Jordi Alonso

Summary

Affiliation: Hospital del Mar
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. pmc The case for an international patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS®) initiative
    Jordi Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM InstitutHospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:210. 2013
  2. pmc Social factors related to the clinical severity of influenza cases in Spain during the A (H1N1) 2009 virus pandemic
    José María Mayoral
    Servicio de Vigilancia epidemiológica de Andalucia, Sevilla, Spain
    BMC Public Health 13:118. 2013
  3. pmc Disability mediates the impact of common conditions on perceived health
    Jordi Alonso
    IMIM Institut Hospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e65858. 2013
  4. pmc Days out of role due to common physical and mental conditions: results from the WHO World Mental Health surveys
    J Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Institut de Recerca Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Mol Psychiatry 16:1234-46. 2011
  5. pmc The COSMIN checklist for assessing the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties of health status measurement instruments: an international Delphi study
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 19:539-49. 2010
  6. pmc Health status of the advanced elderly in six European countries: results from a representative survey using EQ-5D and SF-12
    Hans Helmut Konig
    Department of Medical Sociology and Health Economics, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, Hamburg, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:143. 2010
  7. pmc Impact of recent life events on the health related quality of life of adolescents and youths: the role of gender and life events typologies in a follow-up study
    Ester Villalonga-Olives
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:71. 2010
  8. pmc Classical Test Theory versus Rasch analysis for quality of life questionnaire reduction
    Luis Prieto
    Health Outcomes Research Unit, Eli Lilly and Company, Madrid, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:27. 2003
  9. pmc Validation of a computer-adaptive test to evaluate generic health-related quality of life
    Pablo Rebollo
    BAP Health Outcomes Research, Oviedo, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:147. 2010
  10. pmc Protocol of the COSMIN study: COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments
    L B Mokkink
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:2. 2006

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Publications165 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc The case for an international patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS®) initiative
    Jordi Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM InstitutHospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:210. 2013
    ..A number of opportunities and challenges of international development of PROs item banks are discussed. ..
  2. pmc Social factors related to the clinical severity of influenza cases in Spain during the A (H1N1) 2009 virus pandemic
    José María Mayoral
    Servicio de Vigilancia epidemiológica de Andalucia, Sevilla, Spain
    BMC Public Health 13:118. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the role of individual and social determinants in hospitalizations due to influenza A (H1N1) 2009 infection...
  3. pmc Disability mediates the impact of common conditions on perceived health
    Jordi Alonso
    IMIM Institut Hospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e65858. 2013
    ..We examined the extent to which disability mediates the observed associations of common mental and physical conditions with perceived health...
  4. pmc Days out of role due to common physical and mental conditions: results from the WHO World Mental Health surveys
    J Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Institut de Recerca Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Mol Psychiatry 16:1234-46. 2011
    ..Common health conditions, including mental disorders, make up a large proportion of the number of days out of role across a wide range of countries and should be addressed to substantially increase overall productivity...
  5. pmc The COSMIN checklist for assessing the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties of health status measurement instruments: an international Delphi study
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 19:539-49. 2010
    ..We present the COSMIN checklist and the agreement of the panel on the items of the checklist...
  6. pmc Health status of the advanced elderly in six European countries: results from a representative survey using EQ-5D and SF-12
    Hans Helmut Konig
    Department of Medical Sociology and Health Economics, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, Hamburg, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:143. 2010
    ..Due to demographic change, the advanced elderly represent the fastest growing population group in Europe. Health problems tend to be frequent and increasing with age within this cohort...
  7. pmc Impact of recent life events on the health related quality of life of adolescents and youths: the role of gender and life events typologies in a follow-up study
    Ester Villalonga-Olives
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:71. 2010
    ..We assessed the relationship between LEs and HRQoL in a representative sample of Spanish adolescents/youths, focusing on gender differences...
  8. pmc Classical Test Theory versus Rasch analysis for quality of life questionnaire reduction
    Luis Prieto
    Health Outcomes Research Unit, Eli Lilly and Company, Madrid, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:27. 2003
    ..In contrast to the CTT approach, the Rasch model provides an alternative scaling methodology that enables the examination of the hierarchical structure, unidimensionality and additivity of HRQOL measures...
  9. pmc Validation of a computer-adaptive test to evaluate generic health-related quality of life
    Pablo Rebollo
    BAP Health Outcomes Research, Oviedo, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:147. 2010
    ..This study aimed at validating a CAT based on Item Response Theory (IRT) for evaluation of generic HRQoL: the CAT-Health instrument...
