Cláudia Margarida Balula Chaves

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OBJECTIVE To characterise sleep-wake patterns and their influence on academic performance for a sample of Portuguese adolescents. RESEARCH DESIGN Cross-sectional, analytical-explanatory, correlational epidemiological research. The protocol includes the composite morningness questionnaire (Barton et al, 1985 adapted by Silva et al, 1985), the Epworth(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for urinary incontinence (UI) and assess the quality of life (QoL) of affected women. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted of all women with UI who attended the urology and gynecology services of four hospitals in central Portugal between March and December 2012. Information was obtained from participants using(More)
INTRODUCTION This study consisted in the comparison of the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) present in the stomach and in saliva of a sample of Portuguese adolescents and the assessment of the association between H. pylori infection with socio-demographic variables and prevalence of dental caries. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluating the quality of life of Portuguese patients with schizophrenia and linking it to sociodemographic and clinical aspects. METHOD A quantitative cross-sectional study carried out with individuals affected by schizophrenia, living in the entire continental territory of Portugal, through application of a sociodemographic and clinical(More)
Pregnancy is a period influenced by the interaction of several factors, therefore this study aimed to identify changes in lifestyles due to pregnancy and childbirth in Portuguese and immigrant women in Portugal. This is a qualitative study, using the semi-structured interview, with eighty-two Portuguese and immigrant women. Content analysis was used, with(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of domestic violence (physical, psychological or sexual) during pregnancy and to characterise these women. BACKGROUND Pregnant women are not immune to domestic violence and therefore may be subject to any form of physical, psychological or sexual violence by partners. Health professionals' knowledge and(More)
Adherence of adolescents to health practices in the context of sexuality is relevant, not only from the point of view of physical and psychological well-being, but also the model effect of their knowledge of infections transmitted sexually and their behaviours may have on other adolescents and lifestyles adopted. The need thus emerges to work with this(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize sources of information students of higher education turn to for clarification about AIDS. RESEARCH DESIGN Cross-sectional, non-experimental research, with the features of descriptive, correlational and explanatory studies. The data collection protocol includes personal and academic data and the sources of information about AIDS(More)
Problem Statement: Chronic disease entails physical, psychological and social issues with a decrease in the quality of life. The assessment of QoL has been applied as indicator in patients with chronic diseases. Research Questions: What is the quality of life in patients with chronic disease? What are the socio-demographic variables that influence the(More)
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