Psychometric field study of the new haemophilia quality of life questionnaire for adults: The ÔHemofilia-QoLÕ

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Psychometric field study of the new haemophilia quality of life questionnaire for adults: The ÔHemofilia-QoLÕ"

Transcription

1 Haemophilia (2005), 11, DOI: /j x Psychometric field study of the new haemophilia quality of life questionnaire for adults: The ÔHemofilia-QoLÕ E. REMOR, P. ARRANZ, M. QUINTANA, A. VILLAR, V. JIMÉNEZ-YUSTE, J. L. DIAZ, C. DEL RINCÓN,C.MARRERO,M.MORENO,J.F.LUCIA,E.MARTÍNEZ,I.SOTO,C.SEDANO, R. GONZALEZ-BOULLOSA, M. PRIETO, M. GARCIA-LUACES and F. HERNÁNDEZ-NAVARRO IN REPRESENTATION OF THE HEMOFILIA-QOL PROJECT GROUP 1 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain Summary. Although there is a worldwide interest in the assessment of health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) in haemophilia patients, no non-disease specific instruments (for adults) are readily available. In this paper, a haemophilia-specific quality-of-life assessment measure for adults (the Hemofilia-QoL questionnaire) has been developed and tested for psychometric properties in 121 adults with haemophilia living in Spain. The Hemofilia-QoL questionnaire is a self-report modular instrument that assesses nine relevant HRQoL domains for patients with haemophilia (e.g. physical health, daily activities, joint damage, pain, treatment satisfaction, treatment difficulties, emotional functioning, mental health, relationships and social activity). Psychometric examination involved the assessment of data quality, scaling assumptions, reliability (internal consistency and test retest) and validity (concurrent; external clinical criterion and sensitivity). The Hemofilia-QoL 36-item version questionnaire had acceptable internal consistency and retest reliability values. The questionnaire shows excellent concurrent validity (with the SF-36 Health Survey) and external clinical criterion validity (haemophilia clinical status) and sensitivity (health status changes) as well. The Hemofilia-QoL is now available for adult assessment and is ready for use in clinical research in Spain. Keywords: adults, assessment, haemophilia, Hemofilia-QoL, quality-of-life, questionnaire, Spain Introduction Although the development and use of patient-reported health outcome has only recently become the focus of research in medical settings, it is now relatively easy to find different measurement tools developed to assess patient self-reported impressions of symptoms and their impact on daily life as a tool for determining treatment and evaluating the outcome of the chosen treatment. As Emery et al. [1] pointed out, in the last two decades the number of publications in PubMed related to questionnaires and quality-of-life (QoL) grew by 450% (PubMed search from 1966 to 2004). An example of this growing interest is the Patient-Reported Outcome 1 See Appendix for Hemofilia QoL Project Group. Correspondence: E. Remor, Facultad de Psicologia, C/Ivan Pavlov, 6 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049, Madrid, Spain. Tel.: ; fax: ; Accepted after revision 25 July 2005 and Quality of Life Instruments Database (PROQO- LID) (http://www.proqolid.org/), which lists over 1000 health-related instruments for health professional use and consultation. Due to the increasing number of new measurement tools for use in health-related settings, professional expert organizations such as the International Test Commission (http://www.intestcom.org/), the American Psychological Association (http://www. apa.org/), the IQOLA Project Group (http://www. iqola.org/) and the ERIQA Project Group (http:// have proposed guidelines for the development, validation, translation and use of self-report questionnaires. Such guidelines on one hand aim to ensure that the measurement tools follow the required standards relating to development, reliability and validity, and on other hand provide guidelines for test use and management by professionals (e.g. knowing which tests are relevant and which are not). In the specific field of health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) assessment, the development of HRQoL Ó 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd 603

2 604 E. REMOR et al. measures must be based on principles and techniques of test construction and validation [2]. As Stead et al. [3] pointed out, one common questionnaire development strategy consists of generating a large pool of items from which the most appropriate and sensitive set can be derived. The selection of items is based on patient opinion and health-professional views. The aim of this methodological approach is to ensure that the content and validity (specificity and sensitivity) of the tool under construction is appropriate for the target population. In other words, the requirement is for the questionnaire to ask relevant questions on disease and treatment without omitting important patient issues. This objective can only be achieved by careful initial development of the questionnaire, as omissions at this stage cannot be offset by statistical analysis at a later stage. In the next stage of development the questionnaire is administered to a larger group of patients to collect data to test its psychometric properties. The instrument must demonstrate adequate reliability, validity and sensitivity. Moreover, questionnaires should be acceptable to patients and must be easy to understand and complete. Examples of HRQoL instruments based on this methodology comprise the WHOQoL (http:// and EORTC (http://www.eortc.be/) questionnaires, and the instrument presented in this paper: the Hemofilia-QoL. A detailed overview of the development and pilot testing of the Hemofilia-QoL can be found in a previously published work [see 4 6]. Before the start of the Hemofilia-QoL project, targeted QoL measures for adults with haemophilia had not been identified. Considering the importance of HRQoL evaluation in individuals with haemophilia as a significant component of clinical recognition in recent years, the availability of a reliable and valid haemophilia-specific HRQoL measure becomes crucial. In a recent review published in this journal [7] on the disease-specific QoL measurement tools for haemophilia patients, many of the publications reviewed introduce or test QoL in adults with haemophilia, but only a few were disease-specific HRQoL measures [6,8]. The present paper describes the psychometric field testing of the QoL questionnaire for adults with haemophilia (the Hemofilia-QoL questionnaire) in a sample of adults from 10 haemophilia centres in Spain. The aim of this paper is to describe the psychometric properties of the questionnaire with regard to reliability (internal consistency and test retest) and validity (concurrent; external clinical criterion and sensitivity). Haemophilia (2005), 11, Methods and procedures Study design and patient population In this cross-sectional study, adults with haemophilia were included from 10 haemophilia centres in Spain. Inclusion criteria were: age over 18 years, mild to severe haemophilia, haemophilia A or B, and informed consent from the participant. With regard to treatment, no restrictions were made. The only exclusion criteria was the lack of ability to read or speak. The Hemofilia-QoL questionnaire The Hemofilia-QoL questionnaire is a modular instrument designed to assess quality of life in adults with haemophilia. It was developed in a Spanish national multicentre study using patient centred methods. In total, for the questionnaire development study, 73 interviews of haemophilia patients (n ¼ 47) and health-care professionals (n ¼ 26) were conducted to generate the items included in the questionnaire. The generation of items was performed by content analysis to identify categories (domains), and synthesized the issues that emerged from the interviews into items [see 4]. Posteriorly, ratings from haemophilia experts (n ¼ 12) were used to address item comprehension and relevance to haemophilia, and to organize items into domains. Expert judgments on the items formulated were used to screen items for review or potential omission [see 5, 6]. This step was followed by psychometric testing in a sample of 35 patients. Preliminary psychometric testing of the revised questionnaire in its early version (44 items), containing eight provisional domains (physical health, physical role, joint damage, pain, treatment satisfaction, emotional role, mental health, social support), showed acceptable reliability and adequate convergent validity with the SF-36 Health Survey. This preliminary work has been described in detail and published [5, 6]. Data analysis Following central data input and plausibility checking, all statistical analyses were performed using the SPSS/PC statistical package (version 12.0). Descriptive and psychometric analyses (itemlevel descriptive statistics, multi-trait/multi-item correlation matrix, reliability internal consistency and test-retest and validity concurrent; external clinical criterion and sensitivity) were performed. Ó 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

