Mar Lopez

Mar Lopez
Universidad de Almería | UAL · Department of Nursing Science, Physiotherapy and Medicine

PhD

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Introduction
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April 2009 - present
Universidad de Almería
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Publications (54)
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Background Clinical simulation, the teaching methodology used in the Nursing Degree, helps students to acquire certain skills. Home visiting is a complex scenario in community care that requires certain critical skills in order to function successfully. Objectives The aim of this study was to analyze the improvement of self-efficacy, empowerment,...
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Physical activity is a key element in people’s health as it provides important physical benefits, as well as improves mental health and quality of life. However, recent years have seen an increase in the percentage of young adults showing high levels of inactivity. Although, it has been observed that the motivation to perform physical activity seem...
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The impact of assisted reproduction techniques (ART) when starting to breastfeed is an important issue that has been sparsely addressed in scientific literature and yet has contradictory results. This study aims to determine the relation between the mode of fertilization and breastfeeding by means of a retrospective longitudinal cohort study that i...
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This study aims to describe and compare the effects of standardised patient simulation and role-play in the acquisition and retention of interprofessional communication in elderly care competence amongst nursing students. In this controlled clustered randomised trial, 121 nursing students attended a workshop on interprofessional communication in el...
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Introduction Access to emergency care for undocumented migrants (UMs) is a public health problem. Spain receives thousands of UMs who arrive by sea. A multidisciplinary team of the Spanish Red Cross, made up of physicians, nurses, police, and cultural mediators, developed emergency care for UMs. Aim The aim of our study is to describe and understa...
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Background and objectives: The aim of this study was to report a case of a patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2 (CMT2) treated with epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) for 4 months in order to assess its therapeutic potential in CMT2. Materials and Methods: The study included a brother and a sister who have CMT2. The sister received 800 mg o...
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease that causes anthropometric changes characterised by functional disability, increase in fat mass, and decrease in lean mass. All these variables are related to a greater cardiac risk. The polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and an increase in ketone bodies in the blood have been shown to...
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Objective: The association between assisted conception and breastfeeding outcomes has been investigated, but the women's experiences have not been fully explored. This study aimed to describe and understand the breastfeeding experience of first-time mothers who conceived using assisted reproductive treatment. Methods: A qualitative study based on...
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University is a period in which students can experience a considerable amount of challenges that may influence their health lifestyles. The aim of this article is to discover the role of therapeutic adherence to the Mediterranean diet and self-efficacy as mediators in the relationship between sleep quality and the average grades of nursing students...
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Vitamin B1, or thiamine, is one of the most relevant vitamins in obtaining energy for the nervous system. Thiamine deficiency or lack of activity causes neurological manifestations, especially symptoms of depression, intrinsic to multiple sclerosis (MS) and related to its pathogenesis. On this basis, the aim of this study was to determine the possi...
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Purpose: Adolescence is considered a period in which individuals are particularly at risk of negative consequences related to sexual health. Increased knowledge levels have traditionally been used as an indicator of the effectiveness of educational programs, but attitudes are not addressed and are a key element for the success of such programs. Th...
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Perceived health in caregivers is related to caregiver burden, psychological well‐being and social support. Women perceive poorer health and are more likely than men to experience caregiver overload. The objectives of this study were to analyse perceived health, perceived social support and caregiver overload in family caregivers of patients with A...
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Constipation is a highly prevalent condition amongst older adults in long-term care settings and laxatives are not always the solution. We aimed to examine the characteristics and the effects of non-pharmacological interventions to improve constipation amongst older adults in long-term care settings. Eligible studies were identified using PubMed, C...
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In order to control the spread of COVID-19, people must adopt preventive behaviours that can affect their day-today life. People's self-efficacy to adopt preventive behaviours to avoid COVID-19 contagion and spread should be studied. The aim of this study was to develop and psychometrically test the COVID-19 prevention, detection, and home-manageme...
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Pain, anxiety, or depression are very prevalent in children and adolescents with cancer, which is a great challenge for health professionals. Several studies pointing out the positive effect of technology on the management of symptoms have been published in recent years. Considering these studies is important in order to reduce the negative impact...
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Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease of an inflammatory, demyelinating and autoimmune nature. Diets with a high caloric density could be especially relevant in terms of the pathogenesis related to an increase in adipose tissue that is metabolically active and releases mediators, which can induce systemic infla...
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Sexual desire is a state of motivation that can induce to participate in sexual activity. Physical activity is related to the well-being in both social and sexual relationships. The aim of this study was to analyze sexual desire in relation to physical activity and its impact on sexual excitation and inhibition in a population of young adults. The...
