All publications of “Miriam Ikeda Ribeiro”

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Dementia Rating Scale psychometric study and its applicability in long term care institutions in Brazil

Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto, Ana Cristina Procópio de Oliveira Aguiar, Fabio Gazelato de Melo Franco, Miriam Ikeda Ribeiro, Vanessa de Albuquerque Citero

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000300011

Objective:To evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, and agreement of the Dementia Rating Scale with clinical diagnosis of cognitive impairment and to compare its psychometric measures with those from Mini Mental State Examination.METHODS:Eighty-six elders from a long-term care institution were invited to participate in a study, and fifty-eight agreed to participate. The global health assessment protocol applied to these elders contained Mini Mental State Examination and Dementia Rating Scale. Clinical diagnose of cognitive impairment was performed by experts using the DSM-IV […]

An outbreak of norovirus infection in a long-term care facility in Brazil

Fernando Gatti de Menezes, Vanessa Maria da Silva de Poli Correa, Fábio Gazelato de Mello Franco, Miriam Ikeda Ribeiro, Maria Fátima dos Santos Cardoso, Simone Guadagnucci Morillo, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082010AO1779

ABSTRACT Objective: To describe a norovirus outbreak in a Brazilian long-term care facility from July 8 to 29, 2005. Methods: In the first 48 to 72 hours after onset of symptoms in inpatients and employees, the main infection control strategies were staff education, emphasis on hand washing, implementing contact precautions up to 48-72 hours after resolution of symptoms, complete cleaning of the rooms and exclusion of symptomatic employees from work until 48-72 hours after resolution of their symptoms. Epidemiological and […]