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Luciano Magalhães Vitorino

Luciano Magalhães Vitorino
Faculty of Medicine of Itajubá · Medicine

BScN. RN. PhD.
Professor at Faculty of Medicine of Itajubá - FMIT

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Introduction
Luciano Magalhães Vitorino.'. BScN., RN., MSc., PhD., is a professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Itajubá, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Doctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta, Canada. Post-doctoral research fellow at the Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. His current research focus is on aging, spirituality and health, mental health and quality of life. Orcid.org/0000-0003-1023-8488
Additional affiliations
May 2017 - May 2017
Federal University of Juiz de Fora
Position
  • Fellow
August 2012 - August 2016
Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Position
  • Doctoral internship at Faculty of Nursing / University of Alberta, Canada
August 2012 - August 2016
Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Position
  • Doctoral internship at Faculty of Nursing / University of Alberta, Canada

Publications

Publications (47)
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Objectives This study aims to assess whether having religious beliefs, attending religious services and using spiritual-religious coping (SRC) are longitudinally associated with cognitive decline in community-dwelling older adults. Methods A 4-year longitudinal study of 261 Brazilian older adults was conducted. Hierarchical adjusted linear regress...
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Purpose Although there have been numerous studies investigating the mental health of individuals during the pandemic, a comparison between countries is still scarce in the literature. To explore this gap, the present study aimed to compare the mental health (i.e., anxiety and depression), quality of life (QoL), and optimism/pessimism among individu...
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Background Mental health problems are very common among medical students, becoming a concern for health care professionals and educators. Despite the fact that there is a growing body of literature supporting the role of religiosity and spirituality (RS) on mental health and on positive psychology outcomes, little evidence is available among medica...
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Background : Suicidal ideation is an important mental health issue among homeless people. Despite the fact that spirituality and religiousness (S/R) have been associated with lower levels of suicide behavior, there is little evidence on this relationship among homeless individuals. Thus, this study aims to investigate the association between S/R an...
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Objective: To evaluate the frequency of Hospital Admission (HA) in the last twelve months in older adults treated at Primary Health Care (PHC) and its associated factors, through a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA). Methods: Cross-sectional study, with a random sampling of 400 older adults using PHC. The frequency of HA for at least 24 hours...
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Our study aimed to examine the symptoms that might play a role in the co-occurrence of 9 DSM-5 symptom criteria of major depression among Brazil's adult population and healthcare professionals after three months of detecting the new coronavirus in Brazil. We estimated regularized Gaussian graphical models for both samples and compared the network s...
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Background Management strategies that incorporate spirituality and religiosity (S/R) have been associated with better health status in clinical populations. However, few data are available for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to improve the traditional disease-model treatment. Aims The objectives of this study were to eva...
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Background Although mental distress and quality of life (QoL) impairments because of the pandemic have increased worldwide, the way that each community has been affected has varied. Aims This study evaluated the impact of social distancing imposed by coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) on Brazilians’ mental health and QoL. Method In this cross-se...
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Objective: to develop and validate a distance learning course aimed at the pillars of care management of diabetes mellitus people’s feet. Method: a technological production research using Moodle Virtual Learning Environment, based on Andragogy, Constructionism and Instructional Design. Content is based on consensus guidelines on diabetic foot. Val...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to: (1) confirm the reliability and validity of a single factor structure for the 16-item FES-I within a Brazilian context; and (2) confirm the reliability and validity of the abbreviated Short FES-I (7 items) within a Brazilian context. Methods: We compared the reliability and construct validity of the unidime...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to: (1) confirm the reliability and validity of a single factor structure for the 16-item FES-I within a Brazilian context; and (2) confirm the reliability and validity of the abbreviated Short FES-I (7 items) within a Brazilian context. Methods: We compared the reliability and construct validity of the unidime...
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ICF provides a common language in interdisciplinary work. However, knowledge of ICF and its use seem to not be unanimous among professionals. Therefore, it is important to research the use of ICF in health professionals’ clinical practice, identifying the factors that influence it.
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RESUMO Introdução: A religiosidade e espiritualidade (RE) suscitam debates na enfermagem desde Florence Nightingale, até os dias atuais com a prática clínica baseada em evidências. Nas últimas décadas aumentou consideravelmente tanto na quantidade e qualidade das evidências da associação da RE nos desfechos de saúde e qualidade de vida. Porém, aind...
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Objectives Mentoring has been used as a strategy for mental health prevention and the promotion of quality of life in medical students, with mixed results. The aim of this study was to compare the levels of mental health, quality of life, and academic motivation of medical students after implementation of a longitudinal curricular mentoring program...
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In this cross-sectional Brazilian survey, we examined associations between aspects of physical environment (PE) and spiritual/religious coping (SRC) behaviors. Our studied sample was 77 nursing homes (NH) and 326 community-dwelling residents (CDRs). Aspects of the PE were measured using the environmental domain of the WHOQOL-BREF. SRC was assessed...
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The world’s population is rapidly aging. This phenomenon imposes several challenges to the modern society, since the older population is very heterogeneous and the aging process is multifactorial and multidimensional. In order to adapt and cope with the physiological and pathological aspects of aging, older adults frequently use several coping mech...
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Background: Falling is the leading cause of physical disability, mortality and social exclusion in older adults. In Brazil and Portugal, falls cause thousands of hospitalisa‐ tions every year. Fear of falling (FOF) causes loss of confidence in accomplishing daily tasks, restriction in social activities and increased dependence. Aim: To compare the...
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Abstract The present study aims to investigate how different levels of spirituality and religiousness (high spirituality and high religiousness –S/R, high spirituality and low religiousness –S/r, low spirituality and high religiousness s/R and low spirituality and low religiousness – s/r) are associated with quality of life, depressive symptoms, an...
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Spiritual/religious coping (SRC) is an important behavioral resource that helps people better manage physical and psychosocial challenges. Measuring SRC is particularly important in older age as this time in the life course brings many losses and changes. We assessed the psychometric properties of the 49-item BRIEF-SRC among 403 older Brazilians. P...
