Natalia Bauzá

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BACKGROUND Due to the high prevalence of depression, it is clinically relevant to improve the early identification and assessment of depressive episodes. The main objective of the present study was to examine the psychometric properties of the IDS-SR30 (Self-rated Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology) in a large Spanish sample of depressive patients. (More)
The present article reviews recent studies analyzing the association between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and personality in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). HRQoL is especially important in chronic diseases, since the strategic goals of treatment are to relieve symptoms, delay progression and improve functional quality. Some studies show that(More)
BACKGROUND Somatoform disorders are characterized by the presence of multiple somatic symptoms without an organic cause that completely explains their symptoms. These patients generate a high cost in health services. We aim to evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of a cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) programme, administered in group and individual(More)
26 Actas Esp Psiquiatr 2009;37(6):320-325 cientes hiperfrecuentadores comparándolo con otro grupo de normofrecuentadores en tres centros de atención primaria. Método. La muestra está compuesta por 232 hiperfrecuentadores (definidos por un número de consultas igual o superior a 12 en el último año) y 93 normofrecuentadores. Los instrumentos utilizados son:(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess changes in health related quality of life after a cognitive behavioural program for patients diagnosed with abridged somatization disorder in primary care. METHOD A multicentre, randomized, parallel group, controlled trial was designed. 168 patients were recruited from 29 primary health care centres in Spain and were randomly assigned(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the diagnostic validity and to provide the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of the Spanish version of the Screening for Somatoform Symptoms-2 (SOMS-2) scale in a PC population sample. DESIGN Validation study. SETTING PC centres in Aragon and Balearic Islands, Spain. PARTICIPANTS A(More)
Stressful life events are associated with depression and their role in first onset and recurrences is a promising but controversial perspective of research. The objective is to analyze the role of number of previous episodes and life events exposure in a large sample of primary care depressive patients taking into account life events severity. 10,257(More)
Frequent attenders account for a large proportion of primary care (PC) contacts, referrals, and prescriptions. Psychosocial and emotional distress is related to the high use of health services. Few studies have focused on the association between mental disorders assessed using structured interviews and frequent use of PC services.The aim of this study was(More)
To explore potential individual determinants of healthcare utilization in primary care (PC) using a structural equation modelling approach. Atotal of 638 patients from five PC units were randomly selected. Mental disorders, psychological distress and other psychological factors were assessed with the 28-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) and the(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive dysfunction is common among depressed patients. However, the pattern and magnitude of impairment during episodes of major depressive disorder (MDD) through to clinical remission remains unclear. Heterogeneity of depressive patients and the lack of longitudinal studies may account for contradictory results in previous research. (More)