Irene Schiattino

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BACKGROUND A change in the social structure of medicine and its impact on clients has occurred in the last decades. AIM To perform a survey about subjective wellbeing among physicians. MATERIAL AND METHODS A physician’ professional satisfaction survey consisting in 90 questions, was applied to 580 physicians (70% males), working in Metropolitan(More)
Alimentary restraint, cognitive variable related to eating behavior and obesity, is reportedly a valuable predictor for the development of therapeutic strategies. This paper addresses the relationship between maternal restraint and several psychological variables in their daughters (alexithymia, neuroticism, extraversion). From the study of 35(More)
Chile suffers significant pollution from large industrial emitters associated with the mining, metal processing, paper production, and energy industries. The aim of this research was to determine whether the presence of large industrial facilities (i.e. coal- and oil-fired power plants, pulp and paper mills, mining facilities, and smelters) affects(More)
Nonclinical populations of male and female subjects of middle socioeconomic level and different age ranges were assessed by means of the content analysis method developed by Gottschalk and associates. Verbal samples consisted of written productions in response to a standard ambiguous instruction to narrate a dramatic or interesting life experience and were(More)
BACKGROUND Profound changes have been observed in medical practice during the last thirty years. This may be understood as a result of the influence of economic variables in health services management, among other probable causes. At the same time, doctors' work has been diversified, and a tendency to work in several paid jobs simultaneously has been(More)
BACKGROUND Trauma in the third cause of death in Chile and the most important among youngsters. AIM To analyze the certification of deaths by trauma, studying those deaths in which it is not known if they were accidental or self inflicted. MATERIAL AND METHODS Deaths certified as caused by trauma, poisoning or violence during the period 1992-1994 are(More)
BACKGROUND the recent and ongoing changes in the structure and social organization of medicine have deeply transformed medical practice. AIM to study the perception of these changes by physicians, the impact of these changes in their subjective wellbeing and their strategies of adjustment. MATERIAL AND METHODS a scale, consisting of 54 items grouped in(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of low-dose oral estrogen therapy on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in 45-64-year-old women from the East Metropolitan Health Service (SSMO) in Santiago, Chile. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted an observational cross-sectional study. A random population sample of women between 45 and 64 years of age was(More)
BACKGROUND The beneficial effects of estrogen supplementation in climacteric women are clear. However, their psychological effects are not well documented. AIM To study the effects of estrogen supplementation on psychological variables in climacteric women. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty postmenopausal women were divided in two groups to receive a daily(More)
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