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BACKGROUND High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors has been observed in Spain along with low incidence of acute myocardial infarction. Our objective was to determine the trends of cardiovascular risk factor prevalence between 1995 and 2005 in the 35-74-year-old population of Gerona, Spain. DESIGN Comparison of cross-sectional studies were conducted(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of ankle-brachial index (ABI)<0.9 and symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD), association with cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF), and impact of adding ABI measurement to coronary heart disease (CHD) risk screening. DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional survey of 6262 participants aged 35-79 in Girona,(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the relationship between quality of life (QOL) and environmental factors of temperature, noise, and lighting in nursing home residents with severe dementia. DESIGN Cross-sectional, observational, analytical. SETTING Eight public, long-term care nursing homes in the province of Girona, Spain. PARTICIPANTS Random sample of 160(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of suspected elder abuse subtypes and to identify related factors. DESIGN Cross-sectional, population-based, descriptive study. SETTING Eight rural villages in Girona, Spain. PARTICIPANTS Six hundred seventy-six inhabitants aged 75 and older. MEASUREMENTS All participants were interviewed in their homes using the(More)
The aim of the study was to develop a cross-cultural adaptation and to evaluate the validity and reliability of a Spanish version of the Quality of Life in Late-Stage Dementia (QUALID) scale. Observational and cross-sectional validation study. The QUALID was translated according to standardised procedures. Internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach’s(More)
Physiological and pathological processes differ in men and women, depending on factors such as sex and sociological and anthropological characteristics. However, many diseases are still approached from a masculine point of view. In this respect, ischemic heart disease is one of the diseases that most clearly reflects biological differences and social(More)
As part of the activities on the World Day for Diabetes in 2002, nine professors, one nurse who teaches about diabetes and 126 nursing students at University Schools of Nursing in Barcelona, Lleida, Tarragona, Tortosa and Girona, in collaboration with the Association of Diabetics in Catalonia and with the help of the Advisory Council for Diabetes in(More)
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