María del Val Sandín-Vázquez

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During the last decade there have been significant socio-demographic changes in Spain with potential impact on gestational length. The aim of the study was to describe the evolution of gestational age during 1997–2008, separately for native-born and immigrant population, in order to assess their contribution to the overall pattern of gestational length. A(More)
Health Impact Assessment is a comprehensive methodology proposed by the World Health Organization to determine the impact on health of projects, policies and strategies that are no originally specifically health-related but that could have on effect on health. This work aims to review the methodological approaches to Health Impact Assessment, and determine(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND No large scale studies on breastfeeding onset patterns have been carried out in Spain. This work aims to explore the prevalence and the risk factors for not initiating breastfeeding in hospitals from Catalonia (CAT) and Valencia (V), two regions accounting approximately for 30% of the annual births in Spain. METHODS The prevalence(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out how health professionals in Primary Care (PC) perceive the definition criteria for frequent attendance, as well as their perceptions of the reasons for the visits of patients referred to as frequent attenders, their situations and their relationships with them. METHOD We performed a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews(More)
UNLABELLED FREQUENT ATTENDANCE: The primary care professional's perceptions on the influence of social factors and health care system organisation. OBJECTIVE To find out the primary care (PC) professional's perceptions on the social factors and healthcare system organisation that influence frequent attendance. METHOD A qualitative study using(More)
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