3 THE HEMOFILIA-QOL 605 Results A total of 10 centres had expressed interest in participation and contributed patients to the study. Table 1 shows the distribution of centres and sample size per centre across the country. Within these centres, a total of 121 adults with haemophilia were recruited and assessed in 10 haemophilia centres in Spain. Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics The mean age of the haemophilia patients was 34.5 years (range 17 70, SD 11.9). Most of them were living in the city and were receiving treatment in the reference haemophilia centre in the capital city of Spain (69.4%). The predominant type of haemophilia was A (86.7%), and 68.3% of the individual have severe haemophilia the mean number of bleeding episodes in the last year being 7.8. In turn, 73.3% of the sample was HCV-positive, and 36.7% had HIV infection. The most frequent type of treatment was plasma-derived products (68.9%), and the mean number of treatment factor infusions in the last 6 months was Table 2 provides more detailed information on the characteristics of the sample assessed in the study. Psychometric characteristics Item review and reduction For revision of the early version of the Hemofilia-QoL comprising 44 items [6], testing of data quality and scaling assumptions were performed (e.g. missing values, item variance, item-total correlation, and multitrait/multi-item correlation matrix, global internal consistency). The procedures were carried out following the IQOLA Project Approach [9] and other research studies in test development and validation [3,10,11]. These steps allow us to omit items that do not fit in the questionnaire, and also to reduce items in the scale Table 2. Characteristics of the sample. Characteristics Mean (SD), range % Age (years) 34.5 (11.9), Type of haemophilia A 86.7 B 13.3 Severity level Mild 0.8 Moderate 30.8 Severe 68.3 Age at first bleeding (years) 1.7 (1.3), 0 7 Age at first haemarthros (years) 2.6 (1.8), 0 8 Number of bleedings (last year) 7.8 (10.2), 0 50 Haemarthros (last year) < > HCV infection Yes 73.3 No 26.7 HIV infection Yes 36.7 No 63.3 Type of treatment Plasma-derived products 68.9 Recombinant 30.3 Other (DDAVC) 0.8 No. of treatment infusions 17.9 (22.6), (last 6 months) No. of treatment infusions (last month) 3.9 (5.9), 0 30 based on empirical criteria. Thus, adopting the same selection criteria as in previous work (see development and pilot-testing article [6]), eight items were omitted from the questionnaire, and nine items were moved to another scale (procedure based on multitrait/multi-item analysis [9]). With the omissions, the questionnaire was reduced to 36 items reflecting nine scales of haemophilia-specific HRQoL (one scale were ÔaddedÕ rebuilt in comparison with the early pilot version [6], ÔRelationships & Social activityõ). Table 3 details the results on item omission (deleted Table 1. Haemophilia centres in Spain that took part in the field psychometric study. Region Centre No. of patients % Madrid Hospital Universitario La Paz Tenerife Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. de Candelaria Murcia Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca Zaragoza Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet Jaén Complejo Hospitalario de Jaén Oviedo Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias Santander Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla Vigo Complejo Hospitalario Xeral Cies Burgos Complejo Asistencial de Burgos General Yagüe El Ferrol Complejo Hospitalario Arquitecto Marcide Number of adult patients (n ¼ 121). Ó 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd Haemophilia (2005), 11,

4 606 E. REMOR et al. Table 3. Examples of item omission from the 44-item version of the questionnaire. Subscale (domain) Physical health Daily activities Joint damage Pain Treatment satisfaction Treatment difficultiesà Emotional functioning Mental health Relationships and social activityà Social support (Number) Item* (1F) ( ), to what extent were the following areas of your life negatively affected by haemophilia? [Economic situation] (19) ( ), how easy was it for you to access your health centre or hospital? (26) ( ), how often did you feel that with the passing of time you are getting over the difficulties associated with haemophilia? (37) ( ), how often did you have access to psychological support when you needed it? Missing values (>10%) *These examples were translated from Spanish to English for the present paper. If one of the rejection criteria is fulfilled, item is omitted. Subscale renamed from physical role to daily activities. ànew subscale (items reoriented from other subscales). Subscale omitted because all items (2) were omitted. Variance below 0.30 Item-total correlation below 0.20 Changes in alpha if item is omitted % % 0.08 items and the respective exclusion criteria employed) and review. Table 4 in turn presents the final scale structure and descriptors related to the questionnaire. Reliability Internal consistency and test retest reliability The results showed that the scale structure of the revised haemophilia-specific HRQoL questionnaire could be confirmed with a reliability ranging from 0.58 for the ÔTreatment difficultiesõ subscale to 0.88 for the ÔPhysical healthõ subscale. The reliability of the total questionnaire was In addition, the Hemofilia- QoL re-evaluated between 20 and 30 days later, yielded test retest reliability which for all subscales was beyond r ¼ 0.80 (0.92 for the total score). See Table 4 for further details. Table 4. Scales structure, internal consistency and test retest for the revised Hemofilia-QoL (36 items). Subscale (dimension) No. of items Min. value Max. value Mean SD Floor effects (%)* Ceiling effects (%)* Alpha Test retest Physical health ** Daily activities ** Joint damage ** Pain ** Treatment satisfaction ** Treatment difficulties ** Emotional functioning ** Mental health ** Relationships and social activity ** Hemofilia-QoL (total score) ** Minimum and maximum values, mean and SD are based on raw data. *Percentage of respondents at lowest/highest possible scales level (optimum is < 20%). **P < Reliability indicator (expected 0.70 or higher). Haemophilia (2005), 11, Ó 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