  10. pmc Protocol of the COSMIN study: COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments
    L B Mokkink
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:2. 2006
    ..The COSMIN standards will be made available in the form of an easily applicable checklist...
  11. pmc Inter-rater agreement and reliability of the COSMIN (COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health status Measurement Instruments) checklist
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:82. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to determine the inter-rater agreement and reliability of each item score of the COSMIN checklist (n = 114)...
  12. pmc The COSMIN checklist for evaluating the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties: a clarification of its content
    Lidwine B Mokkink
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:22. 2010
    ..In this paper, we explain our choices for the design requirements and preferred statistical methods for which no evidence is available in the literature or on which the Delphi panel members had substantial discussion...
  13. pmc Cross-national epidemiology of DSM-IV major depressive episode
    Evelyn Bromet
    Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, South Campus, Stony Brook, NY 11794 8790, NY, USA
    BMC Med 9:90. 2011
    ..In this paper, we present data on the prevalence, impairment and demographic correlates of depression from 18 high and low- to middle-income countries in the World Mental Health Survey Initiative...
  14. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life associated with chronic conditions in eight countries: results from the International Quality of Life Assessment (IQOLA) Project
    Jordi Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 13:283-98. 2004
    ..Few studies and no international comparisons have examined the impact of multiple chronic conditions on populations using a comprehensive health-related quality of life (HRQL) questionnaire...
  15. ncbi request reprint Population level of unmet need for mental healthcare in Europe
    Jordi Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader, 88 E 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Br J Psychiatry 190:299-306. 2007
    ..The high prevalence of mental disorders has fuelled controversy about the need for mental health services...
  16. ncbi request reprint Overview of key data from the European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD)
    Jordi Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica Institut Municipal d Assistència Sanitària IMIM IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:3-9. 2007
    ..6% with an anxiety disorder sought help from health care services; of these, 20.7% received no treatment. ESEMeD data provide an epidemiologic basis for reform of mental health policy within Europe...
  17. ncbi request reprint The European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD/MHEDEA 2000) project: rationale and methods
    J Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 11:55-67. 2002
    ..The analysis of these differences should facilitate the monitoring of ongoing mental health reform initiatives in Europe and provide new research hypotheses...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Development and validation of the Social Functioning Scale, short version, in schizophrenia for its use in the clinical practice]
    J Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Muncipal d Investigació Mèdica, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Actas Esp Psiquiatr 36:102-10. 2008
    ..Its length may be difficult to use in clinical practice. The objective of this study was to develop and validate a short version of the SFS...
  19. ncbi request reprint Measuring schizophrenia remission in clinical practice
    Jordi Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Can J Psychiatry 53:202-6. 2008
    ..To evaluate reliability and validity of the short forms (SF) assessment of positive (SAPS) and negative (SANS) symptoms scales...
  20. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life (HRQL) and continuous antipsychotic treatment: 3-year results from the Schizophrenia Health Outcomes (SOHO) study
    Jordi Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Value Health 12:536-43. 2009
    ..We investigated the association between continuous antipsychotic use and health-related quality of life (HRQL) 3-year change in the European Schizophrenia Outpatients Health Outcomes (EU-SOHO) study...
  21. ncbi request reprint Testing the measurement properties of the Spanish version of the SF-36 Health Survey among male patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Quality of Life in COPD Study Group
    J Alonso
    Health Service Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Epidemiol 51:1087-94. 1998
    ..Data presented suggest that the Spanish version of the SF-36 is acceptable, valid, and reliable in COPD patients. Although more studies are needed, this version is adequate in international comparisons of health outcomes...
  22. doi request reprint Perceived stigma among individuals with common mental disorders
    Jordi Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    J Affect Disord 118:180-6. 2009
    ..Severe mental disorders are associated with social distance from the general population, but there is lack of data on the stigma reported by individuals with common mental disorders...
  23. pmc Association of perceived stigma and mood and anxiety disorders: results from the World Mental Health Surveys
    J Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 118:305-14. 2008
    ..We assessed the prevalence of perceived stigma among persons with mental disorders and chronic physical conditions in an international study...
  24. doi request reprint Correlates of use of health care services by children and adolescents from 11 European countries
    Silvina Berra
    Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research CAHTA, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Care 47:161-7. 2009
    ..To examine the association between use of health care services and health status, sociodemographic, and health care system characteristics in children and adolescents from 11 European countries...
