Sônia Maria Vicente Cardoso

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The aim of the present study was to investigate the psychometric properties and validate the Portuguese version of the Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ-Brazil). This instrument assesses how beliefs and fear of individuals with lower back pain affect two subscales related to their physical activities (FABQ-Phys) and work (FABQ-Work). The(More)
INTRODUCTION Iron deficiency anemia is the micronutrient deficiency most prevalent in the world primarily affecting young children and pregnant or puerperal women. It is also associated with an increase in perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality. Increasing iron demands in pregnancy are common knowledge, however the evidence of a clinical effect of(More)
Universities and polytechnics are educational institutions that make decisions within the university management, taking into account various factors such as the number of vacancies to offer (not only the university, as each course itself), the courses setting strategy and his regime, the type of the course and publication. This paper presents a study on the(More)
The present investigation analyses the fertility decline in Portugal according to two basic perspectives: the first one, of a conceptual nature, states that this process ought to be understood in the context of a demographic system in which the components interact with each other; the second one, of a methodological nature, claims that this subject should(More)
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