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Alejandro Dominguez-Rodriguez

Alejandro Dominguez-Rodriguez

Doctor of Psychology
Internet Treatments for Latin America and Spain https://www.itlasgroup.com/

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Introduction
Psychologist focused on research on Health Psychology and Clinical Psychology using new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
Additional affiliations
July 2017 - January 2020
Autonomous University of Baja California
Position
  • Professor (Full)
December 2016 - July 2017
Lehrstuhl Gesundheitspsychologie Universität Mannheim
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Collaboration in longitudinal study that aims to analyze the prediction of day to day stress and the response in a laboratory task as the TSST-G. Weekly colloquiums were the projects of Master students were presented by them and analyzed by the team.
August 2012 - August 2016
University of Valencia
Position
  • Research psychologist
Description
  • Development of online treatments for patients with diverse disorders. Development of research in health habits as Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity. Publication of findings of the developed research in international journals.
Education
July 2013 - July 2016
University of Valencia
Field of study
  • Psychology
September 2012 - January 2015
University of Valencia
Field of study
  • Psychology
January 2006 - December 2011

Publications

Publications (34)
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Objective: The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of an Internet-based motivational intervention (IMI) supported by pedometers (in comparison with IMI alone and non-intervention) on increasing daily steps and changing constructs related to physical activity (PA) in a sample of sedentary students. Design: A randomised-controlled trial wa...
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Introduction: nutrition education (NE) has been identified as a key factor to prevent children obesity. Teachers and dietitians are the professionals in charge of transmitting this knowledge to children; however, it has been identified that they do not possess either proper training, or the proper tools to perform this activity. Objectives: to e...
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Background: COVID-19 has taken many lives worldwide and due to this, millions of persons are in grief. When the grief process lasts longer than 6 months, the person is in risk of developing Complicated Grief Disorder (CGD). The CGD is related to serious health consequences. To reduce the probability of developing CGD a preventive intervention could...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest challenges in modern history, with more than four million confirmed deaths worldwide. To date, evidence regarding the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on grievers is scarce for developing countries such as Mexico. This study aimed to assess the levels of anxiety and associated concerns in a...
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Global technological progress has generated alternatives for psychological assistance, both for the evaluation and for the treatment of different emotional disorders. Evidence suggests that Internet-based treatments are effective for the treatment of anxiety and depression disorders. However, in Latin America online treatments are still scarce comp...
Preprint
BACKGROUND The death of loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic was a challenge people faced in this historical period. Although grief for most people is a natural process that resolves itself, for some, it becomes a painful process with clinical correlates that may require professional help for its resolution. We developed an unguided online psych...
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(1) Background: Healthcare workers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital interventions have been carried out that have been effective with this population; however, few have been reported in Latin America. Our aim is to describe the components and methods to evaluate the feasibility and utility of an online multi-component psychologi...
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Background Emotional and stress-related disorders show high incidence, prevalence, morbidity, and comorbidity rates in Mexico. In recent decades, research findings indicate that cognitive behavioral interventions, from a disorder-specific perspective, are the effective front-line treatment for anxiety and depression care. However, these treatments...
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Introduction. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the population generating widespread fear due to people’s perception that both their health and safety are at risk. Widespread fear, a synonym of social anxiety, associated to affective intrusive cognitions; likewise, related to symptoms of post-traumatic stress, physiological intrusive and eluding c...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has become a public health emergency of international concern; it has not only threatened people's physical health but has also affected their mental health and psychological well-being. It is necessary to develop and offer strategies to reduce the psychological impact of the outbreak and promote adaptive coping. O...
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BACKGROUND The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic has become a public health emergency of international concern that has not only threatened people's physical health but has also affected mental health and psychological well-being. It is necessary to develop and offer strategies that will reduce the affectation and promote adaptive coping with...
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Abstract Introduction: Depression is a frequent mood disorder among medical students that can lead to multiple negative consequences at an individual and social level (such as academic achievement and interpersonal conflicts) as well as patient care performance. Therefore, the need of depression decreasing treatments in medical students is importan...
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Background The Unified Protocol for Emotional Disorders (UP) for emotional regulation manifests effective results in a broad range of mental disorders. The UP efficacy was tested in several countries, but it has not been tested within Mexican population. It is crucial to do more research and implement effective protocols to intervene Mexican popula...
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INTRODUCTION: Social networks have taken an important role in people's daily lives, among the most important are Facebook. Its content and number of users has led to be considered as a real news medium. On the other hand, the situation of violence in Tijuana have increased, this has reached Facebook through publications or alert messages, leading t...
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This poster presents the the current data of the project: Masculinity and its relationship with eating habits and physical acitivity in two cities in the north of México. The current data is of 108 participants and it is plannified to count with 400 participants, 200 in each city.
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The current trend of increase in children obesity is worrying governments around the world and urgent actions are requested. The promotion of Nutrition Education in early stages has shown to be a factor to prevent the gain of weight in children. A tool that is gaining popularity in teaching contents to children are the Serious Games. The objective...
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Introduction Childhood obesity is now considered a worldwide problem. Nutrition Education (NE) has been identified as a key factor in preventing overweight and obesity in children. In recent years, there has been an increase in the interest in innovative ways to teach this knowledge to children, mainly through the use of the Internet. Objective...
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One of the main causes identified by which children carry out an unhealthy diet is the lack of knowledge about nutritional aspects, and therefore that the Nutritional Education (NE), arises as a key element in order to combat this serious problem. One of the main obstacles for the development and implementation of the programs is the lack of specif...
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The current trend of increase in children obesity is worrying governments around the world and urgent actions are requested. The promotion of Nutrition Education in early stages has shown to be a factor to prevent the gain of weight in children. A tool that is gaining popularity in teaching contents to children are the Serious Games. The objective...
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Introduction: Nutrition Education during childhood has been identified as one of the most effective tools to prevent overweight and obesity during adolescence and adulthood. However, nutrition education is not a priority in the scholar curricula in Europe. Furthermore, professionals like teachers or nutritionists have not the suitable pedagogical t...
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The main objective of MEAL is to develop a pedagogical tool aimed to help teachers and nutritionists (students and professionals) to acquire, train, promote and deliver to children basic nutritional education and healthy eating behaviours competencies. MEAL is focused on eating behaviours and not only in nutritional literacy, and will use new techn...
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Introduction: The easy access to non nutritious snacks, limited time for lunch period, and weight concerns emerge as significant reasons for students to not eat nutritious meals in school. The lack of NE (Nutritional Education) in children population reinforces and maintains this problematic. NE interventions are effective to prevent unhealthy diet...
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Introduction: In Europe most risks of premature death are related with unhealthy feeding habits and obesity. Specifically in Spain, the 30% of the children between 6 and 13 years old are overweight. The NE (Nutrition Education) has shown to be a key factor for the prevention of obesity. Although the NE is present in the school curriculum for childr...
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Consumption of unhealthy foods by children is now considered a global problem to the extent that the health of infants is directly related to diet, but most have focused only on the transmission of nutritional information. This article will describe the MEAL platform that has been created to help teachers and nutritionists to teach nutritional educ...
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La inactividad física se ha convertido en un problema de salud pública, siendo uno de los mayores factores de riesgo para muchas enfermedades. Caminar es una forma sencilla de aumentar la actividad física (AF) y los podómetros son dispositivos tecnológicos que pueden ayudar a aumentar y mantener la motivación para caminar y para la AF en general. E...
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Physical Activity (PA) produces physical, psychological and social benefits, and is crucial for the growth, development and health of children. Evidence indicates that the level of PA among children is declining in the last decades. Enjoyment is an important factor in participation in PA and sport. The Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (PACES, Kend...
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The objective of this poster was to analyze the differences in the tendency to the over emotional production between persons with experience in meditation and with persons without experience.
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Estudiar las propiedades psicométricas de la Escala de Compromiso con la Vida en su versión española en una muestra de personas con experiencia en la meditación.

