Rosa M. Limiñana-Gras

Rosa M. Limiñana-Gras
University of Murcia | UM · Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológicos

PhD in Psychology

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October 2008 - present
University of Murcia
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  • Professor
April 2008 - present
University of Murcia
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  • Professor (Full)
October 2002 - April 2007
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
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  • Professor

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Publications (108)
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Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) through the MSQOL-54 questionnaire and to analyse its relationship with the health of primary caregivers through the GHQ-12 questionnaire and a questionnaire on self-perceived physical health. Materials and Met...
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Introduction Stroke is the sixth leading cause of disability in Spain. Patients may present motor, sensory, or cognitive sequelae, which can be minimised with early treatment. To this end, there is a need for quick-to-administer assessment tools to evaluate deficits in these areas. The Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS) is a brief test specifically desi...
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The main goal is to analyze the relationships among some of the cognitive and affective processes involved in stress coping, cognitive dimensions of personality, and mental health of men and women with reproductive dysfunctions or infertility. Three-hundred eighteen individuals participated, of which 58.8% are women [mean age = 35.62 years (SD= 4.3...
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The objective was to assess the psychological health of men and women with reproductive difficulties, and explore the relationship to gender roles. The sample comprised 318 participants, of which 58.8% were women [M= 35.62; SD= 4.33). Mental health was assessed by the General Health Questionnaire GHQ-12, and the gender roles by the Spanish versions...
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El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la relación entre salud psicológica, estrés percibido y personalidad en parejas con problemas reproductivos. Método Participaron 174 mujeres (M= 34.97 años, DT= 3.46) y 143 hombres (M= 36.48 años, DT= 5.09) con problemas reproductivos que acudieron a la consulta de la Unidad de Reproducción Asistida. Los part...
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Introduction: Stroke is the sixth leading cause of disability in Spain. Patients may present motor, sensory, or cognitive sequelae, which can be minimised with early treatment. To this end, there is a need for quick-to-administer assessment tools to evaluate deficits in these areas. The Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS) is a brief test specifically de...
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There are different profiles of alcohol consumption for men and women, and different courses and prognoses associated with problems caused by alcohol abuse. There is evidence of these differences by sex, but research on their links to differences associated with gender dimensions is scarcer. In order to know what has been researched on the subject,...
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El objetivo de este estudio es analizar los determinantes demográficos, clínicos y contextuales que podrían estar influyendo en la salud de mujeres infértiles. Participaron 85 mujeres con problemas reproduc&vos que acuden a la consulta de la Unidad de Reproducción Asis&da (M= 35 años, DT= 3.70). Las participantes respondieron a un cuestionario demo...
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El objetivo de este estudio es analizar el efecto diferencial de los factores demográficos, clínicos y contextuales en el estrés percibido de hombres y mujeres con problemas reproductivos. Ochenta y cinco mujeres (M: 35 años; DT: 3,70) y 77 hombres (M: 36,5 años, D.T: 4,32) de la Unidad de Reproducción Asistida del HUVA (Murcia), respondieron a un...
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Introducción: La infertilidad ha alcanzado un gran reconocimiento en el ámbito de la salud, de ahí la importancia de investigar el impacto en las parejas, y especialmente en el caso de los hombres, el gran olvidado en estos estudios. Debido a esto, en este estudio se pretende explorar la salud de estas parejas masculinas que se enfrentan a dificult...
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Analizar la salud de las mujeres con problemas reproductivos y su relación con variables clínicas y de estilo de vida relevantes. La mayoría de las participantes, 78% presentan historia de infertilidad superior a 5 años y el 65,2% manifiesta infertilidad primaria. Observamos que el índice general de sufrimiento (GSI) y el malestar psicológico (Male...
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Una gran diversidad de respuestas psicológicas ha sido descrita para las parejas con problemas reproductivos, y todas con consecuencias importantes para la salud general de ambos, hombres y mujeres. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar este impacto diferencial que la infertilidad tiene en la salud de estas parejas, y su relación con otras variab...
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La elección de donar óvulos es una decisión que afecta tanto a la donante de óvulos, como también a la futura madre receptora. La evaluación psicológica forma parte del protocolo previo para la selección de donantes, y con ello se pretende tanto evaluar la idoneidad como donantes como preservar su salud e integridad. El propósito de este estudio pi...
