Cláudia Regina Lindgren Alves

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OBJECTIVE To assess the suitability of referral from primary to secondary care in pediatric Otolaryngology. METHODS The study was performed in the city of Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais, from March 2004 to May 2005. A total of 408 pre-school children referred from primary care to secondary care in the department of Otolaryngology presenting(More)
CONTEXT Curricular transformation is complex and involves many interrelated and influential factors. The idiosyncratic nature of the time-frame in which curricular change takes place makes it difficult to study these factors systematically. In 2002, the Brazilian government established the Programme of Incentives for Curricular Changes in Medical Schools(More)
PURPOSE To describe speech disorders in students from 1st to 4th grades, and to investigate possible associations between these disorders and stomatognathic system and auditory processing disorders. METHODS Cross-sectional study with stratified random sample composed of 288 students, calculated based on an universe of 1,189 children enrolled in public(More)
This study was a comparative analysis of factors affecting duration of breastfeeding among users of the São Marcos primary care clinic in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, in 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, and 2004. Five retrospective longitudinal studies (historical cohorts) were performed with the same questionnaire, and 790 mothers of children less(More)
Purpose: To describe speech disorders in students from 1 to 4 grades, and to investigate possible associations between these disorders and stomatognathic system and auditory processing disorders. Methods: Cross-sectional study with stratified random sample composed of 288 students, calculated based on an universe of 1,189 children enrolled in public schools(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the behavior of preterm newborns (PTNs) and full-term newborns (FTNs) using the Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO) and to evaluate the mothers' experience when participating in this observation. METHOD This was a cross-sectional study performed at a referral hospital for high-risk births, involving mothers and neonates before(More)
INTRODUCTION Newborn hearing screening (NHS) programs are implemented across the globe to detect early hearing impairment. In order to meet this objective, the quality of these programs should be monitored using internationally recognized indicators. OBJECTIVE To evaluate a newborn hearing screening service (NHSS) using international quality indicators.(More)
INTRODUCTION Hearing loss may impair the development of a child. The rehabilitation process for individuals with hearing loss depends on effective interventions. OBJECTIVE To describe the linguistic profile and the hearing skills of children using hearing aids, to characterize the rehabilitation process and to analyze its association with the children's(More)
This article seeks to establish the prevalence of anemia in children attending in day care centers in the South Central region of Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, identifying associated biological, social and economic factors. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 18 nurseries and 373 children were evaluated based on stratified(More)
PURPOSE To establish cutoff points for the analysis of the Behavior Observation Form (BOF) of children in the ages of 2 to 23 months and evaluate the sensitivity and specificity by age group and domains (Emission, Reception, and Cognitive Aspects of Language). METHODS The sample consisted of 752 children who underwent BOF. Each child was classified as(More)