  25. doi request reprint Environmental risk and protective factors of adolescents' and youths' mental health: differences between parents' appraisal and self-reports
    Ester Villalonga-Olives
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Hospital del Mar Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 22:613-22. 2013
    ....
  26. doi request reprint The mental component of the short-form 12 health survey (SF-12) as a measure of depressive disorders in the general population: results with three alternative scoring methods
    Gemma Vilagut
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain
    Value Health 16:564-73. 2013
    ..To evaluate the performance of the Mental Component of the Short-Form 12 Health Survey, Version 1(SF-12v1), as a screening measure of depressive disorders...
  27. doi request reprint Association between annual earnings and mental disorders in Spain: individual and societal-level estimates
    Gabriela Barbaglia
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM, Institut de Recerca Hospital del Mar, 88, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader, E 80003 Barcelona, Spain
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:1717-25. 2012
    ..Indirect costs of mental disorders are considerable and include loss of work productivity. We aimed to study the association between personal annual earnings and common mental disorders in Spain...
  28. doi request reprint Predictors of the use of healthcare services in children and adolescents in Spain
    Jorge A Palacio-Vieira
    Catalan Agency for Pulic Health, Roc Boronat, 81 95 3a planta, 08005, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Public Health 58:207-15. 2013
    ..To assess medium to long term predictors of healthcare services use in a population-based sample of children/adolescents in Spain...
  29. pmc Validation of the "World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule, WHODAS-2" in patients with chronic diseases
    Olatz Garin
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:51. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess WHODAS-2 conceptual model and metric properties in a set of chronic and prevalent clinical conditions accounting for a wide scope of disability in Europe...
  30. doi request reprint Quality-of-life impact of primary treatments for localized prostate cancer in patients without hormonal treatment
    Yolanda Pardo
    Institut Municipal d Investigacions Mèdiques Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
    J Clin Oncol 28:4687-96. 2010
    ..Our objective was to compare the QoL impact of the three most common primary treatments on patients who were not receiving adjuvant hormonal treatment...
  31. doi request reprint The utilization of dental care services according to health insurance coverage in Catalonia (Spain)
    Vladimir Pizarro
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:78-84. 2009
    ..2 and 1.5 at 1994 and 2002, respectively); as well as the positive evolution of the overall rate of dental service care use in the previous year, from 26.7% in 1994 to 34.3% in 2002. Future studies will be needed to monitor this tendency...
  32. doi request reprint Obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions in the general population: results from an epidemiological study in six European countries
    M A Fullana
    Anxiety Unit, IAPS, Hospital del Mar and Department of Psychiatry, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Affect Disord 124:291-9. 2010
    ..The prevalence of obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and their sociodemographic and psychopathological correlates at the population level are unknown...
  33. doi request reprint Relationship between life events and psychosomatic complaints during adolescence/youth: a structural equation model approach
    Ester Villalonga-Olives
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain
    J Adolesc Health 49:199-205. 2011
    ..To assess the contribution of life events (LEs) on psychosomatic complaints in adolescents/youths taking into account a set of socioeconomic variables...
  34. pmc Health related quality of life in immigrants and native school aged adolescents in Spain
    Karin Pantzer
    Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research, Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:694-8. 2006
    ..To compare health related quality of life (HRQL) between native and immigrant adolescents aged 12 to 18 years, and to analyse psychosocial factors associated with HRQL...
  35. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Spanish version of the Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire (CLDQ) as a standard outcome for quality of life assessment
    Montserrat Ferrer
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Liver Transpl 12:95-104. 2006
    ..These findings support its use as a standard outcome for patients with chronic liver diseases within the whole severity range, from "no cirrhosis" to transplant recipients, both in Spanish and international studies...
  36. doi request reprint Discriminative capacity of the EQ-5D, SF-6D, and SF-12 as measures of health status in population health survey
    Oriol Cunillera
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 19:853-64. 2010
    ..To compare the EQ-5D, SF-6D, and SF-12 in terms of their capacity to discriminate between groups defined by relevant socio-demographic and health characteristics in a general population survey...
  37. doi request reprint Adaptation into Spanish of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) and preliminary validation in a student sample
    María Andrée López
    Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University UPF, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 22:1099-104. 2013
    ..We aimed to adapt the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale (WEMWBS) into Spanish and to perform a preliminary evaluation of its metric properties...
