Elena Fernández

Elena Fernández
Universidad de León | UNILEON · Department of Nursing and Physiotheraphy

Doctor of Nursing Practice

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January 1999 - present
Universidad de León
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  • SALBIS Research Group
Education
October 2005 - December 2009
Universidad de León
Field of study
October 1999 - July 2005
September 1994 - July 1997
Universidad de León
Field of study
  • Nursing

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Publications (51)
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Objetivo: Determinar a prevalência do mal-estar psicológico e a sua relação com o engagement acadêmico (absorção, dedicação e vigor) e as variáveis sexo e formação profissional em estudantes de quatro universidades públicas. Método: Investigação quantitativa sem intervenção, estudo não experimental e correlacional comparativo. A amostra foi constit...
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At present, the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) emphasizes the importance of collaborative learning in University education. Previous studies have found evidence to support collaborative activities; however, none have analyzed the influence of contact networks among students on their engagement and performance. This paper reports an intervent...
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Fecha de publicación online: 07/07/2016 INTRODUCCIÓN. En el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje influyen multitud de variables. Siempre es un reto para los docentes considerar al estudiante en su globalidad e individuali-dad, al tiempo que poder ofrecerle una formación motivadora que vaya más allá incluso de los contenidos de calidad, respetando su pr...
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Las organizaciones están comprometidas desde hace tiempo con la promoción de la salud y del bienestar de los trabajadores. Con este referente se realizó el presente estudio; el objetivo fue describir y analizar las asociaciones que existen entre las variables inteligencia emocional y engagement. La población fueron 150 trabajadores del Centro San C...
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The aim of this research was to evaluate the prevalence, knowledge and attitudes of tobacco use in the students of the School of Health Sciences in the Campus of Ponferrada (University of León, Spain). Two-hundred and sixty-six (88.3% of respondents) students were assessed by a confidential questionnaire, which was distributed, completed by the stu...
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Background: There have been few studies carried out into empathy in physiotherapists. Burnout can debilitate the quality of care and the efficacy of treatment as the empathetic capacity of the professional diminishes. Objective: The objective of the study was to examine the association between the construct burnout, empathy and sociodemographic asp...
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Objectives To describe clinical practice interventions aimed at providing Family-Centred Care in intensive care units during the COVID-19 pandemic. Research methodology A systematic review was carried out following the PRISMA recommendations in various databases: PubMed, Cinahl, Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar were consulted, as well as...
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Background: The worldwide pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has challenged healthcare systems and the professionals who work in them. This challenge involves strong changes to which nurses have had to quickly adapt. Emotional and cognitive-behavioral factors influence the capacity for adaptation to change. Based on this model, the obje...
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Aim Taking a corpus of nursing students enrolled in the 2017 -2021 nursing degree, we aim to analyse how students' levels of resilience and fear of death evolve in the first three years of the degree and whether there are differences between students based on age and gender. In addition, we aim to describe the relationship between resilience and fe...
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Introduction: University students are at a crucial time in their lives as regards acquiring a healthy lifestyle. For this it is necessary that they obtain a balance between the times used to the university demands (academic engagement) and the leisure time, as recovery time. Objectives: To describe the relationships between leisure, engagement and...
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The worldwide health emergency caused by COVID-19 is a new challenge for humanity which individuals respond to in a diversity of ways. The type of coping people use in such a situation could lead to positive or negative consequences to their health. Our objective was to analyze the use of coping strategies in the general population with attention t...
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OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to find factors associated with the mortality of admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) in patients with COVID-19. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study with a database of 1987 patients with COVID-19 who had attended the emergency department of a private hospital network between February 20...
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Background: Cannabis is an illegal psychoactive substance that's use is widespread among adolescents. During adolescence, many changes can cause stress. In this phase, the group of friends becomes increasingly important, being a situation of vulnerability for the beginning of cannabis use, either as an escape mechanism or due to peer's influence....
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Introduction: The management of chronic illness assumes a level of demand for permanent care and reaches a priority dimension in the health context. Given the importance of nursing care to post-acute coronary syndrome patients, the objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of an educational intervention program on quality of life in patien...
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La demencia es un trastorno grave neurodegenerativo que provocador deterioro en las funciones cognitivas y funcional, generando la necesidad de ayuda por parte de otros en sus vidas. Esto implica que sus cuidadores se encuentran sometidos un proceso resilientea lo largo de todo el periodo del cuidado, haciendo que se enfrenten a las presiones diari...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is posing a major health crisis. Spanish legislation establishes the mandatory use of masks and the implementation of hygienic measures such as hand washing and physical distancing. The aim of this study is to describe access to information and the level of community knowledge/adoption about the preventive measures proposed by...
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Purpose To describe factors associated with nurses’ attitudes or lack of knowledge regarding pain management in adult inpatients. Design Transverse descriptive survey-based study. Methods This was a transverse descriptive survey-based study. The population was obtained through nonprobabilistic convenience sampling. The Knowledge and Attitudes Sur...
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Objetivos: Evaluar los beneficios de la teleconsulta frente a la consulta presencial convencional en pacientes con deterioro de la integridad cutánea. Metodología: Estudio piloto de intervención controlado, aleatorizado, abierto. Sujetos de estudio: pacientes con deterioro de la integridad cutánea pertenecientes a los centros de salud urbanos. Se...
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The disease brought about by the SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 coronavirus has had an unprecedented global impact. Confinement to control the outbreak may have mental health consequences for the most vulnerable in the population, including adolescents. This study aims to describe and analyze the relationships between the stress variables, Emotional Intellig...
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The confinement forced by COVID-19 can have repercussions on the health of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The objective of this study is to analyze the relationships between physical activity, a sense of coherence, resilience and coping among people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis during the health emergency situation. To achieve this...
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Objective Excessive alcohol consumption in adolescents is one of the most significant public health problems currently facing society. Social and geographical contexts contribute to the development of alcohol-related behavior in adolescents. The aim of this research is to analyze the social pattern related to alcohol consumption in adolescents base...
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Emotional and cognitive-behavioral factors influence people's adaptability to change. Based on this premise, the objective of this study was to develop, evaluate and validate the Adaptation to Change Questionnaire (ADAPTA-10) for identifying those who show poor adaptability to adverse situations, such as those caused by COVID-19. This study was car...
