Jorge A Palacio-Vieira

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To assess changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children and adolescents over a 3-year period and to examine factors associated with change. A representative sample of Spanish children and adolescents aged 8–18 years and their parents completed the KIDSCREEN-52 questionnaire at baseline and again after 3 years. Data were also collected on(More)
The Spanish KIDSCREEN follow-up study reassessed the Spanish baseline sample (n=840) of the European KIDSCREEN study 3 years later (2006). The aims of this paper were to describe the KIDSCREEN follow-up study and the pilot test, and to analyze participation rates and representativeness. Instruments included the KIDSCREEN-52 HRQoL measure and a set of scales(More)
PURPOSE To assess the contribution of life events (LEs) on psychosomatic complaints in adolescents/youths taking into account a set of socioeconomic variables. METHODS We tested a conceptual model implemented with structural equation modeling on longitudinal data from a representative sample of adolescents/youths and parents. Psychosomatic complaints were(More)
BACKGROUND Screening and brief interventions (SBI) in primary healthcare are cost-effective in risky drinkers, yet they are not offered to all eligible patients. This qualitative study aimed to provide more insight into the factors and mechanisms of why, how, for whom and under what circumstances implementation strategies work or do not work in increasing(More)
To obtain a conceptually and psychometrically equivalent Spanish version of the Coddington Life Events Scales (CLES) for children and adolescents and to test their psychometric properties. Forward and backward translations were performed. Comprehension, acceptability, and alternative translations were tested in focus groups and semi-structured interviews.(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of the study was to assess the effect of changes in mental health status on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children and adolescents aged 8 - 18 years. METHODS A representative sample of Spanish children and adolescents aged 8-18 years completed the self-administered KIDSCREEN-52 questionnaire at baseline and after 3(More)
AIM To test if training and support, financial reimbursement and option of referring screen-positive patients to an internet-based method of giving advice (eBI) can increase primary health-care providers' delivery of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)-C-based screening and advice to heavy drinkers. DESIGN Cluster randomized factorial trial(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies on the effect of life events (LEs) have been carried out in convenience samples which cannot be considered representative of the general population. In addition, recent studies have observed that gender differences in the health related quality of life (HRQoL) impact of LEs might be lower than believed. We assessed the relationship(More)
INTRODUCTION Early identification (EI) and brief interventions (BIs) for risky drinkers are effective tools in primary care. Lack of time in daily practice has been identified as one of the main barriers to implementation of BI. There is growing evidence that facilitated access by primary healthcare professionals (PHCPs) to a web-based BI can be a(More)
INTRODUCTION There is a lack of information about initiatives aimed at preventing the harmful effects of alcohol amongst the elderly. OBJECTIVES One of the objectives of the VINTAGE study was to collect the initiatives carried out in Europe and review the published grey literature about this topic. METHODS Email-based survey addressed to researchers,(More)