Jose M Quintana

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Country: Spain

Publications

  1. pmc Predictive score for mortality in patients with COPD exacerbations attending hospital emergency departments
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Barrio Labeaga s n, 48960 Galdakao Vizcaya, Spain
    BMC Med 12:66. 2014
  2. pmc Validation of the Spanish version of the Lawton IADL Scale for its application in elderly people
    Itziar Vergara
    Primary Care Research Unit Gipuzkoa, Osakidetza, Spain Red de investigación en servicios de salud en enfermedades crónicas REDISSEC, P, Dr Beguiristain s n, San Sebastian, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:130. 2012
  3. 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
  4. pmc Use of generalised additive models to categorise continuous variables in clinical prediction
    Irantzu Barrio
    Departamento de Matemática Aplicada y Estadística e Investigación Operativa, Universidad del Pais Vasco UPV EHU, Leioa, Spain
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:83. 2013
  5. pmc Relationship of sociodemographic variables with outcomes after cataract surgery
    J M Quintana
    Galdakao Usansolo Hospital Research Unit, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Unidad de Investigacion, Galdakao, Spain
    Eye (Lond) 27:698-707; quiz 708. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Outcomes after total hip replacement based on patients' baseline status: what results can be expected?
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:563-72. 2012
  7. pmc The IRYSS-COPD appropriateness study: objectives, methodology, and description of the prospective cohort
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:322. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of 3 systems for assigning priority to patients on waiting lists for cataract extraction
    Jose M Quintana
    Research Unit, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Galdakao, Spain
    Can J Ophthalmol 45:125-31. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of knee and hip osteoarthritis and the appropriateness of joint replacement in an older population
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital de Galdakao, Barrio Labeaga s n, 48960 Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Arch Intern Med 168:1576-84. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of symptoms of knee or hip joints in older adults from the general population
    Jose Maria Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital de Galdakao Usansolo, CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Aging Clin Exp Res 20:329-36. 2008

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  1. pmc Predictive score for mortality in patients with COPD exacerbations attending hospital emergency departments
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Barrio Labeaga s n, 48960 Galdakao Vizcaya, Spain
    BMC Med 12:66. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to develop a clinical prediction rule for short-term mortality during hospital admission or within a week after the index ED visit...
  2. pmc Validation of the Spanish version of the Lawton IADL Scale for its application in elderly people
    Itziar Vergara
    Primary Care Research Unit Gipuzkoa, Osakidetza, Spain Red de investigación en servicios de salud en enfermedades crónicas REDISSEC, P, Dr Beguiristain s n, San Sebastian, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:130. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the validity, the reliability, and responsiveness of this widely used scale...
  3. 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...
  4. pmc Use of generalised additive models to categorise continuous variables in clinical prediction
    Irantzu Barrio
    Departamento de Matemática Aplicada y Estadística e Investigación Operativa, Universidad del Pais Vasco UPV EHU, Leioa, Spain
    BMC Med Res Methodol 13:83. 2013
    ..Since the number of categories into which a continuous predictor must be categorised depends partly on the relationship between the predictor and the outcome, the need for more than two categories must be borne in mind...
  5. pmc Relationship of sociodemographic variables with outcomes after cataract surgery
    J M Quintana
    Galdakao Usansolo Hospital Research Unit, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Unidad de Investigacion, Galdakao, Spain
    Eye (Lond) 27:698-707; quiz 708. 2013
    ..The objective of this study is to analyse the relationship between sociodemographic characteristics of patients undergoing cataract extraction and their outcomes...
  6. doi request reprint Outcomes after total hip replacement based on patients' baseline status: what results can be expected?
