Berta Paz

Berta Paz
University of the Balearic Islands | UIB

Doctor of Education
Ass Prof. of Physiotherapy

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October 2001 - present
University of the Balearic Islands
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
October 2002 - May 2008
University of the Balearic Islands
Field of study
  • Education
October 1998 - June 2002
University of the Balearic Islands
Field of study
  • Education
September 1995 - June 1996
University of A Coruña
Field of study
  • Postgraduate Diplom Expert in Manual Therapy

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Publications (49)
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Social intervention with children with disabilities and their families should be understood through the principles of family-centred practice. In Spain, early intervention is understood as interventions aimed at children from 0 to 6 years old and their families. Professionals carry out the reception, assessment and intervention. This study aims to...
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Families of children with disabilities may experience mental health problems, feelings of emotional isolation or parental role incompetence. Early intervention (ECI) acts through Family-Centred Practices (FCP) to support child development and, at the same time, strengthen family capacities and inclusion. The aim of the study is to analyse the level...
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Die Aufgabe, Leitlinien für die Institutionalisierung von Service-Learning in der europäischen Hochschulbildung festzulegen, ist besonders komplex. Das liegt daran, dass Service-Learning eine erfahrungsorientierte didaktische Methodik ist, die sehr empfindlich auf soziokulturelle Unterschiede reagiert, was ihr einen Charakter des Engagements für di...
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For a sustained institutionalization of service-learning, institutions must be supported in developing ongoing and systematic evaluation processes, and focussing not only on the development of specific competences of the degrees, but also on transversal competencies. To achieve this, universities need to foster the planification of service-learning...
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Over the last two decades, there has been a growing emphasis on the transformation of higher education within Europe. The promotion of active and democratic citizenship through formal higher education is a primary concern. Service-learning (SL) has proven to be a powerful didactic methodology for achieving these ideals. The objective of this paper...
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El Aprendizaje-Servicio es un enfoque pedagógico, una metodología docente experiencial y una estrategia de compromiso solidario con la comunidad que permite al alumnado trabajar en necesidades reales del entorno con la finalidad de mejorarlo. La tecnología digital se ha incorporado en el Aprendizaje-Servicio mediando en los proyectos, facilitando s...
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La COVID-19 ha impactado fuertemente en la sociedad afectando de manera especial a la infancia (Prime et al., 2020). Según Roberton (2020) aproximadamente 1.400 millones de niños se vieron afectados por el cierre de sus escuelas. Ferget et al. (2020), concluyen que este cambio psicosocial amenaza la salud mental de niños y adolescentes durante y de...
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The COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions in schooling and the closure of schools worldwide, how this has affected children's and youth's health and wellbeing is a current area of research. However, those who suffer a chronic or temporary disease may be attending hospital classrooms, and this scenario has received little attention in comparison to r...
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La investigación en educación estudia fenómenos sociales complejos y dinámicos que deben ser analizados de manera global. El enfoque integrador de la metodología mixta (MM) permite fusionar las perspectivas CUAL y CUAN durante el proceso de investigación. La flexibilidad, la naturaleza del fenómeno o la densidad analítica son aspectos imprescindibl...
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Rare diseases produce multiple impacts for the people who suffer from them, but they also have repercussions for their families, education and healthcare. The objective of this study is to analyze the coordination between healthcare and education professionals who intervene with children and adolescents with rare diseases. It is a qualitative study...
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This paper describes a project developed in the 2018-19 academic year between the INèDITHOS association and the Escola Global school, with the aim of facilitating communication through letters between students and children with rare diseases, in addition to other actions aimed at raising awareness and raising funds for INèDITHOS, an entity that off...
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Early intervention is developed following different types of service organization, which in turn require different professional and family roles. The aim of this study was to compare the perceived satisfaction and family quality of life amongst families receiving early intervention developed at centers in comparison to those receiving the routines-...