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Aim: To assess the psychometric properties of the Spiritual Climate Scale Arabic version for Saudi nurses. Background: Evidence showed that a high level of spiritual climate in the workplace is associated with increased productivity and performance, enhanced emotional intelligence, organisational commitment and job satisfaction among nurses. Me...
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Aim and objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the role of spiritual/religious coping (SRC) on depressive symptoms in high- and low-risk pregnant women. Background: SRC is associated with physical and mental health outcomes. However, only few studies investigated the role of these strategies during pregnancy and whether low- and high...
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Background: Studies have shown that spiritual/religious beliefs are associated with mental health and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). However, few studies evaluated how spiritual/religious coping (SRC) could affect hemodialysis patients. Objectives: The present study investigated the role of SRC behaviors on HRQoL and depressive symptoms...
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This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Filipino versions of the Duke University Religion Index (DUREL-F) and the Spiritual Coping Strategies scale (SCS-F) for hemodialysis (HD) patients in the Philippines. A convenient sample of 162 HD patients was included in this descriptive, cross-sectional study. The DUREL-F and SCS-F exhibited...
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Aim: To assess the psychometric properties of the Cultural Capacity Scale Spanish version in Chilean nursing students. Background: The increased diversity in healthcare facilities and the current shortage of local nursing workforce in Chile present a significant challenge to the nursing education to train future competent local nurses. To facili...
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This aim of this study was assess whether positive and negative spiritual/religious coping (SRC) strategies are associated with depressive symptoms (DS) of informal caregiver (IC) of hospitalized older adults. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 98 IC of hospitalized older adults in the medical clinic of a Brazilian School Hospital. The fun...
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OBJECTIVE To identify the factors associated with the fear of falling in the older adultliving at home. METHOD Cross-sectional study with probabilistic sampling of older adultenrolled in two Family Health Strategies (FHS). The fear of falling was measured by the Brazilian version of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International and by a household questio...
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Aim: This study assessed the cultural competence of nursing students in a Saudi University. Background: With the current situation of immigration in Saudi Arabia, the cultural diversity in healthcare facilities is anticipated to grow. This presents a great challenge to the members of the healthcare team. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conduct...
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Introdução: Os atletas de alto rendimento sofrem com uma série de fatores causadores de perturbações psicológicas, que podem acarretar danos ao seu desempenho final. Com a competitividade elevada e o nivelamento nos treinamentos físico e tático, as estratégias de coping (enfrentamento) para superar essas perturbações podem fazer a diferença entre u...
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Objective: This study examined the effect of Positive and Negative Spiritual and Religious Coping (SRC) upon older Brazilian’s quality of life (QOL). Method: A secondary analysis of data collected from 77 nursing home residents (NHRs; M age = 76.56) and 326 community-dwelling residents (CDRs; M age = 67.22 years) was conducted. Participants had com...
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Objetivo: Analisar os sintomas depressivos e estratégias de CRE em idosos com dor crônica. Métodos: Estudo descritivo, transversal e de amostragem não probabilística com amostra de 42 idosos com dor crônica cadastrados em 5 (cinco) Estratégias de Saúde da Família na cidade de Itajubá (MG). Na coleta de dados, realizada entre agosto de 2015 e fevere...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between spiritual/religious coping (SRCOPE) strategies and quality of life (QoL) in institutionalized older adults. This is a cross-sectional, correlational study, with a sample of 77 older adults in Brazil. The present study found long-term care patients use religious and spiritual copi...
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Aims: We investigated whether positive and negative spiritual and religious coping were important to the QOL of institutionalized and community-dwelling older Brazilians. We were also interested in whether SRC was differently importance to the QOL of either study group. Methods: We analyzed two sets of cross-sectional survey data collected from 7...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pain is frequent in wards and impairs patients’ treatment and recovery, especially orthopedic patients. So, this study aimed at evaluating pre and postoperative analgesic adequacy in patients submitted to orthopedic surgeries, and at looking for possible variables predicting the analgesic adequacy of such patients in both...
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Background: There is controversy in the literature about the advantages of the radial vs. femoral access route for diagnostic catheterizations. This study aimed to compare the radial and femoral access for procedural and fluoroscopy times and for contrast volume. Methods: This was an observational, retrospective study based on the records of conse...
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Objetivo: o presente estudo visou a avaliar a qualidade de vida da equipe de enfermagem do pronto-socorro e centro de terapia intensiva em hospitais de Itajubá e Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais, e correlacionar as variáveis sociodemográficas e de saúde à qualidade de vida. Métodos: o estudo, com 87 colaboradores, foi de abordagem quantitativa e transver...
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Objetivo: conhecer os significados e os sentimentos dos pacientes quanto ao fato de tomar banho no leito. Materiais e métodos: estudo de abordagem qualitativa e exploratória, tendo sido entrevistados 20 pacientes hospitalizados. Para a coleta de dados utilizou-se um roteiro de entrevista semiestruturada, gravada e transcrita na íntegra. Foi utiliza...
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to compare the perceptions of quality of life (QOL) and to identify factors associated with QOL among seniors living in the community in Porto Alegre, RS and institutionalized seniors from the countryside of Minas Gerais, Brazil. this study used secondary data from two cross-sectional epidemiological studies. The sample consisted of 288 seniors liv...
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to evaluate the older adults' perceptions of their quality of life (QoL) in two long-stay care facilities in Pouso Alegre and Santa Rita in Sapucaí, in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil , and to identify the sociodemographic and health variables which interfere in this perception. a cross-sectional epidemiological study of 77 older adults resident...
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the spiritual/religious coping (SRC) of elderly of two institutions of long-stay for elderly, from two towns Pouso Alegre and Santa Rita in south of Minas Gerais state Brazil and to correlate the SRC with personal characteristics. METHODS: The work is based on epidemiological and analytical cross-sectional design method with...
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Os objetivos foram identificar características dos pacientes renais crônicos que utilizam do tratamento hemodialítico, avaliar função sexual e relacionar as características com a função sexual. Método de abordagem quantitativa, descritivo, de campo e transversal, amostra de 35 pacientes. Para coleta de dados foram utilizados os instrumentos caracte...

