Maria Rubio Aparicio

Maria Rubio Aparicio
University of Alicante | UA · Department of Health Psychology

PhD in Psychology

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Background: Although some meta-analyses have identified potential moderators associated with treatment outcomes for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), there is as yet no consensus regarding the influence of anxiety and depression symptoms on the recovery from pediatric OCD. A meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the effects of de...
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Peer-feedback has demonstrated to be one of the best methodologies to improve the teaching-learning process in the university context. Previous studies have demonstrated that, peer-feedback increases motivation for learning, improves the teaching-learning process, enhances a positive climate in class and allow students to improve several academic s...
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SPS is a temperamental trait that characterizes approximately 30% of society. Research confirms that highly sensitive people (HSP) process information and stimuli from the environment more intensively and also more deeply than others. People who fall within this group are more sensitive to both positive and negative environments. The evidence from...
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Background: In the last years, overviews of systematic reviews, or umbrella reviews, have seen a dramatic increase in their use. An overview aims to provide a summary of the included reviews and will often examine research questions beyond those addressed in the systematic reviews being synthesised. The purpose of this article is to provide some r...
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Previous studies have reported dysbiosis in the gut microbiota (GM) of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which may be a determining factor on child development through the microbiota-gut-brain axis. However, it is not clear if there is a specific group of dysbiotic bacteria in ASD. The aim of this study was to carry out a meta-analysis...
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Background/Objective: The Padua Inventory-Revised (PI-R) is a widely applied instrument to measure obsessive-compulsive symptoms in clinical and nonclinical samples. We conducted a reliability generalization meta-analysis on the PI-R. Method: An exhaustive literature search yielded 118 empirical studies that had applied the PI-R, from which 30 stud...
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The Questionnaire on Sensory Processing Sensitivity in Children (QSPSinCh) is designed to measure the personality trait of Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS) in children aged 3 to 10 years. SPS is a phenotypic personality trait, characterised by deep cognitive, sensory and emotional processing of environmental information. SPS presents a wide ran...
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This report is part of the work of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) on the benefits of gender equality through the provision of public infrastructure. EIGE’s work in this field is based on the conceptual framework and methodology to assess the benefits of gender equality through the provision of public infrastructure, developed by...
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Public services such as health centres, transport and care facilities play an essential part in ensuring the well-being of Europeans. We use public service infrastructure every day; it underpins our lives, and is essential for the functioning of a society. Infrastructure is meant to deliver services that address the diverse needs of women and men a...
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Public services such as transport, health centres and care facilities play an essential part in the well-being of Europeans. We use public service infrastructure every day; it underpins our lives, and is essential for the functioning of society. Infrastructure is meant to deliver services that address the diverse needs of women and men and contribu...
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Background: The Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (DOCS) is a well-established tool for assessing obsessive-compulsive symptomatology. A reliability generalization meta-analysis was conducted to estimate the average reliability of DOCS scores and how reliability estimates vary according to the composition and variability of samples, to identi...
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Meta-analysis is a powerful and important tool to synthesize the literature about a research topic. Like other kinds of research, meta-analyses must be reproducible to be compliant with the principles of the scientific method. Furthermore, reproducible meta-analyses can be easily updated with new data and reanalysed applying new and more refined an...
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Reliability generalization (RG) is a meta‐analytic approach that aims to characterize how reliability estimates from the same test vary across different applications of the instrument. With this purpose RG meta‐analyses typically focus on a particular test and intend to obtain an overall reliability of test scores and to investigate how the composi...
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Meta-analysis is a powerful and important tool to synthesize the literature about a research topic. Like other kinds of research, meta-analyses must be reproducible to be compliant with the principles of the scientific method. Furthermore, reproducible meta-analyses can be easily updated with new data and reanalysed applying new and more refined an...
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Background Human bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure has been linked to adverse health effects even at low doses, which may be of potential public health concern. Objective To summarize BPA concentrations in general human population and their variability according to sex, geographic area, and analytical method. Methods Systematic review and meta-analysis...
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Twin studies have consistently found that genetic factors explain a substantial proportion of the variance for insomnia. However, studies vary widely in their heritability estimates. Therefore, this meta-analysis aimed to: 1) Estimate the mean heritability of insomnia; 2) Assess heterogeneity among twin studies of insomnia; and 3) Search and analys...
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This study aimed to explore the association between sleep quality and its components and both dimensions of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a sample of young adults. The sample comprised 337 participants with a mean age of 19.6 y (SD = 2.22). Sleep quality and HRQoL were measured through the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and the SF-12, r...
