Carmina Saldaña

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Treatment drop-out is a common problem in the everyday practice of psychotherapy. In the cognitive-behavioral psychology literature, there are scant data on drop-out from therapy and the data available vary widely according to the definition of drop-out and the intensity of treatment. This study presents results obtained in the Behavioural Therapy Unit of(More)
The present study aimed to establish, by a consensus of experts, the stages and processes of change for weight management in overweight and obese people. The first step involved developing two questionnaires aimed at assessing stages and processes of change for weight loss in overweight and obese people. The processes-of-change questionnaire consisted of 12(More)
PURPOSE The aim is to study how pain coping strategies and catastrophising are related to disability and depression in patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD). Specifically, we wanted to test if they are independent predictive variables, after controlling for pain severity, sociodemographic and crash-related variables. METHODS A convenience(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to assess the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy applied by trainee therapists in patients with anxiety disorders seen in a private university service and to examine whether this effectiveness is comparable to that observed in controlled studies. DESIGN We compared the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy(More)
As binge eating is a common behavior throughout the general population, we hypothesized that body dissatisfaction would produce binge eating via its prediction of dieting. Six hundred eight individuals were nonrandomly recruited from the community. The mean age and body mass index of participants were 34.76 years (SD, 14.41) and 27.82 kg/m(2) (SD, 9.54),(More)
OBJECTIVE The processes of change implied in weight management remain unclear. The present study aimed to identify these processes by validating a questionnaire designed to assess processes of change (the P-Weight) in line with the transtheoretical model. The relationship of processes of change with stages of change and other external variables is also(More)
OBJECTIVE The main goal of this work was to explore the relationship between coping styles and predisposition to eating disorders in a sample of adolescent girls. METHOD The sample comprised 186 females (mean age 15.91 years) and the questionnaires used were the Eating Disorders Inventory-2 (EDI-2) and the Adolescent Coping Scale (ACS). RESULTS The(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate links between obesity, gender and restrained eating in a representative sample of adolescents in Catalonia, Spain. DESIGN Several surveys were conducted in which measurements were taken of a sample of adolescents living in the city of Barcelona. SUBJECTS 610 subjects (57% girls and 43% boys) with ages ranging between 15-17, from 22(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity may have an impact on key aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQOL). In this context, the Impact of Weight Quality of Life (IWQOL) questionnaire was the first scale designed to assess HRQOL. The aim of the present study was twofold: to assess HRQOL in a sample of Spanish patients awaiting bariatric surgery and to determine the(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the dimensionality of three versions of the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) in adolescent girls. METHOD The sample comprised 738 participants. The Spanish adaptation of the EDI-2 was used. The EDI-2 contains the 64 items of EDI and has the same items as EDI-3. The dimensional structures hypothesized by Garner for the three EDI(More)