María del Mar Rodríguez del Águila's research while affiliated with Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves and other places

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Objective: To determine the impact of a 1-month telephone care program after hospital discharge from a trauma surgery unit on health services utilization and patient anxiety and to perform a budgetary analysis. Methods: We carried out an experimental study in 604 patients who formed an experimental and a control group. The experimental group was...
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To determine the impact of a 1-month telephone care program after hospital discharge from a trauma surgery unit on health services utilization and patient anxiety and to perform a budgetary analysis. We carried out an experimental study in 604 patients who formed an experimental and a control group. The experimental group was offered telephone care...
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The accuracy of proxies when they interpret advance directives or apply substituted decision-making criteria has been called into question. It therefore became important to know if the Andalusian Advance Directive Form (AADF) can help to increase the accuracy of proxies' predictions. The aim of this research was to compare the effect of the AADF on...
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Objective: The objective of this study was to explore the possible association between the anxiety level of patients and their satisfaction with different aspects of healthcare. Method: This analytical cross-sectional study included 301 patients undergoing scheduled trauma surgery from October 2004 to May 2005 at the Virgen de las Nieves University...
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The objective of this study was to explore the possible association between the anxiety level of patients and their satisfaction with different aspects of healthcare. This analytical cross-sectional study included 301 patients undergoing scheduled trauma surgery from October 2004 to May 2005 at the Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital in Granad...
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El presente artículo pretende ofrecer una serie de recomendaciones que pueden resultar útiles en la redacción del protocolo, incidiendo tanto en la forma de su escritura como en los contenidos.
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Objective To determine the amount of information received by patients on their health status before and during their hospital stay and their understanding of this information, and to relate these variables to their sociodemographic profile.

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... Es una parte fundamental del artículo, en la que deben extremarse la exactitud y la síntesis de los datos expuestos, debido a que suele ser (junto con el título) lo que despierta el interés inicial para leer el texto completo 6,7 . Además, el resumen (junto con el título y las palabras clave) son las únicas partes del contenido del artículo que se incluyen en las bases de datos bibliográficas. ...
... La metodología utilizada en este estudio hace uso del método científico, empleado este en ciencias sociales y jurídicas, ciencias de la salud, etc. Tal metodología, científica, se rige por los estándares del proceso metodológico y su pertinente diseño de investigación (Rodríguez, Pérez, Sordo y Fernández, 2007). Este estudio centra su interés en las investigaciones de tipo observacional descriptivo transversal. ...
... Patients experience thoughts and emotions related to the impact of the surgery on their lives, death, being damaged, suffering, the loss of an organ, the fear of postoperative pain. Waiting for a surgical intervention, and anxiety about becoming dependent on others after a surgery (3). In addition, patients' distress in the preoperative period involves social and physiological concerns. ...
... Other health education programs started during hospitalization have proven effective, including one for trauma surgery patients that reduced visits to the emergency department [10]; a program (PRIC study) for patients with heart failure, which improved their adherence to treatment, HRQOL, and readmission and mortality rates [11]; and an intervention on smoking cessation during the hospital stay [12]. One study in the primary care setting reported a significant reduction in body mass index (BMI) at six months after a single 15 min session of advice on diet and physical activity in patients with overweight, with no subsequent reinforcement [13]. ...
... When examining withdrawal of mechanical ventilation in stroke scenarios, patient-proxy agreement varied, with lowest levels of agreement when patients wanted everything done for treatment (87). Notably, despite these discrepancies, patients continue to exhibit high levels of trust in their surrogates (87)(88)(89). ...
... Additionally, individuals with these mental health conditions may experience difficulties navigating the healthcare system. Previous studies have found that people with depression and anxiety are more likely to report barriers to care [64] and lower levels of satisfaction with care [65,66]. Furthermore, depression and anxiety can co-occur with other risk factors for unmet needs. ...