PRO.MO Health

Project Title:
PRO.MO Health

Start and End of Project:
April of 2015 until December of 2015

Chief Investigator
Prof.Susana Garcia

Research Team

Researchers Name Institutional Afiliation
Susana Garcia CAPP/ISCSP
Alexandra Amoroso Montepio Geral-Associação Mutualista
Jaime Fonseca CAPP/ISCSP
Rosária Ramos CAPP/ISCSP


Country Entity
Portugal Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas
Portugal Montepio Geral-Associação Mutualista (MGAM)


The PRO.MO Health Study will be conducted in partnership between the Office for Social Studies of MGAM and the Group of Society, Communication and Culture (SCCG) of the Centre for Public Policy and Administration (CAPP/ISCSP-UL).

The first step of the PRO.MO Health study will focus on an expected sample of 5,000 individuals, MGAM’ associates, registered in the Panel of Associates, and will have the following purposes:

  1. To provide a profile of the physical and psychological health of Associates of MGAM and their social condition;
  2. To investigate the prevalence of several chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, obesity) and the prevalence of mood and sleep disorders, in its relation to social, cultural, behavioural and occupational factors.

The second step of the PRO.MO Health study, to be conducted in a subsample, is oriented to investigate, in more detail, the influences of the cultural factors on health.