Sonia Guadalupe

Sonia Guadalupe
University of Coimbra | UC · Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences

PhD in Social Work; PhD in Mental Health

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Introduction
Social worker, Assistant Professor in Social Work and Family Psychology. Lecturer and researcher about social support from social networks on vulnerable populations. PhD in Social Work. PhD in Mental Health. Master in Families and Social Systems.
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November 2011 - September 2015
ISMT - Instituto Superior Miguel Torga
Position
  • Coordinator

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Publications (95)
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O estudo caracteriza as redes de suporte social e o (in)acesso a direitos de famílias monoparentais femininas em situação de vulnerabilidade social. A amostra de 29 mulheres beneficiárias de um banco de recursos da zona centro de Portugal, é constituída na maioria por mães divorciadas, com idades entre os 18 e os 61 anos, com baixos níveis de escol...
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EN Aim. The increase in life expectancy of people with disabilities and the aging of their caregivers invite us to reflect on the present and future challenges around the provision of care. This study aims to characterize the feelings towards the future, support needs and social support networks of informal caregivers of adults with disabilities. P...
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ABSTRACT Aims: The social personal network has been considered an important protection factor when dealing with adversity. This study aims to characterize the social personal network of youngsters in foster homes during extended periods of time, by comparing the results according to sex. Method: Eighty-four young people participated in this study,...
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EN By the relevance that social work assumes in the defense of citizenship and human rights in the context of health care, this study aims to examine the integration of social workers in palliative care services in Portugal. The results of the study, based on a survey with 17 social workers working in palliative care, show us that social workers ar...
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During the past decades, childless old age has attracted a considerable amount of scholarly interest. However, few studies address this phenomenon in Southern European familistic welfare states, where there is a pervading expectation that family members, especially spouses and children, care for their older relatives. The present cross-sectional st...
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This study presents and discusses a three-dimensional typology for personal social networks of Portuguese older adults. We used a K-means cluster analysis of structural, functional and relational-contextual variables of the networks of 612 participants aged 65 + (M = 76 ± 7.6), mostly women (63%). Four types of networks emerged: family networks, fr...
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Celem prezentowanego badania była ocena społecznego wpływu pandemii COVID-19 na pacjentów z przewlekłą chorobą nerek, populację szczególnie narażoną na liczne powikłania w przypadku zarażenia się wirusem SARS-CoV-2. Autorzy skupili się na analizie problemów społecznych, które pojawiły się i nasiliły w pierwszej fazie pandemii. W badaniu wzięło udzi...
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The present study aims to characterize the family, socioeconomic, and social support situation of citizens who used social emergency services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The participants were 230 individuals that resort to Social Work of a Northern Portuguese institution. The participants were mostly women (77,8%; n = 179), aged between 20 and 85...
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This article presents an issue narrative non-systematic review about social network typologies for the older population. We analysed 18 studies with large samples from 14 countries worldwide. The position of family ties, network composition, network size, frequency of contacts and community participation are central to social network typologization...
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La organización del «I Congreso Internacional de Trabajo Social Digital», desarrollado los días 28, 29 y 30 de septiembre de 2020, y organizado por tres universidades españolas –la UNED, la Universidad de Zaragoza y la Universidad de Málaga– surgió como respuesta a la cancelación de eventos similares y a la necesidad de recoger buenas prácticas dig...
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The present study addresses the psychometric properties of the Portuguese translation and adaptation of the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale – version IV (FACES IV). The sample included 1083 individuals from 387 nuclear families, with an average age of 36 years. Besides its sociodemographic heterogeneity, the sample also included p...
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Family is the main informal support system for the older population. Focusing on social network types, the chapter discusses the relevance of family-centered networks, restricted and diverse networks for wellbeing, and psychosocial risk in the aging process. Social network types and social support effectiveness are also pointed out as good predicto...
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The article analyzes the program “A Brincar também se Aprende” [Learning through Playing], for children and young people with HIV and their families. There were 687 participants in 17 editions: 459 children and youth infected and affected by the diseaseand and 228 informal caregivers. Methodologically, the evaluation used the participants’ testimon...
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Objetivo: O estudo teve como objetivo analisar a articulação entre a saúde e o apoio social informal no âmbito da continuidade de cuidados. Participantes: Participaram 57 doentes referenciados em 2019 por um hospital para a Rede Nacional de Cuidados Continuados Integrados em Portugal. A amostra era maioritariamente do sexo feminino (63,2%; n = 36),...