  38. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in health-related quality of life among the elderly: the role of objective functional capacity and chronic conditions
    Francesc Orfila
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    Soc Sci Med 63:2367-80. 2006
    ..2 points (p = 0.18) after adjusting for all the other variables. In conclusion, our data suggest that worse reported HRQL in elderly women is mainly due to a higher prevalence of disability and chronic conditions...
  39. pmc Reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the Child Health and Illness Profile (CHIP) Child-Edition, Parent Report Form (CHIP-CE/PRF)
    Maria Dolors Estrada
    Agència d Avaluació de Tecnologia i Recerca Mèdiques, Roc Boronat 81 95, Barcelona, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:78. 2010
    ..S. version...
  40. pmc Methods and representativeness of a European survey in children and adolescents: the KIDSCREEN study
    Silvina Berra
    Agency for Quality, Research and Assessment in Health AQuRA Health, formerly Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Public Health 7:182. 2007
    ..The objective of the present study was to compare three different sampling and questionnaire administration methods used in the international KIDSCREEN study in terms of participation, response rates, and external validity...
  41. doi request reprint Validity of the health profile-types of the Spanish Child Health and Illness Profile-Adolescent Edition (CHIP-AE)
    Jordi Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica IMIM Hospital del Mar, Spain
    Value Health 11:440-9. 2008
    ..To develop and validate a simplified, easy to interpret scoring system based on the health profile-types taxonomy for the Spanish version of the Child Health and Illness Profile-Adolescent Edition (CHIP-AE)...
  42. doi request reprint Perceived need for mental health care and service use among adults in Western Europe: results of the ESEMeD project
    Miquel Codony
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Doctor Aiguader, 80 Barcelona 08003, Spain
    Psychiatr Serv 60:1051-8. 2009
    ..This study assessed prevalence and correlates of perceived need for mental health care and its role in help seeking...
  43. ncbi request reprint Remission and relapse in the outpatient care of schizophrenia: three-year results from the Schizophrenia Outpatient Health Outcomes study
    Josep Maria Haro
    Sant Joan de Deu SSM, Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 26:571-8. 2006
    ..The results should be interpreted conservatively because of the observational, nonrandomized study design...
  44. doi request reprint Dropping out of mental health treatment among patients with depression and anxiety by type of provider: results of the European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders
    Alejandra Pinto-Meza
    Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona, Spain
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 46:273-80. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to compare treatment dropout rates by type of provider, dropout risk by number of visit, and to ascertain factors associated with treatment dropout...
  45. doi request reprint The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: development of capacity and performance scales
    Josue Almansa
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:1400-11. 2011
    ..Our objective was to assess whether valid scales of Capacity and Performance could be developed from the "Activities and Participation" domain of the ICF checklist...
  46. pmc Effect on health-related quality of life of changes in mental health in children and adolescents
    Luis Rajmil
    Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research CAHTA, Roc Boronat 81 95 2nd Floor, Barcelona, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:103. 2009
    ..The objective of the study was to assess the effect of changes in mental health status on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children and adolescents aged 8 - 18 years...
  47. doi request reprint Measurement and description of underlying dimensions of comorbid mental disorders using Factor Mixture Models: results of the ESEMeD project
    Josue Almansa
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 20:116-33. 2011
    ..An advantage of latent model-based scores is that the inclusion of additional mental-health dimensional information -- other than diagnostic data -- allows for greater precision within a target range of scores...
  48. doi request reprint Use of primary and specialized mental health care for a major depressive episode in Spain by ESEMeD respondents
    Andrea Gabilondo
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Psychiatr Serv 62:152-61. 2011
    ..This study described use of services for a major depressive episode and determined factors associated with use in Spain, a country with universal access to care and a relatively low prevalence of depression...
  49. doi request reprint Quality of life impact of treatments for localized prostate cancer: cohort study with a 5 year follow-up
    Montse Ferrer
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Hospital del Mar Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública, CIBERESP, Spain Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain Electronic address
    Radiother Oncol 108:306-13. 2013
    ..To assess long-term quality of life (QoL) impact of treatments in localized prostate cancer patients treated with radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy or brachytherapy...
  50. doi request reprint [Evaluation of the quality of life of patients with localizad prostate cancer: validation of the Spanish version of the EPIC]
    Montse Ferrer
    Unidad de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 132:128-35. 2009
    ..It contains 50 items divided in 4 summaries: urinary, intestinal, sexual and hormonal. The objective was to adapt the EPIC to Spanish and to evaluate its metric characteristics...