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Participaron 82 mujeres con problemas reproductivos (M: 34.86; DT: 3.74) que asisten a la consulta de la Unidad de Reproducción Asistida del HUVA (Murcia). Los participantes respondieron a un cuestionario de datos demográficos y de salud, y al Inventario de Estilos de Personalidad de Millon (MIPS; 2001). El MIPS ofrece un adecuado marco de referenc...
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The aim was to study a new scoring procedure for the CREA Test, complementary to the traditional, that considers the originality of the productions. The new procedure and corresponding analyzes were defined for three groups (children, adolescents and adults) and for the three stimuli of the CREA. The sample included 505 participants (188 children,...
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This paper analyzes current studies on the health of adolescents and adult’s transgender from a gender perspective, taking into account the psychological consequences suffered by people who do not meet the typical standards of the gender. To do this, bibliographic searches are carried out in Psicodoc, PsycInfo and Dialnet databases. We found 14 art...
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The chapter aims to present readers with a review of the most important concepts and developments around the area of gender and health. This will make it possible to correct skewing and stereotypes concerning gender that are common to the general public as well as students of and professional workers in psychology.
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Infertility is a global phenomenon affecting more than 15% of people of childbearing age throughout the world ( WHO, 2010a ), and it represents an important crisis in the life of many people, bearing major consequences on their health. This chapter provides an overview of the most significant concepts in the field of infertility, analyzes the major...
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El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar las repercusiones psicológicas de la infertilidad y su tratamiento en el caso de una pareja infértil sometida a tratamiento de reproducción asistida, así como identificar y explicar los determinantes de la salud individual y de pareja y conocer las peculiaridades de la situación en torno a una experiencia ínt...
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The Psychology of Gender and Health: Conceptual and Applied Global Concerns examines the psychological aspects of the intersection between gender and health and the ways in which they relate to the health of individuals and populations. It demonstrates how gender should be strategically considered in the most routine research tasks—from establishin...
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Dementia is a disease that affects the elderly, and their caregivers, in many cases, are also elderly. Considering that caring for a person with dementia affects the health of caregivers, the aim of this study is to check the degree of psychological adjustment in a sample of 51 elderly family caregivers of people with dementia (31 women and 20 men)...
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Psychology as a profession is practised worldwide and is regulated by the social, cultural, educational, political and legal context of each country. Considering the individual cultural and legal contexts in which psychologists practise their profession in their corresponding countries, this short article aims to delimit the functions and competen...
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Introducción: La donación de ovocitos es la técnica de reproducción asistida con mayor tasa de recién nacido vivo. Tal vez esa sea un de las principales razones del aumento progresivo de la demanda de ovocitos en todo el mundo, cada vez más parejas están dispuestas a utilizarlo como un medio para superar su infertilidad. En España, según la ley 14/...
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The present study analyzes the psychological adaptation of parents with children having congenital disabilities. The study included 83 men and 96 women, who were parents of children with severe spina bifida, cerebral palsy, cleft lip and cleft palate. The Millon Index of Personality Styles was used to identify the most distinctive personality style...
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El objetivo de este estudio es determinar la existencia de un perfil de personalidad característico de los cuidadores y cuidadoras familiares de personas con demencia. El adecuado conocimiento y manejo de las variables psicológicas que afectan de alguna manera al cuidador, ayuda a promover las acciones oportunas destinadas a atenuar el impacto del...
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The goal of this study is to investigate the efficacy of psychoeducational interventions for caregivers, geared to reducing psychological distress, in a sample of 90 family caregivers of elderly dependent (78 women and 12 men). We conducted an analysis of the statistical and clinical significance of the changes observed in psychological health befo...
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Background: The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is widely used in the assessment of anxiety and depression, but there are scarce data about its psychometric properties in caregivers of older relatives. Objective: The goal of this study was to analyse the factor structure of the HADS to verify its suitability to assess emotional symptom...
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The aim of this study was to explore the associations of health, gender, and motherhood with the decisions about breastfeeding. The sample consisted of 265 pregnant women (mean age: 32.34, SD: 4.01 years) who were recruited in health care centers and hospitals in southeast Spain between 2010 and 2011. Mental health was measured by the 12-Item Gene...
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The main goal of this research is to study the effects of anger management on family caregivers of people with dementia focusing on the psychological and somatic distress resulting from their work as caregivers. 139 caregivers participated, 108 women (age: 53.99 years, SD = 12.22) and 31 men (age: 55.35 years, SD = 14.86). In the analysis of the r...