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Suicide is one of the main premature causes of death in patients with schizophrenia. However, little is known about the relationship between neurocognitive functioning and suicidality in violent offenders with schizophrenia who have been sentenced to psychiatric treatment after committing violent crimes. We examined the neurocognitive functioning o...
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Background and Aims Several recent studies have investigated the relationship between telomere length and substance use disorders with inconsistent results. We aimed to assess this association and to identify moderators of the relationship. Methods Systematic review and meta‐analysis. Selection criteria were observational studies reporting telomer...
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Introduction To analyze the possible relationship between dementia in the elderly and the subsequent development of suicide ideation, attempts and/or completed suicides. Methods Systematic review and meta-analysis. Selection criteria: studies that analyzed the relationship between dementia and suicide. Search strategy: (i) in PubMed, EMBASE, CINAH...
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The Medical Outcome Study-HIV Health Survey (MOS-HIV) is one of the most used questionnaires for the evaluation of the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in people living with HIV (PLWHIV) in both medical settings and research studies. This study aimed to estimate the average reliability of the MOS-HIV scores and to evaluate the characteristics...
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Un meta-análisis de generalización de confiabilidad (MA GF) es un método para integrar estadísticamente las estimaciones de fiabilidad obtenidas en diferentes aplicaciones de un test. El MA GF permite a los investigadores caracterizar la fiabilidad promedio de las puntuaciones obtenida en un test en múltiples estudios y situaciones y estimar el gra...
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Resumen Introducción Analizar la posible relación entre demencia en el anciano y el posterior desarrollo de ideas, intentos y/o suicidios consumados. Métodos Revisión sistemática y metaanálisis. Criterios de selección: estudios que analizaran la relación entre demencia y suicidio. Estrategia de búsqueda: i) en PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, IME y LILACS...
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The aim was to determine the survival of tooth-coloured restorative materials in proximal restorations of primary teeth at 24 months of follow-up and the influence of the following variables: use of coating, use of cavity conditioner, use of rubber dam isolation, the cavity form, the dentist’s experience and the methodological characteristics of th...
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Background: The present protocol was designed for a systematic review and meta-analysis aimed at determining the association of telomere length with substance use disorders with the exclusion of nicotine addiction, and to identify potential moderators of the effect of telomere length. Such methodological information may provide guidance to improve...
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Twin studies have shown that a substantial proportion of the variance for sleep variables is due to genetic factors. However, there is still considerable heterogeneity among research reports. Our main objectives were to: 1) Review the twin literature regarding sleep quality and duration, as well as their behavioural correlates; 2) Estimate the mean...
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Sensory processing sensitivity (SPS), it is considered a genetically determined personality trait characterized by sensitivity to both internal and external stimuli, including social and emotional cues (Jagiellowicz et al; 2011). Pioneer studies (Aaron and Aaron, 1997) showed SPS as a unidimensional personality trait independent from social introve...
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Authors: Fernández-Alcántara, M.; Rubio-Aparicio, M.; Alabaladejo-Blázquez, N.; Fernández-Ávalos, M.I.; Sánchez-SanSegundo; Pérez-Marfil, M.N. Description: Introducción: La Batería de Evaluación Neuropsicológica Infantil Computerizada (BENCI) está conformada por un conjunto de 14 pruebas que evalúan los principales dominios neuropsicológicos en ni...
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This study is a reliability generalization meta‐analysis that reviews continuous measures used to assess muscle dysmorphia (MD): The Muscle Appearance Satisfaction Scale, Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder Inventory, four different versions of the Muscle Dysmorphia Inventory, Adonis Complex Questionnaire, and the Modified Dysmorphia Symptoms Questionnaire....
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The Best Possible Self (BPS) exercise promotes a positive view of oneself in the best possible future, after working hard towards it. Since the first work that attempted to examine the benefits of this intervention in 2001, studies on the BPS have grown exponentially and, currently , this is one of the most widely used Positive Psychology Intervent...
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Background and aims: Research shows inconsistent findings about the link between muscle dysmorphia (MD) and eating disorder (ED) symptomatology. The aim of this study is to synthesize the scientific evidence available on this topic, the researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods: The literature search enabled us to iden...
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Obtaining one or more low scores, or scores indicative of impairment, is common in neuropsychological batteries that include several measures even among cognitively normal individuals. However, the expected number of low scores in batteries with differing number of tests is unknown. Using 10 neuropsychological measures from the National Alzheimer’...
