All publications of “Carlos Zubaran”

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Correlation between breastfeeding and maternal health status

Carlos Zubaran, Katia Foresti

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000200008

Objective:To examine the relation between breastfeeding efficacy and health status in a sample of 88 mothers from Southern Brazil.METHODS:Research participants completed the Portuguese version of the General Health Questionnaire and the Personal Health Scale. Breastfeeding efficacy was evaluated using the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale. Correlations between breastfeeding and health status scores were examined using Pearson’s correlation coefficient.RESULTS:The results of this study revealed significant correlations between the scores of the two general health and well-being questionnaires and the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale. Bivariate […]

The use of appetite suppressants among health sciences undergraduate students in Southern Brazil

Carlos Zubaran, Rubia Lazzaretti

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100009

Objective:To investigate the prevalence of appetite suppressant use among health sciences students in Southern Brazil.METHODS:Undergraduate students (n=300) from seven health science undergraduate courses of the Universidade de Caxias do Sul completed a questionnaire about the use of substances to suppress appetite.RESULTS:A significant percentage (15%; n=45) of research participants used appetite suppressants at least once in their lives. The most commonly used substances were sympathomimetic stimulant drugs (5%), including amfepramone (3.3%) and fenproporex (1.7%). The lifetime use of appetite suppressants was […]