5 THE HEMOFILIA-QOL 607 Table 5. Convergent validity of the Hemofilia-QoL with SF-36 subscales (n ¼ 121). SF-36/Mean (SD) scale 0 to 100 Physical functioning Role physical Bodily pain General health Vitality Social functioning Emotional role Mental health 76.1 (25.0) 58.2 (45.2) 58.3 (26.9) 51.2 (25.2) 61.8 (21.7) 70.5 (26.6) 71.1 (39.1) 69.9 (17.6) Subscales of the Hemofilia-QoL Physical health 0.62** 0.71** 0.77** 0.65** 0.61** 0.66** 0.45** 0.53** Daily activities 0.53** 0.66** 0.68** 0.55** 0.54** 0.63** 0.38** 0.42** Joint damage 0.60** 0.55** 0.68** 0.51** 0.42** 0.44** 0.30** 0.28** Pain 0.55** 0.48** 0.69** 0.50** 0.45** 0.34** 0.36** 0.39** Treatment satisfaction 0.25** 0.22** 0.24** 0.28** 0.17* 0.21** 0.20* 0.26** Treatment difficulties 0.24** 0.42** 0.37** 0.35** 0.38** 0.49** 0.26** 0.37** Emotional functioning 0.48** 0.59** 0.55** 0.61** 0.66** 0.55** 0.48** 0.62** Mental health 0.49** 0.59** 0.60** 0.68** 0.76** 0.58** 0.62** 0.69** Relationships & 0.47** 0.60** 0.58** 0.46** 0.51** 0.58** 0.38** 0.50** Social activity Hemofilia-QoL (Total score) 0.65** 0.74** 0.77** 0.69** 0.67* 0.68** 0.49** 0.61** *P < 0.05; **P < Validity Convergent validity In terms of convergent validity, correlations of the subscales of the Hemofilia-QoL disease-specific questionnaire and the SF-36 subscales were calculated all correlations being statistically significant (correlations range ). The correlations are presented in detail in Table 5. External clinical criterion External clinical criterion validity was assessed by correlations between the Hemofilia-QoL subscales and haemophilia clinical markers (e.g. haemarthros, bleeding episodes in the last year, number of joint damages, presence of HIV infection or HCV infection). The significant correlations are presented in Table 6. Sensitivity For the sensitivity analysis it was hypothesized that groups in poor health condition or with illness-related complications (e.g. more bleedings episodes, more haemarthros, more pain or the presence of viral infections) should score lower for HRQoL, as measured by the Hemofilia-QoL questionnaire. To assess the sensitivity of the Hemofilia-QoL scores in discriminating between different population groups with different degrees of health status, an analysis of variance (anova) was performed considering Hemofilia-QoL scores as dependent variables and the patient group as independent variable. As can be seen in Table 7, Hemofilia-QoL scores were sensitive for most of the groups under the different health statuses, as hypothesized. Discussion The aim of the Hemofilia-QoL Project was to develop and validate a patient-centred disease-specific quality-of-life questionnaire. The result of this work, presented here, is a self-report measure that comprises 36 items to assess HRQoL in individuals living with haemophilia. The instrument is quick and simple to administer. It reflects attitudes and beliefs about health and QoL, based on the personal perceptions of patients with haemophilia, and subjective experience of QoL (see qualitative development study for this questionnaire [4]). Furthermore, findings from the present study provide support for the psychometric properties of the Hemofilia-QoL. Specifically, the internal consistency was very good, showing the questionnaire to have strong internal reliability. The questionnaire also shows excellent concurrent validity when compared Ó 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd Haemophilia (2005), 11,

6 608 E. REMOR et al. Table 6. External clinical criterion validity: Hemofilia-QoL vs. clinical status (n ¼ 121). Hemofilia-QoL subscales Haemarthros (last year) Bleeding episodes (last year) No joints damaged HIV infectionà HCV infectionà Physical health )0.46** )0.29** )0.39** )0.17*** )0.20* Daily activities )0.31** )0.18* )0.28** )0.17*** Joint damage )0.42** )0.27** )0.33** )0.19* Pain )0.34** )0.18* )0.25* )0.23** Treatment satisfaction Treatment difficulties )0.20* Emotional functioning )0.16*** Mental health )0.21* )0.18* Relationships & Social activity )0.22** )0.22* Hemofilia-QoL (total score) )0.32** )0.19* )0.34** )0.21-* *P < 0.05; **P < ***Almost significant P < Pearson. àspearman (0 ¼ no, 1 ¼ yes). Table 7. Sensitivity of the Hemofilia-QoL scores in identifying differences between groups. Chronic pain (not related to Haemarthros (last year) bleedings) 0 (33.9%) 1 5 (25.4%) >6 (40.7%) anova Yes (81.5%) No (18.5%) anova PH F ¼ 14.3; P ¼ 0.000** F ¼ 35.5; P ¼ 0.000** DA F ¼ 6.3; P ¼ 0.003* F ¼ 20.9; P ¼ 0.000** JD F ¼ 10.9; P ¼ 0.000** F ¼ 10.3; P ¼ 0.002* P F ¼ 8.2; P ¼ 0.000** F ¼ 7.5; P ¼ 0.007* TS F ¼ 0.5; P ¼ NS F ¼ 4.1; P ¼ 0.044* TD F ¼ 0.4; P ¼ NS F ¼ 3.2; P ¼ 0.073*** EF F ¼ 0.1; P ¼ NS F ¼ 13.3; P ¼ 0.000** MH F ¼ 0.1; P ¼ NS F ¼ 13.6; P ¼ 0.000** RSA F ¼ 0.1; P ¼ NS F ¼ 17.0; P ¼ 0.000** Total score F ¼ 5.7; P ¼ 0.004* F ¼ 22.2; P ¼ 0.000** Infections Bleedings (last 6 months) None (26.0%) Hepatitis virus (HCV) (37.9%) HCV + HIV infection (36.1%) anova 0 (27.4%) 1 2 (27.4%) 3 (45.3%) PH F ¼ 2.4; P ¼ 0.090*** F ¼ 10.4; P ¼ 0.000** DA F ¼ 1.9; P ¼ NS F ¼ 4.5; P ¼ 0.013* JD F ¼ 2.4; P ¼ 0.095*** F ¼ 7.5; P ¼ 0.001** P F ¼ 4.0; P ¼ 0.019* F ¼ 5.9; P ¼ 0.004* TS F ¼ 0.1; P ¼ NS F ¼ 0.06; P ¼ NS TD F ¼ 1.6; P ¼ NS F ¼ 0.6; P ¼ NS EF F ¼ 2.2; P ¼ 0.100*** F ¼ 0.6; P ¼ NS MH F ¼ 2.6; P ¼ 0.078*** F ¼ 0.4; P ¼ NS RSA F ¼ 0.7; P ¼ NS F ¼ 1.2; P ¼ NS Total score F ¼ 2.2; P ¼ 0.100*** F ¼ 3.7; P ¼ 0.026* PH, Physical health; DA, daily activities; JD, joint damage; P, pain; TS, treatment satisfaction; TD, treatment difficulties; EF, emotional functioning; MH, mental health; RSA, relationships and social activity; Total score, Hemofilia-QoL total score. *P < 0.05; **P < 0.001; ***P 0.10 (almost significant). anova with the Health Survey SF-36 questionnaire, a widely used and psychometrically sound tool. This indicates that the new questionnaire indeed measures QoL. Haemophilia (2005), 11, The Hemofilia-QoL score can also distinguish between groups of patients with different degrees of health status, thus reflecting the sensitivity of the questionnaire. Ó 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

