Nívea de Macedo Oliveira Morales

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OBJECTIVE To assess whether the month of birth in different latitudes of South America might influence the presence or severity of multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life. METHODS Neurologists in four South American countries working at MS units collected data on their patients' month of birth, gender, age, and disease progression. RESULTS Analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND Quality of life (QL) assessments of children with incapacitating diseases, such as cerebral palsy (CP), have often been conducted with the help of the representatives of a child, making QL assessment more subjective. The Autoquestionnaire Qualité de Vie Enfant Imagé (AUQEI) is a QL assessment designed for children to self-report-it uses images to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect the type of hip fracture (femoral neck or trochanteric) has on the Health-Related Quality of Life of elderly subjects. METHODS Forty-five patients with hip fractures (mean 74.30 +/- 7.12 years), 24 with a femoral neck fracture and 21 with a trochanteric fracture, completed the 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) at(More)
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