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José Antonio Santana Rangel, Luz Arenas Monreal, Janine M Ramsey
OBJECTIVE: To explore the pillars of community resilience in a region where Chagas disease is endemic, with the aim of promoting participatory processes to deal with this condition from the resilience of the population. METHODS: Qualitative study using ethnographic record and six interviews of focus groups with young people, women and men. The research was carried out in a rural area of the state of Morelos, Mexico, between 2006 and 2007. We carried out educational sessions with the population in general, so that residents could identify the relationship between the vector Triatoma pallidipennis, the parasite (Trypanosoma cruzi), symptoms, and preventive actions for Chagas disease...
August 4, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
Alejandro Cerón, Ana Lorena Ruano, Silvia Sánchez, Aiken S Chew, Diego Díaz, Alison Hernández, Walter Flores
BACKGROUND: Health inequalities disproportionally affect indigenous people in Guatemala. Previous studies have noted that the disadvantageous situation of indigenous people is the result of complex and structural elements such as social exclusion, racism and discrimination. These elements need to be addressed in order to tackle the social determinants of health. This research was part of a larger participatory collaboration between Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Servicios de Salud (CEGSS) and community based organizations aiming to implement social accountability in rural indigenous municipalities of Guatemala...
May 13, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
P Abad, J Nogales-Gaete, V Rivera, E Cristiano, F Hamuy, C Oehninger, R M P Alvarenga, S Tenembaum
INTRODUCTION. Multiple sclerosis (MS) it is not considered any more a rare disease in Latin America. Most of the Latin American countries have reported moderate or lower prevalence data. However only very few countries have developed therapeutic guidelines. LACTRIMS prepared this consensus document with specific recommendations for the treatment of the disease. DEVELOPMENT. Experts on treatment and clinical research on MS were invited by LACTRIMS in order to generate a initial document to be discussed in Quito, Ecuador...
December 16, 2012: Revista de Neurologia
Shahnaz Aziz, Carrie T Adkins, Alan G Walker, Karl L Wuensch
In recent years, workaholism has become prevalent throughout organizations and has captured the attention of organizational leaders as well as the academic and scientific communities. Most research in this area has focused on the negative consequences of workaholism, specifically work-life imbalance. One area of research that has largely been ignored is the potential influence of demographic variables on the relationship between workaholism and work-life imbalance. Therefore, the current study focused on how cultural origin might influence the intensity of this relationship...
February 2010: International Journal of Psychology: Journal International de Psychologie
Diana Espirito Santo
In this paper the author explores notions of illness and health among a particular group of spirit mediums in Havana: the Sociedad de Estudios Psicologicos Amor y Caridad Universal. For its members and leaders, the development of mediumship is not just therapeutic but prophylactic. And traumas (of spirits and persons) must not simply be acknowledged but metabolised through the execution of good mediumship. More importantly, people's existences are chemically and psychologically entangled with those of their protective spirits, making of their 'selves' systems, rather than bounded essences...
December 2010: Anthropology & Medicine
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