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OBJECTIVE To identify factors predictive of the outcome of a smoking cessation program by gender. METHODS A cross-sectional study of smokers starting treatment in a smoking cessation clinic from 2002 to 2007 was conducted. The variables consisted of data on sociodemographic factors, smoking habits, the social context of smoking and psychiatric comorbidity(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the results of smoking cessation therapy in a specialist unit by calculating the probability of continued abstinence at 6-month follow-up and analyzing differences according to the characteristics of the individuals. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective longitudinal study was undertaken in smokers who received(More)
BACKGROUND The application of new technologies to the education of health professionals is both a challenge and a necessity. Virtual worlds are increasingly being explored as a support for education. AIM The aim of this work is to study the suitability of Second Life (SL) as an educational tool for primary healthcare professionals. METHODS DESIGN(More)
Keywords: Approximate block diagonalization Bayesian hierarchical modeling Conditionally autoregressive models Markov chain Monte Carlo Origin–destination models Spatial partitioning a b s t r a c t As a result of increased mobility patterns of workers, explaining labor flows and partitioning regions into local labor markets (LLMs) have become important(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the predictors of successful outcome in a smoking cessation program at 6-month follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS Cross-sectional descriptive study of a sample of smokers who attended a smoking cessation clinic for combined medical and cognitive-behavioral group therapy. The independent variables assessed included age, sex, level of(More)