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Until recent years there has been no evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease (PD). This review and meta-analysis of RCTs describes the efficacy of DBS in improving motor signs, functionality and quality of life of PD patients. Several electronic databases were consulted up to(More)
OBJECTIVE The Patient Activation Measure-13 (PAM-13) has been found useful for assessing patient knowledge, skills and confidence in management of chronic conditions, but the empirical evidence from mental health is sparse. The psychometric properties of PAM in out-patients waiting for treatment in community mental health centers (CMHC) have therefore been(More)
BACKGROUND The literature shows that compliance with antidepressant treatment is unsatisfactory. Several personal and disease-related variables have been shown to be related to compliance behavior. The objective of this study was to review the literature about sociodemographic and clinical predictors of compliance in patients with depressive disorders. (More)
BACKGROUND Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers' performance for predicting conversion from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's disease (AD) is still suboptimal. OBJECTIVE By considering several confounding factors we aimed to identify in which situations these CSF biomarkers can be useful. DATA SOURCES A systematic review was conducted on(More)
PURPOSE The present study aims to establish the factor structure and reliability of the Spanish version of the Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ), adapted to psychiatric medication, and to analyze the potential differences between psychiatric outpatients, medical students, and psychology students. METHOD The BMQ was tested on a sample of 405(More)
There is growing interest in shared decision-making (SDM) in which the provider and patient go through each phase of the decision-making process together, share treatment preferences, and reach an agreement on treatment choice. Although a majority of the research evaluating SDM has been conducted under "physical" health conditions, patients' participation(More)
BACKGROUND Concordance and Shared Decision-Making (SDM) are considered measures of the quality of care that improves communication, promotes patient participation, creates a positive relationship with the healthcare professional, and results in greater adherence with the treatment plan. METHODS This study compares the attitudes of 225 mental health(More)
INTRODUCTION In the last years there has been a significant increase in reported cases of pertussis in developed countries, in spite of high rates of childhood immunization. Health institutions have recommended different vaccination strategies to reduce child morbidity and mortality: vaccination of adolescents and adults, pregnant women, people in contact(More)
OBJECTIVE To translate and assess the psychometric properties of the 9-item Shared Decision-Making Questionnaire (SDM-Q-9) for measuring patients' perceptions of how clinicians' performance fits the SDM process. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Data were collected in primary care health centres. Patients suffering from chronic(More)
PURPOSE To explore psychiatrists' attitudes toward concordance by validating the Leeds Attitude to Concordance Scale II (LATCon II) in a Spanish sample. METHODS This was a cross-sectional survey. An opportunistic sample of 125 psychiatrist and 100 psychiatry registrars attending a national conference completed the LATCon II questionnaire and(More)