Eduardo José Pedrero Pérez

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The mobile phone is a relatively new technological tool, versatile and accessible, and very attractive, especially for young people, but whose use involves a risk of abuse and addictive behavior. In recent years there has been increasing interest in this problem, especially in view of the fact that it involves an increasingly younger population. The aim of(More)
Complications after unilateral acquired brain injury (ABI) can affect various areas of expertise causing (depending on the location of the lesion) impairment in occupational performance. The aim of this study was to analyze and compare the concepts of occupational performance and functional independence, both before and after a multicomponent intervention(More)
The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory II is a widely used questionnaire for the assessment of personality in clinical settings, especially in addictive behaviors. The aim of this study is to determine the underlying factorial structure of the MCMI-II in a sample of 1,106 drug-dependents who seek treatment. All participants completed the MCMI-II and the(More)
The present research adapted the Strategic Approach to Coping Scale (SACS), developed by Hobfoll and colleagues, to the Spanish population. SACS is an instrument derived from Hobfoll's Conservation of Resources Theory, which emphasises the contribution of social factors to coping processes. This instrument assesses coping strategies in 9-subscales,(More)
OBJECTIVE For many years now, Neuropsychology and the Psychology of Personality have developed in parallel, without any attempt to integrate the knowledge provided by the two disciplines. This paper sets out to analyze the relationship between the presence of symptoms in daily life related to the functioning of the brain's frontal lobes and individuals'(More)
Impulsivity is a dispositional trait consistently linked to addiction. Nevertheless, Dickman proposed two different types of impulsivity, a functional variant and another, dysfunctional one. Almost all studies in addiction have exclusively explored the dysfunctional facet of impulsivity. The main purpose of this study was to check the applicability of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To know the underlying dimensional structure of personality disorders in the MCMI-II through factor analysis. METHOD A sample of 749 patients who start a treatment by substance abuse or dependence, according to DSM-IV criteria, compliment the MCMI-II, once free of the direct influences (intoxication, withdrawal) of abuse drugs. Their answers in(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out the frequency of specific disorders within the general population using primary healthcare relating to the control of impulses with addictive risk. DESIGN A cross-sectional descriptive study. LOCATION Urban health centre, Area 9 of the Madrid Health Service (Spain). PARTICIPANTS A total of 457 patients who came to primary care(More)
Perceived self-efficacy in being able to resist taking drugs when faced with situations of stress or social pressure was studied using the Drug Taking Confidence Questionnaire (DTCQ; Annis and Martin, 1985). In general, stronger self-efficacy is associated with the achievement of therapeutic objectives. We studied the predictive capacity of this(More)
It is important to know which personality factors are associated with addiction so to distinguish addicts that require specialized treatment from those who do not, and to identify those addicts who achieve abstinence from those who continue their substance use despite the negative consequences. Cloninger's model includes biological and psychosocial(More)