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Ana Sofia Oliveira Gonçalves

Ana Sofia Oliveira Gonçalves
Institute of Public Health - Charité

MSc Economics

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September 2012 - January 2014
September 2009 - June 2012

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Background Digitalization and electronic health (eHealth) offer new treatment approaches for patients with migraine. Current smartphone applications (apps) for migraine patients include a wide spectrum of functions ranging from digital headache diaries to app-based headache treatment by, among others, analysis of the possible triggers, behavioral t...
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Objective The aims of this study were to assess whether there is a conceptual overlap between the questionnaires HIT-6 and EQ-5D and to develop a mapping algorithm allowing the conversion of HIT-6 to EQ-5D utility scores for Germany. Methods This study used data from an ongoing randomised controlled trial for patients suffering from migraine. We a...
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Background Lockdown measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to lifestyle changes, which in turn may have an impact on the course of headache disorders. We aimed to assess changes in primary headache characteristics and lifestyle factors during the COVID-19 lockdown in Germany using digital documentation in the mobile application (app) M-sens...
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Background Smartphone-based apps represent a major development in health care management. Specifically in headache care, the use of electronic headache diaries via apps has become increasingly popular. In contrast to the soaring volume of available data, scientific use of these data resources is sparse. Objective In this analysis, we aimed to asse...
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Loneliness and lack of social well-being are associated with adverse health outcomes and have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Smartphone communication data have been suggested to help monitor loneliness, but this requires further evidence. We investigated the informative value of smartphone communication app data for predicting subjective l...
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BACKGROUND Smartphone-based apps represent a major development in health care management. Specifically in headache care, the use of electronic headache diaries via apps has become increasingly popular. In contrast to the soaring volume of available data, scientific use of these data resources is sparse. OBJECTIVE In this analysis, we aimed to asse...
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Background Shift-to-shift bedside handover is advocated as a patient-centred approach, yet its enactment is challenging. Objectives To describe and compare the preferences of both patients and nurses in the implementation of bedside handover in a Swedish University Hospital. Design A discrete choice experiment (DCE) survey. Settings University s...
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Objectives: Differences in testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) gel products may affect patient satisfaction, quality-of-life, and treatment response and adherence. This study investigated preferences for TRT gel in terms of formulation and administration. Methods: 525 male adults aged 45 years and over completed a discrete choice experiment. Res...
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Objective To estimate the cost implications of early angiography for patients with suspected non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI). Design A decision tree model was used to synthesise data from the pilot study and literature sources. Sensitivity analyses tested the impact of assumptions incorporated...
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Die Einführung einer elektronischen Patientenakte in Deutschland verzögert sich seit Jahren. Im Vergleich zur Bundesrepublik sind hier international strukturähnliche Länder – insbesondere diejenigen mit skandinavischer Prägung wie Dänemark und Estland – bei der Etablierung von elektronischen Patientenakte sehr viel weiter (7 Kapitel 9 in diesem Ban...
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We read with great interest the article “Wearable cardioverter defibrillators for the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest: a health technology assessment and patient focus group study” by Ettinger et al. The authors conclude that wearable cardioverter defibrillators (WCDs) seem to be fairly safe in the short-to-medium term, but the quality of the a...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the acceptability, validity and concordance of discrete choice experiment (DCE) and best-worst scaling (BWS) stated preference approaches in health. Methods: A systematic search of EMBASE, Medline, AMED, PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Library and EconLit databases was undertaken in October to December 20...
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The reasons that led both Portugal and Greece to a forthcoming default are, at the core, similar. Nevertheless, the pace at which the required reforms were implemented and their political support was not alike. The Focus Paper “Two Economic Paths out the Crisis?” sheds light on the causes that led these two small open economics to ask for financial...

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