7 THE HEMOFILIA-QOL 609 These excellent psychometric properties indicate that the nine domains assessed by the Hemofilia-QoL can successfully be applied to the measurement and identification of HRQoL. The Hemofilia-QoL has the advantage over other questionnaires of its ease of administration. Moreover, it is patient-centred, while the usual questionnaires only include literature reviews or items derived from old questionnaires which may not be appropriate for a disease-specific questionnaire (e.g. Haemo- QoL [10]). The Hemofilia-QoL item pool also includes some items derived from interviews with healthcare professionals, taking into account expert point of view and criteria for QoL. Thus, the Hemofilia-QoL Project yielded a questionnaire that largely overcame the problems indicated by Fisher et al. [12], regarding the limitations of generic HRQoL measures for assessing specific concerns of haemophilia patients. Future clinical research could examine whether disease-specific QoL scores, as measured by the Hemofilia-QoL, differ for different types, frequencies or doses of treatment. Summarizing, the Hemofilia-QoL offers a number of advantages. The first is that it is based on patient and health-care professional views rather than on researcher perceived criteria or literature criteria. Secondly, the Hemofilia-QoL is a short form questionnaire that is a self-administered, brief, and easy to answer and score. Furthermore, physicians and haematologist are not trained experts in psychometric assessment. However, the Hemofilia-QoL, with its convenient cutoff points (available in the questionnaire manual) and ease of administration and rating, could be valuable in helping these medical specialists to determine which areas of HRQoL are deteriorated, and whether the patient needs to be referred for consultation to prevent further damage. In conclusion, the main purpose of the Hemofilia- QoL Project was to develop and examine the psychometric properties of the Hemofilia-QoL. The study has produced a valid and reliable questionnaire capable of identifying HRQoL of individuals with haemophilia. The Hemofilia-QoL is a powerful, efficient and advantageous evaluation tool offering important applications to practical use in research and applied settings, as well as to the haemophilia literature. Acknowledgements The authors thank Baxter S.L. Spain, for sponsorship of the Hemofilia-QoL development and validation study. References 1 Emery MP, Perrier LL, Acquadro C. Patient-reported outcome and quality of life instruments database (PROQOLD): frequently asked questions. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2005; 3: Anastasi A, Urbina S. Psychological Testing. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Stead ML, Brown JM, Velikova G, Kaasa S, Wisloff F, Child JA et al. Development of an EORTC questionnaire module to be used in health-related quality-of-life assessment for patients with multiple myeloma. Br J Haematol 1999; 104: Remor E. Evaluación de la calidad de vida en pacientes adultos con hemofilia: proyecto multicentrico español para el desarrollo de un cuestionario de calidad de vida especifico. Haematologica 2003; 88 (Suppl. 8): Remor E & The Hemofilia-QoL Group. Desarrollo en España de un nuevo cuestionario de calidad de vida especifico para adultos con hemofilia: el Hemofilia- QoL. Haematologica 2004; 88 (Suppl. 8): Arranz P, Remor E, Quintana M et al. Development of a new disease-specific quality of life questionnaire to adults living with haemophilia. Haemophilia 2004; 10: Remor E, Young NI, von Mackensen S, Lopatina EG. Disease-specific quality of life measurement tools for haemophilia patients. Haemophilia 2004; 10 (Suppl. 4): Remor E and The Hemolatin-QoL Group. Desarrollo de una Medida Específica para la Evaluación de la Calidad de Vida en Pacientes Adultos Viviendo con Hemofilia en América-Latina: el Hemolatin-QoL. Interamerican J Psychol 2005; 39: in press. 9 Ware JE, Gandek B, for the IQOLA Project Group. Methods for testing data quality, scaling assumptions, and reliability: the IQOLA Project Approach. J Clin Epidemiol 1998; 51: von Mackensen S, Bullinger M and the Haemo-QoL Group. Development and testing of an instrument to assess the quality of life of children with haemophilia in Europe (Haemo-QoL). Haemophilia 2004; 10 (Suppl. 1): Young NL, Bradley CS, Blanchette V et al. Development of a health related quality of life measure for boys with haemophilia: the Canadian haemophilia outcomes Kids Life Assessment Tool (CHO-KLAT). Haemophilia 2004; 10 (Suppl. 1): Fischer K, van der Bom JG, van der Berg HM. Healthrelated quality of life as outcome parameter in haemophilia treatment. Haemophilia 2003; 9 (Suppl. 1): Appendix The Hemofilia-QoL Project Group. Pilar Arranz, Eduardo Remor, Manuel Quintana, Victor Jiménez-Yuste, Ana Villar, José Luis Díaz, Ó 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd Haemophilia (2005), 11,

8 610 E. REMOR et al. Carolina del Rincón, Argentina Sánchez, Fernando Hernández-Navarro, Hospital Universitario La Paz (Madrid). Ramón Vaca, Ana Alonso, Complejo Hospitalar Universitario Infanta Cristina (Badajoz). Jordi Fontcuberta, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Barcelona). Joan Monteagudo, Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona (Barcelona). Carmen Altisent, Montserrat Balcells, Hospital Vall d Hebron (Barcelona). Manuel Prieto, Complejo Asistencial de Burgos General Yagüe (Burgos). Javier Rodríguez Martorell, Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar (Cádiz). Rosa María Campos, Hospital General de Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz). Margarita García- Luaces, Complejo Hospitalar Arquitecto Marcide Prof. Novoa Santos (El Ferrol). Ana Bustinf, Hospital Universitario de Girona Dr Josep Trueta (Gerona). M a José Gutiérrez, Complejo Hospitalario Virgen de las Nieves (Granada). Eufrasio Martínez, Complejo Hospitalario de Jaén (Jaén). M a Fernanda López, Javier Batlle, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Juan Canalejo (La Coruña). Ina Balda, Complejo Hospitalario Dr Negrín (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). Carmen Araguas, Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova (Lérida). Ángeles Martín, Complejo Hospitalario San Millán - San Pedro (Logroño). Antonio Martín, Hospital Materno Infantil Complejo Hospitalario Carlos Haya (Málaga). Manuel Moreno, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca (Murcia). José Antonio Golpe, Complejo Hospitalario de Ourense (Orense). Manuel Fernández, Inmaculada Soto, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias (Oviedo). Fernando Ortega, Hospital General Río Carrión (Palencia). Nieves Forner, Complejo Asistencial Son Dureta (Palma de Mallorca). Ignacio Alberca, Complejo Asistencial de Salamanca (Salamanca). Juan García-Talavera Casañas, Carmen Marrero, Antonio León Mendoza, Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. De la Candelaria (Santa Cruz de Tenerife). Carmen Sedano, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla (Santander). Rosario Pérez, Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío (Sevilla). Aranzazu Ugarriza, Hospital Universitario de Tarragona Joan XXIII (Tarragona). Ana Cid, José Antonio Aznar, Hospital Universitario La Fe (Valencia). Javier García Frade, Juan Tortosa Hospital Universitario ÔÔDel Río HortegaÕÕ (Valladolid). Rosario González Boullosa, Complejo Hospitalario Xeral - Cies (Vigo). Juana Chacón, Hospital de Cruces (Vizcaya). José Félix Lucía, Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet (Zaragoza). Haemophilia (2005), 11, Ó 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Retrieval Centres for HPC-M and HPC-A

