Pedro M. Teixeira

Pedro M. Teixeira
University of Minho · Escola de Medicina

PhD

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March 2014 - present
University of Minho
Position
  • Researcher
February 2014 - present
University of Porto
Position
  • Invited Professor
September 2009 - July 2010
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Position
  • Invited Professor
Description
  • Estatística
Education
August 2010 - December 2010
February 2007 - April 2007
Manchester Metropolitan University
Field of study
  • Community Psychology

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Publications (69)
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The job of health professionals, including nurses, is considered inherently stressful, and thus, it is important to improve and develop specific measures that are sensitive to the demands that health professionals face. This study analysed the psychometric properties of three instruments that focus on the professional experiences of nurses in aspec...
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Objective: Many studies point to the negative impact of discrimination on the psychological and social functioning of ethnic minority persons. The realization of these studies across multiple European countries enables a systematization of this knowledge, which is our goal in the present work. Method: This study presents a systematic review and a m...
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The end-of-life trajectory of cancer patients in palliative care (PC) elicits an anticipatory grief (AG) process in family caregivers (FCs). Although widely recognized, AG lacks conceptual clarification. This study aims to qualitatively explore the experience of FCs of patients with terminal cancer to identify the core characteristics and the speci...
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Background Respiratory diseases (RD) constitute a significant part of the workload of family physicians. There is no consensus on what family doctors should know in this area but established methods for achieving consensus may help to overcome this. Objectives The purpose of the study was to obtain a national consensus on the required knowledge an...
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Objectives: To explore the effect of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection on zinc, copper, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and iodine status in the pediatric population. Methods: A protocol was registered on PROSPERO. A literature search was conducted on Embase, PubMed MEDLINE and Web of Science, from inception to September 2020, including all stu...
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Supporting parents through the delivery of evidence-based parenting interventions (EBPI) is a way of promoting children’s rights, given the known benefits to child development and family wellbeing. Group Triple P (GTP) is an EBPI suitable for parents of children aged 2–12 years, who experience parenting difficulties, and/or child behavior problems....
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Purpose: SABA overuse might indicate poorly managed or uncontrolled asthma and be responsible for poor health outcomes. The aim of this study integrated in new fourth multi-design SABINA+ pillar was to characterize the population using short-acting β2-agonists for asthma and examine the patterns of its use among community pharmacy customers in Por...
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Background Medical ethics is universally accepted as a fundamental part of medical education. One of the current challenges lies in assessing its effectiveness. The primary objective is to analyze the impact of training in medical ethics, and secondly to describe educational practices and discuss the most effective and appropriate pedagogical mod...
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Randomized controlled trials together with systematic reviews and meta-analyses have been the cornerstone of clinical research. Some studies, because of the size of the sample, the use of randomization and well-defined measurements, the participation of multiple institutions, or long-term follow-up, are able to give a significant level of evidence....
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Nowadays, the submission of a research project to an ethical committee and its approval is mandatory. However, researchers often overlook this obligation, because they are too engaged in the design and the process of construction of the study, because of the common tight deadlines, and many times because some devaluation of the role of the committe...
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Chronic pain is a common condition among people with hemophilia (PWH), associated with joint deterioration due to repeated joint bleeds. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine the prevalence of chronic pain due to haemophilia and to analyze its interference in the lives of patients. A systematic search was performed in May and...
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Unexpected difficult airway management can cause significant morbidity and mortality in patients admitted for elective procedures. Ultrasonography is a promising tool for perioperative airway assessment, nevertheless it is still unclear which sonographic parameters are useful predictors of difficult laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation. To determin...
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The aim of this study is to understand how men experience sexual behavior in relation to dominant masculine norms in heteronormative social organizations. After a systematic search and a careful study selection process, we analyzed 15 scientific qualitative studies on men's sexual practices that draw on hegemonic masculinity. We then carried out a...
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A 30 de maio de 1919, George Soper enfatizou o caráter distintivo de uma epidemia por infecção respiratória: esta não cede apenas com medidas sanitárias como a febre tifóide, mas requer o emprego de medidas apropriadas de proteção por parte de toda a população. Soper realçou que as medidas de isolamento e de distanciamento só surtem efeito quando e...