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Resumo: O artigo apresenta a dotação de assistentes sociais no sistema de saúde em Portugal, analisando os rácios para a população residente e a distribuição nos cuidados de saúde primários e hospitalares, discutindo as implicações na qualidade do sistema de saúde. Os resultados do estudo descritivo apontam a existência de 1032 assistentes sociais,...
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El presente artículo tiene como objetivo analizar las características de las redes sociales personales de ancianos según sexo y edad. En la investigación se logró la participación de 612 ancianos (386 mujeres y 226 hombres) con edades entre 65 y 98 años. Y se obtuvieron los siguientes resultados: la interacción entre los grupos de edad (viejo-joven...
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Este estudo descreve as redes sociais pessoais de idosos em Portugal, nas suas características estruturais, funcionais e relacionais-contextuais. Participaram 612 idosos com 65+ anos de idade (M = 76; DP = 7,6), na sua maioria mulheres (63%), com filhos (88,2%), e que não vivem sós (78,8%). Estruturalmente as redes apresentam um tamanho médio para...
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Resumo O complexo triângulo formado pela conjugação entre as dimensões teórico-metodológica, ético-política e técnico-operativa tem sido investido de forma oscilante e diversa ao longo da história da profissão de assistente social. O artigo, partindo de uma revisão temática da literatura, defende a revalorização de um vértice do Serviço Social que...
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O complexo triângulo formado pela conjugação entre as dimensões teórico-metodológica, ético-política e técnico-operativa tem sido investido de forma oscilante e diversa ao longo da história da profissão de assistente social. O artigo, partindo de uma revisão temática da literatura, defende a revalorização de um vértice do Serviço Social que tem sid...
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O estudo apresenta dados acerca da provisão social das necessidades de doentes insuficientes renais crónicos em tratamento de hemodiálise em Portugal. Estudo descritivo dos dados dos processos sociais de 1436 doentes no ano de 2017. Na maioria são do sexo masculino (60,7%) e têm idades entre os 19 e os 97 anos (M = 66,3; DP = 15,8). Foram sinalizad...
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Aim: This research estimates the ratio of students per social worker in public schools in Portugal. Methods: Documentary analysis was used to collect data following three steps, with specific criteria: 1) official documentary sources were first used to identify the schools that allow hiring social workers; 2) evidence was collected of their employ...
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This chapter discusses the standardization of instruments and typologies in social work assessment and introduces, from a multidimensional perspective, a new standardized instrument evaluating the level of complexity associated with the social intervention process in a sample of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. The authors evaluated the matri...
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The way people age is exceptionally heterogeneous, diverse and fraught with various asymmetries (Fernandez-Ballesteros, 1999). Empirical evidence confirms that the diversity and cultural complexity interfere in how individuals age, and recognises that there are differences in how men and women experience their ageing. This article analyses the five...
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The study outlines the sociographic profile of patients on hemodialysis treatment in Portugal through a descriptive study of 3114 chronic renal failure patients. The dominant sociographic profile indicates that participants were male (59%), over the age of 65 (52.54%, M = 67.6), married (58.70%), with a low educational level (1st to 4th grade: 53.1...
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O estudo apresenta dados acerca da provisão social das necessidades de doentes insuficientes renais crónicos em tratamento de hemodiálise em Portugal. Estudo descritivo dos dados dos processos sociais de 1436 doentes no ano de 2017. Na maioria são do sexo masculino (60,7%) e têm idades entre os 19 e os 97 anos (M = 66,3; DP = 15,8). Foram sinalizad...
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Resumo Os indicadores de envelhecimento na população portuguesa colocam Portugal como um dos países mais envelhecidos do mundo, sendo os idosos um grupo populacional socialmente vulnerável. A vulnerabilidade, resultante de trajetórias ao longo da vida com acúmulo progressivo de desvantagens, tem como determinantes os fortes níveis de perda de auton...
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Introduction Both resilient coping strategies and the structural/functional characteristics of personal social networks are considered important factors when facing adversity and the challenges inherent to the aging process. Objectives To analyze the association between the configurations of ego-centred networks and different levels of resilient c...
