Imanol Montoya

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BACKGROUND Physical activity promotion is a priority, but contribution of physicians' interventions is unclear. The effectiveness of the PEPAF ("Experimental Program for Physical Activity Promotion"), which was implemented exclusively by physicians in routine primary care from October 2003 to December 2004, was assessed. METHODS Fifty-six Spanish family(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)
OBJECTIVES To study the association between proximity to air polluting industrial facilities and mortality in the Basque Country (Spain) in the 1996-2003 period. METHODS A cross-sectional ecological study with 1465 census sections (CS) as units of analysis with a mean population of 1257 inhabitants. Association of CS mortality with proximity of industries(More)
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)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of a program promoting physical activity (PEPAF) implemented by family physicians on cardiovascular risk reduction. METHODS The cluster randomized clinical trial involved 56 family physicians randomly allocated to an intervention group (n=29) and a control group (n=27). Of the patients recruited, only(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)
The aim of this study was to assess the reliability and convergent validity of the 7-day Physical Activity Recall (7-day PAR) interview in a sample of the Spanish population. Valid 7-day PAR interviews were conducted and RT3 accelerometer measurements taken for 160 subjects from the primary care population aged 24-83, 75 men and 85 women. Two 7-day PAR(More)
Although there is some experience in the study of mortality inequalities in Spanish cities, there are large urban centers that have not yet been investigated using the census tract as the unit of territorial analysis. The coordinated project <<Socioeconomic and environmental inequalities in mortality in Spanish cities. The MEDEA project>> was designed to(More)
AIMS To assess the association between attendance at antenatal education sessions and breastfeeding during the first year of life. BACKGROUND Although there is evidence that antenatal education encourages breastfeeding, the size and duration of its effect remain unclear. DESIGN A prospective cohort study. METHODS The study was conducted in Bizkaia(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)