Teresa AlvarezInstituto Nacional De Geriatría · Investigación Epidemiologica Clínica Geriátrica
Doctor of Philosophy
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Citations since 2017
11 Research Items
July 2017 - present
- I mainly study the effects of chronic conditions on disability and the role of health inequalities in these relationships
September 2015 - July 2017
- Graduate Training Assistant
- I assist with the undergraduate course on Research Methods and Design Studio and with the MSc Quantitative Data Analysis using SPSS course.
Recent studies have focused on the negative effects of loneliness on health and quality of life in older adults. The De Jong Gierveld Loneliness Scale (DJGLS) has been widely used and has proven to be a valid and reliable instrument for loneliness assessment. However, research on this topic and on the validation of measurement scales among the olde...
The acceptance and ethics behind therapeutic lying (TL) as a non-pharmacological intervention for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) among persons with dementia continues to generate heated debates. This article presents a discussion of the ethical and cultural challenges on the perception of TL by people with dementia, their...
Background: Research suggests a significant association between increasing age and memory impairments. Nevertheless, for some individuals, memory performance stays within or above the normative values of younger subjects. This is known as successful memory aging and is associated with specific neurophysiological features and psychological and life...
The WHO defines a possible case of COVID-19 as a person experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, and neurological signs including anosmia, ageusia, or dysgeusia. However, experiences from hospitals all over the world have shown that presentations vary widely. Some atypical presentations include cardiac, gastrointestinal, neurological, and cu...
Introduction Several studies have argued a causal relationship between diabetes and depression, while others have highlighted that their association is a result of common risk factors. Because Mexico is a country with a high prevalence of diabetes, and diabetes and depression are a frequent comorbidity, we chose this country to investigate the long...
Subacute thyroiditis is a self-limiting inflammatory disorder, characterized by neck pain or discomfort, a tender diffuse goiter, and sometimes a transient episode of hyperthyroidism followed by euthyroidism and sometimes hypothyroidism. ere is usually a normalization of thyroid function within a few weeks. Subacute thyroiditis has a higher inciden...
The WHO defines a possible case of COVID-19 as a person experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath and neurological signs including anosmia, ageusia or dysgeusia. However, experiences from hospitals all over the world have shown that presentations vary widely. In our emergency department in a private hospital in Mexico City, we received two pat...
The WHO defines a possible case of COVID-19 as a person experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath and neurological signs including anosmia, ageusia or dysgeusia. However, experiences from hospitals all over the world have shown that presentations vary widely. Some atypical presentations include cardiac, gastrointestinal, neurological and cutan...
Aims: To understand the epidemiology, progression, and predictive factors of urinary incontinence (UI) in community-dwelling Mexican adults aged ≥ 50 by sex and UI subtypes (stress, urge, and mixed). Methods: We analyzed longitudinal UI data in community-dwelling adults aged ≥ 50 (7783 women and 5843 men) for the 2012 to 2015 period of the Mexic...
Although there is a consensus that the dominant species that make up the adult microbiota remains unchanged in elderly people, it has been reported that there are significant alterations in the proportion and composition of the different taxa, leading to reduced microbiota diversity, as well as an increase of enteropathogens that may lead to chroni...
We introduce an initial treatment proposal of type 2 diabetes. This paper includes an algorithm based on an American Diabetes Association and European Association for the Study of Diabetes recommendations. The therapeutic proposal was validated and adjusted through the opinions of a group of Mexican physicians and health professionals with special...
To analyse the difference on the prevalence of disability before and after the implementation of the Seguro Popular in 2003 among adults older than 50 in Mexico. Using secondary data from the Mexican Health and Ageing Study, this research presents results from a cross sectional analysis on the prevalence of disability measured by ADL, IADL and mobility impairments among Mexican adults aged 50 and over.