Moises Betancort

Moises Betancort
Universidad de La Laguna | ULL · Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychobiology and Methodology of Behavioral Sciences

PhD Psychology

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Introduction
Moises Betancort currently works at the Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychobiology and Methodology of Behavioral Sciences, Universidad de La Laguna. As a methodologist does participate in different on going national and international research projects.
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September 2011 - present
Universidad de La Laguna
Position
  • Experimental Design and Univariate data analyses
September 2010 - present
Universidad de La Laguna
Position
  • Multivariate Analyses in Master of Educational Psychology
January 2006 - December 2012
Universidad de La Laguna
Education
September 1984 - June 1990
Instituto Tomas de Iriarte
Field of study
  • Science and Humanistic

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Publications (68)
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The clinical use of virtual reality (VR) has proven its e�cacy, especially when used as an exposure technique. A prominent property of VR’s utility is its equivalence with the reality it represents. In this study, we explored this equivalence in a clinical context using neuroimaging. A sample of 32 adults with specific phobias (i.e., to cockroaches...
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Background Shared decision-making (SDM), a collaborative approach that includes and respects patients’ preferences for involvement in decision-making about their treatment, is increasingly advocated. However, in the practice of clinical psychiatry, implementing SDM seems difficult to accomplish. Although the number of studies related to psychiatric...
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It is generally accepted that empathy should be the basis of patient care. However, this ideal may be unrealistic if healthcare professionals suffer adverse effects when engaging in empathy. The aim of this study is to explore the effect of inferring mental states and different components of empathy (perspective-taking; empathic concern; personal...
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Objective: This study compares three measures (necessity and concern scores, the necessity-concern differential, and a skeptical attitude vs. three other attitudes) for studying the relationship between the necessity-concern framework and treatment adherence after considering the number of prescribed drugs. Methods: The sample included 588 consecut...
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Background/Objective CollaboRATE is a 3-item self-report measure of the patient experience of shared decision-making (SDM) process. The objective of this study is to assess the psychometric properties of CollaboRATE in community mental health care. Method A cross-sectional study was conducted at a Community Mental Health Center of the Canary Islan...
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Introduction. Covid-19 is an infectious disease with a different symptomatic implication depending on each person. There are sequelae in the nervous, cardiovascular and / or digestive system that involve the approach and multidisciplinary work of different health professionals where the speech therapist is included. In this way, we can speak of a d...
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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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The COVID-19 pandemic has created great uncertainty around the world, and due to the pandemic, nurses have been exposed to an increase in highly stressful clinical situations. This study examines the relationships between perceived stress and emotional disorders among nurses who have provided direct patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic and exp...
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Background: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with exposure is the treatment of choice for specific phobia. Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) has shown benefits for the treatment and prevention of the return of fear in specific phobias by addressing the therapeutic limitations of exposure to real images. Method: Thirty-one participants wi...
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Este trabajo proporciona resultados detallados sobre cómo es la vida de las mujeres que han sido diagnosticadas con cáncer de mama en la isla de Tenerife (recoge aspectos médicos, psicológicos, sociales, laborales, etc) pasado un período de 5 años o más desde el diagnóstico. Este estudio permite conocer y comprender más profundamente la realidad d...
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Due to the global pandemic situation that we are experiencing, carrying out the recovery of the post-Covid-19 sequelae in person has presented difficulties; for both patients and speech therapists. For patients recovered from Covid-19 to return to hospitals for outpatient rehabilitation is being complex and for this reason, speech therapists have h...
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El objetivo de la presente investigación fue diseñar y analizar las propiedades psicométricas del cecla, un instrumento para evaluar celos. La prueba se realizó con base en las respuestas de las entrevistas aplicadas a una muestra clínica, que coincidieron con los planteamientos teóricos desde una perspectiva patológica. Para esto, se realizó una i...
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The main aim of this paper is to summarize available findings related to the subject of high sensitivity from both the educational and parenting perspectives. According to the authors of the concept of Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS), between 15% and 20% of the population exhibit such traits, therefore one has to say that it is necessary to ra...
