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Silvânia Suely Caribé de Araújo Andrade, Maria Helena Prado de Mello-Jorge
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the potential years of life lost by road traffic injuries three years after the beginning of the Decade of Action for Traffic Safety. METHODS: We analyzed the data of the Sistema de Informações sobre Mortalidade (SIM - Mortality Information System) related to road traffic injuries, in 2013. We estimated the crude and standardized mortality rates for Brazil and geographic regions. We calculated, for the Country, the proportional mortality according to age groups, education level, race/skin color, and type or quality of the victim while user of the public highway...
October 3, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
Catarina Carvalho, Ana Cristina Manso, Ana Escoval, Francisco Salvado, Carla Nunes
OBJECTIVE: To analyze if the self-perception of oral health in the urban context is associated with sociodemographic factors that interfere in the life quality of oral health. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with convenience sample of older individuals (65 years old or more) enrolled in the Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde de Lisboa Norte (ACES Lisboa Norte - Health Centers Groupings North Lisbon). The self-perception of oral health and associated life quality was evaluated by the Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index and the individuals were classified according to sociodemographic characteristics...
June 10, 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
Maria Isis Freire de Aguiar, Violante Augusta Batista Braga, José Huygens Parente Garcia, Clébia Azevedo de Lima, Paulo César de Almeida, Angela Maria Alves E Souza, Isaura Letícia Tavares Palmeira Rolim
OBJECTIVE: To verify the influence of sociodemographic factors on the quality of life of patients after liver transplant. METHOD: Cross-sectional study with 150 patients who underwent liver transplant at a referral center. A sociodemographic instrument and the Liver Disease Quality of Life questionnaire were applied. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed, as well as multiple comparisons by the Tukey test and Games-Howell tests when p <0.05. RESULTS: Old age had influence on domains of symptoms of liver disease (p = 0...
May 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Aline Kirjner Poziomyck, Ana Valeria Gonçalves Fruchtenicht, Georgia Brum Kabke, Bernardo Silveira Volkweis, Jorge Luiz Antoniazzi, Luis Fernando Moreira
Patients with gastrointestinal cancer and malnutrition are less likely to tolerate major surgical procedures, radiotherapy or chemotherapy. In general, they display a higher incidence of complications such as infection, dehiscence and sepsis, which increases the length of stay and risk of death, and reduces quality of life. The aim of this review is to discuss the pros and cons of different points of view to assess nutritional risk in patients with gastrointestinal tract (GIT) tumors and their viability, considering the current understanding and screening approaches in the field...
May 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Fernanda Capella Rugno, Marysia Mara Rodrigues do Prado De Carlo
OBJECTIVE: to identify and evaluate the evidence found in the international scientific literature on the application of the Palliative Outcome Scale (POS) in clinical practice and research in Palliative Care (PC). METHOD: integrative literature review, through the search of publications in journals indexed in PubMed / MEDLINE, LILACS, SciELO and CINAHL databases, between the years 1999 and 2014. RESULTS: the final sample consisted of 11 articles...