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This study examined the utility of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) to assess the psychological distress of family caregivers. To accomplish this goal, a sample of 172 caregivers, 25 men and 147 women, aged 56.6 (SD = 13.7) completed self-report questionnaires and provided data on demographic factors. Univariate and bivariate model...
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The aim of this work was to explore the individual differences in Personality Styles of mothers who establish breastfeeding bottle feeding. The sample was comprised by 313 women who completed the Inventory Millon Personality Styles (MIPS) in their late pregnancy and answered to a phone interview one month after birth. A total of 237 women (75.7%)...
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The choice to enter an Oocyte Donation programme is an important decision that not only affects the life of the egg donor, but also to the mother receiving. Is it an act of solidarity, altruistic, completely selfless and without more interest than the satisfaction of being helping another woman to become a mother? The aim of this study was to achie...
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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08964289.2013.847815#.Uut8mdJ5M24 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08964289.2013.847815#.U1eKwVV_s25 This study examined the utility of the GHQ-12 for the assessment of psychological distress of family caregivers. To accomplish this goal, a sample of 172 caregivers, 25 men and 147 women, aged...
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El objetivo del presente estudio consiste en describir los aspectos emocionales del cuidado, concretamente el manejo de la ira y su relación con los modos cognitivos según Millon. Han participado 124 familiares cuidadores de personas con demencia pertenecientes a distintas asociaciones y centros de día del sur de España, 94 mujeres (edad: 54.45 año...
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The object of this study is to examine the relationships between conformity to traditional gender norms and health in a special group of the Spanish population, male/female nurses. Nursing is a particularly good example of feminized occupation. Spanish male (n = 98) and female (n = 98) nurses matched in diverse sociodemographic variables complete m...
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La toma de decisiones en la alimentación de los recién nacidos está relacionada, entre otros muchos factores, con la personalidad. Este estudio ha puesto en relación los estilos de personalidad de una muestra de mujeres primíparas con la elección de la lactancia materna exclusiva frente a la mixta o artificial. Los resultados ponen de manifiesto un...
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La toma de decisiones en la alimentación de los recién nacidos está relacionada, entre otros muchos factores, con la personalidad. Este estudio ha puesto en relación los estilos de personalidad de una muestra de mujeres primíparas con la elección de la lactancia materna exclusiva frente a la mixta o artificial. Los resultados ponen de manifiesto un...
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The aim of this study is to describe the emotional aspects of care, specifically anger management and its relationship with thinking styles according to Millon. A sample of 124 family caregivers of people with dementia from different associations and day-care centers from Southern Spain participated in this study: 94 women (age: 54.45 years, SD= 12...
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Decision making on feeding newborns is associated, among other factors, with personality. This study has established a relationship between the personality styles of a sample of primiparous women and their choice of exclusive breastfeeding against partial breastfeeding or bottle feeding. Results show a differential personality profile according to...
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La alimentación, función puramente fisiológica que permite la supervivencia del individuo, supone además uno de los primeros y más importantes medios de comunicación con el entorno. La imagen corporal, como representación mental de sí mismos, comienza a ser construida a través de estas primeras experiencias y sensaciones vividas, y nos remite a asp...
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We presented an integrated hierarchical model of psychopathol-ogy that more accurately captures empirical patterns of comorbidity between clinical syndromes and personality disorders. In order to verify the structural validity of the model proposed, this study aimed to analyze the convergence between the Restructured Clinical (RC) scales and Person...
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We presented an integrated hierarchical model of psychopathol-ogy that more accurately captures empirical patterns of comorbidity between clinical syndromes and personality disorders. In order to verify the structural validity of the model proposed, this study aimed to analyze the convergence between the Restructured Clinical (RC) scales and Person...
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Since its release ten years ago, the use of CREA in different contexts, both in research and in applied psychology, has given rise to new data about its characteristics, possibilities and limitations. Responding to a question by Villalba: Is it really possible to measure creativity?, and to the diagnosis of Hennessey and Ama-bile, who believe that...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric characteristics of the CREA, an instrument for assessing divergent thinking , in a wide sample of different populations such as Spain, Argentina, United States, Israel, Poland, Mexico and Turkey. Responding to a inquiry made by Villalba: ''Is it really possible to measure creativity?'' and f...
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The concept of health has evolved beyond the simple absence of disease. So, WHO speaks about health bio-psycho-social. Thus, in principle practices conceived as far from healthy have been adding to your list. So, attention to food or hygiene have meant real revolutions in prevention and medical cure. Accordingly, s.XXI illuminates a new trend with...
