Priscila Dib Gonçalves

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BACKGROUND Many approaches have been taken to increase compliance with hand hygiene by health care professionals. We evaluated a nurse call system used as a tool in a positive deviance (PD) approach to improving compliance. METHODS We conducted a quasi-experimental study between September 2008 and December 2010 in 2 step-down units (SDUs). The consumption(More)
Although there are a large number of studies focused on binge drinking and traffic risk behaviors (TRB), little is known regarding low levels of alcohol consumption and its association to TRB. The aim of this cross-sectional study is to examine the association of low to moderate alcohol intake pattern and TRB in college students in Brazil. 7037 students(More)
BACKGROUND Cocaine-dependent individuals (CDI) present executive cognitive function (ECF) deficits, but the impact of psychiatric comorbidities such as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on neuropsychological functioning is still poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate if CDI with ADHD (CDI + ADHD) would have a distinct(More)
BACKGROUND In cocaine-dependent individuals, executive function (EF) deficits are associated with poor treatment outcomes. Psychological interventions and pharmacological approaches have produced only modest effect sizes. To date, studies of this topic have been few and limited. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a new model of(More)
Introduction: Executive Dysfunction (ED) is associated with difficulties in daily life and poor treatment adherence in individuals with neurological and psychiatric disorders. The aim of this paper is to present an update of Executive Function (EF) Rehabilitation Techniques. Methods: We performed a comprehensive literature review using the following(More)
OBJECTIVE Although alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are prevalent among older individuals, few studies have examined the course and predictors of AUDs from their onset into the person's 50s. This study describes the AUD course from ages 50 to 55 in participants who developed AUDs according to criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental(More)
Objective To describe the microbiological characteristics and to assess the risk factors for mortality of ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis in a case-control study of intensive care patients. Methods This case-control study was conducted over a 6-year period in a 40-bed medical-surgical intensive care unit in a tertiary care, private hospital in São(More)
Methods This program was conducted in a 500-bed private hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. WHO tool was used to assess HH adherence before (Jun-Aug2008) and after the intervention (Jul-Sept2009). The inpatient units were: Medical Surgical Ward, Oncology, Neonatal and Pediatrics and outpatient were: Surgical Ambulatory, Obstetric Center, Emergency, Post(More)