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Call for papers to our article collection, The Impact of Art Therapy on Mental Health and Well-being
On behalf of the editorial team:
Prof Helena José (Universidade Atlântica),
Prof Joao Apostolo (Coimbra Nursing School),
Prof Luciano Vitorino (Faculty of Medicine of Itajubá);
Prof Luis Mota de Sousa (Universidade Atlântica)
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No doubts the world 's population is rapidly aging. This phenomenon imposes several challenges to the modern society, since the older population is very heterogeneous. Due to this I am interested in knowing how is the teaching of gerontological and geriatric care in baccalaureate nursing education in different countries. If you can share papers or official websites will be very useful.
Sincerely, Luciano Vitorino
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Hi everyone,
Over the last decades, studies in the field of religiouness and spirituality and health care are growing substantially.
Due to this I am interested in knowing how is the teaching of spirituality in undergraduate degree in nursing or in nursing residency programs in different countries.
If you can share papers or official websites will be very useful.
Sincerely,
Luciano
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Can anyone help me? I have a question with five-point Likert item:
0 = Very little; 1= Little; 2= Moderately; 3= Many; 4= Too many.
Does anybody have any idea how transform this answers on a dichotomous scale  (e.g: 0 = no; 1 = yes) ? I use SPSS software for analysis.
Regards! Luciano Vitorino
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I am interested in knowing if there is difference in religious beliefs (RB)
that is the dependent variable and age was a fixed factor (adults <65 versus older adults > 65 years).
The output showed the interaction RB*age was not SS (RB*age; p = .750). However, in the interaction RB*adult (p =.150) was not SS, but RB*older adults was SS (p = .008).
What should I do? Do I use or use the variable age in my results? Because in the multivariate analysis there was no SS (p=.750) and the interaction RB*older adults was SS (p = .008).
Best regards

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Our study aims are to identify mentally healthy living strategies that older Canadians have used in lock down and are using now to ease their way back into society, and also learn from them which strategies most reduce their anxiety, stress, and other mental effects of the pandemic. Identifying and learning this will lay the groundwork for creating a mental health cookbook-style recipe book. Our project fits well with the RTOERO Foundation’s focus on raising public awareness of the mental health effects of social isolation and finding ways to keep older Canadians socially engaged and feeling connected. For more information see: https://rtoero.ca/mentally-healthy-living-after-social-distancing/
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To investigate how different levels of spirituality and religiousness (high spirituality and high religiousness –S/R, high spirituality and low religiousness –S/r, low spirituality, and high religiousness s/R and low spirituality and low religiousness – s/r) are associated with different aspects of mental health.
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Several studies have shown that spiritual/religious beliefs are associated with mental health and quality of life. However, so far, no study assessed the relationship between spiritual/religious coping (SRC) and depressive symptoms in family caregivers (FCs) of pediatric cancer patients, particularly in Latin America. This study aimed to investigate whether Positive and Negative SRC strategies are associated with depressive symptoms in FCs of pediatric cancer patients in Brazil.