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Projects (3)
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To design, develop and estimate the efficacy of web-based with responsive design multi-component interventions for mental health care (anxiety, depression, grief, etc.) due to COVID-19 outbreak in Mexican population.
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Mexico holds the title of one of the countries with more habitants with overweight and obesity, and the interventions implemented are not reducing the prevalence of these conditions in the population. Therefore, new strategies need to be implemented. Taking as consideration this, also it can be observed that Mexican culture has been identified as machist, therefore the relation between these factors could be related. It has been identified that Masculinity is related to unhealthy habits, this has been found in the work of Gough, (2007): “Real men don´t diet”: An Analysis of contemporary newspaper representations of men, food and health. Mahalik, Burns, & Sydzek, (2007): Masculinity and perceived normative health behaviors as predictors of men´s health behaviors. And Levi, Chan y Pence (2010): Real Men Do not read labels: The effect of Masculinity and Involvement on College Students Food decisions. Among others similar works. However, no research has been performed analyzing these factors in Mexico. The objective of this project is to identify the relation that exists between positive and negative masculinity and its relationship with Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in a sample of males living in the two biggest cities of Mexico in the border with United States, Tijuana and Juárez. For this purpose it is applied the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) (Bull, et al. 2009), The Eating Behavior Questionnaire (Cuestionario de Comportamiento Alimentario) (Márquez-Sandoval, et al. 2014) and the Male Ideology and Gender Role Scale (Escala de Ideología y Roles de género masculinos) (Tovar-Hernandez & Rocha, 2012). Also the anthropometry and body composition of the participants is being measured with the TANITA CORP UM-208 scale, used for weight and percentage of grease. And the height with a portable stadiometer (Model 214 Road Rod, Seca Corp, Hanover, MD, USA). Body Mass Index: It will be calculated by means of the formula BMI = weight (kg) / height2 (m).
Archived project
The development of a platform for professionals as nutritionists and professors in order to provide nutrition education to children between 9 to 12 years old.