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University students establish networks that impact on their behavior. Social Network Analysis (SNA) allows us to analyze the reticular structures formed and find patterns of interaction between university students. The main objective of this study was to observe the impact of interdisciplinary collaborative work between nursing and computer enginee...
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It is important to consider university settings as sustainable environments that promote student well-being. Our aim in this study was to determine how the variables of engagement, emotional intelligence, sense of coherence, and coping influence the health of students at a Spanish university. This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study. The instr...
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Antecedentes y objetivo: Los estudiantes de enfermería deben adquirir competencias emocionales para afrontar la muerte como parte de su etapa formativa. Con este estudio se plantea describir las variables miedo a la muerte e inteligencia emocional, analizar la relación entre ellas y comparar si existen diferencias con otras variables sociodemográfi...
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Background With the aim of improving the quality of life of people with Alzheimer’s disease, primarily as regards behavioral and psychological symptoms, we implemented canine-assisted therapy in a group of people with this disease.Methods We conducted a quasi-experimental study, with a simple pre-post case series design. Participants comprised 10 A...
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Aim and objective To describe relations among health, job satisfaction, work engagement and job features in Spanish nurses working in a public hospital. Background It has been established that nursing staff health affects the quality of their work and is associated with job satisfaction, work engagement and different job features. Understanding th...
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With the aim of improving the quality of life of people with Alzheimer’s disease, primarily as regards behavioral and psychological symptoms, we implemented canine-assisted therapy in a group of people with this disease.
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It is important to consider university settings as sustainable environments that promote student well-being. Our aim in this study was to determine how the variables of engagement, emotional intelligence, sense of coherence, and coping influence the health of students at a Spanish university. This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study. The instr...
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The Social Network Analysis offers a view of social phenomena based on interactions. The aim of this study is to compare social reality through the cohesion variable and analyse its relationship with the resilience of university students. This information is useful to work with the students academically and to optimise the properties of the network...
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p> Resumen El objetivo de la presente investigación es determinar el deterioro cognitivo de pacientes con Esclerosis múltiple (EM) y analizar si existen diferencias de género con EM en las variables: deterioro físico (escala de fatiga EDSS), deterioro cognitivo (STROOP) y salud general (GHQ-28). Participaron 65 personas con EM, con leve disfunció...
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Resumen El objetivo de la presente investigación es determinar el deterioro cognitivo de pacientes con Esclerosis múltiple (EM) y analizar si existen diferencias de género con EM en las variables: deterioro físico (escala de fatiga EDSS), deterioro cognitivo (STROOP) y salud general (GHQ-28). Participaron 65 personas con EM, con leve disfunción neu...
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Objective: To evaluate the effect of a games-based intervention on palliative care nursing students’ scores on the Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale. The challenge was to innovate and integrate grief-related theory and experiences into the classroom. Method: Quasi-experimental study. Before and after the games-based intervention, 101 and 111 stude...
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Objective To evaluate the effect of a games-based intervention on palliative care nursing students’ scores on the Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale. The challenge was to innovate and integrate grief-related theory and experiences into the classroom. Method Quasi-experimental study. Before and after the games-based intervention, 101 and 111 studen...
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Objective to describe nursing students’ level of burnout (exhaustion, cynicism and academic efficacy) and academic engagement through the variable engagement (absorption, dedication and vigour), and to analyse associations, relations and predictions between these variables. Materials and method cross-sectional descriptive study with 1009 subjects....
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Analysis of social networks may be a useful tool for understanding the relationship between resilience and engagement, and this could be applied to educational methodologies, not only to improve academic performance, but also to create emotionally sustainable networks. This descriptive study was carried out on 134 university students. We collected...
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RESUMENEn este trabajo correlacional nos planteamos averiguar si hay relación entre la inteligencia emocional y el burnout a consecuencia de los estudios. Participaron 134 estudiantes de enfermería que cumplimentaron una serie de cuestionarios, la Escala de Inteligencia Emocional de Schutte-SSIE-33 y la Escala de Inteligencia Emocional-EIE-25 para...
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The sense of coherence helps us view life events as significant, predictable, and manageable and it is thus thought to reduce stress and promote health. In contrast, the multiple demands faced by university students can trigger stress. In this study, we aimed to determine if the sense of coherence was related to emotional exhaustion. Participants w...
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INTRODUCCIÓN. En el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje influyen multitud de variables. Siempre es un reto para los docentes considerar al estudiante en su globalidad e individualidad, al tiempo que poder ofrecerle una formación motivadora que vaya más allá incluso de los contenidos de calidad, respetando su propia identidad. Este trabajo plantea prob...
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La apuesta de las universidades por la innovación en metodologías activas, y el requisito de adquirir competencias profesionales, fueron los motores de la propuesta de los Juegos de Adulto como metodología didáctica en la Asignatura de Cuidados Paliativos. Esta propuesta permite a los estudiantes vincular e integrar, en el aula, contenidos teóricos...
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This paper is part of a research project into innovation in education, undertaken at the [name deleted for review process], with university students from Health Sciences. The aim of the study was to demonstrate how the cooperative networking of students, increasing the engagement and academic outcomes. For this, a teaching methodology was designed...
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The higher education institutions have been engaged for a longtime in promoting students' health and welfare. In reference to this, a survey has been performed in order to analyze the associations existing among the following variables: psychological health, emotional intelligence and burnout. The population was 154 students of Nurse School, in Pon...
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The higher education institutions have been engaged for a longtime in promoting students' health and welfare. In reference to this, a survey has been performed in order to analyze the associations existing among the following variables: psychological health, emotional intelligence and burnout. The population was 154 students of Nurse School, in Pon...
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Background: Intervention in the prevention and control of the smoking habit among health sciences students in order to improve the beliefs and attitudes of future professionals concerning this serious public health problem. The objective of this study is to compare the validity of three different methods for calculating the prevalence of smokers. M...
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Intervention in the prevention and control of the smoking habit among health sciences students in order to improve the beliefs and attitudes of future professionals concerning this serious public health problem. The objective of this study is to compare the validity of three different methods for calculating the prevalence of smokers. First-year st...
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INTRODUCCIÓN En la actualidad, el estudio de la persona está tomando un giro hacia lo positivo. Así, el bienestar es entendido como una variable en sí misma y se está comenzando a medir o evaluar constructos con connotaciones afectivas positivas. Esta nueva concepción se centra en las fortalezas humanas y el funcionamiento óptimo en vez en el estud...