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:563-72. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc The IRYSS-COPD appropriateness study: objectives, methodology, and description of the prospective cohort
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:322. 2011
    ..To address these important gaps in clinical care, we created the IRYSS-COPD Appropriateness Study...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of 3 systems for assigning priority to patients on waiting lists for cataract extraction
    Jose M Quintana
    Research Unit, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Galdakao, Spain
    Can J Ophthalmol 45:125-31. 2010
    ..We compared 3 of these: the IRYSS-Cataract Priority Score (ICPS), Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research cataract priority system (CCPS), and Western Canada Waiting List project for cataract surgery (WCWL)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of knee and hip osteoarthritis and the appropriateness of joint replacement in an older population
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital de Galdakao, Barrio Labeaga s n, 48960 Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Arch Intern Med 168:1576-84. 2008
    ..Relatively little is known about the prevalence of knee and hip osteoarthritis in the general population...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of symptoms of knee or hip joints in older adults from the general population
    Jose Maria Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital de Galdakao Usansolo, CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Aging Clin Exp Res 20:329-36. 2008
    ..The goals of this study were to determine the prevalence of these symptoms, of diagnosed osteoarthritis and the use of prostheses, by age and gender, in a sample of the general older population...
  11. ncbi request reprint Validity of newly developed appropriateness criteria for cataract surgery
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Ophthalmology 116:409-417.e3. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to validate newly developed explicit appropriateness criteria...
  12. pmc Validation of a screening questionnaire for hip and knee osteoarthritis in old people
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital de Galdakao, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:84. 2007
    ..To develop a sensitive and specific screening tool for knee and hip osteoarthritis in the general population of elderly people...
  13. doi request reprint Waiting time for cataract extraction: Predictive factors and influence on outcomes
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    J Cataract Refract Surg 37:19-26. 2011
    ..To identify variables related to time spent on a waiting list for cataract extraction and the effect of waiting time on some outcomes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Decision trees for indication of total hip replacement on patients with osteoarthritis
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Barrio Labeaga s n, 48960 Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:1402-9. 2009
    ..To develop a decision tree based on health-related quality of life outcomes rather than expert consensus for determining the appropriateness of total hip replacement (THR) among patients with hip OA...
  15. doi request reprint Decision trees for indication of cataract surgery based on changes in visual acuity
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Ophthalmology 117:1471-8, 1478.e1-3. 2010
    ..To develop decision trees based on prospectively collected data for determining the appropriateness of cataract extraction...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effect of hospital on variation in visual acuity and vision-specific quality of life after cataract surgery
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:665-72. 2010
    ..To evaluate the contribution of hospital-to-hospital variability in changes in clinical and health-related quality of life outcomes among patients undergoing cataract extraction by phacoemulsification...
  17. pmc Predictors of health-related quality-of-life change after total hip arthroplasty
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barrio Labeaga s n, 48960, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:2886-94. 2009
    ..SF-36 and WOMAC seem to be appropriate tools for predicting THA outcomes...
  18. doi request reprint Use of the patient acceptable symptom state and the minimal clinically important difference to evaluate the outcomes of cataract extraction
    Jose M Quintana
    Research Unit, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Am J Ophthalmol 152:234-243.e3. 2011
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and appropriateness of knee or hip joint replacement
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital de Galdakao, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Arch Intern Med 166:220-6. 2006
    ..We studied the association between explicit appropriateness criteria for total hip joint replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) with changes in health-related quality of life of patients undergoing these procedures...
  20. pmc Predictors of mortality in patients with stable COPD
    Cristobal Esteban
    Pneumology Department, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1829-34. 2008
    ..To determine which easily available clinical factors are associated with mortality in patients with stable COPD and if health-related quality of life (HRQoL) provides additional information...
  21. doi request reprint Anxiety and depression among caregivers of patients with eating disorders and their change over 1 year
    Miren Orive
    Research Unit, Galdakao Usansolo Hospital Health Services Research on Chronic Patients Network REDISSEC, B Labeaga s n, Galdakao, Bizkaia, 48960, Spain
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:1503-12. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to describe changes in anxiety and depression among such caregivers over 1 year and to identify factors predicting any change in both...
  22. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness and clinically important differences for the VF-14 index, SF-36, and visual acuity in patients undergoing cataract surgery
    Amaia Bilbao
    Fundación Vasca de Innovación e Investigación Sanitarias BIOEF CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Sondika, Bizkaia, Spain
    Ophthalmology 116:418-424.e1. 2009
    ....
  23. doi request reprint A comparison of standard scoring versus Rasch scoring of the visual function index-14 in patients with cataracts
    Carlota Las Hayas
    Research Unit, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health, Usansolo, Bizkaia, Spain
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:4800-7. 2011
    ..To compare the discriminatory ability and sensitivity to change of the standard summative score of the Visual Function Index (VF)-14 with two alternative Rasch-based scoring systems...
