Gustavo Alonso Cabrera-Arana

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Road safety (RS) is key in the study and intervention of human mobility. It is a determining priority in international public health and in the development of communities and nations. The declaration of a global RS crisis in the 1990s by the United Nations urged the social, political and technical processes to propose the Decade of Action for Road Safety(More)
This study used the Health Beliefs Model to explore beliefs on digital rectal examination (DRE) to screen for prostrate cancer, prior to intent to submit to the examination, in men 45 to 64 years of age in Cali, Colombia. The 267 participants answered a questionnaire by means of prior selection through proportional sampling by quotas. A univariate and(More)
OBJECTIVE Exploring signs of emotional and physical weakness or Burnout syndrome in qualified teachers in Medellin, Colombia, 2005. METHODS A cross-sectional study was applied to a random bi-stage sample of 239 teachers who filled in a questionnaire by themselves to explore demographic, work and social variables and dimensions of the Burnout syndrome,(More)
OBJECTIVE Establishing a quality base-line as perceived by hospital users, subject to intervention by the health-service restructuring, redesign and modernisation programme. METHOD 4 021 users were interviewed face-to-face in August 2006 from a sample of hospitals from the programme using an instrument already validated for measuring health service users'(More)
OBJECTIVE Validating an instrument for measuring the perceived quality of services received by people using hospitals forming part of the Colombian Ministry of Social Protection's restructuring, redesigning and modernisation programme for health-service providing networks. METHODS Sánchez and Echeverri's guidelines for validating health quality(More)
OBJECTIVE Estimating the difference between direct and indirect family costs arising from women who continue exclusive breastfeeding and those who abandon it during the first postpartum month. METHODS A cost analysis was carried out on primiparous women from Cali, Colombia; they were recruited during their immediate puerpery and follow-up during the first(More)
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