Jose Miguel Morales Asencio

Jose Miguel Morales Asencio
University of Malaga | UMA · Department of Nursing and Podiatry

PhD, BSc, BSN

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Additional affiliations
July 2020 - present
University of Malaga
Position
  • Head of Faculty
November 2013 - present
University of Hertfordshire
Position
  • Professor
March 2013 - March 2013
European Union
Position
  • Evaluator
Education
October 2002 - June 2006
University of Malaga
Field of study
  • Health Economics
November 1999 - June 2001
October 1984 - June 1987
University of Malaga
Field of study
  • Nursing

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Publications (267)
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(1) Background: There is currently a global consensus that the quality of comprehensive care for acutely hospitalised elderly people should include addressing functionality and mobility, cognitive status, prevention of pressure ulcers, urinary incontinence, falls and delirium, as well as pain control and medication-related problems. The aim of this...
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(1) Background: Identifying differences in the competencies of different areas of nursing is a crucial aspect for determining the scope of practice. This would facilitate the creation of a formal structure for clinical practice in advanced and specialised services. The aims of this study are to analyse the distribution of advanced competencies in r...
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Background: Pressure ulcers are a common adverse event in healthcare. To date, no flowmetry studies have been conducted to compare hyperoxygenated fatty acids (HFA) vs. extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) in alleviating this condition. Aims: To determine and evaluate the effect of the application of HFA vs. EVOO on tissue oxygenation and perfusion in...
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Background To evaluate the impact of a nurse navigation program on treatment adherence and resolution of hepatitis C infection in patients with severe mental disorder. Methods An open, randomized, controlled trial with blinded outcome assessment. The intervention group will engage in a nurse navigation program designed by mental health nurses. The...
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Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of different interventions in reducing pain-related fear outcomes in people with knee osteoarthritis who have or have not had previous knee surgery, and to analyze whether included trials reported their interventions in full detail. Methods: Systematic searches were carried out in the Cochrane CENTRAL, CI...
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Background Chronic pain has a disproportionate impact on members of vulnerable population groups, and women are at substantially greater risk than men of suffering multiple chronic pain disorders. Moreover, one of the aspects most affected by the presence of chronic pain is that of health-related quality of life, worsening over time, as the disease...
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Background: Children with complex chronic conditions have a high need for health and social care resources. Many parents explore parallel resources such as alternative therapies, associations, psychological support, private medical consultations, and other out-of-pocket expenses for healthcare. The use of these alternative health resources is some...
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Health-related quality of life of children with complex chronic conditions could be affected by sociodemographic factors. Most studies focus exclusively on the parents’ perceptions of quality of life. This study aimed to determine the health-related quality of life of these children, according to their parents and the children themselves. A cross-s...
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Lower socioeconomic status (SES) is significantly associated with metabolic syndrome (MS) prevalence, possibly affecting women more than men, although evidence in Spain is still limited. The present cross-sectional study analyzed the association between MS and SES by age and gender among 42,146 working adults living in the Balearic Islands (Spain)....
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Background: Trauma-related symptoms are often experienced after a first psychotic episode. Objective: In this study, we conduct a qualitative analysis of referred traumatic experiences of outpatients diagnosed with psychotic disorders. Method: Focus groups were formed and in-depth interviews conducted with 30 participants, focusing on their ex...
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Aims and objectives To investigate the possible association between hyponatremia and falls, in a sample of hospitalised adult patients. Background In-hospital falls are a problem of major importance, provoking a significant decline in the quality of life of many patients. Recent studies have identified a relationship between such falls and the pre...
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Objective: To assess the distribution of citations of nursing authors in Spanish in Google Scholar as well as to compare the possible differences between this source and Web of Science and Scopus. Method: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study based on the citation systems offered by Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus. Results: Nursi...
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Background: Informal caregivers of patients with multiple chronic conditions are socially good, promoting the sustainability of a large part of home care provision. However, this very demanding activity causes health problems that increase their own need for health services. This study analyses the use of health services by informal carers, compar...
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The objective of this study was to analyze the cross-sectional and longitudinal association between pain catastrophizing and opioid misuse, opioid use, and opioid dose in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain. For this systematic review, CINAHL, Embase, PsycINFO, PubMed, manual searches, and grey literature were searched from inception to May 20...
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Introduction: The aim of this study is to analyse different ways of participation during the development of a clinical guideline to improve the early detection of psychosis and to deploy a comprehensive treatment plan to improve prognosis and social integration. Materials and method: The clinical guideline was developed using the ADAPTE method w...