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Inclusion of children with rare diseases in school poses challenges for the educational services, teachers and other school staff. This research aimed to identify these challenges based on information provided by children with rare diseases, families and school personnel. A qualitative study was conducted using the social-critical paradigm as theo...
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Background: Although participation of children with rare diseases in school is considered beneficial, it poses new challenges for the educational system, but also for the affected children and their families. The aim of this study is to identify which aspects of the schooling experience may have an impact on the health-related quality of life of c...
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Objective: To identify the attitudes of doctors regarding prescriptive competences of nurses and midwives since these have been recently regulated in several countries. Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted at the Medical University of Warsaw from February 1to7, 2016 and comprised doctors working at the Prof. Jan Nielubowicz Regional Med...
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Introducción. La rehabilitación respiratoria (RR) es un tratamiento clave en la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica, pero aun estando disponible, los pacientes no siempre acceden a ella. Objetivo. Identificar los factores que pueden limitar el acceso a la RR y que se relacionan con los pacientes, los médicos y los fisioterapeutas. Materiales...
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[Purpose] The purpose of this review is to identify which preoperative physiotherapy interventions are applied in patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. [Participants and Methods] A literature review was carried out using the databases EBSCOhost, Pubmed, LILACS, IBECS, Cochrane and PEDro. Taking into consideration the inclusion and exclu...
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Since 1 January 2016 certain groups of nurses and midwives (N&Ms) have been entitled to administer certain medicines to patients and issue perceptions for it (independent nurse prescribing n INP), issue prescriptions upon physicianis order (supplementary nurse prescribing n SNP) and to refer patients to determined diagnostic tests. Studentsi knowle...
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Children with chronic diseases, and in particular with rare diseases, require health, social and educational strategies to improve their quality of life. This article illustrates some the research developed in the Spanish context, as well as the aims of a current research project developed in the Balearic Islands. Paediatric health care has become...
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Different types of supports to families are among the aspects that contribute to family quality of life. This study aims to identify the types of supports that families of children with disabilities, users of early intervention services, consider relevant and how public administration influences the quality of this support. This is a qualitative st...
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The use of the most recent scientific literature that is the source of reliable information about nursing contributes significantly to improve knowledge of future nurses and inspires the research career development. Thus it is extremely important to expand students’ of European nursing studies the level of knowledge and awareness and to improve the...
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p class="p1"> Antecedentes. La enfermedad crónica infantil tiene impacto en la familia y afecta al paciente física, psicoemocional y socialmente. La hipótesis de este estudio es que la identificación de tales factores puede servir para mejorar su formación y competencia comunicativa y, consecuentemente, la gestión de la enfermedad crónica. Objetivo...
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This research aims to identify the educational needs in psychopedagogical skills of paediatric nurses working in hospital care. This quantitative-qualitative study was developed in the Majorca, Spain. A total number of 78 nurses, the 97.5% of the paediatric service of the larger public hospital answered a questionnaire and 15 participated in interv...
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OBJECTIVE To identify the psychopedagogical training needs of the pediatric nurses in the largest public hospital of the Balearic Islands, Spain. METHOD This study was developed with a quantitative and qualitative design, where 78 nurses (97.5% of the service) answered a questionnaire, and 15 participated in interviews that were analyzed via conte...
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This paper explores the educational factors that underlie the poor collaboration between general practitioners (GPs) and physiotherapists (PTs) in Primary Health Care (PHC), from the GP's perspective. This study was conducted in Majorca, the Balearic Islands (Spain). Participants were nine GPs who graduated from different universities in mainland S...
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Background: In this study we aimed to develop a Spanish version of the Self-Efficacy/Social Support Scales for Activity for persons with Intellectual Disability (SE/SS-AID). Method: A cross-sectional study was carried out in a sample of 117 individuals with intellectual disability (ID). The SE/SS-AID scales were translated into Spanish and their...
