Ricardo Augusto de Paula Pinto

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Prior to engaging in treatment for smoking cessation, subjects were tested for their responsiveness to cigarette smoking cues. Subjects performed a role-play with a confederate who lit their preferred brand of cigarette. Heart rate (HR) and galvanic skin conductance were assessed continuously, while urge to smoke and anxiety were rated subjectively after(More)
Relapse remains a major problem in successful smoking cessation. This study evaluated selected responses and coping skills in male and female quitters and relapsers in four situational contexts: general social competence, smoking-specific "high-risk-for-relapse" situations, social anxiety, and relaxation. Results showed that quitters coped better than(More)
This study examined the hypothesis that high nicotine dependent smokers would have more difficulty with initial cessation of smoking than low dependent smokers as measured by the Fagerstrom Tolerance Questionnaire (FTQ). Two replications of a nicotine-fading smoking program were conducted at different worksites. Significantly less heavily dependent smokers(More)
The liver transplantation technique advances have allowed the endovascular treatment of stenosis between hepatic vein and inferior vena cava, and this has become an established and widely acceptable method for the treatment of patients with end-stage liver disease. However, in spite of the advances in the surgical technique of liver transplantation there is(More)
Sixty pediatric patients having first-time elective surgery participated in this study. Surgery preparation using videotape procedures was employed. The research design included two viewing conditions (with parent present and without parent present) and three treatment procedures (adult-narrated videotape, peer-narrated videotape, and control/no-videotape(More)
Little research has been done on the use of seclusion in community mental health centers. The authors studied 56 seclusion room placements for 25 inpatients at a community mental health center and found that use of seclusion may more frequently be a function of staff than of patient need. Evening and night shifts made more frequent use of seclusion than did(More)
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