I. Montoya

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BACKGROUND Intra-urban inequalities in mortality have been infrequently analysed in European contexts. The aim of the present study was to analyse patterns of cancer mortality and their relationship with socioeconomic deprivation in small areas in 11 Spanish cities. METHODS It is a cross-sectional ecological design using mortality data (years 1996-2003).(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluate the effectiveness of a physical activity promotion programme carried out by general practitioners with inactive patients in routine care. METHODS AND FINDINGS Pragmatic, cluster randomised clinical trial conducted in eleven public primary care centres in Spain. Fifty-six general practitioners (GPs) were randomly assigned to(More)
BACKGROUND Further research is needed to improve the evidence regarding determinants of physical activity (PA) as a crucial step to plan higher effective intervention strategies. The goal of the present study is to identify socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of primary care (PHC) insufficiently active patients that are associated with(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between deprivation and mortality in urban settings is well established. This relationship has been found for several causes of death in Spanish cities in independent analyses (the MEDEA project). However, no joint analysis which pools the strength of this relationship across several cities has ever been undertaken. Such an(More)
BACKGROUND Quality of life (QoL) decreases as heart failure worsens, which is one of the greatest worries of these patients. Physical exercise has been shown to be safe for people with heart failure. Previous studies have tested heterogeneous exercise programs using different QoL instruments and reported inconsistent effects on QoL. The aim of this study is(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate agreement between cardiovascular risk in sedentary patients as estimated by the new Framingham-D'Agostino scale and by the SCORE chart, and to describe the patient characteristics associated with the observed disagreement between the scales. DESIGN A cross-sectional study was undertaken involving a systematic sample of 2,295(More)
This paper investigates the potential for grid and parallel computing for location-allocation modelling of health services. Previous work showed the potential for solving small scale location-allocation problems concerning hospitals within a grid or parallel computing environment [1]. In this study we look at a much larger problem and investigate how(More)
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