Mariona Portell

Mariona Portell
Autonomous University of Barcelona | UAB · Department of Psychobiology and Methodology in Health Sciences

PhD

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Mariona Portell currently works at the Department of Psychobiology and Methodology of Health Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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Publications (95)
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Purpose: The aim of the study is to present the process of translation, adaptation and validation of the Client-Centred Rehabilitation Questionnaire (CCRQ) in the Spanish context. Methods: The process integrates two sequential phases. Phase 1 consists of a questionnaire translation and back-translation process conducted by a panel of experts, an...
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Purpose. The ski sector in Andorra is key to the country's economy. The management of its two large ski areas requires proactive actions aimed at protecting the safety of its employees, since it is a group exposed to accidents and specific illnesses related to its activity. The objective of this research is to know the employees’ perception on occu...
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La evidencia utilizada al tomar decisiones sobre el diseño, implementación y evaluación en los programas de intervención debe ser metodológicamente sólida. Dependiendo del contexto de la intervención, se pueden aplicar diferentes metodologías. Sin embargo, el contexto de la intervención es a menudo inestable y, para adaptarse a las circunstancias c...
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Corner kicks are one of the most important set pieces in high-level football. The present study aimed to analyze the evolution of the tactical approach to corner kicks in high-performance football. For this, a total of 1704 corner kicks executed in the 192 matches corresponding to the 2010, 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups were analyzed. To achieve th...
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Purpose To examine perceptions of family-centered care, satisfaction, and quality of communication with health professionals during a pediatric emergency department visit, and to evaluate the perceived usefulness of the information received and whether provider treatment recommendations were followed after discharge. Design Embedded mixed methods...
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Introduction: Scientific evidence that supports the psychometric properties of the COPM as a tool to enable personalized care has been repeatedly shown. However, there is a lack of studies about its utility within the Spanish research community. Aim: This qualitative study seeks to ascertain the perceptions of professionals from social health ce...
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Mixed methods research burst onto the scene around the beginning of the second millennium. After decades of intense dispute between those who preferred the qualitative perspective and their quantitative counterparts—with both sides having grown deeply entrenched in their respective views—a complementary approach promising the possibility of integra...
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This study aimed to assess the effect of systematic self-observation, hetero-observational feedback, and feedforward and intrinsic feedback (SsObserWork components) on workers’ knowledge and behaviour of a manual material handling (MMH) technique in the industrial sector. Blue-collar workers recruited from a food processing company in Catalonia (Sp...
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We aimed to determine the sociodemographic and psychosocial profile, and the associated subclinical affective symptomatology of users above the 95th percentile in the distribution of patient self‐initiated, face‐to‐face consultations. Additionally, we sought to determine the contribution of subclinical symptomatology in differentiating between the...
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This work analyzes stability and change of T-patterns related with on-task persistence and social interaction of preschool-age children. Stability and change are considered as natural setting indicators of time allocation processes and social dynamics with teachers and peers, within the fields of educational neuroscience and developmental science....
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The Experience Sampling Method (ESM) allows the examination of ongoing thoughts, feelings and actions as they occur in the course of everyday life. A prime benefit is that it captures events in their natural context, thereby complementing information obtained by more traditional techniques. We used ESM to study time and mood at work. Our data were...
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Objectives To determine the psychopathological profile of patients with central sensitization (CS) in a sample of knee osteoarthritis, with and without CS, and fibromyalgia, and to compare their psychopathological profiles. Methods The final sample consists of 19 patients with osteoarthritis and CS (mean 66.37 years ± 8.77), 41 osteoarthritis pati...
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Background: No existing instrument addresses the minimum number of items that guarantee methodological quality in studies based on observational methodology. Consequently, professionals who are not experts in observational methodology do not have a basic framework to guide their practice in this type of study. This study developed a checklist to m...
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La percepción del riesgo juega un papel clave en las decisiones que tomamos los seres humanos en muchos ámbitos de nuestra vida. Así, se comprueba que las diferencias a la hora de percibir el riesgo se convierten en el centro de debate entre los gobiernos, la comunidad científica, los técnicos, la sociedad, entre los hombres y las mujeres, y entre...
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College laboratories are generally perceived to be low-risk environments in comparison to industrial laboratories and plant operations. However, accidents in college chemistry laboratories have revealed the safety conditions to which both students and staff may be exposed. Improving the effectiveness of laboratory safety training programs and chemi...
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Introducción: El presente artículo es una reflexión sobre la importancia que tiene la adquisición y concienciación de valores y principios éticos para la mejora de las condiciones de trabajo en las organizaciones. Una organización o empresa que tiene en cuenta aspectos de responsabilidad social corporativa mejora la calidad de vida individual, fami...
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Efficacy of classical manual material handling (MMH) training interventions on back pain prevention at the workplace has been called into question. The way that observation (self-observation or hetero-observation) is used in other areas to create feedback addressed to modify motor activities can justify innovative components for these interventions...