  51. doi request reprint Being bullied: associated factors in children and adolescents 8 to 18 years old in 11 European countries
    Filippos Analitis
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatrics 123:569-77. 2009
    ..To analyze the prevalence of bullying victims among children and adolescents aged 8 to 18 years in 11 European countries and to investigate the associated sociodemographic, physical, and psychosocial factors...
  52. doi request reprint [Cost comparison of three treatments for localized prostate cancer in Spain: radical prostatectomy, prostate brachytherapy and external 3D conformal radiotherapy]
    Virginia Becerra Bachino
    Unidad de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    Gac Sanit 25:35-43. 2011
    ..To compare the initial costs of the three most established treatments for clinically localized prostate cancer according to risk, age and comorbidity groups, from the healthcare provider's perspective...
  53. doi request reprint The Spanish version of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (WEMWBS) is valid for use in the general population
    Pere Castellvi
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Institut Hospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader, 88, Edifici PRBB, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 23:857-68. 2014
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the validity and reliability of the Spanish version of WEMWBS in the general population...
  54. doi request reprint Evidence on the global measurement model of the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire
    Olatz Garin
    Health Services Research Group, IMIM Research Institute Hospital del Mar, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 22:2675-84. 2013
    ..Nevertheless, its measurement model has never been confirmed. This study aims to fill that gap with a large international sample...
  55. ncbi request reprint [The Spanish version of the Short Form 36 Health Survey: a decade of experience and new developments]
    Gemma Vilagut
    Unidad de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 19:135-50. 2005
    ..After almost a decade of use in Spain, the present article critically reviews the content and metric properties of the Spanish version, as well as its new developments...
  56. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence and risk factors for suicide ideation, plans and attempts in the Spanish general population. Results from the ESEMeD study]
    Andrea Gabilondo
    Unidad de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 129:494-500. 2007
    ..Suicide is a public health problem and it is increasing in Spain. The objective of this study is to analyze the prevalence and risk factors of suicide related outcomes (ideation, plan and attempt) using data from the ESEMeD-Spain project...
  57. doi request reprint [Reference guidelines for the 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey version 2 based on the Catalan general population]
    Stefanie Schmidt
    Grupo de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios, Instituto de Investigación Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 139:613-25. 2012
    ..This study aims to obtain the population based norms for the Spanish version of SF-12 version 2 (SF-12v2), to evaluate its construct validity and to compare the scores obtained by the standard and the specific method of calculation...
  58. doi request reprint Reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the Child Health and Illness Profile Child-Edition/Child Report Form (CHIP-CE/CRF)
    Maria Dolors Estrada
    Agència d Informació, Avaluació i Qualitat en Salut, Roc Boronat 81 95 2nd Floor, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 21:909-14. 2012
    ..To assess the reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the CHIP-CE/CRF...
  59. doi request reprint Is ADHD in childhood associated with lifetime hoarding symptoms? An epidemiological study
    Miquel A Fullana
    Institute of Neuropsychiatry and Addictions INAD, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Depress Anxiety 30:741-8. 2013
    ..The aim of the present epidemiological study was to investigate the association between retrospectively reported ADHD symptoms in childhood and lifetime hoarding symptoms...
  60. doi request reprint Assessing health-related quality of life in patients with heart failure: a systematic, standardized comparison of available measures
    Olatz Garin
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain
    Heart Fail Rev 19:359-67. 2014
    ....
  61. pmc Parent-child agreement on health-related quality of life (HRQOL): a longitudinal study
    Luis Rajmil
    IMIM, Institut Hospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 11:101. 2013
    ..The objectives of the study were to assess parent-child agreement on child's HRQOL in a 3-year longitudinal study, and to identify factors associated with possible disagreement...
  62. ncbi request reprint A new criterion by which to discriminate between patients with moderate allergic rhinitis and patients with severe allergic rhinitis based on the Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma severity items
    Antonio Valero
    Unidad de Alergia, Servicio de Neumologia y Alergia Respiratoria, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:359-65. 2007
    ..Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) differentiates mild from moderate/severe patients on the basis of 4 severity items. The high prevalence of moderate/severe patients suggests the need to differentiate between them...
