María Eugenia Garza Elizondo

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OBJECTIVE To assess health care access integrating the availability of resources, medical institution and the patient point of view. SETTING Nuevo León, México. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS A random sample of patients were interviewed about their perceptions on different barriers, which also were assessed for the institution utilizing the corresponding(More)
BACKGROUND The objective was to compare the use of family planning methods during the immediate postpartum period and two years following childbirth among the adolescent females who had followed two different intervention programs during their pregnancies. METHODS A quasi-experimental study was designed. A total of 62 pregnant adolescents were selected to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess if work-related activities represented a threatening situation for nursing personnel through the correlation between the level of usual anxiety (trait-anxiety) and the level of anxiety present during working hours (state-anxiety). As well as, to determine state-anxiety risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS The state-trait-anxiety(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the cost of caring for the diabetic-hypertensive patient in primary care. DESIGN A cost analysis carried out in family medicine units in Mexico. SETTING Family medicine units in Mexico. PARTICIPANTS Patients with diabetes and hypertension. MEASUREMENTS Include the profile of use of the services and the cost of the care. The(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal health is a priority in the Mexican health system, the proper planning and organization of the resources, as well as the use of the maternity care services suited to the needs of pregnant women therefore being of importance. This study is aimed at determining the pattern of use of the prenatal, childbirth and puerperium care services at(More)
UNLABELLED Preeclampsia and eclampsia are the primary causes of maternal mortality. In the state of Nuevo León, from 1990 to 1998, these conditions represented 44.1% of maternal deaths. The presence of thrombogenic substances (homocysteine, C protein, and anticardiolipin antibodies) in the mother's blood has been related to this problem. The C677T(More)
Partial and total maternal and child health care costs were estimated. The study was developed in a Primary Care Health Clinic (PCHC) and a General Hospital (GH) of a social security health care system. Maternal and child health care services, type of activity and frequency utilization during 1995, were defined; cost examination was done separately for the(More)
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