Retrieval Centres for HPC-M and HPC-A A Coruña - (Cod: ES0061) COMPLEXO HOSPITALARIO UNIVERSITARIO JUAN CANALEJO Estrada das Xubias, s/n - 15006 Alcalá de Henares MADRID - (Cod: ES0208) HOSPITAL UNIV. PRINCIPE ASTURIAS Carretera Alcalá-Meco,

More information

Dialnet. Author Identification. Eduardo Bergasa eduardo.bergasa@unirioja.es

Dialnet. Author Identification. Eduardo Bergasa eduardo.bergasa@unirioja.es Dialnet Author Identification Eduardo Bergasa eduardo.bergasa@unirioja.es Fundación Dialnet! Public non-profit foundation! Spin-off of University of La Rioja! Constitution: 2009! In charge of Dialnet portal

More information

PRESENTATION OF E.164 NATIONAL NUMBERING PLAN COUNTRY CODE 34 SPAIN SHORT CODES. 0 3 3 Short codes Social value services

PRESENTATION OF E.164 NATIONAL NUMBERING PLAN COUNTRY CODE 34 SPAIN SHORT CODES. 0 3 3 Short codes Social value services PRESENTATION OF E.164 NATIONAL NUMBERING PLAN COUNTRY CODE 34 SPAIN (Updated 01-10-2013) N(S)N number 00 2 2 International prefix SHORT CODES 0 3 3 Short codes Social value services 1 4 4 Short codes 103

More information

HPC authorized transplant centres SPAIN

HPC authorized transplant centres SPAIN Last updated: 8/1/08 A Coruña - (Cod: ES0061) COMPLEXO HOSPITALARIO UNIVERSITARIO JUAN CANALEJO Estrada das Xubias, s/n - 15006 ALBACETE - (Cod: ES0062) COMPLEJO HOSPITALARIO Y UNIVERSITARIO DE ALBACETE

More information

Department of Haematology University Hospital. University of Salamanca, Spain

Department of Haematology University Hospital. University of Salamanca, Spain Immunophenotyping of Plasma Cells: Implications on management Department of Haematology University Hospital Cancer Research Centre J.F. San Miguel University of Salamanca, Spain Faculty disclosure information

More information

COTRANSA - Key Contact Details

COTRANSA - Key Contact Details COTRANSA - Key Contact Details Physical address: MADRID (HEAD OFFICE) Avda Central, Parcela 2.5, Naves 1 y 3. 28042 Centro de carga aerea Marid-Barajas Madrid (SPAIN) Tel: +34 917 46 06 80 Fax: +34 913

More information

Pozuelo de Alarcón is the city with the highest level of income and lowest unemployment rate of the 109 analyzed

Pozuelo de Alarcón is the city with the highest level of income and lowest unemployment rate of the 109 analyzed 30 June 2015 Urban Indicators (Urban Audit) Year 2015 Pozuelo de Alarcón is the city with the highest level of income and lowest unemployment rate of the 109 analyzed Sanlúcar de Barrameda has the highest

More information

WORKSHOP REGULATING ACCESS TO PROFESSIONS: NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES. Breakout session 3: Social workers

WORKSHOP REGULATING ACCESS TO PROFESSIONS: NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES. Breakout session 3: Social workers WORKSHOP REGULATING ACCESS TO PROFESSIONS: NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES Breakout session 3: Social workers Ana Isabel Lima Fernández President General Council of Social Work, Spain Brussels,17June 2013 General

More information

Talentum Startups An Open Innovation Program. Javier Santiso Managing Director Global Affairs & New Ventures Telefónica, S.A.

Talentum Startups An Open Innovation Program. Javier Santiso Managing Director Global Affairs & New Ventures Telefónica, S.A. Talentum Startups An Open Innovation Program Javier Santiso Managing Director Global Affairs & New Ventures Telefónica, S.A. December, 2013 Unemployment (%) (March, 2013, Eurostat) Innovation is growth

More information

All information and registration at: http://eventos.aymon.es/cursocardiopedgm2015/

All information and registration at: http://eventos.aymon.es/cursocardiopedgm2015/ Organized by: Area del Corazón Infantil: Cardiologia Pediatrica y Cirugía Cardíaca Infantil. Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón All information and registration at: http://eventos.aymon.es/cursocardiopedgm2015/

More information

BACHILLERATO NEW. ingear

BACHILLERATO NEW. ingear BACHILLERATO NEW Index For the student 4 Workbook 5 Workbook 5 Workbook Multi-ROM 5 For the teacher Teacher s Book 6 Teacher s Resource Book 6 Teacher s Resource Book 7 Teacher s Resource CDs 7 Class CDs

More information

RIBS V. Fernando Alfonso MD, PhD, FESC Hospital Universitario La Princesa Madrid.

