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Body image satisfaction and weight concerns among a Mediterranean adult population

Background People tend to underestimate their current weight and overestimate their height minimizing health risk factors. The aim of this study was to assess body weight satisfaction, acceptance of body image, weight concern and dieting habits among a Mediterranean adult population. Methods Cross-sectional survey was carried out (2009–2010) in the Balearic Islands, Spain. A...

The prevalence of excessive weight in Balearic Islands’ young and middle-aged women and its association with social and socioeconomic factors: a ten-year trend (2000–2010)

Background Knowledge about trends in the socioeconomic patterning of overweight and obesity in women provides insights into the nature of the obesity epidemic. Therefore the aim was to assess a ten-year trend (2000–2010) in the prevalence of excessive weight in Balearic Islands’ women and its association with socioeconomic factors. Method Young (18–35 year-old) and middle-aged...

Effects of mediterranean diet on lung function in smokers: a randomised, parallel and controlled protocol

Background There is evidence of an association between pulmonary function and various nutrients, although no association has been observed in our setting between the Mediterranean Diet (MD) eating pattern and improved lung function. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of an intervention designed to increase MD adherence on lung function in smokers with no...

Time series analysis of demographic and temporal trends of tuberculosis in Singapore

Background Singapore is an intermediate tuberculosis (TB) incidence country, with a recent rise in TB incidence from 2008, after a fall in incidence since 1998. This study identified population characteristics that were associated with the recent increase in TB cases, and built a predictive model of TB risk in Singapore. Methods Retrospective time series analysis was used to...

Effectiveness of a Smartphone application and wearable device for weight loss in overweight or obese primary care patients: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

manuscript. Authors’ information OBSBIT Study Group is composed: Rosa Canals Morta, Estrella Ocaña Vedia, Carmen Pérez Gurrea, Claudia Eleonora Vives Maffiotte, M del Mar Pastor Garcia, Pilar Centelles ... Velilla, Ana Lorente Zozaia, Esther Granado-Font, Gemma Flores-Mateo, Mar Sorlí-Aguilar, Xavier Montaña-Carreras, Maria Luisa Barrera-Uriarte, Eulàlia Oriol-Colominas, Cristina Rey-Reñones, Iolanda Caules

Association between sedentary behaviour and socioeconomic factors, diet and lifestyle among the Balearic Islands adolescents

Programme, PhD fellowship to Maria del Mar Bibiloni). The Research Group on Community Nutrition and Oxidative Stress, University of Balearic Islands belongs to the Centre Catal de la Nutrici (IEC). 1

Community pharmacist intervention in depressed primary care patients (PRODEFAR study): randomized controlled trial protocol

Background Treatment of depression, the most prevalent and costly mental disorder, needs to be improved. Non-concordance with clinical guidelines and non-adherence can limit the efficacy of pharmacological treatment of depression. Through pharmaceutical care, pharmacists can improve patients' compliance and wellbeing. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and...

Ecological study of socio-economic indicators and prevalence of asthma in schoolchildren in urban Brazil

Background There is evidence of higher prevalence of asthma in populations of lower socio-economic status in affluent societies, and the prevalence of asthma is also very high in some Latin American countries, where societies are characterized by a marked inequality in wealth. This study aimed to examine the relationship between estimates of asthma prevalence based on surveys...

Rationale and design of a randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of an exercise program to improve the quality of life of patients with heart failure in primary care: The EFICAR study protocol

, Miguel Angel Muoz, Elena Briones, Maria Gin, Mar Domingo, Esther Ros, Carlos Martin, Josep Lupn. - Casa de Barco Health Centre. Castilla y Len Health Service - SACYL, Valladolid, Spain: Ma del Mar de la ... Cruz, Miguel Porcel Llad, Carlos Radan de Paramo, Mara del Mar Torrens Darder, Joana Tortella Morro, Rafael Saiz Garca. Funding: This project has been supported by The Carlos III Institute of Health of

Assessment of a primary and tertiary care integrated management model for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Background The diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Spain continues to present challenges, and problems are exacerbated when there is a lack of coordinated follow-up between levels of care. This paper sets out the protocol for assessing the impact of an integrated management model for the care of patients with COPD. The new...

Incidence and risk factors of exacerbations among COPD patients in primary health care: APMPOC study

, Spain 1 Primary Healtcare Centre Canet de Mar, Catalan Health Institute, Costa de l'Hospital s/n, 08640 Canet de Mar , Spain 2 Primary Healthcare Centre Sant Roc, Catalan Health Institute , Velez Rubio s ... , Spain): Anna Rubiales, Carolina Berengu, Anna Altaba, Gustavo Losada, Miriam Matamoros, From Primary Healthcare Centre Llefi (Badalona, Spain): Mar Baranda, From Primary Healthcare Centre La Salut

Predicting the onset and persistence of episodes of depression in primary health care. The predictD-Spain study: Methodology

Background The effects of putative risk factors on the onset and/or persistence of depression remain unclear. We aim to develop comprehensive models to predict the onset and persistence of episodes of depression in primary care. Here we explain the general methodology of the predictD-Spain study and evaluate the reliability of the questionnaires used. Methods This is a...