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Background. Many factors, including legal regulations pertaining to the practice of physiotherapy and employment possibilities, can influence the vocational plans of physiotherapy graduates. The aim of the study was to analyse the vocational plans of students in selected European countries. Material and methods. 299 students: 20 from Bulgaria (BG),...
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Differences in the organisation of educational systems and regulations pertaining to the practice of a profession can influence the attitudes of students towards their chosen career and their perceptions of employment possibilities. The aim of this paper was to discuss the different educational systems and legal regulations pertaining to the practi...
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Systemy kształcenia w rożnych krajach Europy rożnią się czasem trwania studiow, liczbą godzin oraz treściami kształcenia. Celem pracy była ocena satysfakcji ze studiowania studentow wybranych krajow Europy. Materiał i metody: przebadano 299 studentow ostatniego roku z 5 krajow: Bułgaria (BG) - 20, Hiszpania (ES) - 100, Łotwa (LV) - 21, Turcja (TUR)...
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Neuromuscular and aerobic capacity can be reduced in people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Previous studies suggest these individuals might be particularly susceptible to losing basic functions because of poor physical fitness. The aim of this study is to describe the physical fitness profile of adult athletes with ID and identify whether the...
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RESUMEN – El trabajo que aquí se presenta pretende identificar los conceptos clave para construir el marco teórico que sirva de guía al trabajo de campo de una investigación sobre calidad de vida familiar y fisioterapia en Atención Temprana. Este artículo tiene como objetivo aportar una fundamentación teórica que contribuya para el despertar del pe...
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Health promotion is an essential process not only exclusive of health care institutions. Health promotion includes political, economical, educational and social strategies as well. The main aim of this essay is to point out the relevance of health promotion taking into account the concepts involved and the main strategies that can be developed. In...
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In this essay, aspects, such as the social construction of health and illness, the contribution of social and other factors to health, as well as the systemic theories are taking in consideration to conceptualise community physiotherapy.The role of the physiotherapist in the community can include a wide number of strategies, from therapeutic interv...
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Introductiondue to many reasons as changes in the socio-demografic and family structures, administrations from different states need to reinforce home care and home physiotherapy.
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Physiotherapy and physical exercise have a historical and conceptual relationship. Current considerations about health and quality of life connect those aspects with physical exercise and sports as strategy for populations well-being. The aim is to valuate the relevance of physical exercise content in the physiotherapy degrees at Spanish universiti...
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This study shows how the faculty uses the self-evaluation as a tool of formative evaluation to help to identify lacks in the process of teaching. The aim is also to make known to the faculty in the area of Phisiotherapy at the University of the Balearic Islands all the possibilities to adapt their methodology in order to face up the Bologna Process...
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Refering to the formation of professors in the area of physical therapy appears quite frecuently links to a good lectual work and the achievement of a high level of competence by a specialized education. The following article intends to review the conception of the lecturers function and the caracteristics that nowadays a competent professor needs...
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Refering to the formation of professors in the area of physical therapy appears quite frecuently links to a good lectual work and the achievement of a high level of competence by a specialized education. The following article intends to review the conception of the lecturers function and the caracteristics that nowadays a competent professor needs...

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El presente proyecto analiza las metodologías de intervención en Atención Temprana de los Servicios de Desarrollo Infantil y Atención Temprana (SDIAT) de las Islas Baleares des de la perspectiva de las familias usuarias y de los profesionales.
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Potenciar respostes en el context educatiu i sanitari, fonamentades en la metodologia d’aprenentatge-servei, dirigides a minimitzar els efectes de la crisi del COVID-19 a infants i joves amb alguna malaltia, a partir de la implementació de projectes d’innovació, investigació i de transferència de coneixement en l’àmbit universitari
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Analizar la atención educativa y socio-sanitaria que recibe el niño y adolescente con enfermedad minoritaria para diseñar soluciones educativas que mejoren su calidad de vida, mediante la implementación de mecanismos de coordinación y comunicación entre la escuela y los servicios de pediatría y el desarrollo de estrategias inclusivas dirigidas a la sensibilización y la formación.