Diogo Costa

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BACKGROUND Different service characteristics are known to influence mental health care delivery. Much less is known about the impact of contextual factors, such as the socioeconomic circumstances, on the provision of care to socially marginalized groups.The objectives of this work were to assess the organisational characteristics of services providing(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to assess intimate partner violence (IPV) among men and women from six cities in six European countries. METHODS Four IPV types were measured in a population-based multicentre study of adults (18-64 years; n = 3,496). Sex- and city-differences in past year prevalence were examined considering victims, perpetrators or both and(More)
PURPOSE Little is known on the specific relation between being a perpetrator or both a victim and perpetrator of intimate partner violence (IPV) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). We assessed the association between HRQoL and abuse, considering men and women as victims, perpetrators or reciprocally. METHODS Participants were adult men and women(More)
INTRODUCTION Accurate diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has important therapeutic and prognostic implications and would be greatly aided by reliable diagnostic biomarkers as IPF has sometimes overlapping features with other interstitial lung diseases (ILD). OBJECTIVES To explore the value of serum metalloproteinases (MMP) 1 and 7 levels in(More)
We report on the first steps towards the automatic generation of Internet memes starring public figures. Their images are retrieved from the Web and combined with famous quotes, altered according to recent information on the figures. Current implementation, in Portuguese, exploits several computational resources and aims to produce artifacts with coherent(More)
IPTV platforms have revealed a great potential for the viewers' involvement by allowing the development of services and applications related with the TV content. Taking advantage of both the potentialities of these platforms and game related dynamics new ways to promote interaction between viewers may be achieved. This research focuses on searching and(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies of the association between neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation and individual lifestyles leading to cardiovascular disease focused on a single cardiovascular risk factor. The concomitant assessment of more than one risk factor may provide clues to specific mechanisms linking neighborhood disadvantage to individual lifestyles. We(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We aimed to compare the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) with the Mini-Cog, measuring agreement in participants' classification, using a general population sample. METHODS Cross-sectional evaluation of 609 community dwellers aged ≥60 years was performed by trained interviewers. Cohen's kappa and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were(More)
We present RAMA (Relational Artist Maps), a web-based tool for visualizing and interacting with networks of music artists. RAMA operates on data that covers hundreds of thousands of artists and three million user-generated tags, collected from Last.fm web radio. Artist names are presented in a connected graph, which also contains visual information(More)