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Introduction From a life-span developmental perspective, retirement can be considered a life event that entails a complex psychological challenge, including leaving one's professional life and organizing/enjoying the newly available free time. The literature about retirement identifies different stages and patterns of transition/adaption associated...
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Objetivos: As redes sociais desempenham um papel central na qualidade de vida da pessoa com comportamentos aditivos, determinantes, tanto na manutenção como na compensação e na reabilitação destes comportamentos. Este estudo tem como objetivo caracterizar as redes sociais de pessoas com consumos aditivos e dependências em situação ou risco de exclu...
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Poster sobre o Serviço Social nos Cuidados Paliativos e seus constrangimentos no processo de intervenção social.
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Introduction. Research shows that variables such as depression, poor subjective health, less functionality and health, less contact with family and others, may have a negative impact on satisfaction with life. Objectives. To verify which variables correlate with SWL and then analyze which of them predict the evolution of SWL. Aims. To examine corre...
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Contexto: O progressivo aumento na prevalência, tanto de sintomatologia como de perturbações de ansiedade nas idades avançadas, aconselha a utilização extensiva de inventários no rastreio nesta população que, em todos os lugares do mundo, se tem tornado cada vez mais numericamente expressiva.Objetivos: O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar os result...
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Introdução A pertinência da rutura e reconstrução dos laços sociais nas pessoas em situação de sem-abrigo leva-nos à abordagem dos seus processos idiossincráticos de emergência e manutenção do capital social nos laços sociais. Objetivos A investigação pretende, através dos discursos de pessoas que experienciam a situação de sem-abrigo, compreender...
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Pela centralidade que o Serviço Social assume na defesa e garantia da cidadania e dos direitos humanos no contexto dos cuidados de saúde, o presente estudo pretende analisar a inserção dos profissionais de Serviço Social em cuidados paliativos em Portugal. Os resultados do estudo, com base num inquérito a 17 assistentes sociais que trabalham em cui...
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O presente artigo reflecte um trabalho de sistematização de informação sobre o Serviço Social no contexto da história dos cuidados de saúde primários em Portugal. Contempla um estudo descritivo que nos revela a cobertura por parte de Assistentes Sociais, assim como os rácios profissional/população no âmbito dos centros de saúde das Sub-Regiões sob...
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O presente artigo sistematiza em breves notas cronológicas alguns passos do caminho de alargamento e consolidação do espaço profissional do Serviço Social no sistema de saúde em Portugal. As anotações aqui apresentadas pretendem contribuir para organizar os principais marcos históricos e legislativos, do período que decorre entre 1924 e 2010, atrav...
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The relevance of informal social support from family is crucial for the elderly in Portugal given the large margins of lack of social protection from the public policies. We present a study that aims to analyze the structural and functional characteristics of the personal social networks of Portuguese elder with and without offspring. We had 446...
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Introduction Health professionals play important roles in teaching, promoting and changing harmful behaviors to the individual’s health, such as smoking. Educational institutions are responsible for the curricula contents promoting these roles. Objectives to characterize first year students from Nursing and Psychology Masters in: tobacco use preva...
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As publishers, it is our privilege to announce the launch of the first number of the Portuguese Journal of Behavioral and Social Research (PJBSR). The PJBSR arises from a process that involved many wills that have intersected and builded together. From the coupling of our perspectives, the PJBSR honors the scientific and educational tradition of M...
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Tipo de instrumento: Teste de medição da atenção seletiva de acordo com o paradigma Stroop. Dimensões avaliadas: Atenção seletiva (capacidade de inibir informações irrelevantes), inibição (capacidade de suprimir uma tendência de resposta comportamental), flexibilidade cognitiva, velocidade de processamento, inteligência fluida e sistema semântico (...
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Tipo de instrumento: É uma ferramenta de rastreio com seis provas, caracterizando-se pela brevidade da sua administração (5-10 min.) e por não ser necessário nenhum material. Dimensões avaliadas: Pensamento abstrato (prova das semelhanças), flexibilidade mental (fluência fonémica), programação motora (série motora de Luria), sensibilidade à interf...
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Objetivos : Constatando que a depressão é comum em idosos institucionalizados, associando-se à solidão, à ansiedade e à afetividade, pretendemos descrever a evolução da depressão durante dois anos e verificar que fatores se associam a essa evolução. Métodos : Em um estudo de coorte prospectivo em dois momentos (2011 e 2013), avaliamos 83 idosos in...