2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Rosa Maria de Albuquerque Freire, Maria José Lumini Landeiro, Maria Manuela Ferreira Pereira da Silva Martins, Teresa Martins, Heloísa Helena Ciqueto Peres
OBJECTIVES: to acknowledge and compare the health promotion and complications' prevention practices performed by nurses working in hospital and primary health care contexts. METHODS: descriptive, exploratory and crosscutting study, performed with 474 nurses selected by convenience sampling. It was used a form that encompassed two categories of descriptive statements about quality in the professional exercise of nurses. This study had ethical committee approval. RESULTS: the nurses' population was mainly women (87,3%) with an average age of 35,5 years...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Vivian Vílchez Barboza, Tatiana Paravic Klijn, Alide Salazar Molina, Katia Lorena Sáez Carrillo
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the effect and gender differences of an innovative intervention involving in-person and telephone nursing counseling to control cardiovascular risk factors (arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia, and overweight), improve health-related quality of life and strengthen self-efficacy and social support in persons using the municipal health centers' cardiovascular health program. METHOD: a randomized controlled clinical trial involving participants randomized into the intervention group who received traditional consultation plus personalized and telephone nursing counseling for 7 months (n = 53) and the control group (n = 56)...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
María Olga Quintana Zavala, Tatiana Paravic Klinj, Katia Lorena Saenz Carrillo
OBJECTIVE: to determine the quality of life in the workplace for nursing staff at public institutions in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. METHOD: quantitative, correlational, cross-sectional, and comparative. We used a probabilistic sample of 345 nurses with data collected in 2013 using an instrument created by the authors to gather bio-socio-demographic data and the CVT-GOHISALO instrument with a Cronbach's alpha of 0.95. SPSS 15 was used to analyze the data. A Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was used to calculate the normality of the data; the medians were compared using the Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis test with the significance level set at 0...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Guilherme Liausu Cherpak, Fânia Cristina Dos Santos
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency with which physicians address their older adult patients with chronic pain about the issue of sexuality. METHODS: It is a cross sectional, descriptive, analytical study in which physicians answered a questionnaire comprising questions related to addressing the issue of sexuality during appointments. RESULTS: A sample of 155 physicians was obtained, 63.9% stated they did not address sexuality in medical interviews and 23...
April 2016: Einstein
Raíssa Neves Fagundes, Lincoln Eduardo Villela Vieira de Castro Ferreira, Fábio Heleno de Lima Pace
OBJECTIVE: Comparing Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) scores in patients with chronic hepatitis C undergoing double and triple antiviral therapy and analyzing possible factors related to HRQoL. METHOD: HRQoL was assessed using the Short Form 36 and Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire, which were applied at baseline and at weeks 4, 12 and 16 of treatment to 32 patients divided into two groups: double therapy with pegylated interferon (IFN-PEG) and ribavirin, and triple therapy with PEG-IFN, ribavirin and telaprevir...
December 2015: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Priscilla Caetano Guerra, Nilton Ferraro Oliveira, Maria Teresa de Sande E Lemos Ramos Ascensão Terreri, Claudio Arnaldo Len
OBJECTIVE: To assess sleep, quality of life and mood of nursing professionals of pediatric intensive care units. METHOD: Quantitative, cross-sectional and descriptive study. Professionals grouped by morning, afternoon and evening shifts were assessed by means of the instruments: Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire; Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index; Epworth Sleepiness Scale; Generic questionnaire for the assessment of quality of life (SF-36); Beck Depression Inventory; Beck Anxiety Inventory; State-Trait Anxiety Inventory...
April 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Marli Luiz Beluci, Katia Flores Genaro
OBJECTIVE: To assesses the quality of life and the impact of oral health conditions in the pre- and post-surgical correction of dentofacial deformity of individuals with cleft lip and palate. METHOD: Quantitative and prospective study in a referral hospital in the period from June 2011 to May 2013. A total of 50 participants responded the questionnaires World Health Organization Quality of Life - Bref (WHOQOL-Bref) and Oral Health Impact Profile - 14 (OHIP-14), approximately 3 days before and 3 to 12 months after surgery...
April 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
C M Perlin, H H Borba, L F Wzorek, T Piazza, C Madeira, R Pontarolo, A Wiens
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November 2015: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Lineu Corrêa Fonseca, Gloria M A S Tedrus, Ana Laura R A Rezende, Heitor F Giordano
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationships between quality of life (QOL) and clinical and electroencephalogram (EEG) aspects in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHOD: Twenty-eight patients with mild or moderate AD, 31 with Parkinson's disease (PD), and 27 normal controls (NC) were submitted to: CERAD neuropsychological battery, Hamilton Depression and Anxiety Rating Scales, Functional Activities Questionnaire, QOL scale for patients with AD, and quantitative EEG measures...
