Marcos Pascoal Pattussi

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OBJECTIVES Evidence suggests that communities with higher levels of social capital have better health, but this association has not been explored specifically in relation to dental injury. We investigated the association between social capital and dental injury. METHODS We conducted a multilevel study assessed individual and neighborhood effects on dental(More)
OBJECTIVE Empowerment has been considered a dimension of social capital. It refers to social interaction processes that enable people to enhance their individual and collective skills and to exert greater control over their lives. This relationship has not been explored in relation to dental health. The objective of this study was to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to investigate the main social, psychosocial and clinical factors associated with poor self-rated oral health in adolescents. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was carried out in two cities of the Distrito Federal, Brazil. Data were collected by clinical examinations and by self-administered questionnaires from 1302(More)
This study focused on the association between dietary patterns and socio-demographic and lifestyle factors. A population-based cross-sectional study was performed in 1,026 adult women from Southern Brazil. Dietary patterns were identified using principal components analysis. In the multivariable analysis, a Poisson regression model was used to estimate the(More)
The authors examined the associations of shiftwork with overweight and abdominal obesity through a cross-sectional study of 1206 employees 18 to 50 yrs of age who were working on a production line in a poultry processing plant. Night-shift workers (n = 800) were considered exposed, whereas day shiftworkers (n = 406) were considered nonexposed. Overweight(More)
This ecological study investigated the associations between social deprivation, income inequality and social cohesion and dental caries levels in school children of the Distrito Federal, Brazil. Three sources of data were used: (1) area-based data from a 1997 social survey carried out on 13,000 families, (2) 1995 census data collected for the Government of(More)
OBJECTIVE Self-rating provides a simple direct way of capturing perceptions of health. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence and associated factors of poor self-rated oral health among elders. METHODS National data from a cross-sectional population-based study with a multistage random sample of 4786 Brazilian older adults (aged 65-74)(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to explore the association between sleep deprivation and obesity among shift workers. DESIGN A cross-sectional study was conducted. Obesity was defined as BMI ≥30 kg/m2. Time of sleep was categorized as: >5 h of continuous sleep/d; ≤5 h of continuous sleep/d with some additional rest (sleep deprivation level I);(More)
OBJECTIVE This validation study compared an electromyography (EMG) device, Bitestrip, versus polysomnography in the diagnosis of sleep bruxism (SB). STUDY DESIGN Forty-nine consecutive patients (32 women and 17 men, 41.2 ± 12.9 years old) with a clinical history of SB were included in the study from the Orofacial Pain Clinic, Faculty of Dentistry,(More)
Physical activity may have a protective effect against abdominal obesity, an important risk factor for cardiometabolic diseases. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the association between the practice of physical activities in adolescence and abdominal obesity in adulthood among women shift workers in Southern Brazil in 2011. This case-control study(More)