Giancarlo Lucchetti


Country: Brazil


  1. Gonçalves L, Tsuge M, Borghi V, Miranda F, Sales A, Lucchetti A, et al. Spirituality, Religiosity, Quality of Life and Mental Health Among Pantaneiros: A Study Involving a Vulnerable Population in Pantanal Wetlands, Brazil. J Relig Health. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    ..351, p?<?0.001); and higher levels of intrinsic religiosity were associated with less depressive symptoms (??=?-?0.315, p?<?0.001). Quality of life was not associated with any religious/spiritual measures. ..
  2. Lucchetti G, de Oliveira L, Leite J, Lucchetti A. Medical students and controversial ethical issues: results from the multicenter study SBRAME. BMC Med Ethics. 2014;15:85 pubmed publisher
    ..The current study reveals MS have different opinions regarding controversial ethical issues. Noteworthy, these opinions seem to be shaped more by university characteristics and religious beliefs than socio-demographic data. ..
  3. Lucchetti G, De Rossi J, Goncalves J, Lucchetti A. Peripheral Facial Palsy: Does Patients' Religiousness Matter for the Otorhinolaryngologist?. J Relig Health. 2016;55:856-861 pubmed publisher
    ..Otorhinolaryngologists should be aware of the positive and negative aspects of religion and be prepared to address these issues in clinical practice. ..
  4. Lucchetti G, Ramakrishnan P, Karimah A, Oliveira G, Dias A, Rane A, et al. Spirituality, Religiosity, and Health: a Comparison of Physicians' Attitudes in Brazil, India, and Indonesia. Int J Behav Med. 2016;23:63-70 pubmed publisher
    ..Ethnicity and culture can have an important influence on how spirituality is approached in medical practice. S/R curricula that train physicians how to address spirituality in clinical practice must take these differences into account. ..
  5. Loredo E Silva M, de Souza Matos B, da Silva Ezequiel O, Lucchetti A, Lucchetti G. The Use of Smartphones in Different Phases of Medical School and its Relationship to Internet Addiction and Learning Approaches. J Med Syst. 2018;42:106 pubmed publisher
    ..Educators should advise and educate their students about conscientious use of this tool to avoid detrimental impact on the learning process. ..
  6. Zacaron K, da Silva Mendes N, E Silva Y, Lucchetti G. Effects of laying on of hands with and without a spiritual context on pain and functionality of older women with knee osteoarthritis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. J Integr Med. 2018;16:106-112 pubmed publisher
    ..A pragmatic design using SP, LooH without spiritual context, and no LooH may provide further scientific evidence on SP's feasibility and efficacy for KOA patients. Identifier NCT02917356. ..
  7. Lucchetti G, Lucchetti A. Inappropriate prescribing in older persons: A systematic review of medications available in different criteria. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2017;68:55-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Benzodiazepines, NSAIDs, antihistamines and antipsychotics were the most common drugs reported as potentially inappropriate for older persons. These results could help health professionals and panel experts to plan future criteria. ..
  8. Lucchetti A, Lucchetti G, Leão F, Peres M, Vallada H. Mental and Physical Health and Spiritual Healing: An Evaluation of Complementary Religious Therapies Provided by Spiritist Centers in the City of São Paulo, Brazil. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2016;40:404-21 pubmed publisher
    ..The most common conditions the patients suffer from were depression and cancer. ..
  9. de Oliveira V, Bittencourt M, Navarro Pinto Ã, Lucchetti A, da Silva Ezequiel O, Lucchetti G. Comparison of the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning and the rate of contact among students from nine different healthcare courses. Nurse Educ Today. 2018;63:64-68 pubmed publisher
    ..Although we found a significant increase in the RC, there was a decrease in the RIPLS scores. These findings lead to a greater understanding of the difficulties facing and potential for interprofessional education. ..

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  1. Vasconcelos A, Cardozo D, Lucchetti A, Lucchetti G. Comparison of the effect of different modalities of physical exercise on functionality and anthropometric measurements in community-dwelling older women. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2016;20:851-856 pubmed publisher
    ..These results highlight the role of combination physical exercise training in older women. ..
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    Lucchetti G, Lucchetti A, Pires S, Gorzoni M. Beers-Fick criteria and drugs available through the Farmácia Dose Certa program. Sao Paulo Med J. 2011;129:17-22 pubmed
  3. Lucchetti G, Granero Lucchetti A, Peres M, Leão F, Moreira Almeida A, Koenig H. Validation of the Duke Religion Index: DUREL (Portuguese version). J Relig Health. 2012;51:579-86 pubmed publisher
    ..PDUREL is a reliable and valid scale. The availability of a comprehensive, but brief measure of religiousness can help to study the role of religiousness in health by researchers from countries that speak the Portuguese language. ..
  4. Lucchetti A, Lucchetti G, de Oliveira I, Moreira Almeida A, da Silva Ezequiel O. Experiencing aging or demystifying myths? - impact of different "geriatrics and gerontology" teaching strategies in first year medical students. BMC Med Educ. 2017;17:35 pubmed publisher
    ..These data highlight the importance of assessing the outcomes of educational strategies in medical teaching to ascertain in what manner (how), situations (when) and settings (where) these activities should be introduced. ..
  5. Lucchetti G, Damiano R, DiLalla L, Lucchetti A, Moutinho I, da Silva Ezequiel O, et al. Cross-cultural Differences in Mental Health, Quality of Life, Empathy, and Burnout between US and Brazilian Medical Students. Acad Psychiatry. 2018;42:62-67 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings could be explained by a complex interaction between several factors, highlighting the importance of considering cultural and school-level influences on well-being. ..
  6. Lucchetti G, de Oliveira L, Koenig H, Leite J, Lucchetti A. Medical students, spirituality and religiosity--results from the multicenter study SBRAME. BMC Med Educ. 2013;13:162 pubmed publisher
    ..These results should stimulate discussion about the place that S/R training should have in the medical curriculum. ..
  7. Novaes P, da Cruz D, Lucchetti A, Leite I, Lucchetti G. The "iatrogenic triad": polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, and potentially inappropriate medications in older adults. Int J Clin Pharm. 2017;39:818-825 pubmed publisher
    ..The results of this study can serve to inform new preventive and educational strategies for health professionals. ..
  8. Lucchetti G, Lucchetti A, Espinha D, de Oliveira L, Leite J, Koenig H. Spirituality and health in the curricula of medical schools in Brazil. BMC Med Educ. 2012;12:78 pubmed publisher
    ..Unfortunately, there is no standard curriculum on S/H. Nevertheless, the majority of medical directors believe this issue is an important subject that should be taught. ..
  9. Lucchetti G, Lucchetti A, Koenig H. Impact of spirituality/religiosity on mortality: comparison with other health interventions. Explore (NY). 2011;7:234-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that S/R plays a considerable role in mortality rate reductions, comparable to fruit and vegetable consumption and statin therapy. ..
  10. Lucchetti G, Lucchetti A, Badan Neto A, Peres P, Peres M, Moreira Almeida A, et al. Religiousness affects mental health, pain and quality of life in older people in an outpatient rehabilitation setting. J Rehabil Med. 2011;43:316-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Clinicians should consider taking a spiritual history and ensuring that spiritual needs are addressed among older patients in rehabilitation settings. ..