  24. pmc Predictors of patient satisfaction with hospital health care
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital de Galdakao, Galdakao, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:102. 2006
    ..We evaluated possible predictors of patient satisfaction in relation to socio-demographic variables, history of admission, and survey logistics...
  25. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia: criteria for patient instability on hospital discharge
    Alberto Capelastegui
    Service of Pneumology, Hospital de Galdakao Usansolo, E 48960 Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Chest 134:595-600. 2008
    ..A study was undertaken to identify and weigh at the time of hospital discharge simple clinical variables that could predict short-term outcomes in patients with pneumonia...
  26. doi request reprint Validation and comparison of SCAP as a predictive score for identifying low-risk patients in community-acquired pneumonia
    Pedro P España
    Pneumology Service Hospital Galdakao, E 48960 Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    J Infect 60:106-13. 2010
    ..2) To validate its ability to identifying patients at low risk of death. (3) To compare it against the Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI), and the British Thoracic Society's CURB-65 rules...
  27. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a clinical prediction rule for severe community-acquired pneumonia
    Pedro P España
    Service of Pneumology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Research Unit, Hospital de Galdakao, Galdako, Bizkaia, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:1249-56. 2006
    ..Objective strategies are needed to improve the diagnosis of severe community-acquired pneumonia in the emergency department setting...
  28. doi request reprint Validity and reliability of the Spanish version of the Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire among caregivers of patients with eating disorders
    Nerea Gonzalez
    CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health, Research Unit, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo CIBERESP, Bº Labeaga, s n 48960 Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Psychiatry Res 200:896-903. 2012
    ..The indexes employed for the evaluation of responsiveness were between 0.13 and 0.99. The IEQ has good psychometric properties and can be used to evaluate burden among caregivers of patients with ED...
  29. ncbi request reprint Six-and 12-month follow-up of an interdisciplinary fibromyalgia treatment programme: results of a randomised trial
    Josune Martin
    Research Unit, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Bizkaia, Spain
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:103-11. 2012
    ..To assess the efficacy of a 6-week interdisciplinary treatment that combines coordinated psychological, medical, educational, and physiotherapeutic components (PSYMEPHY) over time compared to standard pharmacologic care...
  30. doi request reprint Declining length of hospital stay for pneumonia and postdischarge outcomes
    Alberto Capelastegui
    Pneumology Service, Galdakao Hospital, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Am J Med 121:845-52. 2008
    ..This study was designed to assess 8-year trends in the duration of hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia and to evaluate the impact of declining length of stay on postdischarge short-term readmission and mortality...
  31. doi request reprint Predictors of short-term rehospitalization following discharge of patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia
    Alberto Capelastegui
    Service of Pneumology, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo Centro de Investigacíon Biomedica en Red Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Chest 136:1079-85. 2009
    ..Among patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), the risk factors for short-term hospital readmission after discharge are unknown...
  32. pmc Etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in a population-based study: link between etiology and patients characteristics, process-of-care, clinical evolution and outcomes
    Alberto Capelastegui
    Pneumology Service Hospital Galdakao, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 12:134. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the majority of pneumonia etiologic studies are based on hospitalized patients, whereas there have been no recent population-based studies encompassing both inpatients and outpatients...
  33. pmc Use of Rasch methodology to develop a short version of the health related quality of life for eating disorders questionnaire: a prospective study
    Carlota Las Hayas
    CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health, Research Unit 9th floor, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, B degrees Labeaga s n, Bizkaia 48960, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:29. 2010
    ..To confirm the internal structure of the Health Related Quality of Life for Eating Disorders version 2 questionnaire (HeRQoLEDv2) and create and validate a shortened version (HeRQoLED-S)...
  34. pmc BODE-Index vs HADO-score in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Which one to use in general practice?
    Cristobal Esteban
    Pneumology Department, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    BMC Med 8:28. 2010
    ..Two instruments, the BODE-index (Body mass index, Obstruction, Dyspnea, Exercise capacity) and the HADO-score (Health, Activity, Dyspnea, Obstruction), were compared in the prediction of mortality among COPD patients...
