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AIM This study aimed to assess the efficacy of the prescription of intravenous diacetylmorphine (DAM) versus oral methadone with medical and psychosocial support, with a view of improving physical and mental health as well as social integration among socially excluded, opioid-dependent individuals for whom standard treatments have failed. DESIGN This(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse existing problems in health care to economic immigrants from the point of view of health and social professionals, health authorities and economic immigrants and to know which will be their proposals and priorities to improve economic immigrants's health assistance. METHODS Qualitative approach study made in Majorca island. (Spain).(More)
BACKGROUND To analyze self-reported prevalence of HCV and HIV in a sample of socially excluded injecting drug users, as well as factors associated with the presence of these diseases. METHODS Cross-sectional study. Data were collected with a structured, face-to-face questionnaire by outreach workers and privileged access interviewers in 1131 participants(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to compare the emotional climate, quality of communication and performance indicators in a clinical management unit and two traditional hospital services. MATERIAL AND METHODS Quantitative study. INSTRUMENT questionnaire of 94 questions. PARTICIPANTS 83 health professionals (63 responders) from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the risk of latent tuberculous infection (LTBI) among contacts of smokers with tuberculosis (TB). METHODS A study was conducted to determine the prevalence of LTBI among contacts of TB cases aged >14 years in Catalonia, Spain. A survey was carried out for each TB case and their contacts. LTBI was diagnosed using the tuberculin skin(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe young people's use of condoms in penetrative vaginal intercourse, and to identify the factors associated with this use. METHOD The information was collected using a self-administered questionnaire put in 1,000 people between 14 and 24 years of age resident in the region of Andalusia (Spain). The results of the sample were(More)
OBJECTIVE To find the views of Primary Care District managers and Health Centre (HC) professionals in Andalusia on systems of motivation and incentive in use in this autonomous community. DESIGN A descriptive study which uses qualitative and quantitative methodology. SETTING Primary Care districts and Health Centres in Andalusia. PARTICIPANTS Primary(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of diseases related to asbestos exposure requires the development of monitoring programs and specific health care protocols. The aim of this study is to determine the opinions and expectations of former workers of an asbestos factory, in order to adapt the care process to the needs of the affected population, and to learn about the(More)