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Aim To evaluate the changes that take place in the perfusion, oxygenation and local temperature of the skin of the sacrum and trochanter when subjected to direct pressure for two hours. Methods Quasi-experimental study in the preclinical phase with healthy subjects acting as their own controls (intrasubject control). The outcome variables were mea...
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Aim: To measure the Effectiveness of a Diabetes Education Program for people with T2DM, based on Tailored interventions and the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Design: Cluster randomized controlled clinical trial. Methods: This multicentre study will be carried out at 30 primary healthcare centres, where 436 persons with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus...
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Aims To determine the effect of a comprehensive nurse‐led programme for patients with chronic non‐malignant pain, on quality of life, level of pain, anxiety, and depression, as primary outcomes and patients' satisfaction as a secondary end point. Design An open‐label randomized controlled trial was carried out. Methods The experimental group rece...
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Objective: The study aim was to cross-culturally adapt the Self-reported Foot and Ankle Score (SEFAS) into Spanish and French-language versions, to validate them and to evaluate their psychometric properties. Methods: The cross-cultural translation from the original SEFAS into French and Spanish was performed in accordance with the guidelines of th...
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Background: The increasing dependence care in patients hospitalized in acute hospitals around the world entails classification systems heeding the wide range of care dependency levels generated by the many different types of dependent patients. This article is a report of a study assessing the validity and reliability of a short-from version of the...
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Background: informal caregivers have a high risk of suffering from diseases derived from the chronic stress to which they are subjected for their dedication to the care of their relatives. Such stress has a direct influence on the person cared for, mainly affecting the quality of their care. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to assess the...
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Background Recruitment into randomized trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for prevention of COVID-19 is being threatened by a widespread conviction that HCQ is not effective for prevention. In the absence of an updated systematic review, we conducted a meta-analysis of randomized trials that study the effectiveness of HCQ to prevent COVID-19. Meth...
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Objective: This systematic review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of different interventions at reducing pain-related fear in people with fibromyalgia and to analyze whether the included trials reported their interventions in full detail. Design: Systematic review. Setting: No restrictions. Methods: The Cochrane Library, CINAHL, EMBASE,...
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Aim To determine the effectiveness of a hydrophobic dressing (Cutimed Sorbact®) against a silver dressing (Aquacel® Ag Extra) in the level of colonization of chronic venous leg ulcers. The secondary endpoints are health‐related quality of life, level of pain and time to complete healing. Design Open randomized controlled trial, with blinded endpoi...
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Background Kinesiophobia and pain catastrophising may be associated with patients’ transition from having acute to chronic pain following a whiplash injury. Objective To systematically review and critically appraise the literature to determine whether kinesiophobia and pain catastrophising are associated with greater likelihood of patients develop...
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Objective: To find out which interventions enhance pain self-efficacy in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain and to evaluate the reporting of interventions designed to enhance pain self-efficacy. Design: Intervention systematic review with meta-analysis. Literature search: PubMed, Embase, Scopus, PsycINFO, CINAHL, PEDro, and the Cochrane...
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Objective Kinesiophobia is a clinically relevant factor in the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain. The aim of this study was to explore the cross-sectional association between kinesiophobia and both pain intensity and disability among individuals with chronic shoulder pain. Methods A total of 65 participants with chronic unilateral subacro...
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Objective: The aim was to develop a clinical guideline for managing generalised anxiety disorder in Primary Health Care and Mental Health, using guideline adaptation methods. Design: A clinical guideline was developed, following the methods of the ADAPTE group, and implemented in a Primary Health Care District and in Mental Health Services in Sp...
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Objective: To summarise the current status of knowledge about the longitudinal association between vulnerability or protective psychological factors and the onset and/or persistence of musculoskeletal pain. Methods: PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, PubPsych, Scopus, Web of Science, grey literature, and manual screening of references were searched from...
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Objective The aim of this study is to identify foot health factors related to the quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Setting In this cross-sectional study, a total of 293 subjects were analysed, 229 of whom were in the RA group and 64 in the control group. In the RA group, 173 patients were female, and 50 in the control gr...
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Background During clinical placements, nursing students are exposed to adverse events generated by the clinical tasks they must perform. Objectives To describe the profile of adverse events encountered and the risks facing nursing students in clinical practice, as well as the severity and incidence of these events. Design Observational retrospect...