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One of the goals that can be addressed when a youngster enters residential care (RC) is family reunification, but this is not possible or recommended in all cases. The objective of this work is to determine the factors associated with deciding to address family reunification from RC. The sample consists of 281 youngsters aged 6 to 18, of whom 27.8%...
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Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder frequent in childhood. The main symptoms are attention disorder and/or impulsivity and/or hyperactivity. There are different subtypes of ADHD according to the degree of presence of these three symptoms. There are different therapeutic approaches with high proved effec...
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Literature shows that parental financial socialisation plays an important role in attaining financial literacy as well as in shaping sustainable financial behaviours and that both translate into increased well-being indicators and financial security on micro- and macroeconomic levels. However, debt literacy and debt behaviour seem to be unique. Ver...
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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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Jealousy, hopelessness, and suicidal ideation are emotions that diminish the quality of life of those who suffer and are affected from them. As in the social imaginary prevails the idea that such problems are exacerbated in couples consisting of people with diverse sexual orientation, the relationship between these variables in a group composed of...
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The purpose of this study was to compare a new digitized cognitive test battery, Minnemera, with its correspondent traditional paper-based cognitive tests. Eighty-one healthy adults between the ages of 21 and 85 participated in the study. Participants performed the two different test versions (traditional paper-based and digitized) with an interval...
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This article analyzes the attitudes of students in the second year of compulsory secondary education in the Municipality of La Laguna (Tenerife Island, The Canary Islands, Spain). We study school life in the classroom and the relationships between students and teachers. We maintain that the behavior of students, and their expectations, they are cre...
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The research aim was to analyze the executive functioning and the clinical adjustment in a sample of Colombian teen polydrug users. An ex post facto study was carried out with 204 participants, 12-17 years old (M= 14,50, SD =1,71).. The neuropsychological test BANFE-2 was applied for analyzing frontal lobes and executive functioning and the Rosenbe...
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This article estimates the inequality of opportunity (IO) for the Canary Islands archipelago, a European outermost region of seven islands, including two capital islands and five peripheral islands. To achieve this goal, a survey has been designed to cover a wide range of circumstances, including type of household, socioeconomic background, health...
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the relation of adult health and childhood circumstances. Disadvantage childhood circumstances have been demostrated to play an important role in adult health outcomes.
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Las experiencias escolares son experiencias sociales que aglutinan compleja y contradictoriamente las influencias del contexto social, escolar y las particularidades individuales. Se trata de un trabajo del actor que define una situación, elabora jerarquías y construye imágenes de sí mismo en un espacio concreto como es la institución escolar. En e...
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El objeto de este trabajo es analizar el grado de identificación con la cultura del esfuerzo del alumnado de secundaria en el municipio de La Laguna, tercer municipio por nivel de población de las Islas Canarias. Para ello se definirá la dimensión vinculada a la cultura del esfuerzo y la competitividad, contextualizándolo con determinadas políticas...
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Introducción y objetivo: La distrofia muscular oculofaríngea es una enfermedad genética que afecta a los músculos proximales de las extremidades, ptosis de los párpados y disfagia orofaríngea. En consecuencia, el perfil clínico de estos pacientes podría estar acompañado de disfonía, disartria y pérdida de peso. Las alteraciones de la voz, la articu...
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The Vox Lax is a technique that is used for the treatment of the voice; both for healthy voices and for pathological voices (nodules, polyps, edemas, vocal fatigue ...). The Vox Lax is within the techniques of phonation with tubes and its purpose is to lengthen the vocal tract artificially and generate a positive change in the vocal cords. In the p...
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We designed and evaluated the efficacy of a computer-based cognitive training program (Executive Function Enhancement Program, EFEP) to stimulate executive functions through enhancing planning in normally–developing children. One hundred and eleven Colombian children participated in a training program applied three times a week over six weeks with...
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This article estimates the inequality of opportunity (IO) for the Canary Islands archipelago, a European outermost region of seven islands, two capital islands and five peripheral ones. To achieve that goal, a survey has been designed with a wide set of circumstances, which besides the type of household and socioeconomic background, includes health...
