Paula Hidalgo Andrade

Paula Hidalgo Andrade
Universidad de Las Américas | UDLA

Doctor of Psychology
Researcher in palliative care, well-being, diversity, public health, and education

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Education
October 2021 - June 2022
Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes
Field of study
  • Psycho-oncology and palliative care
September 2015 - December 2018
Universidad de Deusto
Field of study
  • Psychology
September 2009 - June 2012
Universidad de las Américas Puebla
Field of study
  • Clinical psychology

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Publications (28)
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The COVID-19 outbreak is a pandemic that has strained significantly the capacity of many public and private health systems. To alleviate the burden, many students of health-related professions volunteered to offer their expertise to attend to the health needs of the public. This brief article aims to share a replicable supervision model that is cur...
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Empathy plays a fundamental role in health related occupations. In this study, we analysed empathy levels in professionals (117) and students (170) from various healthcare fields in Ecuador during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Interpersonal Reactivity Index was used in an online survey. The results show high levels of empathy in both groups, influence...
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Palliative care is a holistic approach to care for people with chronic, advanced, and life-threatening illnesses. It improves the quality of life of patients and their caregivers. However, there is still limited access to palliative care in many countries. Knowledge about palliative care is key to increase its availability. Thus, this article aimed...
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Background Previous research unambiguously establishes the importance of knowledge and education about opioids and pain management in medical care. This article aimed at describing the perception of the general public on the uses and the risks of morphine in palliative care in an Ecuadorian sample, where training and access to those services is lim...
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Purpose: This study assessed the psychological distress, life satisfaction, and perceived stress of Ecuadorian teachers who adopted online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also aimed to qualitatively report the coping strategies used to maintain their mental health and well-being. Methods: A web-based cross-sectional survey was...
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The massive adoption of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic brought an opportunity to investigate teachers’ conceptions of excellent teaching in the context of emergency remote education. From June to August 2020, we conducted a cross-sectional study using an online questionnaire to (1) analyze teachers’ perceptions of the quality of their...
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La vida universitaria, en sí misma, es considerada estresante. Si a ello le agregamos el impacto de una pandemia a nivel mundial, con las consiguientes adaptaciones que ello ha conllevado, nos encontramos ante un momento altamente crítico en la vida de los y las universitarias. Este artículo explora las conductas de autocuidado, el afrontamiento de...
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Introduction In Ecuador, adoption is limited to heterosexual couples and information on attitudes toward same-sex couples who intend to become parents following this pathway is scarce. This study aimed to identify the beliefs of a sample of 319 cisgender people in Ecuador regarding the adoption of children by same-sex couples and explore the reason...
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Objective: Several studies have investigated the negative toll the pandemic has had on people’s mental health. However, there is limited research on the pandemic’s effect on positive mental health variables. This article reports on the levels of self-esteem and well-being (flourishing and happiness) in a sample of adults living in Ecuador and their...
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Procrastination involves voluntarily or habitually delaying unpleasant tasks for later. It is characterized by short-term benefits and long-term costs. The COVID-19 pandemic set specific circumstances that may have influenced procrastination behavior. This scoping review identified the existing peer-reviewed literature in English or Spanish about p...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of millions of people worldwide. This study aimed to analyze the effects of several psychological factors (self-esteem, self-control, and emotional stability) over lifestyle-related variables (time spent on leisure activities) and the levels of satisfaction (family, friends, work, and leisure satisfactio...
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Geosocial networking applications (GSN apps) have become important socialization contexts for sexual minority men (SMM). Despite their popularity, there is limited research carried out in Latin American countries and no single previous study done in Ecuador. To fill this gap, this exploratory study described and analyzed the relationships between t...
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Around the world, geosocial networking apps have become widely popular among sexual minority men (SMM). This research analyzed the sexual behaviors and HIV and STI prevention strategies (HIV/STI testing, HIV/STI inquiry, and HIV/STI disclosure) of an online-recruited sample of 284 SMM living in Ecuador. Sexting and oral sex were the most common sex...
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Background: The current mental health state of healthcare professionals and students during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador remains understudied and how to improve their mental health is a challenge. Objective: This study aimed to explore the anxiety and depressive symptomatology among healthcare students and professionals in Ecuador and to examin...
