Josélia de Oliveira Araújo Firmo

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OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence and sociodemographic characteristics associated with benzodiazepine use among community-dwelling older adults. METHOD 1606 subjects, aged > 60 years,(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe, for the first time in Brazil, the prevalence of risk factors and the use of preventive health care services among adults 60 years and older. METHODS This population-based(More)
This study combined anthropological and epidemiological approaches to assess the effectiveness of community mobilization for health education, developed as part of the Brazilian program for the(More)
OBJECTIVE A cohort study has been designed to identify predictors of adverse health events in the elderly. The methodology of the study and preliminary descriptive results are presented. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of Chagas' disease is decreasing in Brazil. Due to cohort effect, the disease might remain a public health problem for some time among older individuals. The present burden(More)
The use of questionnaires has been recommended for identifying, at a lower cost, individuals at risk for schistosomiasis. In this study, validity of information obtained by questionnaire in the(More)