[Heroine, but no Superwoman. Evaluation of a peer-training activity for women with breast cancer].
CONCLUSIONS: The peer-training intervention is a positive experience for women's physical, relational and emotional health and, from a gender perspective, it represents an opportunity, at both individual and group level, to negotiate and deconstruct gender roles when living with breast cancer. PMID: 30482408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Health literacy: psychometric behaviour of the HLS-EU-Q16 questionnaire].
CONCLUSIONS: The HLS-EU-Q16 in Spanish is a short, adequate and valid instrument to measure the level of health literacy in the population. PMID: 30473252 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Mortality due to medical and surgical complications, economic crisis and health spending in Spain, 2002-2013].
CONCLUSIONS: Given the increase in these deaths, due to avoidable failures of the system, it is necessary to continue investigating this cause of mortality. PMID: 30471835 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Public health services: reading their available reports].
The objective of this study is to analyze the performance of regional public health services in Spain using the information accessible in their annual reports. A search of these was conducted, and 9 were obtained from the 17 Autonomous Communities. Their analysis shows some variation in the structure of the organizations providing public health services, as well as in the published contents and in the indicators used for management. The service portfolio, annual objectives and resources allocated are not always detailed. If the evaluation of public services and its dissemination are basic for transparency and quality manag...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Urban organic community gardening to promote environmental sustainability practices and increase fruit, vegetables and organic food consumption.
CONCLUSION: The study results reinforce the hypothesis that an organic community vegetable garden can induce significant, positive behavioural changes among its users. In particular this research suggests horticulture is associated with positive improvements in personal environmental behaviours, awareness of the environment's high social priority and increased consumption of organic food, fruit and vegetables. PMID: 30471837 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Probabilistic cost-utility analysis and expected value of perfect information for the Oncotype multigenic test: a discrete event simulation model.
CONCLUSIONS: Oncotype is a cost-effective intervention from a health system perspective since each QALY gained costs less than 25,000 euros. From a societal perspective, it is dominant since it provides greater health and is accompanied by cost savings. PMID: 30442434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Assessing progress of the Pan American Health Organization's Policy Research for Health in member states.
Authors: Frankfurter C, Le J, Cuervo LG Abstract The improvement of health in the twenty-first century is inextricably linked to research for health. In response to growing international appeal to address regional health needs, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and its Member States approved the Policy on Research for Health (CD49/10) in 2009. This document represents the flagship regional policy on research for health and outlines how health systems and services in the region can be strengthened through research. It has been implemented by the two components of PAHO -the Member States and the Pan America...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[A necessary reflection on the legal framework of biomedical scientific research].
Authors: Sarrión-Esteve J, Benlloch-Domènech C PMID: 30448054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Defending the authors of Gaceta Sanitaria].
Authors: Lumbreras B PMID: 30396588 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Who, how and what: community health and local administration].
Authors: Hernán García M, March S, Botello Díaz B, Cubillo Llanes J, Gea Caballero V, Segura Benedicto A Abstract The thirteenth SESPAS (Spanish society of public health and health management) report is structured in three blocks Who, How and What about community health and local governance. In the who block the main agents working in community health are described: communities, health care system, and local government; and how their relations and implication in community health have evolved; which concepts are used; what is the current situation and which challenges they have. The How block co...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Dying at home for terminal cancer patients: differences by level of education and municipality of residence in Spain.
CONCLUSIONS: Developing specific plans for palliative care, with an active role being played by primary care teams, may help improve end-of-life care in Spain. PMID: 30390994 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Spanish adaptation of the free OxMaR software for minimization and randomization of clinical studies].
We present a Spanish version developed in collaboration with the author of the original English version. The system has been modified to work on low cost shared web servers and also to allow the concealment of the randomization sequence. PMID: 30390995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

The role of parental social class, education and unemployment on child cognitive development.
CONCLUSIONS: Diverse socioeconomic gradient factors have an important influence on cognitive development, maternal education being the strongest determinant. Policies should be implemented to mitigate the negative effects of this gradient on child development. PMID: 30390996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Comparison of scaling methods for activities of daily living in older people].