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A pesar de la mejoría en los indicadores macroeconómicos que Canarias experimenta desde 2014, los datos muestran que la recuperación aún no ha llegado a una gran parte de la población. Con importantes índices de concentración en la renta, además de un preocupante 44,6% de la población en riesgo de la pobreza o exclusión social (indicador AROPE), Ca...
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Purpose To evaluate pathways through which sociodemographic, clinical, attitudinal, and perceived health control variables impact psychiatric patients’ adherence to psychopharmacological medications. Method A sample of 966 consecutive psychiatric outpatients was studied. The variables were sociodemographic (age, gender, and education), clinical (d...
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This work aims at determining the importance of intensity within the research framework of Canarian prosody, by taking into account an acoustic and statistical study from a corpus of 648 sentences uttered in a formal speech style by Canarian informants from two diatopically opposed islands: El Hierro, which belongs to the western region of the Cana...
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Objective. This study based on recent advances in person-centered analytic methodology aims to examine psychiatric outpatients’ preferences of participation on decision-making. Methods. Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA) was performed with socio-demographic and clinical data for 1291 consecutive psychiatric outpatients who completed Control Pre...
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Se analiza el efecto del entrenamiento en ajedrez según se utilice una metodología sensible con el desarrollo de competencias cognitivas y sociopersonales frente a otra focalizada en el entrenamiento táctico, en una muestra de educación obligatoria. Se utiliza un diseño cuasi-experimental con: grupo experimental 1, formación integral (N = 110); gru...
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En este capítulo presentamos un estudio sobre el perfil académico, social y familiar del alumnado de nacionalidad extranjera. Nos detendremos en averiguar el efecto del lugar de origen, por un lado, en los resultados y expectativas académicas, así como en las formas y grados de aceptación del universo escolar. Por otro lado, investigamos el perfil...
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In western countries there is a long tradition studying the academic performance of students. Today there is enough empirical evidence showing the link between social origin and educational performance. The first chapter of this book shows how the social class, socio-economic status of family and parents’ expectations about the academic development...
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The research leading to these results was done within the framework of the DRIVERS project (www.health-gradient.eu) coordinated by EuroHealthNet, and has received funding from the European Community (FP7 2007-2013) under grant agreement no 278350. Abstract This report presents data from the Canary Island on young graduates in the Canary Islands, as...
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The latest reforms in scholarship policy have caused major upset in college population, due to increased academic demands. The aim of this study is to characterize demographic variables, hardiness, self-efficacy and attitude towards study; differentiating students with scholarship vs. without scholarship. We developed an instrument to measure diffe...
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Resumen: presentamos un estudio sobre el perfil académico, social y familiar del alumnado de nacionalidad extranjera. Nos detendremos en averiguar el efecto del lugar de origen, por un lado, en los resultados y expectativas académicas, así como en las formas y grados de aceptación del universo escolar. Por otro lado, investigamos el perfil de las f...
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Patients' perceived control constructs are important factors moderating health-related behaviors. We established the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Form C Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale (C-MHLC) and assessed the usefulness of these measures in the clinical setting. A cross-sectional survey querying about patie...
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This study investigated the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Hong Psychological Reactance Scale (HPRS) in psychiatric outpatient care, and how socio-demographic and clinical variables are related to this measure of trait reactance proneness. We carried out a cross-sectional survey involving seven hundred an...
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El Cuestionario de Cualidades y Dificultades (SDQ) es un instrumento breve de evaluación de trastornos mentales en la infancia y la adolescencia. Ha sido desarrollado en el Instituto de Psiquiatría de Londres en los años 90. Se administra a padres y profesores con una única versión para ambos. Consta de 25 ítems y valora 5 aspectos: hiperactividad,...
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Abstract: Here we present a study which interprets the characteristics of the working class families whose children obtain good academic achievements. We assume that: educative differences due to the social origin are maintained, the social status of the families affects socialization models, and there will be higher chances of school success when...
