Lucía Artazcoz

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OBJECTIVE To identify the clinical characteristics associated with poor psychosocial functioning among Spanish patients with epilepsy but no other neurological or psychiatric disorder. METHODS Between May and September 2001 a survey among patients with epilepsy was carried out in 32 Spanish health care centres. The selection criteria of patients were(More)
INTRODUCTION Women are more likely to suffer adverse drug reactions. Moreover adverse drug reactions differ depending on gender. The main objective of new generation antiepileptic drugs (AED) is to reduce adverse drug reactions while maintaining the same effectiveness as the classic ones. OBJECTIVES a) To identify sociodemographic and clinical variables(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study are to identify family and job characteristics associated with long work hours, to analyse the relationship between long work hours and several health indicators, and to examine whether gender differences for both objectives exist. METHODS The sample was composed of all salaried workers aged 16-64 years (3950 men(More)
BACKGROUND The course of depression from pregnancy to 1 year post partum and risk factors among mothers and fathers are not known. AIMS (1) To report the longitudinal patterns of depression from the third trimester of pregnancy to 1 year after childbirth; (2) to determine the gender differences between women and their partners in the effect of(More)
INTRODUCTION Gender inequalities exist in work life, but little is known about their presence in relation to factors examined in occupation health settings. The aim of this study was to identify and summarize the working and employment conditions described as determinants of gender inequalities in occupational health in studies related to occupational(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of isolated psychological intimate partner violence and psychosocial factors (social support and alcohol or drug use by a partner/family member) on psychological well-being (depression or poor self-perceived health status) at 5 and 12 months post-partum. A longitudinal cohort study was carried out with a(More)
BACKGROUND Informal employment is assumed to be an important but seldom studied social determinant of health, affecting a large number of workers around the world. Although informal employment arrangements constitute a permanent, structural pillar of many labor markets in low- and middle-income countries, studies about its relationship with health status(More)
Few studies have addressed the effect of gender policies on women's health and gender inequalities in health. This study aims to analyse the relationship between the orientation of public gender equality policies and gender inequalities in health in European countries, and whether this relationship is mediated by gender equality at country level or by other(More)
PURPOSE Indirect costs of mental disorders are considerable and include loss of work productivity. We aimed to study the association between personal annual earnings and common mental disorders in Spain. METHODS A cross-sectional population study of a representative sample of noninstitutionalized adults from Spain was performed (ESEMeD-Spain). CIDI 3.0(More)
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