CONCLUSIONS: Polytomous items have greater reliability than the dichotomous ones. Simplest methods (Sum) and most complex (Rasch) are equally valid. Guttman method presented worse discriminatory capacity. PMID: 30392648 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Secondhand exposure to aerosol from electronic cigarettes: pilot study of assessment of tobacco-specific nitrosamine (NNAL) in urine.
CONCLUSIONS: We found NNAL nitrosamine in urine samples from people exposed to SHA from e-cigarettes. However, these results could be confirmed with more studies with larger sample sizes. PMID: 30377020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

A study of the graduates of health economics masters programs in Spain.
CONCLUSIONS: Undertaking an MPHE is a good investment because most of the graduates believed that their training enabled them to find a job. The graduates showed a high degree of confidence in the usefulness of the training. MPHE are highly evaluated irrespective of consequent employment. The subjects in which the curriculum vitae of the health professionals were weaker, such as those concerning management, were evaluated the highest as they were assumed to enhance promotion opportunities. PMID: 30348534 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Some proposals on tracking scientific misconduct.
Authors: Ruano-Ravina A, Campos-Varela I PMID: 30340793 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of a primary care-based exercise intervention in perimenopausal women. The FLAMENCO Project.
CONCLUSIONS: The programme could be considered cost-effective, although the overall difference in health benefits and costs was very modest. Longer term follow-up is needed. PMID: 30340794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Gaceta Sanitaria's citation style in reference management tools].
Authors: Díez J, Gullón P, Fernández E PMID: 30340795 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Misconduct and retraction.
Authors: Joob B, Wiwaanitkit V PMID: 30337180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - October 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[The demedicalisation of women's daily lives: socio-educational groups in the Andalusian Public Health System].
Authors: Iáñez Domínguez A, Álvarez Pérez R, García-Cubillana de la Cruz P, Luque Ribelles V, Morales Marente E, Palacios Gálvez MS Abstract The socio-educational groups (GRUSE) are a health and emotional well-being promotion strategy, from an asset-based positive health approach. They principally target women who attend health centres with signs of discomfort with no organic basis finding. The strategy was evaluated through a quasi-experimental longitudinal design, with a mixed methodology. Information was collected from 228 women with a battery of scales and from a...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - October 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Public participation in research from the perspective of primary health care researchers].
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the challenges, developing public involvement in research in primary health care is essential and feasible, what it is more should be based on a participatory strategy with all actors. The citizens can participate in any kind of design and phase of the research, adapting each project, being the primary health care a privileged area to develop the public involvement in research. PMID: 30337182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - October 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Participatory tools and methods for community action. SESPAS Report 2018].
Authors: López-Sánchez MP, Alberich T, Aviñó D, Francés García F, Ruiz-Azarola A, Villasante T Abstract Participation is a process that requires the involvement of the policy makers, managers, technicians and staff of the institutions, and of citizens, as well as intersectoral and interdisciplinary action. To generate transformative changes, an infrastructure that encourages participation and planned action is required, and that recognises all the actors in the process. It takes time and commitment to ensure continuity through the joint production of actions, hence the impo...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - October 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Municipalism and community health: transforming through local government. SESPAS Report 2018].
The objective of this article is to analyze the barriers and opportunities that can be encountered within local governments when interventions aimed at improving people's health are developed and implemented. The evolution of the city councils, their competence frameworks and the current socio-political context are described, and three key tools for local action are proposed: intersectorality, community engagement and working in partnership with other administrations. Global strategies such as the implementation of the "community health" and "health in all policies" approach through cross-sectoral netwo...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - October 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[The university as a community: health-promoting universities. SESPAS Report 2018].
