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Paquito Bernard, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Activity Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Researcher, Research Center of Montreal Mental Health University Institute

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« We each should cultivate our own valley, and not attempt to build roads over the mountain ranges … between sciences. Rather, we should recognize that such roads, while often the quickest shortcut to another part of our own science, are not visible form viewpoint of one science alone »

Anderson. P (1977) Science

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Selected Publications

Effects of physical exercise on mental health

  • Bernard P, Carayol M. A commentary on the importance of controlling for medication use within trials on the effects of exercise on depression and anxiety (2015). Mental Health and Physical Activity, Oct;9:10-15
  • Bernard P, Ninot G, Bernard PL, Picot MC, Jaussent A, Talon G, Blain H. Effects of a 6-month walking intervention on depression in inactive post-menopausal women: A randomized controlled trial (2015). Aging & Mental Health. 19(6), 485-92. (téléchargement/download)
  • Bernard P, Romain AJ, Vancampfort D, Ninot G. Six minutes walk test for individuals with schizophrenia: systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation (2015) (téléchargement/download)
  • Bernard P. Et si on prenait l’activité physique au sérieux en psychiatrie ? [What if we seriously consider exercise in psychiatry ?] L’Encephale (2014)
  • Carayol M., Bernard P., Boiché J., Riou F., Mercier B., Cousson-Gélie F., Romain A.J., Ninot G. Psychological impact of exercise in women with breast cancer receiving adjuvant therapy: What is the optimal dose needed ? (2013). Annals of Oncology

Health Behavior Change

  • Bernard P, Ivers H, Savard M, Savard J. Temporal relationships between sleep and physical activity among breast cancer patients with sleep disturbances (2016). Health Psychology doi: 10.1037/hea0000408
  • Bernard P, Carayol M, Bortholon C, Romain AJ, Lareyre O, Ninot G, Boiché J, Gourlan M. Moderators of theory-based interventions to promote physical activity in 77 randomized controlled trials. Health Education and Behavior (2016)
  • Gourland M, Bernard P, Bortholon C, Romain AJ, Lareyre O, Carayol M, Ninot G, Boiché J. Efficacy of theory-based interventions to promote physical activity. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Health Psychology Review (2016) (téléchargement)
  • Bernard P., Romain AJ., Trouillet R., Gernigon C, Nigg C, Ninot G. Validation of the Transtheoretical Model Processes of Change Measure for Physical Activity in an Adult French Sample (2014). International Journal of Behavioral Medicine Apr;21(2):402-10
  • Romain AJ, Bernard P, Galvez M, Caudroit J. Supervised exercise intervention for adults with type 2 diabetes: longitudinal investigation of processes of change. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research (2015) (download)

Smoking cessation/physical activity among adults with mental disorders

  • Bernard P, Ninot G, Cyprien F, Guillaume S, Courtet P, Georgescu V, Picot MC, Taylor A, Quantin X. Exercise and Counseling for Smoking Cessation in Smokers With Depressive Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial (2015). Journal of Dual Diagnosis. doi: 10.1080/15504263.2015.1113842
  • Bernard P, Ninot G, Guillaume S, Fond G, Courtet P, Picot MC, Quantin X. Physical activity as a protective factor in relapse following smoking cessation in participants with a depressive disorder (2012). The American Journal of Addictions. Jul;21(4):348-55
  • Bernard P, Ninot G, Moullec G, Guillaume S, Courtet P, Quantin X. Smoking cessation, depression, exercise: empirical evidence, clinical needs and mechanisms (2013). Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Oct;15(10):1635-50
  • Bernard P, Esseul E, Raymond L, Dandonneau L, Xambo JJ, Carayol M, Ninot G. Counseling and exercise intervention for smoking reduction in patients with schizophrenia: a feasibility study (2013). Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, Feb, 27(1): 23–31
  • Bernard P, Ninot G, Quantin X. Self-reported physical activity in smoking precessation is not a protective factor of relapse for all. American Journal on Addictions (2015)

Physical activity and public health

  • Chevance G, Foucaut A, Bernard P. La sédentarité et ses effets délétères sur la santé:revue narrative de la littérature. [Sedentary and health in adults : a narrative review]. La Presse Medicale (in press)
  • Bernard P, Romain AJ, Vergnault M. L’Activité Physique Adaptée, une nécessité pour mettre en oeuvre les recommandations. [Adapted physical activity, a need for implementing guidelines] (2015). Nutrition Clinique et Métabolisme. 29(2), 88-90.
  • Bernard P. L’accompagnement des malades chroniques par l’activité physique : les enseignements de l’Exercise Referral Systems anglais. [The effectiveness and lessons learned from UK-Exercise Referral Systems : a systematic review]. Santé Publique (2015)
  • Filhol G, Bernard P, Quantin X, Espian-Marcais C, Ninot G. Point sur les recommandations d’activité physique durant la grossesse [Exercise during pregnancy : review]. Gynécologie Obstétrique & Fertilité (2015)
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