RIBS V. Fernando Alfonso MD, PhD, FESC Hospital Universitario La Princesa Madrid. A Randomized Comparison of Drug-Eluting Balloon Versus Everolimus-Eluting Stent in Patients With Bare-Metal In-Stent Restenosis: The RIBS V Clinical Trial Fernando Alfonso MD, PhD, FESC Hospital Universitario

More information

Susana Sanduvete-Chaves, Salvador Chacón-Moscoso, Milagrosa Sánchez- Martín y José Antonio Pérez-Gil ( )

Susana Sanduvete-Chaves, Salvador Chacón-Moscoso, Milagrosa Sánchez- Martín y José Antonio Pérez-Gil ( ) ACCIÓN PSICOLÓGICA, junio 2014, vol. 10, n. o 2, 3-20. ISSN: 1578-908X 19 THE REVISED OSTERLIND INDEX. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS IN CONTENT VALIDITY STUDIES 1 EL ÍNDICE DE OSTERLIND REVISADO. UN ANÁLISIS

More information

OCU's experience in adapting to the Spanish CV standard format (CVN)

OCU's experience in adapting to the Spanish CV standard format (CVN) OCU's experience in adapting to the Spanish CV standard format (CVN) Bolonia, 26 th May 2011 Roberto Moreno, Product Manager Manuel Rivera, Clients Manager info@ocu.es +34 91.382.21.40 Index About OCU

More information

Guia Inmigrante Ingles.qxp 14/03/2007 13:45 Página 103. Health. Health Centres. Emergency Telephone 112. Hospitals

Guia Inmigrante Ingles.qxp 14/03/2007 13:45 Página 103. Health. Health Centres. Emergency Telephone 112. Hospitals Guia Inmigrante Ingles.qxp 14/03/2007 13:45 Página 103 Health Health Centres Emergency Telephone 112 Hospitals Guia Inmigrante Ingles.qxp 14/03/2007 13:45 Página 104 Guia Inmigrante Ingles.qxp 14/03/2007

More information

STELLA 2014 Intercontinental Staff Mobility Programme

STELLA 2014 Intercontinental Staff Mobility Programme 1. Brazil UNESP 1 000.00 Eliana Correa Contiero Board Academic 03/01 International Relations Office European Programs Coordination (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain) 2. Brazil UNESP 1 000.00 Ivani

More information

Minutes and mobility 2015

Minutes and mobility 2015 Steering Committee online meeting (Monday, 9 th March 2015) Minutes and mobility 2015 Table of content I. Agenda... 2 II. Participants... 2 III. Minutes... 3 IV. Mobility match of offers and applicants...

More information

LIST OF CANDIDACIES BROADBAND RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR THE SPANISH E-CULTURENET

LIST OF CANDIDACIES BROADBAND RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR THE SPANISH E-CULTURENET LIST OF CANDIDACIES BROADBAND RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR THE SPANISH E-CULTURENET UNIVERSITIES: Complutense University, Madrid - Project 1 Title: Digital Genoma (Researchers: Isidro Moreno Sánchez, Mª Teresa

More information

Quality of life in elderly people in Kashan, Iran

Quality of life in elderly people in Kashan, Iran Middle East Journal of Age and Ageing 28; Volume 5, Issue 2 Models and Systems of Elderly Care Quality of life in elderly people in Kashan, Iran Author Vahid Nejati 1 ; Peymaneh Shirinbayan 2 ; Ahmadali

More information

The Fundación Secretariado Gitano

The Fundación Secretariado Gitano The Fundación Secretariado Gitano Mission, values and aims The Fundación Secretariado Gitano is a nonprofit inter-cultural social organisation which provides services for the development of the Roma community

More information

THE BENEFITS OF THE USE OF INDUCTION VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES IN SUPPORTING NEW STUDENTS IN DISTANCE EDUCATION UNIVERSITIES

THE BENEFITS OF THE USE OF INDUCTION VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES IN SUPPORTING NEW STUDENTS IN DISTANCE EDUCATION UNIVERSITIES THE BENEFITS OF THE USE OF INDUCTION VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES IN SUPPORTING NEW STUDENTS IN DISTANCE EDUCATION UNIVERSITIES Angeles Sánchez-Elvira Paniagua,UNED, Spain Co-authors: Marcela Paz González Brignardello,

More information

Z Grants & Donations for the first half of 2012- Patient Organization & Other Institutions Spain

Z Grants & Donations for the first half of 2012- Patient Organization & Other Institutions Spain Z Grants & Donations for the first half of 2012- Patient Organization & s Spain Payee Name Patient Organization Program/Project Description Support Type Contribution Type ACCION PSORIASIS Patient Association

More information

Validation of the Treatment Related Impact Measure for Diabetes Treatment and Device: TRIM-Diabetes and TRIM-Device

Validation of the Treatment Related Impact Measure for Diabetes Treatment and Device: TRIM-Diabetes and TRIM-Device Validation of the Treatment Related Impact Measure for Diabetes Treatment and Device: TRIM-Diabetes and TRIM-Device Authors Meryl Brod President, The Brod Group Mette Hammer Associate Director, Health

More information

INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC-CLINICAL FORUM

INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC-CLINICAL FORUM INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC-CLINICAL FORUM FUTURE TRENDS IN NANOMEDICINE FOR DIAGNOSTICS AND THERAPY IN ONCOLOGY Parc Científic de Barcelona / Barcelona Science Park 25 th of October of 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS Agenda

More information

Spinal cord injury and quality of life: a systematic review of outcome measures

Spinal cord injury and quality of life: a systematic review of outcome measures Systematic review Spinal cord injury and quality of life: a systematic review of outcome measures 37 37 44 Spinal cord injury and quality of life: a systematic review of outcome measures Authors Jefferson

More information

Modern Trends in Infectious Diseases and Immunology: Training course for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Trainees Sevilla-Madrid-Barcelona 2013/2014

Modern Trends in Infectious Diseases and Immunology: Training course for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Trainees Sevilla-Madrid-Barcelona 2013/2014 Modern Trends in Infectious Diseases and Immunology: Training course for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Trainees Sevilla-Madrid-Barcelona 2013/2014 Course Description Paediatric Infectious Diseases (PID)

More information

NIVERSITIES. Memorandum on Cooperation in Higher Education. Council of Universities of Spain Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

NIVERSITIES. Memorandum on Cooperation in Higher Education. Council of Universities of Spain Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. NIVERSITIES ~ GOBIERNO DE EDUCACI6 N. CULTURA 06C..0'I1 ~taan I AO YDEPO RTE Memorandum on Cooperation in Higher Education Between Universities Australia Council of Universities of Spain Ministry of Education,

More information

Hospital Pharmacy Information System

Hospital Pharmacy Information System Hospital Pharmacy Information System 1 What is FARHOS? FARHOS is a complete Hospital Pharmacy Information Management System. It fulfils all the requirements about the Hospital Pharmacy management like

More information

Summary chapter 1 chapter 2 147

Summary chapter 1 chapter 2 147 146 There is an increasing need for questionnaires to assess the health-related quality of life of Turkish and Moroccan cancer patients in the Netherlands (chapter 1). The first generation of Turkish and

More information

A Proposal on E-learning Quality Assessment in Higher Education Initiative of Andalusian Virtual Campus

A Proposal on E-learning Quality Assessment in Higher Education Initiative of Andalusian Virtual Campus A Proposal on E-learning Quality Assessment in Higher Education Initiative of Andalusian Virtual Campus 1 Lourdes Pérez-Pérez, 2 Magdalena-Pilar Andrés-Romero, 3 José-Ramón Balsas Almagro, 4 Ildefonso