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In countries with a welfare system, such as Spain, paid caregiving is an important profession and investigating the health of people who care for the health of others is becoming an issue of increasing interest. This paper reports on a study assessing the health of people who care for the health of others. It investigates whether caregiving jobs ca...
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Introducción. Estudios previos han identificado un perfil de personalidad característico de cuidadores familiares de personas con demencia, revelando un funcionamiento psicológico específico en esta población (De Andrés-Jiménez, Limiñana-Gras y Fernández-Ros, 2011). La sintomatología clínica y la carga, están muy presentes en la labor del cuidado,...
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Introducción. Durante el proceso de selección y donación es fundamental prevenir y preservar a las mujeres de posibles complicaciones derivadas, tanto del procedimiento en sí, como de los factores personales o contextuales en los que se hallan inmersas. Algunos de los medicamentos necesarios durante el ciclo de donación puede causar un aumento en l...
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Introducción: Las intervenciones sanitarias previas al parto no suelen cubrir de forma especializada la esfera psicológica de las mujeres. Objetivos: Explorar el grado de malestar psicológico de mujeres embarazadas y analizar su relación con el tipo de lactancia establecida tras un mes del parto. Método: 265 mujeres (32.34 años, SD = 4.01) que se e...
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This article describes a study using a descriptive approach of cross-sectional correlation to explore the association between thinking styles and creativity in a group of nursing professionals and students. A thinking style is a characteristic way of thinking. The hypothesis was that the most creative subjects would present thinking styles that enh...
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The goal of this work is to examine the differential impact that carrying out nursing tasks may have on the health of male nurses who perform their work in a female-dominated occupation, and the modulating effect of their conformity to male gender norms. Our study includes 98 male nurses and 98 female nurses, from the University Hospital of Getafe,...
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The goal of this work is to examine the differential aspect that carrying out nursing tasks may have on the health of male nurses who perform their work in a female-dominated occupation. We attempt to analyze the modulating effect of gender, by means of measuring the conformity to masculine gender norms.
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The authors approached women’s and men’s personality styles within a gender socialization framework, as it appears that personality operates differently for males and females not only as a function of their sex but also as a function of their conformity to gender norms and roles. In total, 604 college students (202 men and 402 women) completed the...
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El objetivo de este estudio es determinar la existencia de un perfil de personalidad característico de los cuidadores y cuidadoras familiares de personas con demencia. El adecuado conocimiento y manejo de las variables psicológicas que afectan de alguna manera al cuidador, ayuda a promover las acciones oportunas destinadas a atenuar el impacto del...
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The aim of this study is to determine the existence of a characteristic personality profile of family carers of people with dementia. The correct knowledge and use of psychological variables which affect the carer, helps to promote appropriate actions to mitigate the impact of care and improve the carer’s quality of life and likewise the one of the...
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Introduction. This study examines the protective effects of variables of dispositional optimism and creativity with respect to measurements of psychopathology or psychological distress. Method. A total of 113 university students from different degree programs participated in the research. Measures of creativity (CREA), optimism (LOT-R) and psychopa...
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El pasado año, 2009, fue declarado por la Unión Europea como Año Europeo de la Creatividad y la Innovación. Tras sesenta años de investigación psicológica sistemática acerca de estas realidades, la sociedad, la empresa y la política comienzan a mostrarse altamente sensibles a su consideración como conceptos clave, tanto en la comprensión, como en l...
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The aim of this paper is to study the creative competence of a specific sample of secondary pupils in a multicultural and multilingual school context, taking into consideration their intellectual abilities, response style and academic performance in the different subject areas of the secondary education. The sample consists of 75 pupils at the Euro...
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En el presente trabajo se pretende estudiar el comportamiento creativo en los estudiantes universitarios y su relación con los estilos de personalidad. La muestra está formada por 86 universitarios de Logopedia y de Psicología. La media de edad es de 22 años, el 15.1% son varones y el 84.9% mujeres. Para la evaluación de la creatividad se ha utiliz...
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The relationship between skin diseases and psychological factors has been well documented in scientific literature. Among the skin diseases with clear psychological component is the psoriasis. The correlation between the worsening of skin lesions and increased levels of psychopathology in response to stressful events has been described previously i...
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The goal of this study is to analyse the presence of this divergent thinking in university students and its connection to personality styles. Sample is made up of 86 Speech Therapy and Psychology undergraduate students. The average age is 22, out of which 15.1% are male and 84.9% are female. Assessment of creativity has been achieved by using the C...