  63. ncbi request reprint Relationship between obesity, hypertension and diabetes, and health-related quality of life among the elderly
    Jose R Banegas
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Universidad Autónomous Universidad of Madrid, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:456-62. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to study the cumulative effects of cardiovascular risk factors on all the health-related quality of life dimensions among the elderly in this era of epidemic obesity and diabetes...
  64. ncbi request reprint Dental health differences by social class in home-dwelling seniors of Barcelona, Spain
    Vladimir Pizarro
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM IMAS, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    J Public Health Dent 66:288-91. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to assess dental health differences by social class in home-dwelling seniors in Spain...
  65. ncbi request reprint Use of a children questionnaire of health-related quality of life (KIDSCREEN) as a measure of needs for health care services
    Luis Rajmil
    Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research, Barcelona, Spain
    J Adolesc Health 38:511-8. 2006
    ..To check if the expected association is observed between children and adolescents' self-perceived health-related quality of life (HRQL) and the use of health care services...
  66. ncbi request reprint Evaluating mental health care and policy in Spain
    Luis Salvador-Carulla
    Research Unit, Fundacio Villablanca, Reus, University of Cadiz, Jerez and Red de Investigación en Actividades Preventivas y de Prevención de la Salud redIAPP, Barcelona, Spain
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 13:73-86. 2010
    ..Evidence informed policy aims to make use of a wide range of relevant data, taking into account past experience and local culture and context...
  67. ncbi request reprint The Spanish version of the Child Health and Illness Profile-Adolescent Edition (CHIP-AE)
    L Rajmil
    Agència d Avaluació de Tecnologia i Recerca Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 12:303-13. 2003
    ..57 and 0.93. The mentally ill group presented the worst scores in most domains. The Spanish CHIP-AE is acceptable for Spanish adolescents and shows adequate metric characteristics, which are similar to those reported in the US version...
  68. ncbi request reprint Performance of a perceived health measure in different groups of the population: a comprehensive study in Spain
    R Lamarca
    Health Services Research Unit, , Carrer del Doctor Aiguader, 80, Barcelona, Spain 08003
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:127-35. 2001
    ..And also, because a non-negligible high ceiling effect renders the instrument inefficient to measure changes over time among healthy populations...
  69. ncbi request reprint A changing relationship between disability and survival in the elderly population: differences by age
    Rosa Lamarca
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM IMAS, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader 80, E 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:1192-201. 2003
    ..Current knowledge indicates that such assumptions may not be appropriate. Our purpose was to examine this association (disability and mortality) taking into account the transitions in the disablement process...
  70. ncbi request reprint Treatment adequacy of anxiety and depressive disorders: primary versus specialised care in Spain
    Anna Fernandez
    Sant Joan de Deu SSM, Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    J Affect Disord 96:9-20. 2006
    ..This study aimed to describe the adequacy of treatment for Anxiety and Depressive disorders in Spain, how this differs between providers (primary versus specialised care) and which factors are associated with appropriate care...
  71. doi request reprint Multidimensional item response theory models yielded good fit and reliable scores for the Short Form-12 questionnaire
    Carlos G Forero
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Institut Hospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques, Doctor Aiguader 88, E 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:790-801. 2013
    ..To propose a multidimensional item response theory (MIRT) scoring system for the Short Form 12 (SF-12) with good psychometric properties in terms of fit and reliability...
  72. doi request reprint Validity of the Spanish 8-item short-form generic health-related quality-of-life questionnaire in surgical patients: a population-based study
    Jordi Valles
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital del Mar, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Anesthesiology 112:1164-74. 2010
    ..The authors evaluated the feasibility, reliability, validity, and responsiveness to change of the Spanish version of SF-8 in a population-based surgical cohort...
  73. ncbi request reprint [Development of the Spanish version of the KIDSCREEN, a health-related quality of life instrument for children and adolescents]
    Marta Aymerich
    Agència d Avaluació de Tecnologia i Recerca Mèdiques AATRM, Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 19:93-102. 2005
    ..The questionnaire was cross-culturally developed in 13 European countries...
  74. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life measurement in children and adolescents: a systematic review of generic and disease-specific instruments
    Maite Solans
    Agency for Quality, Research and Assessment in Health AQuRAHealth, formerly Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research, Barcelona, Spain
    Value Health 11:742-64. 2008
    ..To identify currently available generic and disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instruments for children and adolescents up to 19 years old, to describe their content, and to review their psychometric properties...
