Benita Alonso

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BACKGROUND The Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) is used for assessing nicotine dependence. A shorter test derived from the FTND used for the general population is the Heavy Smoking Index (HSI) (six questions vs. two). The objective of this study is to compare the validity of the HSI versus the FTND. METHODS A survey of tobacco use in the(More)
A 48-yr-old female attended outpatient clinic for her fifth annual asthma review. She had experienced four infective exacerbations in the previous 12 months and reported recent large-volume sputum production, associated with worsening dyspnoea on exertion. Computed tomography (CT) thorax scan revealed bronchiectasis. The patient was treated over the(More)
PURPOSE To assess sexual function, satisfaction with life (SWL), and menopause-related symptoms among mid-aged Spanish women. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cross-sectional study of 260 women, aged 40-59, attending the public gynecology consultations completed the 14-item Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (CSFQ-14), the SWL Scale (SWLS), the Menopause(More)
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