Frederico Rosário

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BACKGROUND Serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are frequently elevated in obese children and are most likely to be associated with insulin resistance. However, clinical relevance of this association remains unclear. OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of hyperthyrotropinemia; to analyze the relationship between TSH and homeostasis model(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescent pregnancy is an important health issue. Prevention programs are usually aimed at the prevention of repeat pregnancy, ignoring the adolescents at risk of becoming pregnant for the first time. OBJECTIVES To analyse if socio-economic status, family type and mother's age at first pregnancy are risk factors for adolescent pregnancy and to(More)
Methods A randomly selected and representative sample of 234 Portuguese GPs completed the Work Package 4 questionnaire of the ODHIN Project. GPs’ attitudes were measured with the Shortened Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Perception Questionnaire (SAAPPQ). Principal component and hierarchical cluster analysis were conducted to define the optimal group number.(More)
BACKGROUND Type one diabetes mellitus is the second most frequent disease in childhood, presenting with serious complications when inadequately controlled. The most useful measure of metabolic control is hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), being essential the awareness of the causes of its variability. AIM to evaluate the effect of age and time of disease on HbA1c;(More)
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of interventions to increase general practitioners' management of alcohol problems is affected by their attitudes toward at-risk drinkers. Tailoring training programs to general practitioners' attitudes may be useful in increasing alcohol screening and brief advice. OBJECTIVES to determine whether general practitioners could(More)
Introduction. We have recently shown that family physicians can be classified into two groups based on their attitudes towards at-risk drinkers: one with better and the other with worse attitudes. Objective. To compare the two groups regarding demographics, alcohol-related clinical practice, knowledge of sensible drinking limits, and barriers and(More)
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