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Objetivo: Describir el estado de la salud mental de los adultos ecuatorianos durante la pandemia por COVID-19 de marzo a agosto de 2020. Para este fin, se analizaron los datos de un estudio más amplio que involucró varios países hispanohablantes. La investigación tuvo un diseño no experimental, cuantitativo, transversal de tipo descriptivo donde se...
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Since 1997, Ecuador has undergone a series of changes to ensure family rights to sexual minorities. However, there is still limited research regarding attitudes toward them. This study focused on the attitudes toward lesbians (L), gay men (G), and their rights. A sample of 318 cisgender Ecuadorians who responded to an online survey was recruited. A...
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In the past few years, Ecuador has experienced legal changes toward the recognition of sexual minority rights. However, adoption is still limited to heterosexual couples, thus lesbian and gay (LG) parents face legal voids that place their families in disadvantage compared to others. To date, it is not known whether the legal changes reflect society...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of healthcare workers and their professional quality of life. This quantitative cross-sectional study aims at exploring the professional quality of life, work engagement, and self-care of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador. A convenience sample of 117 participants complete...
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Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of healthcare workers and their professional quality of life. This quantitative cross-sectional study aims at exploring the professional quality of life, work engagement, and self-care of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador. A convenience sample of 117 participant...
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Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of patients with chronic and advanced illnesses and their families. This requires a multidisciplinary approach from formal caregivers. Though caring for others could be rewarding and this satisfaction relates to higher work engagement and resiliency, formal caregivers of palliative care patients m...
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Introducción: La pandemia por COVID-19 provocó el trabajo multidisciplinario de diversas ramas de la salud para el beneficio de las instituciones, trabajadores sanitarios, pacientes y sus familias. Además, a nivel mundial se evidenció el trabajo conjunto de investigadores y prestadores de servicios a través de publicaciones, reflexiones y evidencia...
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There is no doubt that population growth and the increase in non-communicable diseases represent a challenge to society, especially for the health system, including palliative care. Maintaining accessible sites is essential for all kinds of people to interact on the web. Ecuador does not have websites on palliative care, and the existing ones in th...
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Today, the growing number of applications and web users make software engineering a promising field, especially the development of accessible web applications. According to the World Health Organization, 15% of the world’s population carries some form of disability. There are many websites for patient care, but not all of them are accessible. There...
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The present study set out to explore the impact of locus of causality on patient satisfaction. Using a between-groups design, internality-externality of attribution was manipulated by presenting participants with a hypothetical, negative physician – patient encounter. Several patient satisfaction and complementary/alternative medicine measures were...
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Recent studies suggest that university faculty are among the most stressed occupational group. However, apart from work and life stress data, there is relatively little information in the literature on the trait related predictors (e.g., Five-Factor Model of Personality) of health status. The present study was conducted to explore the relationship...

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Objetivo principal: Identificar los temas que se han expuesto acerca de la procrastinación durante la pandemia por COVID-19 Objetivos secundarios: Identificar las variables de la procrastinación a lo largo del periodo de pandemia por COVID-19. Examinar en qué contextos se ha estudiado a la procrastinación durante la pandemia por COVID-19 (ej. vitales, académicos, laborales). Conocer las características sociodemográficas de los estudios sobre procrastinación durante la pandemia por COVID-19. Identificar los tipos de estudios que se han desarrollado sobre procrastinación durante la pandemia por COVID-19. Identificar los cambios en los niveles de procrastinación reportados en estudios comparativos antes y durante la pandemia. Identificar las estrategias de intervención frente a la procrastinación durante la pandemia por COVID-19 según los contextos (vitales, académicos, laborales). Identificar los entornos en los que se incrementa o disminuye la procrastinación. Identificar los instrumentos utilizados para el estudio de la procrastinación durante la pandemia por COVID-19.
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This Evidence and Gap Map is focusing on prevention interventions that are either biomedical, behavioral, and/or structural where the main health outcome is HIV. Therefore, the focus is mainly on primary intervention, meaning on reducing new HIV infections. This will mainly refer to articles focused on HIV negative participants.