The 16-26 October 2017, I went on a study visit to Cyprus. The purpose of the study visit was to experience working with another research group and to look in the literature for activity monitors that are used in research in physical activity in patients with heart failure.
During my PhD, we had difficulties finding an appropriate measurement to measure objectively physical activity in this patient group. For this reason I was interested to look in the literature systematically for ways to measure physical activity in an objective way.
Before the visit, a PhD student Martha Kyriakou and I did a systematic literature search in the databases Pubmed, Scopus, CINAHL and Web of Science to search for studies, which objectively measured if their intervention influenced the physical activity in patients with Heart Failure. We worked together with Ekaterini Lambrinou and Nicos Middleton to look at the possibilities to conduct a meta-analysis and the possibilities to write an article together. We presented the 24th of October during a scientific methodology course for master and PhD students.
Furthermore I visit different parts of the University, met researchers with different research interests and made a visit to the American Medical Center in Limassol. For the last visit I would like to thank Vasillis I Barberis to show me around in this beautiful hospital.
I learned a lot working with another research group, got so much motivation, inspiration and the realization that I have a great job.
A big thanks you to Ekaterini Lambinou, for your expertise and hospitality and to Nicos Middleton for your enthusiasm and inspiration!