Authors: Martínez-Riera JR, Gallardo Pino C, Aguiló Pons A, Granados Mendoza MC, López-Gómez J, Arroyo Acevedo HV Abstract The connection of the University with the community to which it belongs is one of the basic principles on which the former is based. A community will be healthy as long as there are many connections between the individuals and sub-groups that form it. Working on health promotion, talking about participation and participatory models implies the assumption that people and communities have the right to self-manage. Implementing participation will involve opening up poss...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Towards a policy relevant neighborhoods and health agenda: engaging citizens, researchers, policy makers and public health professionals. SESPAS Report 2018.
Authors: Franco M, Diez J, Gullón P, Margolles M, Cofiño R, Pasarín M, Borrell C Abstract A large volume of public health literature has shown how the social and physical features of a neighbourhood affect residents' health, and how they contribute to health inequalities. In this article, we argue that citizens, researchers, policy makers and health professionals should engage in creating a common, policy-relevant neighbourhood and health agenda to effectively improve population health and reduce health inequalities. We discuss four critical processes for advancing this neighbourhood and health...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[What are we doing and what could we do from the health system in community health? SESPAS Report 2018].
We present a discussion article in which five authors reflect on the situation, barriers, strengths and opportunities for action of the health services in relation to community health. Changes are needed in the actions of the health services in relation to community health and the way they approach it to address the health problems faced by the communities in the current socioeconomic situation. Given that health is an essential right, we will make a shift in action towards participation, equity, social orientation, intersectorality, comprehensive approach, social justice, and health in all policies, so that community heal...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Local implementation of the Strategy for Health Promotion and Prevention in the Spanish National Health System. SESPAS Report 2018].
Authors: Ravelo Mireles R, Martín-Pérez Rodríguez A, Andrés Prado MJ, Campos Esteban P, Azpeitia Serón ME, Villarino Calvo R Abstract Within the framework of the Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy of the Spanish National Health System, local implementation is considered a priority line of action. Local implementation proposes the voluntary commitment of local entities to the Strategy in order to move forward health promotion and prevention through the implementation of two actions: the creation of a coordinating inter-sectoral body and the identification of local resources f...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[What we mean when we talk about "community health". SESPAS Report 2018].
[What we mean when we talk about "community health". SESPAS Report 2018]. Gac Sanit. 2018 Sep 25;: Authors: Sobrino Armas C, Hernán García M, Cofiño R Abstract "Community health" is a widely used term in our context. Although interest in the concept has gradually increased over the past decade, we believe the term is still vague. Therefore, we think a better working definition is required. We conducted a review of the specialized literature on the topic. This was later contrasted with the professional backgrounds of the authors, as well as with the results of fi...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[The incorporation of community health in the planning and transformation of the urban environment. SESPAS Report 2018].
Authors: Galarraga P, Vives M, Cabrera-Manzano D, Urda L, Brito M, Gea-Caballero V Abstract Urbanized and built-up environments are determinants of health as well as community health. Therefore, we intend to analyze the influence of urban development on both public and community health, from the perspective of gender, citizen participation in urban planning projects, and accessibility. From a bibliographic review and narrative analysis, based on the experience of the authors, we found several urban transformation projects focusing, in particular, on four large areas: school centres and playgrounds, empty urban spac...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Training in community health: challenges, threats and opportunities. SESPAS Report 2018].
Authors: Valls Pérez B, Calderón Larrañaga S, March Cerdà JC, Oltra Rodríguez E Abstract Incorporating community health teaching in the undergraduate nursing and medicine curriculum and postgraduate training programmes contributes to enhance the quality, rigour and sustainability of health-promoting community interventions. In this article, we discuss the failure of Spanish Medical Universities to include family and community medicine and primary health care as integrated and cross-cutting disciplines on the undergraduate curriculum. During specialized medical and nursing training...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Networking: discussing community health and networks. SESPAS Report 2018].
