María Cristina Rodríguez-Díez

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BACKGROUND & AIMS We prospectively assessed the association between adherence to several a priori defined healthy food patterns and risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS We assessed 6851 participants of a Spanish dynamic prospective cohort of university graduates, initially free of any MetS-specific definition criteria, and followed-up for a median(More)
INTRODUCTION Simulation enables medical students to practice clinical skills in a safe environment. Graduates in medicine must be able to correctly perform an examination on a pregnant woman using Leopold maneuvers. Learning curves-cumulative summation (LC-CUSUM) may help determine when the student has achieved a specific skill. Our objective was to perform(More)
OBJECTIVE To know the level of confidence of fifth year medical students in order to perform maneuvers in bladder catheterization and rectal examination before and after training with simulators. To be able to assess student satisfaction regarding the use of the simulation as a learning method. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was conducted in the(More)
BACKGROUND The main factor that determines the selection of a medical specialty in Spain after obtaining a medical degree is the MIR ("médico interno residente", internal medical resident) exam. This exam consists of 235 multiple-choice questions with five options, some of which include images provided in a separate booklet. The aim of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the degree of confidence of students regarding obstetric examination before and after training with simulators, and assess their satisfaction with the use of simulation as a tool for acquiring skills. METHODS Training groups involved 10 students per lecturer. Students learned how to perform Leopold's manoeuvres and measure uterine(More)
Empathy is a basic skill in the exercise of medicine and increases patient and physician satisfaction and improves clinical results. However, the teaching of empathy is poorly covered in the teaching plans. A number of studies have observed a reduction in empathy during the final training courses. The reasons for this decline include, the students'(More)
Figura 1 Cuestionario de satisfacción. Barra oscura, curso 2013/14; barra clara, curso 2014/15. P1: para la preparación del escenario, me ha ayudado el haber realizado anteriormente simulación con escenarios; P2: para la preparación del escenario, me ha ayudado el haber recibido un taller de preparación de un escenario; P3: el tiempo previsto para la(More)
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