All publications of “Vanessa de Albuquerque Cítero”

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Physicians’ attitude towards tobacco dependence in a private hospital in the city of São Paulo, Brazil

Alessandra Maria Julião, Ana Luiza Lourenço Simões Camargo, Vanessa de Albuquerque Cítero, Mara Fernandes Maranhão, Alfredo Maluf Neto, Ângela Tavares Paes, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000200004

Objective:To investigate how often physicians identify and treat tobacco dependence and whether characteristics as gender, age, marital status, medical specialty and smoking status can influence their attitude towards this question.METHODS:A cross-sectional study was performed on 515 physicians working in a private hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, using a confidential voluntary questionnaire sent and answered electronically.RESULTS:We found that 89% of physicians who answered the research questionnaire often or always asked their patients about smoking habits, but only 39% often or always […]

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 […]