Authors: Gállego-Diéguez J, Lineros-González C, Nuin-González B, Sastre-Paz M Abstract Four voices from around Spain discuss community health and networks. These voices understand that the networks are systems formed by interconnected people, with a common interest, that provide support. Networks require a common place and time, in order to generate trust and respect for horizontal work. Thus, networks are appropriate structures for health promotion, facilitating the exchange of knowledge, collaboration and innovation through the participation of those who form them. It is important that...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[What would a person in a medical uniform know about communities? Dialogue on community health and its many varied forms. SESPAS Report 2018].
Authors: Aragón Martín B, Ruiz Peralta E, García Blanco D, Caravantes Vidriales R Abstract Terms such as community or community health are used more and more frequently and in multiple contexts. As healthcare workers, we acknowledge the need to reflect upon these concepts in order to shed light on the different meanings we bestow on community health. This dialogue approaches the notion of the community examining its relationships with other notions; for example, we examine how the notion of territory could trigger both communitarian networks and exclusionary practices. On the other hand, the pr...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Evidence of community engagement in health in Spain: thoughts and proposals. SESPAS Report 2018].
The objective of this article is to reflect on the existing evidence in Spain about community engagement in health, drawing on the results of the AdaptA GPS Project (Adapt and Apply Health Promotion Guidelines), intended to adapt NICE guideline NG44 on community engagement to improve health and wellbeing, and to reduce inequalities. After describing the methodology for the adaptation process, we discuss some of the findings from the review of the evidence on community engagement in the Spanish context. We ask whether the limited evidence identified is due to the difficulties involved in evaluating these interventions, or t...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Assets: from maps to territory. SESPAS Report 2018].
Authors: Cubillo J, Botello B, Gea-Caballero V, March S, Segura A, Hernán M Abstract In recent years, health asset maps have become increasingly important tools in the field of health promotion. They are being incorporated into the daily practice of many healthcare workers, in individualized care in consultations (through social prescription), and in groups or community development processes. It is necessary to reflect on how the asset maps are being produced, analyzing how the different stages of the process can be involved in their construction. The formats in which the data is obtained through the identif...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Erratum a: Dise ño de un modelo para asignación de recursos mediante la estimación de ponderaciones en función del riesgo en salud. Gac Sanit. 2015;29(Espec Congr):374-434.
Erratum a: Diseño de un modelo para asignación de recursos mediante la estimación de ponderaciones en función del riesgo en salud. Gac Sanit. 2015;29(Espec Congr):374-434. Gac Sanit. 2018 Sep 11;: Authors: Romero M, Marrugo R, Lee J, Acero G, Villegas J, Vivas-Consuelo D, Caballer-Mellado V, Reyes-Santias F PMID: 30217403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Incorporation of the gender perspective in community health. SESPAS report 2018].
Authors: Artazcoz L, Chilet E, Escartín P, Fernández A Abstract The concepts of community health and gender perspective are often misunderstood or interpreted differently between different sectors and disciplines. For this reason, this article starts with the definition of both concepts and continues with a proposal for the incorporation of a gender perspective in community health. The gender norms determine different pathways and opportunities for people according to their sex, which are associated with gender inequalities in health and therefore must be incorporated in community health interventions...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Participation of the immigrant population in breast cancer screening in Tarragona, Spain].
CONCLUSIONS: Strategies specifically aimed at the immigrant population are required to improve their participation in breast cancer screening. PMID: 30205914 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[What does the decision to opt for private health insurance reveal about public provision?]
CONCLUSIONS: These perceptions and concerns of the public about the performance of the public health service will be of interest for policy makers and should be investigated further. PMID: 30149962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Agreements and disagreements between community health and the Spanish health system. SESPAS report 2018].
Authors: Martínez Cía N, Pérez Pérez M, Heras-Mosteiro J, Gutiérrez Ávila G, Díaz-Olalla JM, Ruiz-Giménez Aguilar JL Abstract In this article, we describe the different stages of the rise and decline of Primary Health Care and, in particular, its community approach; we do so by providing a historical journey of the relationship between the Spanish National Health System and community health, outlining the connections and disconnections with Public Health as well as the influence of dominant political ideologies. We defend a community reorientation of health se...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

The impact of Dependency Act benefits on employment.
