Luis Filipe Roxo

Luis Filipe Roxo
Karolinska Institutet | KI · Department of Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
I am currently finishing my PhD on Global Public Health, about gender and socioeconomic inequalities in mental health and services use. My background is in Clinical and Health Psychology. I have previous experience in data collection, statistical analysis (SPSS, STATA), writing of manuscripts and other research tasks.
Additional affiliations
March 2018 - May 2022
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Position
  • PhD Student
March 2017 - March 2018
Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Position
  • Research Associate
August 2014 - January 2015
ISCSP - School of Social and Political Sciences
Position
  • Fellow
Education
October 2003 - December 2008
Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (29)
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Research has shown that health service utilisation for depression (HSUD) is less common among men than women. However, most evidence is cross-sectional, and there is limited information about gendered outcomes of depression. This cross-country study assesses gender differences in HSUD and in the persistence of depression by using cross-sectional an...
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Significant gender-based health inequalities have been observed across Europe, with women reporting worse health than men. Still, there has been little examination of how the gender–health gap has changed over time, and how it has been shaped by societal gender equality. We used data from the Statistics on Income and Living Conditions Eurostat data...
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Background Paid employment has been shown to benefit childless women’s health, while employed mothers experience poorer health, and more pronounced fatigue. This study measures the association between job characteristics and the health and well-being of employed mothers and the differential susceptibility to job characteristics between coupled and...
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Objectives There is no clear evidence about the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and mental health services (MHS) use. Those with lower SES may be less prone to recognize they need MHS, but they may access free health services. This study aims to assess the link between SES, needs perception and affordability of MHS, among depressed p...
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Sexuality is a central part of human life and overall wellbeing. As awareness on issues of sexuality has been increasing, sexual health history is ever more thought of as an indispensable part of the general health assessment. The main purpose of taking a sexual history is to assess a patient’s sexual background and current functioning. The biopsyc...
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This study assesses factors associated with perception of need and affordability concerns regarding mental health services (MHS), among 978 persons with meaningful depressive symptoms (Patient Health Questionnaire≥10). We used data from the 6th Portuguese National Health Interview Survey and used logistic regressions with gender, age, severity of s...
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Background Women are more likely than men to use mental health services use (MHS) when depressed. Gendered presentations of depression may contribute to explain this gender gap. This study aims to identify depression symptom profiles among men and women and to understand their relationship with perception of MHS need. Methods We used data from the...
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Background Across Europe, women tend to report worse health than men, probably due to women's lower position in society. Although societal gender inequalities have decreased, differences persist regarding employment, income and use of time. This study aims to assess the evolution of gender-based inequalities in 27 European countries between 2004 a...
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Background Depression is largely unrecognized and untreated, particularly among men. Help-seeking behaviors are known to differ between genders, yet, these discrepancies are expected to vary along the socioeconomic distribution. This study assesses the gender-related treatment gap for depression and analyzes how it varies with the socioeconomic sta...
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Background Women combining paid job and motherhood may experience a poorer health status than those childless. This risk is expectedly higher among lone mothers due to their greater emotional, social, and economic vulnerability. This study aims to assess the impact of employment characteristics on the health of working mothers and to understand dif...
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Background Migrants from high endemic countries accounted for 18% of newly diagnosed HIV infections in Europe in 2017. Knowledge on the link between HIV risk and post-migration travels and their impact on HIV acquisition is scarce, but critical to inform prevention. This study aims to explore risky sexual behaviour and HIV-acquisition among sub-Sah...
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Background That women generally have worse health than men has long been shown. Yet, the situation in Europe might have changed recently. Gender inequalities have decreased in access to education, employment, and political representation. However, women have increasingly adopted traditionally masculine unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking. Also, th...
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Introduction: The links between body weight and sexuality, notably sexual dysfunction (SD), are intricate and not yet fully understood. A more individual-focused evaluation of sexual difficulties, as recently provided by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), contributes to improve precision in SD diagnosis and has the...
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Primary health care (PHC) should be a preferential way to access healthcare. Access to PHC is fundamental in terms of preventive medicine and an important health equity indicator. In Portugal, PHC has been continuously strengthened with an ongoing reform initiated in 2006. Although migrants are recognized as a group that tend to underuse preventive...
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Medicalization of society has become a major issue over the last half-century, transforming common human events into medical conditions suitable for treatment. As discussed by Annemarie Jutel (2006), nowadays being “overweight” is not only a descriptor of physical appearance, as it has become a disease entity, used by the media and in medical setti...
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Several authors have drawn a critical review on the concepts of ‘third age’ cultural representations and of ‘successful aging’, presenting a reconfiguration of sexual life courses in newly complex discourses. Contemporary sexual medicine presents sexual function as an indicator of overall health, transforming changing sexual capacities into health...
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This study used a mixed methods approach to investigate the intimate world of men’s sexual problems in Portugal, and particularly erectile dysfunction, focusing on the interplay between individual, societal and relational factors. First, a community-based survey was designed, with 323 primary health care users, to investigate how sociocultural fact...
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The nature of intimacy and self-identity changed profoundly over the past century. The disruption between sex and procreation enabled the emergence of new forms of relationships and contributed towards the legitimacy of a sexuality focused on pleasure, as a mean of self-realization and an expression of intimacy. Despite the evidence that most indiv...
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Since classical antiquity, the concept of happiness has driven the reflections and investigations of philosophers, economists, sociologist and psychologists. With the rise of the movement of Positive Psychology, happiness has emerged as a major topic of scientific study. As customary in a new branch of science, Positive Psychology has been using di...
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The relation between physical activity and happiness has been largely discussed in scientific literature, mainly through the concepts of hedonia and eudaimonia. While it is highly recognized that exercise is an effective promoter of happiness and well-being, it has also been highlighted the role of happiness as a motivator for exercise. Acknowledgi...
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Title: Exploring gender and class inequalities in the bedroom: men and women' perceptions of their sexuality through an in­depth interview study The nature of intimacy and self­identity changed radically over the last century. The disruption between sex and procreation enabled the emergence of new forms of gender relations and contributed towards t...
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Objective: Most people in long-term intimate relationships are concerned about the quality of their marital satisfaction (MS) as also their own and their partners' sexual satisfaction (SS). This empirical research used a triangulation approach to investigate how MS influences the association between sexual function (SF) and SS in both genders, cons...
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Objective: This empirical research used a mixed-method approach to investigate both genders attitudes towards, and experiences of, help-seeking for sexual problems (SP). Methods: Structured interviews with 323 primary healthcare users intended to explain treatment-seeking behaviours and how self-constructions of SP reality are shaped by personal a...
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Over the last fifty years, an astonishing amount of scholars and activists have grappled with the definition and social construction of ‘gender.’ Inextricably bound to studies of gender is the body, in its many forms. In many ways, this volume has evolved into a critical study of the body: how we dress the body, how we write about the body, and how...
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Background / Purpose: There is growing literature based on the concept of sex work defined as the rationalization, improvement and mastery of sex in personal life, arguing that women are more likely to be submitted to it due to gender inequalities and power differences (1). This study presents the findings of an empirical research in a qualitativ...
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Qualitative research has become an important complement to quantitative methods allowing the investigation of complex phenomena such as psychological/ interpersonal reactions to sexual problems. This methodology may enhance the understanding of sexual problems’ experiences and help providing further clarification of its categorization (Tiefer & Ros...

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