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This study aimed to explore men’s experiences of social support after non-nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. A qualitative study based on Gadamer’s hermeneutic phenomenology was designed. In-depth interviews were conducted with 16 men who had undergone a non-nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. Data analysis was performed using ATLAS.ti software....
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Background: Due to the inflammatory nature of multiple sclerosis (MS), interleukin 6 (IL-6) is high in blood levels, and it also increases the levels of anxiety related to functional disability. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) decreases IL-6, which could be enhanced by the anti-inflammatory effect of high ketone bodies after administering coconut...
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Abstract Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable neurodegenerative disease which is pathogenically based on the mitochondrial alteration of motor neurons, causing progressive neuron death. While ALS is characterized by enormous oxidative stress, the Mediterranean diet has been seen to have high antioxidant power. Therefore, the aim of t...
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Nursing students experience difficulties when communicating in clinical practice. Their self-efficacy in clinical communication should be explored as part of their competence assessment before they are exposed to real human interactions in the clinical setting. The aim of this study was to design and psychometrically evaluate a toolkit to comprehen...
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El cuidado pediátrico de enfermería es una de las labores enfermeras más interesantes y respetadas por su complejidad y especial sensibilidad hacia el paciente y la familia. Dicha complejidad también se relaciona con la enorme variabilidad del grupo al que atiende (desde recién nacido a adolescente). El profesional de Enfermería está capacitado par...
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Background: Mothers' own milk (MOM) has more than nutritional benefits for extremely preterm infants (<28 weeks). However, mothers encounter barriers that make it difficult to provide their own milk to their extremely preterm infants. Purpose: The aim of this study was to describe and understand the experiences of mothers of extremely preterm in...
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Background: this study aimed to describe and understand the experiences and health needs of women irregular migrants during emergency care provision upon arrival in Spain by small boat. Methods: a qualitative study based on Gadamer's phenomenology was used. The data collection included 13 in-depth interviews with women irregular migrants and 10...
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Introduction: Although fibromyalgia symptoms negatively affect patients' sexual life, sexual desire in women diagnosed with fibromyalgia has been understudied. Aim: To describe and compare sexual desire in women diagnosed with fibromyalgia and healthy control women, and to investigate the influence of fibromyalgia and its pharmacologic treatment...
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Background: In recent years, several reviews have addressed the effectiveness of dance therapy in dementia, healthy older adults, or the elderly in general. However, reviews regarding the effect of this therapy exclusively on patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease have not been found. Objective: The purpose of this study is to review the avai...
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Background: It was previously established that Multiple sclerosis (MS) generates energy alterations at the mitochondrial level related to the loss of muscle mass. Ketone bodies, mainly beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), re-establish this energy alteration causing satiety, changes in body composition and a decrease in hormone-dependant hunger, such as ghr...
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El biofeedback de la variabilidad de la frecuencia cardiaca (VFC-BF) consiste en una variedad de retroalimentación cuyo objetivo es el restablecimiento del equilibrio del sistema nervioso autónomo (SNA) a través del control respiratorio en aquellos sujetos que padez-can disfunción autonómica. El objetivo principal de esta revisión fue analizar la e...
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Background Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an irreversible neuro-degenerative dementia that causes emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression associated with low well-being and changes of state of mind. The aim of the present study was to assess the impact of a music therapy protocol as a tool to improve basic emotions in AD. Methods It is an...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe and understand the experiences of mothers of extremely preterm infants during the first twelve months at home following discharge from a neonatal intensive care unit. Design and methods: A qualitative, interpretative approach using Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics was carried out. One focus gro...
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated neurodegenerative disease that results from progressive demyelination of axons. Currently the disease has no pharmacological cure. The immune-mediated neurogenic derangements result in inflammation resulting in neuronal death. This paper seeks to make use of findings from animal based work to demonstrat...
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El uso de sistemas de aprendizaje basado en la gamificación puede llevar a una mejora del mismo a través de una participación activa y mejorar el interés de los participantes. Asimismo, haciendo uso de este sistema de aprendizaje, los estudiantes pueden ser los dueños de su aprendizaje incorporando el trabajo en equipo, pensamiento crítico, prioriz...
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Objective: To explore and understand the sexual experiences of expectant mothers during their pregnancy. Methods: The study was carried out in two healthcare centers in the Almería Health District, in southern Spain. The participants included pregnant women who received prenatal care and/or maternity education. The inclusion criteria were being pre...
