotion in different population groups in Lithuania.
- Assessment of the health, lifestyle factors and their associations in different population groups in Lithuania.
- Assessment of the management of lifestyle risk factors in different population groups in Lithuania.
- Conduct research on health promotion, education and literacy.
COSI obesity surveillance initiative renamed the European Childhood Growth Surveillance Initiative since 2016 (European Childhood Growth Surveillance Initiative). In spring 2016, the fourth nationally representative anthropometric and questionnaire survey of first grade children in Lithuania was conducted. The project was funded by the LSMU Research Fund and WHO. Project implementers: Prof. A. Petrauskienė, coordinator and principal investigator; V. Žaltauskė, J. Vaitkevičiūtė, researchers). The project is also supported by the graduate and undergraduate students of the Faculty of Public Health and municipal public health offices.
HBSC. The international study (Health Behaviour in School-aged Children) (HBSC) is one of the oldest WHO studies carried out by the Department since 1994. Questionnaire surveys of schoolchildren are carried out every 4 years. More than 40 countries in Europe and elsewhere participate in the international survey. The aim of this study is to gain a better understanding of young people’s lifestyle, behaviour and health. The target group of study survey is students aged 11, 13 and 15. The study is coordinated by the LSMU Health Research Institute in close cooperation with the Department of Preventive Medicine.
Projects of the Department
|European Childhood Growth Surveillance Initiative (COSI)||Since 2008, a continuous study, repeated every 3 years||Prof. A. Petrauskienė (head), Prof. V. Kriaučionienė|
|Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)||Since 1994, a continuous study, repeated every 4 years||Lect. T. Vaičiūnas, Assist. J. Bulotaitė|
|Assessment of changes in health risk factors in Lithuanian schoolchildren and adult population during the COVID-19 pandemic and development of guidelines to reduce their negative impact.||2022-2023 m.||Prof. V. Kriaučionienė (head), Prof. J. Petkevičienė|
|Assessment of the impact of alcohol control policies on morbidity and mortality in Lithuania and other Baltic countries.||2020-2025 m.||Assoc. Prof. M. Štelemėkas (head), Prof. J. Petkevičienė|
|Chronic diseases and their risk factors in the adult population||2019-2024 m.||Prof. J. Petkevičienė, Lect. L. Šileikienė|
|Dietary habits of the Lithuanian population during COVID-19 lockdown (part of the international COVIDiet study).||2020-2021 m.||Prof. V. Kriaučionienė (head), Prof. J. Petkevičienė, Assist. L. Bagdonavičienė|
|Setting Peer Review Instruments and Goals in Medical (Health) Education (SPRING) (ERASMUS+ KA2).||2019-2022||Prof. L. Šumskas (head), Lect. V. Žalstauskė|
|Public health in everyday life: building the health of tomorrow here and now.||2021-2022||Lect. L. Šileikienė (head), G. Venclovienė (coordinator), Assoc. Prof. A. Domeikienė, Lect. V. Žalstauskė, Lect. J. Paulauskienė, Prof. V. Kriaučionienė, Lect. T. Vaičiūnas|