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Background: Difficult peripheral intravenous cannulation (DPIVC) is associated with serious complications related to vascular access. These complications might be avoided if the risk factors were identified previously, enabling the detection of potentially difficult situations at an early stage. The aim of this study is to consider these risk fact...
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Background: Heart failure (HF) causes high rates of hospital admissions. It is known that disease progression impacts the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of both patients and caregivers, yet to date, this finding is based on cross-sectional studies with limited samples. Objectives: The study aim is to analyze the relationship between HF p...
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Objective: Care in prehospital emergencies presents differences in terms of safety with respect to that provided in the hospital setting, generating situations of high vulnerability in patients. Vulnerability is intimately related to the possibility of experiencing an adverse event. Currently, there is no validated system to evaluate this issue. T...
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Purpose To examine the health-related quality of life of children with cerebral palsy and its relationship with their use of health resources, taking into account sociodemographic factors concerning the family context. Design and methods Cross-sectional study of children with cerebral palsy in Granada (Spain). Quality of life was evaluated with Pe...
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Aim: To evaluate the relationship between the pressure exerted on the heel of one foot resting directly on a mattress, versus that exerted on the other heel, protected by a pillow beneath the Achilles tendon area and the changes thus produced in perfusion, oxygenation and temperature in the skin of heels of healthy volunteers lying in a supine pos...
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Peripheral venous catheterization is a common technique in hospitals which is not always successful, resulting in multiple punctures and degradation of the vessels. This scenario, which we have termed ‘difficult peripheral venous access’, is associated to delays in care, obtention of samples or diagnosis, as well as a higher use of central catheter...
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Objectives: Patient repositioning is a recommended intervention to prevent or treat pressure ulcers (PUs). One option under consideration is the tailored repositioning according to patient characteristics, but more knowledge is needed on how different repositioning patterns influence on skin pressure. To determine what degree of inclination of the...
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Aims and objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of self-care programmes in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) population in primary health care. Background: The impact of educational interventions on T2DM has been evaluated in various contexts, but there is uncertainty about their impact in that of primary care. Design: Systematic review and m...
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To understand the experience and perceptions of people diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, along the whole process and their role through the decision‐making process for their treatment. A qualitative study through focus groups composed of people diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder was carried out. Content analysis was carried out...
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Objective To analyse the distribution of advanced competences in specialist nurses and advanced practice nurses and to evaluate their association with some characteristics of their professional profile. Method Multicentre analytical cross-sectional study. Nurses who worked as advanced practice nurses and specialist nurses were included. Their leve...
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Objective: To analyse the distribution of advanced competences in specialist nurses and advanced practice nurses and to evaluate their association with some characteristics of their professional profile. Method: Multicentre analytical cross-sectional study. Nurses who worked as advanced practice nurses and specialist nurses were included. Their...
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Siete años después de la publicación de la obra El Trabajo de Fin de Grado en Ciencias de la Salud se lanza una segunda edición donde, además de la necesaria actualización, queda reflejada la experiencia reflexiva acumulada durante esta última década por parte tanto de profesionales académicos, como del propio alumnado. La obra mantiene la misma es...
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Objectives: To explore the association between psychological factors and shoulder pain intensity, function, as well as local and generalized pressure pain hypersensitivity. Design: a cross-sectional study. Methods: 90 participants with chronic shoulder pain were included. Pressure pain thresholds determined the presence of pain hypersensitivit...
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Aims To analyse the profile of patients suffering from falls in the hospital environment. Method Longitudinal study, prospective follow-up of a cohort of patients recruited from May 2014 to March 2016. Medical, surgical and intensive care units of 5 acute hospitals of the Community of Andalusia participated. Patients older than 16 years were inclu...
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Objective: To systematically review and critically appraise the effectiveness of conservative and surgical interventions to reduce fear in studies of people with chronic low back pain, based on the analysis of randomized controlled trials for which fear was a primary or secondary outcome. Data sources: Electronic databases PubMed, CINAHL, PsycIN...
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Objective To identify self-reported outcome measures specific to the foot and ankle in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and to investigate the methodological quality and psychometric properties of these measures. Method A systematic review focusing on patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Setting The search was conducted in the PubMed, SCOPUS, CI...
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Aim: To analyze the use of health services for children with severe chronic diseases, seeking to identify patterns of use according to sociodemographic and clinical conditions, and to identify unmet needs of care coordination that could benefit from nursing case management services. Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: Children treated in a...