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Introduction/objectives Depression is very common among institutionalized elders. Because of the increased risk of cognitive impairment/dementia, and mortality we want to describe the evolution of depression and analyze predictive factors. Methods In the Aging Trajectories Study (Instituto Superior Miguel Torga - Coimbra), we followed up a sample...
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Background The progressive increase in the prevalence of anxiety disorders in advanced ages advises the extensive use of of screening measurements in this population, that, everywhere in the world, has raised numerically. Objectives The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of a Portuguese version of the Geriatric Anxiety In...
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Our aim is to study the relationship between perceived social support, satisfaction with life, anxiety symptoms and depressive symptoms.
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Introduction: When cognitive decline (CD) is present, attention is one of the impaired mental functions. CD is also associated with anxious/depressive symptoms and with some demographic variables, particularly, age. Objectives: Investigate the associations between selective attention (Stroop Test: Stroop_Word, Stroop_Color, Difference between Stroo...
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Affectivity is related to cognitive impairment, but it is not known whether positive affect and negative affect increase/decrease the risk of cognitive impairment. In this study, we sought to examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment, and the potential role of positive and negative affectivity on cognitive functioning in institutionalized port...
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Introduction: When cognitive decline (CD) is present, attention is one of the impaired mental functions. CD is also associated with anxious/depressive symptoms and with some demographic variables, particularly, age. Objectives: Investigate the associations between selective attention (Stroop Test: Stroop_Word, Stroop_Color, Difference between Stro...
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Introduction: Executive functions (EF) are associated to frontal lobes and cognitive decline (CD) with worse results on EF tests. Objectives/aims: Analyze if the Frontal Assessment Battery/FAB assessing EF discriminates elders with CD (vs. with no CD; Montreal Cognitive Assessment/MoCA), and if the results obtained with the Rey Osterreith Complex...
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In Portugal, the number of elderlies living alone and being institutionalized are rising. Institutionalized elderlies are susceptible to loneliness. Loneliness is associated with depression, anxiety, poor sleep quality, and cognitive decline. Determining which variables predict loneliness in institutionalized elderlies may allow appropriate targeti...
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Affectivity is related to cognitive impairment, but it is not known whether positive affect and negative affect increase/decrease the risk of cognitive impairment. In this study, we sought to examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment, and the potential role of positive and negative affectivity on cognitive functioning in institutionalized port...
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We assessed 558 institutionalized elderly to analyzed the influence of educational level and occupational status on the global cognitive, mnesic, attentional, linguistic, and executive functioning. Schooled elderly had significantly higher scores in all cognitive measures. Subjects with intellectual occupations also had significantly higher scores...
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We studied the symptomatology prevalence and severity among 300 institutionalized elderly who were either normal or had severe cognitive decline. Then we sought correlations between symptomatology and decline, and the predictive value of relevant variables on cognitive decline. Overall, 48,7% of the elderly had anxious symptoms and 70,0% depressive...
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Introduction: depressive symptoms are related to cognitive impairment, and both increase the risk for dementia, but it is unclear whether depressive symptoms increase the risk for cognitive impairment. Objectives: To assess the prevalence of depressive symptoms in elderly subjects with and without cognitive impairment, verify the relationship betw...
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Resumo: O presente artigo sistematiza em breves notas cronológicas alguns passos do caminho de alargamento e consolidação do espaço profissional do Serviço Social no sistema de saúde em Portugal. As anotações aqui apresentadas pretendem contribuir para organizar os principais marcos históricos e legislativos, do período que decorre entre 1924 e 201...
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O presente estudo descreve as redes de relações de vizinhança e o suporte social percebido pelos residentes do Bairro de Santiago em Aveiro. A amostra é constituída por 80 residentes do bairro, 50 mulheres e 30 homens, com idades compreendidas entre os 18 e os 83 anos. Para a avaliação das variáveis em estudo foi utilizado um inquérito por question...
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Apresenta resultados do trabalho de mestrado de Fiilpe Duarte (ISMT)
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Apresenta resultados do estudo sobre vizinhança e redes de suporte social no contexto de um bairro social: Um estudo com residentes no Bairro de Santiago em Aveiro.