CONCLUSIONS: Dependency benefits were equally distributed between in-kind services and cash benefits in 2012. Given that two out of three job positions generated from dependency benefits are linked to in-kind services, while the remaining third is generated by cash benefits, we conclude that around 146 thousand more jobs would have been generated if benefits had been offered as in-kind services instead of overusing cash benefits. PMID: 30146179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Optimization of the prediction of financial problems in Spanish private health companies using genetic algorithms].
CONCLUSIONS: The most important finding of this study was to establish a methodology that can identify the optimized coefficients for the Altman Z-Score, which allows a more accurate prediction of bankruptcy in Spanish private healthcare companies. PMID: 30143246 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - August 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Hygeia and virtue or remembering Protagoras: dialogue on community health ethics. SESPAS Report 2018].
Authors: Segura-Benedicto A, Román-Maestre B, Puyol-González À Abstract A dialogue between ethics and public health on the moral implications of the promotion of community health in which the importance of respecting autonomy and contributing to the empowerment of the community with which it collaborates is highlighted; in addition to the appropriateness of an explicit commitment that sets out the limits of collaboration and the opportunity for a specific deontology. PMID: 30139541 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Keys to the success of community engagement: dialogues on engagement at local level. SESPAS report 2018].
Authors: Suárez Álvarez Ó, Martínez Álvarez A, García Busto B, Palacio Martín S Abstract In recent years, successful local health interventions have emerged in the field of community engagement in health. This paper presents a dialogue between different local actors about the key aspects which can enhance the success of these community experiences. The format chosen for our work is a semi-structured conversation where authors discuss different aspects related to the current context of community engagement in health, the identified barriers to participating, and the e...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Indoor radon in Spanish workplaces. A pilot study before the introduction of the European Directive 2013/59/Euratom.
CONCLUSION: Indoor radon exposure might be a relevant problem in Spanish workplaces and the number of affected workers could be high. The prevalence of workers exposed to high radon concentrations probably depends on the geographical area. PMID: 30131204 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Adolescent smoking and the social capital of local communities in three counties in Romania.
CONCLUSIONS: Several social capital factors can play a role in adolescent smoking. The organization and the development of community activities aimed at prevention must strengthen the factors related to the community's social capital to reduce the likelihood of teenage smoking. PMID: 30107939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Validity and reliability of the sense of coherence scale among nursing undergraduate students from a Spanish university].
Authors: Vega Martínez MDC, Frías Osuna A, Del Pino Casado R Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyze the factor structure of the OLQ-13 scale and to study the direct relationship between sense of coherence and lifestyles in university students of nursing. METHOD: Cross-sectional study. LOCATION: University of Jaén. Andalusia, Spain. PARTICIPANTS: 384 students from the first three years of the nursing degree in the University of Jaén. MAIN MEASUREMENT: Internal consistency was studied by Cronbach's alpha, reliability test-retest was measured by intraclass coefficient correlation (I...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Equity and patient autonomy in the care strategies for patients with chronic disease of health services in Spain].
CONCLUSIONS: Chronic care strategies should consider the autonomy and privacy of patients in the use of clinical data and telemonitoring. In order to be equitable, they would have to provide an integrated health care system, incorporating measures to reduce the inequalities due to the social determinants that accompany the disease. PMID: 30064703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - August 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Validation study of a Spanish version of the modified Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status (STICS-m).
CONCLUSIONS: The weak correlation between the STICS-m and the MMSE reflects moderate-low concurrent validity. Even so, the STICS-m can be regarded as an useful tool in the epidemiological setting since increasing scores appear to be able to predict a lower risk of developing dementia. PMID: 30054168 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Universalization, parity and evolution of the demand of epidural analgesia in labor in Andalusia (Spain)].
CONCLUSIONS: The process of universalization of epidural anesthesia in childbirth has ended with social inequalities in their use, that is, with those differences that are not due to a real choice but are induced by socio-cultural characteristics of women. PMID: 30055810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research