Juan C Quintero

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BACKGROUND Hot flushes (HFs) and night sweats are frequent complaints among both peri- and postmenopausal women. Perceived control of this complaint may vary from one population to another. OBJECTIVE To assess perceived control over menopausal HFs and determinant factors among mid-aged Ecuadorian women. METHODS In this cross-sectional study healthy(More)
Adolescents constitute a high risk population for the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases, among them HIV/AIDS. Knowledge regarding reproductive issues among them is a key point in order to establish appropriate prevention programs. Obtain information regarding the knowledge and practice related to family planning and HIV-prevention behaviour among(More)
BACKGROUND Studies reporting on resilience (capacity to overcome life adversity) and the menopausal transition are scarce. OBJECTIVE To assess resilience and related factors in mid-aged Ecuadorian women. METHOD This was a cross sectional study in which 904 women aged 40-59 completed the 14-item Wagnild and Young Resilience Scale (WYRS) and a general(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies drawn from the Ecuadorian population have previously reported that more than half of mid-aged women present hot flushes, which can impair their quality of life. However up-to-date risk factors for their presence and severity have not been assessed. OBJECTIVE To assess hot flush frequency and intensity and related risk factors(More)
BACKGROUND Hot flushes (HFs) and night sweats are frequent complaints among both peri- and postmenopausal women. Beliefs regarding these complaints may vary from one population to another. OBJECTIVE To assess HF beliefs and factors related to negative beliefs in a climacteric Hispanic population using the Hot Flush Beliefs Scale (HFBS). METHODS A total(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of instruments used to evaluate menopausal symptoms are long and complex. In this sense, more simple tests are being designed to rapidly obtain a snapshot of the global clinical picture. OBJECTIVE To assess menopausal symptoms in mid-aged women using the short 10 item version of the original menopause Cervantes Scale (CS-10). (More)
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