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Association between respiratory capacity, quality of life and cognitive function in elderly individuals

Rayana de Oliveira Costa ORCID logo , Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias ORCID logo , Gabriel Grizzo Cucato ORCID logo , Maysa Seabra Cendoroglo ORCID logo , Fabio Nasri ORCID logo , Maria Luiza Monteiro Costa ORCID logo , [...]

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4337

ABSTRACT Objective To investigate associations between respiratory capacity, quality of life and cognitive function in elderly individuals. Methods The sample included 386 elderly individuals (232 women). Respiratory capacity assessment was based on maximal expiratory pressure measured at peak expiratory flow. Subjects were classified according to peak expiratory flow values adjusted for sex, age and height of individuals with normal (peak expiratory flow curve 60%) or reduced (peak expiratory flow curve < 60%) respiratory capacity. The World Health Organization Quality of [...]

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on breast cancer symptoms: systematic review and meta-analysis

Flavia Del Castanhel ORCID logo , Rafaela Liberali ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2018RW4383

ABSTRACT Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction practices increase the capacity for concentration and attention, and these practices are particularly effective for people with breast cancer. To analyze the effects of the application of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on breast cancer symptoms. Systematic review and meta-analysis were carried out. To find suitable studies, the PubMed/ MEDLINE database was searched using the keywords “breast cancer” and “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction”. Studies included were published between 2013 and 2017, written in English and showed methodological quality through […]

Is quality of life affected by temporomandibular disorders?

Débora de Melo Trize ORCID logo , Marcela Pagani Calabria ORCID logo , Solange de Oliveira Braga Franzolin ORCID logo , Carolina Ortigosa Cunha ORCID logo , Sara Nader Marta ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2018AO4339

ABSTRACT Objective To determine the impact of temporomandibular disorders in quality of life. Methods A total of 102 volunteer patients (68 female) aged 19 to 86 years, who sought medical care in health clinics of the university and were evaluated in the period from September to December 2013. The subjects were examined according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders, using a mechanical algometer (Palpeter®) with standardized pressure of 0.5 and 1.0kg, and Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form […]

Clinical, dietary and demographic characteristics interfering on quality of life of cancer patients

Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos ORCID logo , Wanderson Roberto da Silva ORCID logo , Maria Claudia Bernardes Spexoto ORCID logo , Sergio Vicente Serrano ORCID logo , João Marôco ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2018AO4368

ABSTRACT Objective To estimate the dietary intake of cancer patients and its relation with clinical and demographic characteristics, and to assess the contribution of dietary intake, appetite/symptoms and clinical and demographic characteristics to their quality of life. Methods The consumption of energy and macronutrients of patients was estimated. The relation between dietary intake and clinical and demographic characteristics was evaluated by analysis of variance. The intake of energy and macronutrient of the patients was compared to the nutritional recommendations using […]

Intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA injections are significantly more efficacious than oral oxybutynin for treatment of neurogenic detrusor overactivity: results of a randomized, controlled, 24-week trial

Rúiter Silva Ferreira ORCID logo , Carlos Arturo Levi D’Ancona ORCID logo , Matthias Oelke ORCID logo , Maurício Rassi Carneiro ORCID logo

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018AO4207

ABSTRACT Objective To prospectively compare the results of intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA injections and oral oxybutynin for urinary continence, urodynamic parameters and quality of life in patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity due to spinal cord injury. Methods Adult patients under intermittent catheterization were randomized 1:1 to receive one injection of onabotulinumtoxinA 300U or oxybutynin 5mg, per oris, three times/day. Primary study endpoint was change in urinary incontinence episodes/24 hours and secondary study endpoints were maximum cystometric capacity, maximum detrusor pressure, bladder compliance […]

European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30: factorial models to Brazilian cancer patients

Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos, Maria Cláudia Bernardes Spexoto, Wanderson Roberto da Silva, Sergio Vicente Serrano, João Marôco

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018AO4132

ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate the psychometric properties of the seven theoretical models proposed in the literature for European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30), when applied to a sample of Brazilian cancer patients. Methods Content and construct validity (factorial, convergent, discriminant) were estimated. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed. Convergent validity was analyzed using the average variance extracted. Discriminant validity was analyzed using correlational analysis. Internal consistency and composite reliability were used […]

Is quality of life associated with compliance to pharmacoterapy in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing maintenance hemodialysis?

Keila Batista Alves, Nathália Vital Guilarducci, Thiago dos Reis Santos, André Oliveira Baldoni, Alba Otoni, Sérgio Wyton Lima Pinto, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018AO4036

ABSTRACT Objective To analyzed the association of quality of life and compliance to drug treatment in chronic kidney disease patients. Methods The Short Form Health Survey was used to evaluate the quality of life of these patients, and the therapeutic complexity index was verified. The Morisky-Green test and the Brief Medication Questionnaire were applied to check compliance to drug therapy. Results A total of 197 patients were included. The Morisky-Green test and Brief Medication Questionnaire showed that most patients had […]

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation to Brazil of the Obesity-related Problems Scale

Andreia Mara Brolezzi Brasil, Fábio Brasil, Angélica Aparecida Maurício, Regina Maria Vilela

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO4004

ABSTRACT Objective To validate a reliable version of the Obesity-related Problems Scale in Portuguese to use it in Brazil. Methods The Obesity-related Problems Scale was translated and transculturally adapted. Later it was simultaneously self-applied with a 12-item version of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0), to 50 obese patients and 50 non-obese individuals, and applied again to half of them after 14 days. Results The Obesity-related Problems scale was able to differentiate obese from non-obese individuals […]

Work addiction and quality of life: a study with physicians

Walter Fernandes de Azevedo, Lígia Andrade da Silva Telles Mathias

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO3960

ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate the quality of life of physicians and investigate to what extent it is affected by work addiction. Methods This is an exploratory, descriptive and cross-sectional study, conducted with 1,110 physicians. For data collection, we used a questionnaire with sociodemographic information, the World Health Organization Quality of Life BREF, and the Work Addiction Scale. Results Most physicians presented high quality of life. Female participants presented lower quality of life in the domains psychologic, environment and general (p

Translation and cultural adaptation of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy – Cervical Dysplasia (FACIT-CD) to evaluate quality of life in women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

Cristiane Menezes Sirna Fregnani, José Humberto Tavares Guerreiro Fregnani, Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Eliane Marçon Barroso, Mayara Goulart de Camargos, Audrey Tieko Tsunoda, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO3910

ABSTRACT Objective To translate and perform the cultural adaptation of the tool Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy – Cervical Dysplasia (FACIT-CD) to the Portuguese language. Methods A descriptive cross-sectional study, with translation and cultural adaptation of the assessment tool performed according to international guidelines and the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) protocol group. It involved eight experts, six from Brazil, one from Portugal and one from the United States. After translation and back-translation of the tool, the […]

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