  75. pmc Impact of influenza on health-related quality of life among confirmed (H1N1)2009 patients
    Malen Hollmann
    Health Services Research Group, IMIM Institut Hospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e60477. 2013
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Using the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) among older adult inpatients with varying cognitive function
    Eva Baró
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, IMIM IMAS, C Doctor Aiguader, 80, Barcelona, 8003, Spain
    Qual Life Res 15:575-85. 2006
    ..The Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) might be more suitable as it contains easy to respond (yes/no) items covering moderate-to-severe health deterioration...
  77. doi request reprint Social inequalities in mental health: results from the EU contribution to the World Mental Health Surveys Initiative
    Alejandra Pinto-Meza
    Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu, C Dr Antoni Pujadas, 42, Sant Boi de Llobregat, 08830 Barcelona, Spain
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:173-81. 2013
    ..The objective of the present study was to provide updated data from nine European countries about the impact of social inequalities in the prevalence of common mental disorders...
  78. doi request reprint Intra and interobserver agreement in the classification of fundus autofluorescence patterns in geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration
    Marc Biarnés
    Institut de la màcula i la retina, Barcelona, Spain
    Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 250:485-90. 2012
    ..To describe the intra and interobserver agreement in the evaluation of fundus autofluorescence patterns in geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration...
  79. ncbi request reprint The impact of home hospitalization on healthcare costs of exacerbations in COPD patients
    Jaume Puig-Junoy
    Research Center for Health and Economics CRES, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Trias Fargas 25 27, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Health Econ 8:325-32. 2007
    ..The magnitude of monetary savings attributed to HH increased with the severity of the patients considered eligible for the intervention...
  80. doi request reprint Disease-specific health-related quality of life questionnaires for heart failure: a systematic review with meta-analyses
    Olatz Garin
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Doctor Aiguader 80, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 18:71-85. 2009
    ..Our aim was to evaluate and compare data on the conceptual model and metric properties (reliability, validity and responsiveness) of HF-specific HRQL instruments, by performing a systematic review with meta-analyses...
  81. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in allergic rhinitis: comparing the short form ESPRINT-15 and MiniRQLQ questionnaires
    A Valero
    Unidad de Alergia, Servicio de Neumologia y Alergia Respiratoria, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Allergy 62:1372-8. 2007
    ....
  82. doi request reprint The adaptation into Spanish of the Coddington Life Events Scales (CLES)
    E Villalonga-Olives
    CIBER en Epidemiología ñy Salud Pública, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 17:447-52. 2008
    ..To obtain a conceptually and psychometrically equivalent Spanish version of the Coddington Life Events Scales (CLES) for children and adolescents and to test their psychometric properties...
  83. ncbi request reprint The European Schizophrenia Outpatient Health Outcomes (SOHO) study: rationale, methods and recruitment
    J M Haro
    Research and Development Unit, Sant Joan de Deu SSM, Sant Boi, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 107:222-32. 2003
    ..The role of observational studies in the assessment of the effectiveness of antipsychotic agents is reviewed, and the rationale, design and recruitment issues surrounding the SOHO study are presented...
  84. ncbi request reprint Content-based interpretation aids for health-related quality of life measures in clinical practice. An example for the visual function index (VF-14)
    J M Valderas
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 13:35-44. 2004
    ..In spite of a well-established development of instruments, difficulty in interpreting health related quality of life scores may limit its use in clinical practice...
  85. doi request reprint Effects of common mental disorders and physical conditions on role functioning in Spain
    Gabriela Barbaglia
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Institut Hospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain Pompeu Fabra University UPF, Barcelona, Spain CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Spain
    Gac Sanit 27:480-6. 2013
    ..To examine the effects of common mental disorders and physical conditions on role functioning in Spain...
  86. ncbi request reprint [Development of a geographic filter for PubMed to identify studies performed in Spain]
    Jose M Valderas
    Unidad de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol 59:1244-51. 2006
    ..Our objectives, therefore, were a) to develop a geographic filter for the retrieval from PubMed of studies performed in the Spanish population, and b) to assess its performance...
  87. doi request reprint Optical coherence tomography assessment of apparent foveal swelling in patients with foveal sparing secondary to geographic atrophy
    Jordi Mones
    Institut de la Màcula i de la Retina, Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona, Spain
    Ophthalmology 120:829-36. 2013
    ....