More information

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy for Colorectal Neoplasia in the 21st Century: Focus on IBD

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy for Colorectal Neoplasia in the 21st Century: Focus on IBD Marbella (Spain), January 29th & 30th, 2015 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy for Colorectal Neoplasia in the 21st Century: Preliminary Program Thursday, January 29th 2015 15:45-16:00 Welcome to the

More information

PROFESSIONAL CAREER. AMCO Architecture studio. Tomares (Seville).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER. AMCO Architecture studio. Tomares (Seville). AMCO is an Architecture studio whose head office is based in Tomares (Seville). It is directed by the architects Pilar Alcalde Merina (Seville, 1967), Ana Alcalde Merina (Seville, 1973) and Carlos Alcalde

More information

PESQUERA PRADOS, JUAN JOSE

PESQUERA PRADOS, JUAN JOSE CURRÍCULUM VITAE PESQUERA PRADOS, JUAN JOSE Address : C/ Segriá nº11, 1º 2º. Sant Quirze del Vallés BARCELONA 08192. Spanish Identity Card Number : 11803373-A Date of Birth: 22 de abril de 1966 Nationality:

More information

Guia Inmigrante Ingles.qxp 14/03/2007 13:44 Página 15

Guia Inmigrante Ingles.qxp 14/03/2007 13:44 Página 15 Guia Inmigrante Ingles.qxp 14/03/2007 13:44 Página 15 GUIDE FOR IMMIGRANTS [ 15 ] General Information General Information Junta de Castilla y León: 012 Emergencies: 112 (Includes Health Services, National

More information

Sthephanny Moncada Linares (Universidad La Gran Colombia) Andrea Carolina Díaz Romero 1/17

Sthephanny Moncada Linares (Universidad La Gran Colombia) Andrea Carolina Díaz Romero 1/17 A Model for Evaluating Spanish Language Learning Websites Coherent with the Communicative Language Approach: Towards the Strengthen of the Teachers' Knowing-Howto-Do Knowledge in Digital Competence Sthephanny

More information

INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM DOMINICANS 800 years Intellectual, linguistic and cultural heritage. Call for Papers

INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM DOMINICANS 800 years Intellectual, linguistic and cultural heritage. Call for Papers INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM DOMINICANS 800 years Intellectual, linguistic and cultural heritage Call for Papers DATES : 1st-3rd September, 2016 PLACE : Convent of Santo Domingo, Caleruega (Burgos-Spain) ORGANIZER

More information

Acceptability of Rapid HIV Diagnosis. Practitioners in Spain

Acceptability of Rapid HIV Diagnosis. Practitioners in Spain Acceptability of Rapid HIV Diagnosis Technology among Primary Health Care Practitioners in Spain Agustí C, Fernàndez L, Mascort J, Carrillo R, Aguado C, Montoliu A, Puigdangolas X, De la Poza M, Rifà B,

More information

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy for Colorectal Neoplasia in the 21st Century: Expanding the Scope to IBD

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy for Colorectal Neoplasia in the 21st Century: Expanding the Scope to IBD Marbella (Spain), January 17th & 18th, 2013 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy for Colorectal Neoplasia in the 21st Century: Thursday, January 17th 2013 8:45-9:00 Welcome to the Hands-on Course Andres

More information

MUSIC THERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM

MUSIC THERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM MUSIC THERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM Within the framework of the University Program Socrates-Erasmus of the European Community, the Department of Art, Music and Sport Education of the University of Cádiz and

More information

Registrations: www.doctaforum.com/gecp

Registrations: www.doctaforum.com/gecp Chair: Rafael Rosell Under the Auspices of: Registrations: www.doctaforum.com/gecp Thursday, 21 st of November 2013 08:00-10:00 CLINICAL SESSION Isabel lbover Fundación Hospital Son Llàtzer, Palma de Mallorca

More information

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID UNIVERSITY MASTERS COURSE MASTER UNIVERSITARIO WOMEN AND HEALTH

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID UNIVERSITY MASTERS COURSE MASTER UNIVERSITARIO WOMEN AND HEALTH Presentation As a result of the World Health Organisation Conferences on women, considering women as the main agents of health and as a large collective group who must receive priority attention, one of

More information

New publications of the Centre for Sociological Research, 15.30 to 16.00 (Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, CIS)

New publications of the Centre for Sociological Research, 15.30 to 16.00 (Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, CIS) MESA HISPANA The Development of Social Network Analysis in Latin America 1st European Social Networks Conference (EUSN) http://jornades.uab.cat/eusn/ Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1 de julio de 2014

More information

Letter of Services 2014-2017

Letter of Services 2014-2017 Letter of Services 2014-2017 June 2015 1 Index 1. Identifying data and purposes of the INE 3 2. Services that the INE provides 4 3. Citizen rights 5 4. Participation and collaboration of citizens 6 5.

More information

Local Courses s REPORT

Local Courses s REPORT Project cofinanced by European Regional Development Fund Project cofinancé par le Fonds européen de développement régional 1G-MED08-515 Sustainable Water Management through Common Responsibility enhancement

More information

Nano and food in Spain: Prof. Josep Samitier Spanish Nanomedicine Platform

Nano and food in Spain: Prof. Josep Samitier Spanish Nanomedicine Platform Nano and food in Spain: Prof. Josep Samitier Spanish Nanomedicine Platform Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) University of Barcelona; Ciber-BBN; Barcelona, 5-June - 2012 EFSA SCIENTIFIC

More information

Scientific Program. Advances in the Treatment of Digestive Tumours. Symposium. International. Under the auspices of: Accredited by:

Scientific Program. Advances in the Treatment of Digestive Tumours. Symposium. International. Under the auspices of: Accredited by: Advances in the Treatment of Digestive Tumours Scientific Program 22 International Symposium Barcelona (Spain) 11th and 12th December 2014 HOTEL BARCELÓ SANTS Under the auspices of: FEDERATION OF SPANISH

More information

Chairs: Mariano Provencio. Hospital Univ. Puerta de Hierro, Majadahonda (Madrid) Rafael Rosell

Chairs: Mariano Provencio. Hospital Univ. Puerta de Hierro, Majadahonda (Madrid) Rafael Rosell Chairs: Mariano Provencio Rafael Rosell ICO, Hospital Universitario Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona (Barcelona) Under the auspices of: Registrations: www.doctaforum.com/gecp THURSDAY, 26 TH NOVEMBER NEW

More information

Impact of adhesive capsulitis on quality of life in elderly subjects with diabetes: A cross sectional study