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The Research Topic Systematic observation: Engaging researchers in the study of daily life as it is lived (Section Quantitative Psychology and Measurement) faithfully reflects the interest of many researchers to conduct studies based on a methodology that is essentially characterized by being highly flexible and rigorous, and that aims to capture r...
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Objective We aimed to characterize, by means of the MCMI, the psychopathological profile of users above the 95th percentile in the distribution of patient-initiated, face-to-face consultations. Additionally, we sought to determine the specific contribution of the patterns assessed by the Millon inventory in differentiating between the groups above...
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Resumen: Introducción: El presente artículo es una reflexión sobre la importancia que tiene la adquisición y concienciación de valores y principios éticos para la mejora de las condiciones de trabajo en las organizaciones. Una organización o empresa que tiene en cuenta aspectos de responsabilidad social corporativa mejora la calidad de vida individ...
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Resumen Desde una perspectiva de complementariedad metodológica, los trabajos que utilizan la metodología observacional aportan una aproximación imprescindible para la explicación del comportamiento en su contexto cotidiano. El comportamiento humano presenta una faceta plenamente perceptible y, por tanto, observable, en multitud de actividades, con...
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Observational studies are based on systematic observation, understood as an organized recording and quantification of behavior in its natural context. Applied to the specific area of sports, observational studies present advantages when comparing studies based on other designs, such as the flexibility for adapting to different contexts and the poss...
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Indirect observation is a recent concept in systematic observation. It largely involves analyzing textual material generated either indirectly from transcriptions of audio recordings of verbal behavior in natural settings (e.g., conversation, group discussions) or directly from narratives (e.g., letters of complaint, tweets, forum posts). It may al...
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Resumen: El sistema EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) es un modelo de excelencia que fue constituido en 1988 por catorce de las principales empresas de Europa Occidental como un econocimiento del potencial que supone la ventaja competitiva a través de los principios de la Calidad Total. Actualmente, el número de miembros supera los...
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p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; line-height: 150%;"> Correct interpretation of performance markers from a psychophysiological perspective is important in young developing athletes. This study had two objectives. The first was to analyze the relationship between heart rate variability (HRV) and the psychological variables sleep quality, self-esteem, a...
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Objective: Fibromyalgia (FM) patients may present psychopathology and some characteristic personality traits that may affect their adaptation to the disease. This paper aims to study the relationship between personality dimensions according to the psychobiological model of Cloninger and the presence of psychopathology. Method: The study sample c...
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Personality can play an important role in the clinical symptoms of fibromyalgia (FM). The aim of this study is to identify personality profiles in FM patients and the possible presence of personality disorder (PD) from the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised (TCI-R), and to assess whether personality dimensions are related to psychological...
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Introduction Contextual factors are crucial for evaluative research in psychology, and studies of behavior and experience in everyday contexts offer insights that complement findings provided by other methodological approaches. However studying behavior in context poses numerous methodological challenges for which a range of innovative solutions ha...
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Background: Observational methodology is one of the most suitable research designs for evaluating fi delity of implementation, especially in complex interventions. However, the conduct and reporting of observational studies is hampered by the absence of specifi c guidelines, such as those that exist for other evaluation designs. This lack of specif...
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Contextual factors are crucial for evaluative research in psychology, as they provide insights into what works, for whom, in what circumstances, in what respects, and why. Studying behavior in context, however, poses numerous methodological challenges. Although a comprehensive framework for classifying methods seeking to quantify biopsychosocial as...
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To assess the comprehension among cleaning workers of the hazard pictograms as defined by the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of the United Nations, concerning the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures. A sample of 118 workers was surveyed on their perception of the GHS hazard pictograms. Comprehensibility was measured...
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Understanding how risk is perceived by workers is necessary for effective risk communication and risk management. This study adapts key elements of the psychometric perspective to characterize occupational risk perception at a worker level. A total of 313 Spanish healthcare workers evaluated relevant hazards in their workplaces related to biologica...
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We explored the psychological links that may exist between people’s choices of television program, conversation topics around the content of these programs, and people’s perceived degree of threat associated with these programs. The theoretical framework of the study was Reversal Theory (Apter, 2001). Participants were presented with a series of qu...
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To describe the view of faculty who train health and safety professionals on the roles and competencies needed to promote the integration of preventive actions at the company level. We used a Delphi method, in three rounds, on an intentional sample of experts, and asked them to rate the appropriateness, relevance and acceptability of 8 professional...
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To contribute new evidence to the controversy about the factor structure of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and to provide, for the first time, norms based on a large adolescent Mexican community sample, regarding sex and area of residence (urban/rural). A total of 2928 schoolchildren (1544 females and 1384 males) aged 11-18 w...
