Elizabeth Delgado

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In November 1994, a retrospective survey was conducted for two purposes; to investigate patterns of health-care uptake for childhood and maternal illness in semi-urban Guatemala; and to gain an insight into the expenditure incurred by the subjects when they consulted the various health-care providers. The subjects, who all belonged to a semi-urban ladina(More)
Considerable efforts were made in Guatemala to cover rural areas with health centres, and health programmes have been launched to treat and prevent the most important childhood diseases. Despite this, the utilization rate of public health services has reportedly been low throughout the past two decades. How, and how effectively, do mothers resolve the(More)
This study was conducted to examine whether a system of active microbreaks can reduce the discomfort perceived by employees in a meatpacking plant. Moreover, the relationship between the discomfort perceived on the job and musculoskeletal capability was investigated. Twenty-eight men employed in a local meatpacking plant participated in a study conducted(More)
This study investigated the effects of physical training on employees performing manual handling operations in three manufacturing plants. Employees from two plants were trained using progressive resistance exercise (PRE) while employees in the third plant were trained using PRE and trunk flexibility exercises (TFE). The results were: (1) a combined TFE and(More)
This study was conducted in the Guatemalan highland department of Sacatepequez, in a sample of 146 rural women insured by the Social Security system. It examined their health care behaviour when their children presented common childhood symptoms such as diarrhoea, fever, cough and worms. The mothers generally sought help and treatment advice from an older(More)
AIM To enhance learning (knowledge, attitudes and practices) about the importance of family health history (FHH) information and familial risks. METHODS A pre-post design with one group was employed in this study. Five learning sessions were conducted with a community-based sample (n = 75) recruited from five counties in Texas, USA. Each learning session(More)
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