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Objective To determine the potential differences in both scapular positioning and scapular movement between the symptomatic and asymptomatic contralateral shoulder, in patients with unilateral subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS), and when compared with participants free of shoulder pain. Setting Three different primary care centres. Participants A s...
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Aims: To analyse the profile of patients suffering from falls in the hospital environment. Method: Longitudinal study, prospective follow-up of a cohort of patients recruited from May 2014 to March 2016. Medical, surgical and intensive care units of 5 acute hospitals of the Community of Andalusia participated. Patients older than 16 years were i...
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Background: The abundant knowledge on nursing students' competencies in clinical safety, and the multiple approaches adopted make it difficult to obtain an overview of the current status of this question. Purpose: To review the literature on undergraduate nursing students' safety competencies during their clinical placements. Method: A scoping...
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Pain-related fear is considered a strong psychological predictor for both chronic pain and disability. The aims of this study were to systematically review and critically appraise the concurrent association and the predictive value of pain-related fear affecting both pain intensity and disability in individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain (MS...
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Background: Several instruments are available to evaluate barriers to self-care in people with type 2 diabetes, but with significant psychometric weaknesses and poor theoretical background. Objectives: To develop and psychometrically validate a questionnaire to identify barriers to self-care in this population on the basis of the theory of plann...
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The socio-demographic and epidemiological changes of our environment are characterised by an increase in ageing, chronic illness, comorbidities and with it, a progressive escalation of the demand for care. These new demands and expectations of citizenship are accompanied by an evolution of health systems (technological advances, complexity of the h...
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The musculoskeletal and neurosensorial development of children can be affected by excess body weight. Studies have examined how childhood obesity affects gait, but much about the influence of this factor remains to be determined. The aim of our study is to analyse, in a large sample of children, the influence of obesity on the spatiotemporal parame...
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Objectives: Pain catastrophizing (PC) is the most consistent psychosocial factor predicting of adjustment to chronic pain and may contribute to the development and long-term maintenance of chronic pain. The aim of this review was systematically review and critically appraise the concurrent and longitudinal associations between PC and both pain int...
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Objective To describe the characteristics of case management in terms of population served, interventions, use of services and outcomes such as mortality, readmissions, pressure ulcers, falls, drug problems and institutionalisation. Method Follow-up study of a cohort, from the RANGECOM Multicentric Registry of Andalusia. The study population were...
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Resumen Los cambios socio-demográficos y epidemiológicos de nuestro entorno se caracterizan por el aumento del envejecimiento, la cronicidad, las comorbilidades y, con ello, una escalada progresiva de la demanda de cuidados. Estas nuevas demandas y expectativas de la ciudadanía se acompañan de una evolución de los sistemas sanitarios (avances tecno...
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Resumen Objetivo Describir las características de la gestión de casos en cuanto a población atendida, intervenciones, utilización de servicios y los desenlaces mortalidad, reingresos, úlceras por presión, caídas, problemas con medicamentos e institucionalización. Método Estudio de seguimiento de una cohorte a partir del registro multicéntrico RAN...
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The main aim of this article is to explore the experiences and life situations of people living with intestinal stomas. Previous studies indicated the need to investigate the concerns of ostomy patients and how these concerns can affect their quality of life and their approaches to the comprehensive conceptualization of the bodily changes. A qualit...
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For thousands of years, shoes have been worn to protect the feet from injury, and the proper choice and use of footwear are directly relevant to foot health, especially that of children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between shoe-related factors (type and frequency of use) and the prevalence of valgus foot in children. This...
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Background: Planovalgus foot prevalence estimates vary widely (0.6%-77.9%). Among the many factors that may influence planovalgus foot development, much attention has been given to body mass index, especially that of children's feet; factors related to psychomotor development have been less studied. We sought to determine the presence of planovalg...
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Background: Epidemiological studies consistently report a 90% prevalence of foot pain. Mechanical and other non-pharmacological interventions such as orthoses and footwear can play an important role in managing foot pathology in patients whose systemic disease is controlled. The effectiveness of treatment with insoles has been examined in various...
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Currently, there is an increasing interest in involving the health service users in the development of Clinical practice guidelines (CPG), specially in the more complex and frequent health problems, as the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). The purpose of this article is to communicate the novel qualitative methodology that has been used to maximi...
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Objectives: To assess the effect of an osteopathic abdominal manual intervention (AMI) on pressure pain thresholds (PPTs), mobility, hip flexibility, and posture in women with chronic functional constipation. Design: Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Setting/location: Subjects were recruited for the study by referral from diff...