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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)
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 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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate weight gain and its relation to anxiety in a group of smokers after 3 months of cessation treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS The target population for this prospective, analytical, longitudinal study was smokers being treated in a specialist smoking cessation clinic who were still abstinent at the conclusion of a 3-month treatment(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)
OBJECTIVE to analyse the efficacy of a proactive intervention during the postpartum period to prevent a relapse in recent quitters and to promote progress in the behavioural process of change in smokers. DESIGN randomised controlled trial designed for women at the end of the pregnancy using a proactive intervention. Motivational Interviewing (MI) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the evolution of anxiety during the smoking cessation process (3 months) and early smoking relapse, in a group of smokers seeking treatment for giving up smoking. METHOD Analytical, prospective and longitudinal study. STUDY VARIABLES sex, age, marital status, educational level, anxiety and depression background, use of(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)