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The effect of the Spanish sign language iconicity in word reading.
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This report presents data from the Canary Island on young graduates in the Canary Islands, asking how they perceive the labour-market and the social protection system. The Canary Island has the higher rate of youth unemployment in Spain. Transversal data were collected from Quality of Life Survey in National Institute of Statistics (INE) to build...
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The main goal of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Cuestionario para Evaluar la Asertividad (CEA-ESO). This questionnaire is the Spanish version of the Children's Assertive Behavior Scale (CABS) on which students self-rate their inhibited, assertive, and aggressive relational styles. The questionnaire...
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Efecto de la iconicidad de la lengua de signos española (LSE) en el reconocimiento visual de palabras mediante la lectura.
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In this paper we study the family variables affecting academic achievement within a Canary Island sample. Parents’ level of education, parents’ expectations about academic achievement, Socioeconomic Status (SES), family size, type of family and parents’ control over the student’s homework are used as predicting variables in a logistic regression fo...
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The main goal of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Cuestionario para Evaluar la Asertividad (CEA-ESO). This questionnaire is the Spanish version of the Children’s Assertive Behavior Scale (CABS) on which students self-rate their inhibited, assertive, and aggressive relational styles. The questionnaire...
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This paper examines the benefits of regularly playing chess for the intellectual and social-emotional enrichment of a group of 170 schoolchildren from 6-16 years old. It is based on a quasi-experimental design, where the independent variable was the extracurricular activity of chess (n = 170) versus extracurricular activities of soccer or basketbal...
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The goal of this study was to analyze the recidivism rate in minor offenders to whom a minimum intervention measure was applied after their first felony or misdemeanor, and to determine the variables associated with recidivism. The sample was made up of 154 minors from the province of Santa Cruz of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). The information...
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The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a well-known, widely used and well-established brief screening instrument for detecting psychological morbidity in childhood. However, no research has been conducted with Spanish samples to provide data about the validity and reliability of this instrument, or the factorial structure of the ques...
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Anxiety and depression are common psychiatric symptoms among multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. However, anxiety is relatively under-studied. Aims. To examine the associations of anxiety and depression with cognitive functioning and to evaluate their contribution to subjective cognitive impairment, after accounting for neuropsychological impairment....
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A normative study and an eye-tracking experiment investigated the influence of animacy on the processing of subject and object relative clauses in Spanish. The results showed that object relative clauses caused more difficulty than subject relative clauses, but that animacy modulated this preference. The overall pattern was similar to findings in o...
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The aim of this study was to examine the relative contribution of clinical variables, subjective cognitive impairment and fatigue to depression and anxiety in a sample of 35 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Participants completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depresión Scale (HADS), the Multiple Sclerosis neuropsychological Screening Questionnaire (MSN...
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To analyze the influence of several variables in the genesis of psychological morbidity in children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) as compared with healthy controls. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) was administered to children with INS (n = 23) and a control group of healthy children (n = 38). The SDQ is a well-known sc...
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Child mental health research has specific limitations, which have prevented from a correct development. The lack of studies and publications in this area is based on the shortage of practical instruments of evaluation, on the different theory and paradigmatic approaches to similar problems, and in the difficulties to establish homogeneous diagnosti...
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Two experiments were carried out to investigate the processing of the empty category PRO and the time-course of this in Spanish. Eye movements were recorded while participants read sentences in which a matrix clause was followed by a subordinate infinitival clause, so that the subject or the object of the main clause could act as controller of PRO,...
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Aunque en idiomas como el inglés, holandés, italiano, francés o alemán hay evidencia empírica sobre el procesamiento de oraciones de relativo de sujeto vs. objeto, poca es la evidencia sobre este tipo de construcciones en español. Por ello, se llevó a cabo un estudio de lectura auto-administrada en el que los lectores se enfrentaron a oraciones de...

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To develop and validate a digital tool for several cognitive tests which aim to save up time and resources for the care provider. The result is a broad cognitive profile, which creates understanding for the patient and aids multiple steps of the care journey.