Alda Marques

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AIM This systematic review aimed to provide a comprehensive description of the methodologies used in home telemonitoring interventions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to explore patients' adherence and satisfaction with the use of telemonitoring systems. METHODS A literature search was performed from June to August and updated until(More)
BACKGROUND Computerized respiratory sounds have shown potential in monitoring respiratory status in patients with COPD. However, the variability and reliability of this promising marker in COPD are unknown. Therefore, this study assessed the variability and reliability of respiratory sounds at distinct air flows and standardized anatomic locations in(More)
  • Sara Demain, Ana-Carolina Gonçalves, Carlos Areia, Rúben Oliveira, Ana Jorge Marcos, Alda Marques +3 others
  • 2015
BACKGROUND 'Treatment burden', defined as both the workload and impact of treatment regimens on function and well-being, has been associated with poor adherence and unfavourable outcomes. Previous research focused on treatment workload but our understanding of treatment impact is limited. This research aimed to systematically review qualitative research to(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of systematised information on respiratory sounds of healthy people. This impairs health professionals from differentiating respiratory sounds of healthy people from people with respiratory diseases, which may affect patients' diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, this systematic review aimed to characterise respiratory sounds of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the self-reported prevalence and impact of low back pain (LBP) during pregnancy in primiparous and multiparous women, and their treatment-seeking rationales and experiences, including their use of physiotherapy. METHODS A sample of 105 post-partum women was recruited. All participants answered a questionnaire; women who(More)