  35. doi request reprint Visual acuity level, ocular morbidity, and the better seeing eye affect sensitivity and responsiveness of the visual function index
    Carlota Las Hayas
    CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Ophthalmology 118:1303-9. 2011
    ..To examine the relation between Visual Function Index-14 (VF-14) scores and VA by accounting for concurrent ocular comorbidities, effect of the better seeing eye (BSE), and VA before and after cataract surgery...
  36. doi request reprint Study of community-acquired pneumonia: incidence, patterns of care, and outcomes in primary and hospital care
    Alberto Capelastegui
    Pneumology Service Hospital Galdakao, 48960 Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    J Infect 61:364-71. 2010
    ..To asses the incidence, patterns of care, and outcomes of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the population of a defined geographic area...
  37. doi request reprint Waiting list management: priority criteria or first-in first-out? A case for total joint replacement
    Antonio Escobar
    Research Unit, Hospital de Basurto, Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:595-601. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to compare real time on waiting list (TWL) with a priority criteria score, developed by our team, in patients awaiting joint replacement due to osteoarthritis...
  38. ncbi request reprint Impact of hospitalisations for exacerbations of COPD on health-related quality of life
    Cristobal Esteban
    Pneumology Department, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Barrio Labeaga s n 48960, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Respir Med 103:1201-8. 2009
    ..Hospitalisations for exacerbations of COPD have an independent and negative impact on the evolution of HRQoL, regardless of COPD severity...
  39. doi request reprint Application of appropriateness criteria for hospitalization in COPD exacerbation
    Susana Garcia-Gutierrez
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas REDISSEC, Barrio Labeaga s n, 48960, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Intern Emerg Med 8:349-57. 2013
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Development of explicit criteria for prioritization of hip and knee replacement
    Antonio Escobar
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital de Basurto, Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:429-34. 2007
    ..Patients who need elective surgery generally have long waiting times before treatment. We aimed to develop a new prioritization tool for primary hip and knee replacement...
  41. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of an in-patient satisfaction questionnaire
    Nerea Gonzalez
    Research Unit, Hospital of Galdakao, Galdakao, Spain
    Int J Qual Health Care 17:465-72. 2005
    ..To develop a psychometrically sound, hospital patient satisfaction questionnaire to be administered to patients discharged from medical and surgical services...
  42. ncbi request reprint [Patient satisfaction in 4 hospitals of the Basque Health Service]
    Nerea Gonzalez
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Bizkaia, Espana
    Gac Sanit 22:210-7. 2008
    ..To compare patient satisfaction in 4 acute hospitals...
  43. doi request reprint Use of the long and short forms of the depression in the medically ill questionnaire in a Spanish population
    Miren Orive
    Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Galdakao Bizkaia, Spain
    Assessment 20:511-20. 2013
    ..Thus, both the versions are acceptable measures that can be used by nonpsychiatric professionals to detect affective comorbidities in their patients. ..
  44. doi request reprint Applying a coping with stress questionnaire for cancer patients to patients with non-cancer chronic illnesses
    Miren Orive
    Health Services Research on Chronic Patients Network REDISSEC, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Spain
    J Health Psychol 18:737-49. 2013
    ..A streamlined version with fewer dimensions and items may be a better solution for identifying coping strategies among these patients...
  45. doi request reprint Detecting depression in medically ill patients: Comparative accuracy of four screening questionnaires and physicians' diagnoses in Spanish population
    Miren Orive
    Research Unit CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Bizkaia, Spain
    J Psychosom Res 69:399-406. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to compare the diagnostic accuracy of four depression screening tools commonly used in patients with medical disorders, relative to a reference diagnostic standard-a structured psychiatric interview...
  46. pmc Validation of a proposed WOMAC short form for patients with hip osteoarthritis
    Amaia Bilbao
    Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research BIOEF CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Sondika, Bizkaia, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:75. 2011
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Health-Related Quality of Life for Eating Disorders questionnaire version-2 was responsive 1-year after initial assessment
    Carlota Las Hayas
    Research Unit, Galdakao Hospital, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:825-33. 2007
    ..To assess the responsiveness of the Health-Related Quality of Life for Eating Disorders questionnaire version-2 (HeRQoLEDv2) and present the psychometric characteristics of a new binge domain...
