Mercè Boixadós

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To explore the quality of life and mental health of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy and to examine the impact of self-efficacy and coping strategies on these outcomes. BACKGROUND Few studies analyse the impact of caring for a child with cerebral palsy on the caregivers' quality of life besides mental health. Also, less(More)
We investigate the lifestyles of Spanish women workers engaged in the information and communication society and analyze key indicators of lifestyle as predictors of their quality of life. In this study, 207 women aged between 19 and 54 years responded to questions related to daily activities and to a quality-of-life questionnaire. We concluded that Spanish(More)
The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the quality of life in a healthy population from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) using the “Quality of life Questionnaire” (QoLQ), which was developed in our cultural context and to examine its psychometric properties. A secondary goal is to explore the relationship between quality of life perception and(More)
Objective: Information and communication technologies (ICT) have great potential for health care. In this study we explore undergraduate psychology students’ perceptions about different specific uses of ICT for health (i.e. online interventions, health information websites, telehealth and online social networks). A total of 113 students answered an online(More)
BACKGROUND Aspecific scoring systems are used to predict the risk of death postsurgery in patients with infective endocarditis (IE). The purpose of the present study was both to analyze the risk factors for in-hospital death, which complicates surgery for IE, and to create a mortality risk score based on the results of this analysis. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the feasibility of an online intervention (DARWeb) for children with functional abdominal pain and their families. METHODS An online intervention (with 7 units for children and 7 for parents) was developed from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. A total of 15 families were given access to the intervention and asked to rate their(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this first part of the APTIC (Patient Organisations and ICT) project is to design and run an online collaborative social network for paediatric patient organizations (PPOs). OBJECTIVE To analyse the needs of PPOs in Spain to identify opportunities to improve health services through the use of ICT. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A(More)
Theta burst stimulation (TBS) protocols hold high promise in neuropsychological rehabilitation. Nevertheless, their ability to either decrease (continuous, cTBS) or increase (intermittent, iTBS) cortical excitability in areas other than the primary motor cortex, and their consistency modulating human behaviors with clinically relevant tasks remain to be(More)
As part of the adaptation of the «Psychological research methods, design and techniques» subject to the European Higher Education Area, an activity to promote integra tion in the process of acquiring methodological skills and their self-assessment was proposed. A «Significant Learning Activity based on Centres of Interest» was designed based on a subject(More)
AIMS To evaluate paediatricians' perceived effectiveness of an online psychosocial intervention for children with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP). Also, to explore which elements of this intervention they would consider necessary when applied in the clinical context. METHODS A total of 131 paediatricians affiliated to Catalan and Balearic paediatric(More)