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Introducción: La parada cardíaca (PC) repentina es una de las principales causas de muerte en Europa. Actualmente, el porcentaje de personas que conocen la técnica de Reanimación Cardiopulmonar (RCP) está aumentando pero el número de víctimas que reciben RCP temprana es aún insuficiente. Objetivos: Explorar la eficacia de un taller teórico-práctico...
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Objective: The combination of cultures can affect the feeding of the native population and immigrant, influencing the school population. The objective of this study was to analyze the habits and eating habits of schoolchildren and the relationships with their cultural environment. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study of a representative...
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Background: The combination of cultures can affect the feeding of the native population and immigrant, influencing the school population. The objective of this study was to analyze the habits and eating habits of schoolchildren and the relationships with their cultural environment. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study of a representative sa...
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Objetivo Explorar e compreender as experiências sexuais de gestantes durante a gravidez. Métodos O estudo foi realizado em dois centros de saúde no Distrito Sanitário de Almería, sul da Espanha. Os participantes incluíram gestantes que receberam atendimento pré-natal e/ou educação para maternidade. Os critérios de inclusão foram estar grávida, man...
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Introduction Fibromyalgia is a form of non-articular rheumatic disorder of unknown origin. It is characterized by widespread, chronic musculoskeletal pain. Patients with fibromyalgia suffer more frequently eating disorders, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Studies have pointed out to nutrition as a relevant factor i...
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Background: The birth of an extremely preterm infant can disrupt normal mother-infant physical contact and the care provided by the mother. This situation has an impact on the process of bonding between the mother and the child. Aim: The objective of this study was to describe and understand the experiences of mothers who have extremely preterm...
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Introduction Fibromyalgia is a form of non-articular rheumatic disorder of unknown origin. It is characterized by widespread, chronic musculoskeletal pain. Patients with fibromyalgia suffer more frequently eating disorders, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Studies have pointed out to nutrition as a relevant factor...
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Background: The existing literature shows dance to be an innovative and successful form of stress management. Previous research indicates that Biodanza is able to increase well-being and personal resources and prevent stress. However, Biodanza has not yet been empirically tested as a possible therapy for application outside the clinical context in...
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Purpose: The objective of this study was to analyze nursing students' beliefs and attitudes toward mental disorder before and after clinical placements. Design and methods: A cross-sectional design was chosen. One hundred ninety-four first- and third-year students in a three-year nursing degree course completed the Attribution Questionnaire AQ-2...
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Background and objective: Spondyloarthritis is a general term referring to a group of chronic rheumatic illnesses that share clinical, genetic, radiological and epidemiological features. The clinical presentation of spondyloarthritis is characterized by the compromise of both the axial and peripheral articular skeleton. We aimed to evaluate the ef...
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Spondyloarthritis is a general term referring to a group of chronic rheumatic illnesses that share clinical, genetic, radiological and epidemiological features. The clinical presentation of spondyloarthritis is characterized by the compromise of both the axial and peripheral articular skeleton. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of an aquatic exerci...
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Background and objective To analyze the effects of an aquatic biodance based therapy on sleep quality, anxiety, depression, pain and quality of life in fibromyalgia patients. Patients and method Randomized controlled trial with 2 groups. Fifty-nine patients were assigned to 2 groups: experimental group (aquatic biodance) and control group (stretch...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effects of an aquatic biodance based therapy on sleep quality, anxiety, depression, pain and quality of life in fibromyalgia patients. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Randomized controlled trial with 2 groups. Fifty-nine patients were assigned to 2 groups: experimental group (aquatic biodance) and control group (stretc...
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To determine the differences in pain, disability, depression, and pressure sensitivity between men and women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), and to analyze the relationship between pain and pressure sensitivity in FMS. A cross-sectional study. Gender differences in pain sensitivity in individuals with FMS have not been yet clarified. Twenty-four...
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Comparación entre biodanza en medio acuático y stretching en la mejora de la calidad de vida y dolor en los pacientes con fibromialgia Resumen Objetivo: Comparar qué grado de mejoría pueden alcanzar los pacientes con fibromialgia en las variables dolor, impacto de la fibromialgia y depresión, mediante la biodanza acuática frente al stretching. Dise...
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OBJECTIVE To determine the level of improvement, as regards pain, impact on fibromyalgia and depression, achieved by patients with fibromyalgia by comparing aquatic biodanza and stretching exercises. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial with two intervention groups. LOCATION Five health centres (Almeria). PATIENTS A total of 82 fibromyalgia patien...

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