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Objectives Research has shown the role of mindfulness and self-compassion in promoting resilience while living with a disabling condition. However, little is known on the influence of these variables on sexual and relationship satisfaction of people with physical disabilities. This cross-sectional study aimed to explore the contribution of mindfuln...
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Objetivo O presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar as propriedades psicométricas da versão portuguesa da Escala do Medo da Felicidade. Este conceito é definido como o medo que tem subjacente a crença de que a felicidade traz consequências negativas. Método Os participantes foram 323 estudantes universitários entre os 18 e os 54 anos de idade cu...
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The sexuality of people with disabilities is still poorly understood. While sexual functioning may be influenced by the physical condition, other factors may be important in the sexual adjustment of people with disabilities. Research has shown the role of mindfulness and self-compassion in promoting resilience, but little is known on the influence...
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Background Buruli ulcer (BU) is a necrotizing skin disease, caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, with poorly understood acquisition risk factors. This review aims at evaluating the importance of individual–sex, age, family ties with history of BU and gene variants–and clinical–Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunization and Human Immunodeficiency Viru...
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Objectives To evaluate the degree to which evidence from large clinical trials can be applied to patients treated in a local hospital cohort of COPD outpatients. Methods The authors selected seventeen RCTs identified in a systematic way from GOLD 2019 consensus document, and applied their inclusion and exclusion criteria to a real-world cohort of...
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Evidence documenting associations between 5-HTTLPR and parenting behavior led to testing the hypothesis that this polymorphism moderates the effect of the quality of environmental context on maternal sensitivity. Participants were 210 Portuguese mothers and their preschool children, recruited from the community. An index reflecting the quality of t...
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Background: Terms and criteria to classify people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) who fail to achieve satisfactory CD4 T cell counts are heterogeneous, and need revision and summarization. Methods: We performed a systematic review of PubMed original research articles containing a set of predefined terms, published in English betw...
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Objectives: To evaluate if non-adherence to inhaled medications, inhalers mishandling or the prescribers' non-adherence to GOLD strategy are associated with mMRC grade, CAT score, COPD acute exacerbations or FEV1%. Methods: A cross-sectional study on COPD was conducted in the ambulatory pulmonary clinic of Hospital de Guimarães. Patients ≥40 yea...
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Background and objectives: Inhalers mishandling remain an important clinical issue worldwide. The aim of this study was to evaluate inhalation technique in stable COPD out-patients. The variables under study were type of inhaler device (ID), patients' preference for an inhaler, number of IDs used by each patient, beliefs about inhaler medication an...
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Objectives To characterise the morbidity of COPD out-patients based on symptoms, acute exacerbations, FEV1 and comorbidities, and to explore the association between different patients’ characteristics such as social, demographic, clinical history or exposure. Methods Stable COPD outpatients over 40 years old diagnosed according to GOLD criteria we...
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The World Health Organization has considered sexual health as a major dimension of global health and a sexual right. However, the sexual health of people with physical disabilities is still poorly addressed by health and social care professionals, and it is very stigmatized by society. This study aimed to assess the perspectives of Portuguese peopl...
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Background and objective Adherence to inhaled medications by COPD patients is a challenging issue, but relatively understudied. The aim of this study is the characterization of adherence to inhaled medications by COPD patients, with a focus on patient-related determinants. Methods Stable COPD outpatients ≥40 years of age from a respiratory unit an...
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Introduction & purpose: More than 600 000 people in Portugal live with physical disabilities that ultimately impair their sexuality. The World Health Organization has considered sexual health as a major dimension of global health and a sexual right. However, the sexual health of people with physical disabilities is still poorly addressed by health...
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Meaning in life or lack of it is frequently associated to the psychological adjustment to disease. This study aims at contributing to the clarification of the concept and developing a meaning in life scale which may be applied either in a clinical population or in the general population as well as presenting its psychometric evaluation. Four sample...
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Enabling patients with asthma to obtain the knowledge, confidence and skills they need in order to assume a major role in the management of their disease is cost effective. It should be an integral part of any plan for long-term control of asthma. The modified Patient Enablement Instrument (mPEI) is an easily administered questionnaire that was ada...
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AimThe Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation Scale (SCBE-30) is a 30-item questionnaire designed to assess preschoolers’ behavioral problems (externalizing and internalizing) and social competence. It is widely used in the developmental research. This study aims to contribute to the adaptation and validation of the Portuguese version of the tea...