  48. ncbi request reprint Management of community-acquired pneumonia and secular trends at different hospitals
    Alberto Capelastegui
    Service of Pneumology, Hospital de Galdakao, Barrio Labeaga, E 48960 Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Respir Med 99:268-78. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to assess variability in the management of patients admitted to hospitals with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and changes in secular trends of this condition...
  49. ncbi request reprint Assessment of HRQoL in patients with eating disorders by the beta-binomial regression approach
    Inmaculada Arostegui
    Departamento de Matemática Aplicada y Estadística e Investigación Operativa, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain
    Int J Eat Disord 43:455-63. 2010
    ..To study the influence of clinical variables on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among women with eating disorder (ED) using beta-binomial regression (BBR) to analyze scores on the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) as dependent variable...
  50. doi request reprint Influence of changes in physical activity on frequency of hospitalization in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Cristobal Esteban
    Respiratory Service, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain Network of Research on Health Services and Chronic Diseases REDISSEC, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Respirology 19:330-8. 2014
    ..To evaluate whether changes in regular physical activity (PA) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affect the rate of hospitalizations for COPD exacerbation (eCOPD)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Appropriateness variation in cholecystectomy
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital de Galdakao, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Eur J Public Health 14:252-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the appropriateness of the use of cholecystectomy in patients with nonmalignant diseases in different hospitals using explicit criteria developed by an expert panel...
  52. pmc Subtypes of patients experiencing exacerbations of COPD and associations with outcomes
    Inmaculada Arostegui
    Departamento de Matemática Aplicada y Estadística e I O, Universidad del Pais Vasco UPV EHU, Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain Red de investigación en servicios de salud en enfermedades crónicas REDISSEC, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 9:e98580. 2014
    ..These results could help identify characteristics to categorize ECOPD patients for more appropriate care, and help test interventions and treatments in subgroups with poor evolution and outcomes...
  53. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the Interdisciplinary PSYMEPHY Treatment on Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Control Trial
    Josune Martin
    Research Unit, Galdakao Usánsolo Hospital, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Pain Med 15:682-91. 2014
    ..This study assessed the efficacy of a 6-week interdisciplinary treatment that combines coordinated PSYchological, Medical, Educational, and PHYsiotherapeutic interventions (PSYMEPHY) compared with standard pharmacologic care...
  54. doi request reprint Quality of life among caregivers of patients with eating disorders
    Josune Martin
    Research Unit, Galdakao Usánsolo Hospital, 9th Floor, Barrio Labeaga, S N, Galdakao, 48960, Bizkaia, Spain
    Qual Life Res 20:1359-69. 2011
    ..To analyse health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and its associated social and clinical variables among a sample of caregivers of patients with eating disorders (ED)...
  55. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of clinical practice in patients admitted with community-acquired pneumonia over a 4-year period]
    Alberto Capelastegui
    Servicio de Neumologia, Hospital de Galdakao, Vizcaya, Espana
    Arch Bronconeumol 42:283-9. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze the evolution of quality of care received by these patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint Appropriateness of total hip joint replacement
    Jose M Quintana
    Hospital de Galdakao, Unidad de Investigacion, Vizcaya, Spain
    Int J Qual Health Care 17:315-21. 2005
    ..To evaluate the appropriateness of the use of total hip joint replacements...
  57. doi request reprint Predictors of quality of life and caregiver burden among maternal and paternal caregivers of patients with eating disorders
    Josune Martin
    Research Unit, Galdakao Usánsolo Hospital, Barrio Labeaga s n, Galdakao, 48960 Bizkaia, Spain Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:1107-15. 2013
    ..Our findings suggest that mothers and fathers have different perceptions of their quality of life and caregiver burden, and that mothers of patients with ED may be in considerable need for extra psychosocial support. ..
  58. doi request reprint Burden of caregiving amongst family caregivers of patients with eating disorders
    Angel Padierna
    Department of Psychiatry, Galdakao Usánsolo Hospital, Barrio Labeaga s n, Galdakao, 48960, Bizkaia, Spain
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:151-61. 2013
    ..Eating disorders (EDs) in a close relative can be particularly stressful for family members...
