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OBJECTIVE The present study assessed the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension among the elderly population of Spain. DESIGN Based on a nationally representative sample of 4009 individuals aged 60 years, two sets of six blood pressure measurements were obtained by trained observers at each subject's home, using standardized methods.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess insomnia and sleep quality in primary care physicians with low and high burnout scores. METHODS A representative sample of 240 physicians was drawn from 70 medical centers in Madrid, Spain. Based on quartile splits of the overall index of the Shirom-Melamed Burnout Questionnaire, 55 participants were allocated(More)
Despite the importance of achieving cardiometabolic goals beyond blood pressure, in the health of hypertensives, no comprehensive assessment of these characteristics has been performed in whole countries. We studied in 2008-2010 a total of 11 957 individuals representative of the Spanish population aged≥18 years. Information on cardiometabolic(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether cognitive-emotional hyperarousal is a premorbid characteristic of middle-aged and young good sleepers vulnerable to stress-related insomnia. METHODS Self-reported information was collected from two samples of 305 middle-aged and 196 young adults. From those adults, 149 middle-aged (50.34 +/- 4.47 years) and 85 young (20.19 +/-(More)
To determine the changes in blood pressure (BP) and related variables in sea-level young adults with chronic exposure to high altitude, a longitudinal study was performed in male army recruits (n = 346; age 17.9 +/- 0.1 yr; BMI, 22.5 +/- 0.3 kg/m(2)) first exposed to 3550-m altitude for 12 months. Fifty male recruits (age 17.8 +/- 0.6 and BMI 22.6 +/- 0.3(More)
BACKGROUND To obtain information on cardiovascular morbidity, hypertension control, anemia and mineral metabolism based on the analysis of the baseline characteristics of a large cohort of Spanish patients enrolled in an ongoing prospective, observational, multicenter study of patients with stages 3 and 4 chronic kidney diseases (CKD). METHODS Multicenter(More)
The nighttime and daytime correlates of the insomnia complaint (IC) were assessed in an in-class survey on a sample of 1238 first year university students (18.85+/-1.45 years) at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, Spain. Evidence was found that the likelihood of complaining of insomnia was increased by perceiving difficulties with initiating and(More)
OBJECTIVE Between November 2002 and March 2003, the authors assessed the prevalence and correlates of napping among Spanish university students. PARTICIPANTS The sample comprised 1,276 first-year university students; the mean age was 18.74 +/- 1.24 years, and 35.45% were men. METHODS The study was cross-sectional, and the students completed self-report,(More)
AIM To assess insomnia and sleep quality in primary care physicians from a gender perspective. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A representative sample of 240 physicians was drawn from 70 medical centers from the Madrid Autonomous region. The participation rate was 71.6%. The questionnaire included sociodemographic data, insomnia symptomatology using DSM-IV criteria(More)
H ypertension accounts for a substantial portion of car-diovascular disease (CVD) and mortality in the general population. However, the mortality gap between adults with and without hypertension has remained relatively constant over time in some countries. 2 Consequently, efforts are needed to accelerate the decrease in the mortality rate among(More)
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