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality with high social and economic costs. The prevalence of COPD has been reported to vary between 6 and 26.1% worldwide. COPD has also been associated with a high prevalence of one or more comorbid conditions, which have an impact on health status and mortalit...
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Aim: To determine the prevalence of a range of comorbidities in COPD patients and their associations with quality of life and COPD symptoms in primary care patients different settings across Europe. Method: Cross-sectional analyses of nine primary care datasets from seven European countries with in total 125,231 diagnosed COPD patients. The impact...
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BackgroundA research agenda can help to stimulate and guide research. The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) published a Research Needs Statement (RNS) in 2010 in which 145 research questions were identified. In 2012, priorities for respiratory research were established, based on these questions. To date, there has been no stateme...
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In light of recent research revealing the role of the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism, particularly in relation to parenting behaviour, the present study aimed to examine the relation between psychosocial environment and maternal sensitivity moderated by maternal 5-HTTLPR genotype. Participants were 217 mothers and their pre-school children, from a communit...
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This article reviews the effectiveness of physical activity (PA) interventions at the workplace to reduce musculoskeletal pain among employees and assesses the effect size of these programs using meta-analysis. Four databases (i.e., PubMed, EBSCO, Web of Science, and Cochrane) were searched for research trials, which included comparison groups of e...
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Introduction Asthma has a high prevalence worldwide with a high incidence in primary care settings in many countries. 1 It is by definition a variable disease with a broad spectrum of clinical phenotypes, in which management and treatment can be difficult.
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This paper considers the relationship between self-regulation strategies and youth civic and political experiences, assuming that out-of-school learning can foster metacognition. The study is based on a sample of 732 Portuguese students from grades 8 and 11. Results show that the quality of civic and political participation experiences, together wi...
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Working with drug addicts we frequently face patients complains on sexual sphere .Literature doesn't elucidate about the impact of cognitive factors. Aiming to enable a better understanding of the relation between psychoactive substance use and sexuality we proposed to adapt and validate the Substance Use and Sexual Behavior Survey (SUSBS) question...
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O anúncio foi feito a 29 de Abril de 2013, duas semanas antes do lançamento da versão 5 do Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5): o National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) não irá financiar mais o DSM. Esta é a sua última versão.
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Este estudo tem como objetivo validar, em uma população portuguesa jovem, a Escala de Percepção de Funcionamento Parental (EPFP) desenvolvida com base na versão espanhola Estilos Educativos Materno y Paterno. Seiscentos e cinco participantes, equitativamente divididos pelos dois sexos, responderam à EPFP. A estrutura fatorial original composta por...
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This study aimed to validate the Parental Functioning Perception Scale – Mother and Father (EPFP), as the Portuguese language version of the Spanish scale Estilos Educativos Materno y Paterno (Maternal and Paternal Educational Styles). A sample of 605 college students participated, equally divided by gender, who responded to the EPFP regarding the...
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Higher Education is a steward of socialization, a facilitator of social mobility, and a provocateur eliciting individuals' and societies' unrealized potential. Graduates of the Academy will become the next generation of those tasked with building, strengthening and maintaining the institutions and ideals underpinning current and aspiring democratic...
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The authors describe the development and validation of a multidimensional instrument of students’ evaluation of university teaching (the Pedagogical Questionnaire of the University of Porto). The goal was to develop an instrument based on a sound psychometric analysis and simultaneously supported by the learning theory. Based on the data from 4875...
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This paper addresses the emergence, evolution and future perspective of community psychology in Portugal, a story that cannot be told unless we take into account the country's socio-political history of the last 35 years, including the transition to democracy (1974) and the entrance in the EEC (1985). Two trends will be discussed. The first relates...
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In this chapter, we discuss the evolution of CP in Portugal by demonstrating its connections with the historical and political developments in the past four decades, particularly the dictatorship that ruled the country from 1928 to 1974, the democratic revolution of April 1974, and the entrance into the European Community in 1985. This has been a p...

Network

    • Faculty of Medicine University of Porto (FMUP) - Portugal. Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences (MEDCIDS) & Centre for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS) & Health Research Network (RISE)
    • Austin Health & University of Melbourne
    • University of Abomey-Calavi
    • IGTP Health Sciences Research Institute of the Germans Trias i Pujol Foundation
    • University of Michigan
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This is a mixed-methods research project that aims to understand vulnerability and resilience pathways for the development of sexual problems in people with physical disabilities.