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Son múltiples las propuestas preventivas desarrolladas y dirigidas a la reducción de la carga física relacionada con la movilización de pacientes, pero existen dudas sobre la calidad científica de la investigación evaluativa a partir de la que defienden su eficacia (Dawson et al. 2010).
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The approach to intervention programs varies depending on the methodological perspective adopted. This means that health professionals lack clear guidelines regarding how best to proceed, and it hinders the accumulation of knowledge. The aim of this paper is to set out the essential and common aspects that should be included in any program evaluati...
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The approach to intervention programs varies depending on the methodological perspective adopted. This means that health professionals lack clear guidelines regarding how best to proceed, and it hinders the accumulation of knowledge. The aim of this paper is to set out the essential and common aspects that should be included in any program evaluati...
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To assess the relationship between childhood sexual and physical abuse, and key attitudinal and behavioural aspects of eating disorders (ED). Participants included 708 female undergraduates in a Spanish public university, aged from 18 to 30. Abuse was measured by the Traumatic Life Events Questionnaire, and ED by the Eating Disorders Examination Qu...
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This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Body Image Questionnaire (QÜIC) in Spanish adolescents. The sample comprised 254 girls and 189 boys, aged 12-15. Principal component analyses showed that the 18 satisfaction items could be summarized using two moderately interrelated dimensions, torso and head/limbs, with satisfaction with...
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This study assessed the impact of a school-based program aimed at preventing disordered eating. The program was based on the media-literacy approach and has interactive format. The program was assessed under strong methodological conditions. Seven schools with 263 Spanish adolescent girls in the area of Barcelona, were randomly assigned to either t...
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Although research has documented the importance of emotion in risk perception, little is known about it in the context of everyday life. Using the Experience Sampling Method (ESM), 94 part-time students were prompted at random—via cellular telephones— to report on mood state and three emotions and to assess risk on thirty occasions during their wor...
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The purpose of this investigation was to examine the internal consistency reliability and the convergent validity of the Spanish version of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and to provide EDE-Q norms for Spanish undergraduate women. Seven hundred eight college women, aged 18–30years, volunteered to complete the EDE-Q, BSQ and E...
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Background: Most studies on the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) focus exclusively on women. Aims: To examine the internal consistency and convergent validity of the EDE-Q in Spanish undergraduate men and to compare the results with those obtained previously in college samples of Spanish women and American men. Methods: 269 college...
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There is currently controversy surrounding the effectiveness of universal versus selective prevention in eating disorders (ED). The present study aims at evaluating the effectiveness of universal school-based ED prevention administered to female secondary school students (n = 349). Students received either the full prevention programme (learning ba...
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Determining what influences mood is important for theories of emotion and research on subjective well-being. We consider three sets of factors: activities in which people are engaged; individual differences; and incidental variables that capture when mood is measured, e.g., time-of-day. These three factors were investigated simultaneously in a stud...
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There is currently controversy surrounding the effectiveness of universal versus selective prevention in eating disorders (ED). The present study aims at evaluating the effectiveness of universal school-based ED prevention administered to female secondary school students (n = 349). Students received either the full prevention programme (learning ba...
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Count data are commonly assumed to have a Poisson distribution, especially when there is no diagnostic procedure for checking this assumption. However, count data rarely fit the restrictive assumptions of the Poisson distribution. The violation of much of such assumptions commonly results in overdispersion, which invalidates the Poisson distributio...
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This study assesses the impact of an eating disorders universal preventive program on a representative sample of Spanish adolescents in the area of Barcelona, Spain. 323 adolescent girls were assigned to three experimental conditions: complete intervention, partial intervention, and non-treatment. The program obtained a significant change in reduci...
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This article examines the relation between dieting and non-dieting adolescent girls and body mass index (BMI), eating attitudes and the influence of the aesthetic body shape model. Three hundred forty-nine Spanish adolescent girls in their second year of secondary education were selected. The research design was a cross-sectional ex post facto stud...
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The experiential sampling method (ESM) was used to collect data from 74 parttime students who described and assessed the risks involved in their current activities when interrupted at random moments by text messages. The major categories of perceived risk were short-term in nature and involved “loss of time or materials” related to work and “physic...
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The present study examined recent data on risk perception gathered on a Spanish sample in 1999 and 2000 and compared (a) these data with data gathered on Portuguese, French, and Italian samples and (b) a subset of these data – the ones that concern economic activity – with data gathered on samples from 12 countries around the world. The first hypot...
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Chronic pain is currently considered not as a mere physical event, but as a disorder clearly influenced by psychological and social factors. If pain management is to be consistent with this conception, both medical, psychological and social aspects must be addressed and interdisciplinary techniques must be applied. One study performed over the year...
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The objective of this study is to integrate the accumulated evidence on burnout (BO), to begin a process of planning of psycho-social risks in the sanitary scope. So we have suggested out to determine quantitatively: (a) the tendencies of productivity and (b) the generic profile of the studies about burnout in sanitary staff. Method: procedures der...