  88. doi request reprint Association of childhood adversities with the first onset of mental disorders in Spain: results from the ESEMeD project
    Jaime Perales
    Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu, Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, Dr Antoni Pujades, 42, 08830, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:371-84. 2013
    ..The present paper studies the prevalence of a wide variety of CAs, as well as their relationship to the onset of mental disorders in a representative sample of a Spanish population...
  89. doi request reprint Comorbidity of major depressive episode and chronic physical conditions in Spain, a country with low prevalence of depression
    Andrea Gabilondo
    Public Mental Health Network of Gipuzkoa, Osakidetza, Donostia, Spain
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 34:510-7. 2012
    ..The objectives were to describe the comorbidity between 12-month major depressive episode (MDE) and chronic physical condition (CPC) in Spain, a Latin country with relatively low prevalence of depression...
  90. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Spanish version of the Child Health and Illness Profile-Adolescent Edition (CHIP-AE)
    Luis Rajmil
    Agència d Avaluació de Tecnologia i Recerca Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Care 41:1153-63. 2003
    ..To assess the structural, convergent, discriminant, and criterion validity of the Spanish version of the Child Health and Illness Profile-Adolescent Edition (CHIP-AE) and to compare results with the U.S. version...
  91. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in asthma: a comparison between the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire and the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire
    Carlos Sanjuás
    Department of Pneumology, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 11:729-38. 2002
    ..In overall terms, not one of these instruments seems to behave better than the other...
  92. doi request reprint Reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the TAPQOL: a health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instrument for 1- to 5-year-old children
    Luis Rajmil
    Agència d Informació, Avaluació i Qualitat en Salut, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:549-56. 2011
    ..To evaluate the reliability, and construct validity of the Spanish version of the TNO-AZL preschool children quality of life (TAPQOL)...
  93. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and mortality in male patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Antonia Domingo-Salvany
    Health Services Research Unit and Respiratory and Environmental Health Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:680-5. 2002
    ..6. HRQL measures provide independent and relevant information on the health status of male patients with COPD. Their use should be considered for a more thorough evaluation and staging of patients with COPD...
  94. doi request reprint Setting priorities in clinical and health services research: properties of an adapted and updated method
    Silvina Berra
    Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research CAHTA, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 26:217-24. 2010
    ....
  95. ncbi request reprint In a randomized controlled trial, cataract surgery in both eyes increased benefits compared to surgery in one eye only
    Xavier Castells
    Evaluation and Clinical Epidemiology Department, Institut Municipal d Assistència Sanitària IMAS, Passeig Maritim 25 29, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:201-7. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the benefits of cataract surgery in both eyes with those of surgery in one eye only...
  96. ncbi request reprint Interpretation of quality of life scores from the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire
    M Ferrer
    Health Service Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 19:405-13. 2002
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Reference values for facilitating the interpretation of the ESPRINT-15 questionnaire (Spanish version)
    A Valero
    Allergy Unit, Pneumology and Allergy Department, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 19:396-403. 2009
    ..ESPRINT-15 is a specific, short-form instrument to measure health-related quality of life in adults suffering from allergic rhinitis. The aim of this study was to obtain reference values in order to improve its interpretability...
  98. ncbi request reprint Rasch measurement for reducing the items of the Nottingham Health Profile
    L Prieto
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    J Outcome Meas 2:285-301. 1998
    ..Results confirmed the validity of using the NHP22 item calibrations to measure different groups of people categorized by gender, clinical and health status...
  99. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of antipsychotic treatment for schizophrenia: 6-month results of the Pan-European Schizophrenia Outpatient Health Outcomes (SOHO) study
    J M Haro
    Sant Joan de Déu Serveis de Salut Mental, Sant Boi, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 111:220-31. 2005
    ..To present the 6-month outcomes associated with antipsychotic treatment of patients participating in the Schizophrenia Outpatient Health Outcomes (SOHO) study...
  100. ncbi request reprint A new measure for assessing the health-related quality of life of patients with vertigo, dizziness or imbalance: the VDI questionnaire
    L Prieto
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 8:131-9. 1999
    ..The VDI questionnaire could be a useful complement of the clinical evaluation of these patients at both group and individual level...
  101. ncbi request reprint Methadone treatment in Spain, 1994
    A Domingo-Salvany
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Drug Alcohol Depend 56:61-6. 1999
    ..Studied centers revealed only a moderate adherence to procedures considered to be effective in HIV prevention. Given the magnitude of HIV infection in Spain, there is a clear need for improvement...