  59. ncbi request reprint Use of explicit criteria for total hip joint replacement fixation techniques
    Jose M Quintana
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital de Galdakao, Barrio Labeaga s n, 48960 Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Health Policy 60:1-16. 2002
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing change in health-related quality of life after liver transplantation
    Begoña Estraviz
    Servicio Cirugía Gral y Aparato Digestivo, Hospital de Galdakao, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain
    Clin Transplant 21:481-99. 2007
    ..To assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients following liver transplantation and the factors associated with HRQoL variation...
  61. ncbi request reprint Validation of a prioritization tool for patients on the waiting list for total hip and knee replacements
    Antonio Escobar
    Research Unit, Hospital de Basurto, Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:97-102. 2009
    ..There are several prioritization tools for these kind of patients. A new tool should undergo a standardized validation process. The aim of the present study was to validate a new prioritization tool for primary hip and knee replacements...
  62. ncbi request reprint Adaptation and validation of the metacognition questionnaire (MCQ-30) in Spanish clinical and nonclinical samples
    Josune Martin
    Research Unit, 9th Floor, Galdakao Usánsolo Hospital, Barrio Labeaga s n, Galdakao 48960, Bizkaia, Spain Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 167:228-34. 2014
    ..The aim of the study was adapt and validate a Spanish version of the short form of the Metacognitions Questionnaire (MCQ-30) and to evaluate its psychometric properties in clinical and nonclinical samples...
  63. doi request reprint Factors affecting cataract surgery complications and their effect on the postoperative outcome
    Nerea Gonzalez
    Research Unit, Hospital Galdakao Usansolo Osakidetza Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas, Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain Electronic address
    Can J Ophthalmol 49:72-9. 2014
    ..To identify factors associated with the development of complications during or after cataract surgery and to determine the effect of complications on improvements in visual acuity and visual function...
  64. ncbi request reprint The new questionnaire health-related quality of life for eating disorders showed good validity and reliability
    Carlota Las Hayas
    Research Unit, Hospital de Galdakao, Barrio Labeaga s n, Bizkaia, Spain, 48960
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:192-200. 2006
    ..To describe the development and investigate the psychometric properties of a new instrument to measure health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for individuals with an eating disorder (ED)...
  65. ncbi request reprint [Prioritization of patients on the waiting list for hip and knee replacement: the patients' views]
    Antonio Escobar
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital de Basurto, Bilbao, Vizcaya España
    Gac Sanit 19:379-85. 2005
    ..This study is part of a wider project whose objective is to design an instrument to prioritize patients on the waiting list for both procedures...
  66. ncbi request reprint Use of medication and quality of life among patients with COPD
    Cristobal Esteban
    Service of Pneumology, Hospital de Galdakao, Barrio Labeaga s n 48960 Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Respir Med 100:487-95. 2006
    ..To determine the medications prescribed to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their relationship to health-related quality of life (HRQL)...
  67. doi request reprint [Review of the utilization of the RAND appropriateness method in the biomedical literature (1999-2004)]
    Nerea Gonzalez
    Unidad de Investigacion, Hospital de Galdakao, Vizcaya, Espana
    Gac Sanit 23:232-7. 2009
    ..To identify and describe studies using the RAND/UCLA method to evaluate the appropriateness of health procedures. This method is a consensus technique that involves several phases to develop appropriateness criteria...
  68. doi request reprint Statistical approaches to analyse patient-reported outcomes as response variables: an application to health-related quality of life
    Inmaculada Arostegui
    Departamento de Matemática Aplicada y Estadística e Investigación Operativa, Universidad del Pais Vasco UPV EHU, Bilbao, Spain
    Stat Methods Med Res 21:189-214. 2012
    ..Interpretation of the results is more convenient when using the BBR, BLNR and ordinal logistic regression approaches...
  69. ncbi request reprint Improvement of process-of-care and outcomes after implementing a guideline for the management of community-acquired pneumonia: a controlled before-and-after design study
    Alberto Capelastegui
    Service of Pneumology, Hospital de Galdakao, Bizkaia, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 39:955-63. 2004
    ..We present a controlled study that compared interventions before and after the implementation of a practice guideline...