Tag: Health

Factors associated with congenital malformations in live births

The aim of the article was to estimate the prevalence of congenital malformations and identify the associated factors in live births. Cross-sectional study with data from the Live Births Information System. Bivariate and multivariate statistical analysis (multiple logistic regression) were performed. There were 346,874 live births, of which 3,473 had some type of malformation. In the multiple analysis, the factors positively associated with prevalence were duration of pregnancy ≤37 weeks, maternal age 20-29 years, single pregnancy, type of delivery and antenatal consultations <6. Read More →

Serum calcitonin levels shows more sensitivity than cytopathology for the medullary thyroid cancer diagnosis

In the present study, serum calcitonin levels were more sensitive than cytopathology for diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and were able to identify all patients who could not be diagnosed by FNAB. Besides, Bethesda category III was more prevalent in the group of patients carrying this neoplasm. Read More →

Evaluating alcohol use and adherence to an online intervention among college students

The use of the internet has facilitated the provision of health strategies. Despite favoring access to many people, adherence to the interventions is relatively low. This study evaluated factors associated with adherence to an online brief intervention on alcohol use among university students. Read More →

Can schizophrenia be prevented?

Schizophrenia is one of the most severe and disabling mental disorders and its effective treatment remains challenging. Patients often present devastating impacts in their quality of life and the disorder diagnosis commonly evokes a corrosive pessimism even among health professionals. The article reviews the history of the debates around this possible prevention. Read More →

Belief in one’s own ability to make a change favors recovery from alcoholism

The ability to get rid of addiction is a skill to be learned, a goal to be renewed throughout life. In this sense, adherence to psychosocial treatments such as those offered by the Brazilian NHS represents an effective recovery strategy. Read More →

Can we help babies not to feel pain during hospitalization at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

According to the World Health Organization, pain is a relevant worldwide problem in the healthcare field. Specifically, in the Neonatology both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and relief of pain should be included in the clinical practice of health care and development of infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Read More →

How do mothers cope with the hospitalization of their babies at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

Hearing that your child was born preterm and will be hospitalized affects the mothers very strongly. We sought to discover how they cope with this highly stressful context in real time, during and after the hospitalization. The impact of the News, the social support and the religious beliefs and the changes in how they cope with the situation were analyze using the Motivational Coping Theory, supporting a brief intervention. Read More →

Outsourcing and precariousness of work in the social assistance policy

This paper presents the work conditions of psychologists hired by private organizations to work at the Sistema Único de Assistência Social (Unified System for Social Assistance). Among other things, it concludes that this “outsourcing” process has been allowing temporary contracts, high turnover rates, late payment of salaries, dismissal of large groups of employees and lack of continuing education, which impacts the health of the workers and the quality of the services offered. Read More →

Medical practice precariousness at the Unified Health System — SUS

The medical practice in the Unified Health System is a study topic published in the journal Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas), which reveals the working conditions of these professionals and the impacts on personal health, analyzed through interviews and self-confidence. Read More →