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Abstract INTRODUCTION: The Berg Balance Scale is the most widely used clinical scale used to assess balance performance in neurological conditions. Reliability is not an unalterable value of a scale across different applications, but is a property referring to the results obtained with the scale, not the instrument in itself. The results of a scal...
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Mixed-effects models can be used to examine the association between a categorical moderator and the magnitude of the effect size. Two approaches are available to estimate the residual between-studies variance, s²res —namely, separate estimation within each category of the moderator versus pooled estimation across all categories. We examine, by mean...
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Loneliness perception during adolescence has been increased dramatically in recent years. Changes in lifestyle and difficulties in social interaction could explain this increased phenomenon. As described in previous research, this fact has been associated with the development of high stress levels and dysfunctional lifestyles, in which eating habit...
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Background: Perfectionism is a prevalent disposition of personality involved in the development and maintenance of a wide range of psychological disorders. The Child and Adolescent Perfectionism Scale (CAPS) is the most usually applied test to assess perfectionism in children and adolescents. This study aimed: (a) to conduct a reliability generaliz...
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Background: There are conflicting results on the relationship between neuroticism and suicidal ideation in community population. The objectives of this study were to estimate the magnitude and direction of the association between neuroticism and suicide ideation, and to analyze the influence of moderator variables on the effect size. Methods: A sys...
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The Padua Inventory–Washington State University Revision (PI–WSUR) is a frequently used test to assess obsessive–compulsive symptoms in screening and clinical contexts. A reliability generalization meta-analysis was carried out to estimate the average reliability of the PI–WSUR scores and its subscales and to search for characteristics of the studi...
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The random‐effects model, applied in most meta‐analyses nowadays, typically assumes normality of the distribution of the effect parameters. The purpose of this study was to examine the performance of various random‐effects methods (standard method, Hartung´s method, profile likelihood method and bootstrapping) for computing an average effect size e...
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Título: Recomendaciones para el Reporte de Revisiones Sistemáticas y Meta-análisis. Resumen: El meta-análisis es una metodología esencial que permite a los investigadores sintetizar la evidencia científica disponible sobre una deter-minada cuestión de investigación. Debido a su amplia aplicabilidad en la mayoría de los campos de investigación aplic...
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The Padua Inventory (PI) of obsessions and compulsions is one of the most usually applied tests to assess obsessive-compulsive symptomatology in research contexts as well as for clinical and screening purposes. A reliability generalization meta-analysis was accomplished to estimate the average reliability of the PI scores and to search for characte...
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This article presents a methodological review of 54 meta-analyses of the effectiveness of clinical psychological treatments, using standardized mean differences as the effect size index. We statistically analyzed the distribution of the number of studies of the meta-analyses, the distribution of the sample sizes in the studies of each meta-analysis...
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Subgroup analyses allow us to examine the influence of a categorical moderator on the effect size in meta-analysis. We conducted a simulation study using a dichotomous moderator, and compared the impact of pooled versus separate estimates of the residual between-studies variance on the statistical performance of the Q B(P) and Q B(S) tests for subg...

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The aim of the „High sensitivity – innovative module in human sciences” project is the collaboration on the academic level of partners from Poland, Italy, Spain and Romania in the area of the high sensitivity. In the project the scientific research on the topic of the sensory processing sensitivity and environmental sensitivity will be conducted. The module that could be introduced to the study programme will be prepared as part of the activities. Actions to be undertaken in the project regard the innovative area of the so-called high sensitivity, which has not been touched upon at the academic level so far – both in Poland and in partner countries. Disclaimer: This project has been funded with the support from the European Commission (project no: 2020-1-PL01-KA203-082261).
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The aim of the „High sensitivity – innovative module in human sciences” project is the collaboration on the academic level of partners from Poland, Italy, Spain and Romania in the area of the high sensitivity. In the project the scientific research on the topic of the sensory processing sensitivity and environmental sensitivity will be conducted. The module that could be introduced to the study programme will be prepared as part of the activities. Actions to be undertaken in the project regard the innovative area of the so-called high sensitivity, which has not been touched upon at the academic level so far – both in Poland and in partner countries.
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PRO-MOTION is a project developed by scholars, researchers and practitioners about successful planning and managing careers of highly sensitive people. The aim of the project is to develop the tools and methods supporting planning and development of career, for: High Schools students, Vocational Schools students, higher education students consulting with career offices at Universities. employees, that would like to develop their potential employees of labour market institutions and HR departments. Thanks to the researches planned in the project, we would be able to learn more about the functioning of highly sensitive people on labour marker and subsequently prepare a model of support, that would allow increasing of benefits and satisfaction for both employees and employers.