May 2015: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
Ana Lúcia Soares Soutello, Roberta Cunha Matheus Rodrigues, Fernanda Freire Jannuzzi, Thaís Moreira São-João, Gabriela Giordano Martinix, Wilson Nadruz Jr, Maria-Cecília Bueno Jayme Gallani
Introductions: In the care of hypertension, it is important that health professionals possess available tools that allow evaluating the impairment of the health-related quality of life, according to the severity of hypertension and the risk for cardiovascular events. Among the instruments developed for the assessment of health-related quality of life, there is the Mini-Cuestionario of Calidad de Vida en la Hipertensión Arterial (MINICHAL) recently adapted to the Brazilian culture. Objective: To estimate the validity of known groups of the Brazilian version of the MINICHAL regarding the classification of risk for cardiovascular events, symptoms, severity of dyspnea and target-organ damage...
February 27, 2015: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Diego de Faria Magalhães Torres, Walter Araujo Zin, Agnaldo José Lopes, Patrícia dos Santos Vigário, Marcelo Iorio Garcia, Daniel Waetge, Marcelo Luiz da Silva Bandeira, Luiz Gustavo Pignataro Bessa, Fernando Silva Guimarães
BACKGROUND: No studies have described and evaluated the association between hemodynamics, physical limitations and quality of life in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) without concomitant cardiovascular or respiratory disease. OBJECTIVE: To describe the hemodynamic profile, quality of life and physical capacity of patients with PH from groups I and IV and to study the association between these outcomes. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of patients with PH from clinical groups I and IV and functional classes II and III undergoing the following assessments: hemodynamics, exercise tolerance and quality of life...
May 2015: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Fabiano Bolpato Loures, Alfredo Chaoubah, Valdeci Manoel de Oliveira, Alessandra Maciel Almeida, Estela Márcia de Saraiva Campos, Elenir Pereira de Paiva
OBJECTIVE To analyze the incremental cost-utility ratio for the surgical treatment of hip fracture in older patients. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of a systematic sample of patients who underwent surgery for hip fracture at a central hospital of a macro-region in the state of Minas Gerais, Southeastern Brazil between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011. A decision tree creation was analyzed considering the direct medical costs. The study followed the healthcare provider's perspective and had a one-year time horizon...
2015: Revista de Saúde Pública
Eduardo Lucia Caputo, Marcelo Zanusso Costa
The present study aimed to conduct a review on the association between exercise and quality of life in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. A search was performed in PubMed, SciELO, SpringerLink and Sport Discus databases to identify relevant articles that addressed this association. We used the following descriptors in the English and Portuguese languages: osteoporosis, exercise, menopause, women, physical activity, quality of life/osteoporose, exercício físico, menopausa, mulheres, atividade física, qualidade de vida...
November 2014: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
Lívia Lima Ribeiro, Kely Maria Pereira de Paula, Mara Behlau
PURPOSE: To measure the voice-related quality of life in children/adolescents with vocal complaints through the validation of the Brazilian Pediatric Voice-Related Quality-of-Life survey - VR-QOL-P (Qualidade de Vida em Voz Pediátrico - QVV-P), to verify whether the presence of vocal complaints interfere with the quality of life of children/adolescents, and to determine the relationship between the vocal assessment carried out by parents and the VR-QOL-P scores. METHODS: The participants included 246 parents of children/adolescents of both sexes, aged between 2 years and 18 years (divided into preschoolers, schoolers and adolescents), with and without vocal complaints...
January 2014: CoDAS
Mara Behlau, Gisele Oliveira, Luciana de Moraes Alves Dos Santos, Adriana Ricarte
BACKGROUND: A patient's self-assessment of his/hers vocal problem and the analysis of the results of a treatment are means used to verify the effectiveness of an intervention and to develop directive procedures for clinical health practice. Psychometric instruments are the most common tools used to perform this task. Validation of self-assessment instruments may be carried out in several ways; however there should be clear and structured criteria involved in this process. AIM: To present the validation process of three voice self-assessment instruments for the Brazilian Portuguese language: Voice-Related Quality of Life--V-RQOL, Voice Handicap Index--VHI and, Voice Activity and Participation Profile--VAPP...
October 2009: Pró-fono: Revista de Atualização Científica
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