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Diseño y construcción de un sistema de catalogación, administración y consulta de material didáctico (cuentos adaptados, juegos, material digital, etc.), incluyendo un mecanismo de préstamo de ese material, así como la posibilidad de introducir reseñas y opiniones por parte de los usuarios.
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La Organización Mundial de la Salud catalogó la obesidad como una epidemia. Nuestro país registra unas cifras al alza en población adolescente, superiores al resto de la Unión Europea. Este proyecto presenta una herramienta de aplicación web para intervenir en la prevención contra la obesidad juvenil, que podrá ser visualizada desde cualquier dispositivo gracias a su diseño responsive, y que incluye su entorno social. Los objetivos del proyecto son: (i) Diseñar una aplicación multiplataforma de soporte al adolescente, (ii) crear micro-comunidades para tejer un apoyo sostenible, responsable y solidario, en la prevención de la obesidad, (iii) Desarrollar una intervención basada en el coaching positivo, (iv) detectar signos de alarmas para derivar al adolescente a los profesionales sanitarios, y (v) proporcionar datos que permitan la continua investigación y explotación de la aplicación web. El marco teórico del presente proyecto se enmarca en: La inteligencia artificial basada en web semántica, la Teoría de Redes y el Coach positivo. El impacto de este proyecto es su capacidad de replicación en otros territorios nacionales, tanto a nivel de compra pública innovadora como de explotación empresarial, y también en otros países con población hispanohablante y europea. Sumado a que la obesidad es una enfermedad que atañe a población de distintas edades, se podría llevar a cabo su adaptación para acceder a ellos.