Impact of adhesive capsulitis on quality of life in elderly subjects with diabetes: A cross sectional study Original Article Impact of adhesive capsulitis on quality of life in elderly subjects with diabetes: A cross sectional study Saumen Gupta, Kavitha Raja, Manikandan N Department of Physical Therapy, Manipal

More information

09.30 10.00H; INAUGURACIÓN / INAUGURACIÓ / INAUGURATION SSC 2015 (AUDITORIUM)

09.30 10.00H; INAUGURACIÓN / INAUGURACIÓ / INAUGURATION SSC 2015 (AUDITORIUM) 09.30 10.00H; INAUGURACIÓN / INAUGURACIÓ / INAUGURATION SSC 2015 (AUDITORIUM) Joan Carles Sánchez Mayor of Sabadell Íñigo de la Serna Mayor of Santander and President of the Spanish Smart Cities Network

More information

The EU s Seventh Framework Programme for R&D: Making the most of the 2013 Calls

The EU s Seventh Framework Programme for R&D: Making the most of the 2013 Calls The EU s Seventh Framework Programme for R&D: Making the most of the 2013 Calls DATE: 12 September 2012 TIMETABLE: From 9h30 to 17h15 VENUE: Headquarters of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

More information

II International Conference in Applied Linguistics to Foreign Language Teachin: Towards Multilingualism

II International Conference in Applied Linguistics to Foreign Language Teachin: Towards Multilingualism II International Conference in Applied Linguistics to Foreign Language Teachin: Towards Multilingualism Nebrija University is pleased to invite you to the II International Conference of Applied Linguistics

More information

Oxygen Requests List of Spanish Authorities

Oxygen Requests List of Spanish Authorities Oxygen Requests List of Spanish Authorities ANDALUCÍA MALAGA PROVINCE: Visitors to Marbella, Estepona or Manilva should send their documentation to: Hospital Costa del Sol Tel.: (+34) 951 976 663/4 Fax:

More information

Teaching Astronomy in the University of Granada. Eduardo Battaner Departamento de Física Teórica y del Cosmos

Teaching Astronomy in the University of Granada. Eduardo Battaner Departamento de Física Teórica y del Cosmos Teaching Astronomy in the University of Granada Eduardo Battaner Departamento de Física Teórica y del Cosmos Some history University created by Charles V in the XVI century (An arabic Madraza was created

More information

Introducing the WHOQOL instruments

Introducing the WHOQOL instruments Introducing the WHOQOL instruments The Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as "A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being not merely the absence of disease...".

More information

Social Cohesion in Europe

Social Cohesion in Europe Social Cohesion in Europe February 4 th, 5 th, 2008 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Scientific Committee: Gregorio Peces-Barba, Chairman (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Javier de Lucas (Director del

More information

The Expert Patient Programme in Catalonia

The Expert Patient Programme in Catalonia The Expert Patient Programme in Catalonia Country: Spain Partner Institute: University of Barcelona Survey no: (16)2010 Author(s): María González Ortega Health Policy Issues: System Organisation/ Integration

More information

RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE ELDERLY PEOPLE IN SPAIN. TOWARDS A MUNICIPAL CATEGORIZATION*

RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE ELDERLY PEOPLE IN SPAIN. TOWARDS A MUNICIPAL CATEGORIZATION* Boletín de la A.G.E. Residential N.º 43 environment - 2007, págs. of 369-374 the elderly people in Spain. Towards a municipal categorization RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE ELDERLY PEOPLE IN SPAIN. TOWARDS

More information

Sistema de telemedicina para pacientes infectados. F Garcia. Hospital Clínic Barcelona

Sistema de telemedicina para pacientes infectados. F Garcia. Hospital Clínic Barcelona Sistema de telemedicina para pacientes infectados por VIH F Garcia. Hospital Clínic Barcelona Growing number of HIV infected patients 250 new patients/year 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993

More information

Irish Haemophilia Society. Introduction to Haemophilia. Brian O Mahony November 2009

Irish Haemophilia Society. Introduction to Haemophilia. Brian O Mahony November 2009 Irish Haemophilia Society Introduction to Haemophilia Brian O Mahony November 2009 1 Content Introduction to Haemophilia Introduction to Von Willebrand's Disease Inheritance Bleeding patterns Introduction

More information

COMITÉ ESPAÑOL COMITÉ ESPAÑOL COMITÉ ESPAÑOL COMITÉ ESPAÑOL

COMITÉ ESPAÑOL COMITÉ ESPAÑOL COMITÉ ESPAÑOL COMITÉ ESPAÑOL GOVERNING ENERGY: THE ATLANTIC BASIN AND GLOBAL INSTITUTIONS Annual Event Event of the of the Spanish Committee of the of the World World Energy Council Organized Organized by: by: COMITÉ COMITÉ ESPAÑOL

More information

THE STUDENT S PERSPECTIVE: TEACHING USAGES OF MOODLE AT UNIVERSITY

THE STUDENT S PERSPECTIVE: TEACHING USAGES OF MOODLE AT UNIVERSITY THE STUDENT S PERSPECTIVE: TEACHING USAGES OF MOODLE AT UNIVERSITY José Sánchez-Santamaría, Francisco Javier Ramos, Pablo Sánchez-Antolín University of Castilla-La Mancha (SPAIN) jose.ssantamaria@uclm.es,

More information

Marcos Sanso-Navarro Curriculum Vitae February 2015

Marcos Sanso-Navarro Curriculum Vitae February 2015 Marcos Sanso-Navarro Curriculum Vitae February 2015 Office Contact Information: Departamento de Análisis Económico Facultad de Economía y Empresa Gran Vía 2. 50005 Zaragoza (Spain) Phone: (+34) 976 876

More information

The Isabel Application

The Isabel Application The Isabel Application Prof. Juan Quemada Dept. of Telematic Engineering Universidad Politécnica de Madrid ISABEL Advanced multiconferencing system 4Developed at UPM since 1993 (RACE/ACTS/IST) http://isabel.dit.upm.es

More information

1.- NAME OF THE SUBJECT 2.- KEY OF MATTER. None 3.- PREREQUISITES. None 4.- SERIALIZATION. Particular compulsory 5.- TRAINING AREA.

1.- NAME OF THE SUBJECT 2.- KEY OF MATTER. None 3.- PREREQUISITES. None 4.- SERIALIZATION. Particular compulsory 5.- TRAINING AREA. UNIVERSIDAD DE GUADALAJARA CENTRO UNIVERSITARIO DE CIENCIAS ECONÓMICO ADMINISTRATIVAS MAESTRÍA EN ADMINISTRACIÓN DE NEGOCIOS 1.- NAME OF THE SUBJECT Selected Topics in Management 2.- KEY OF MATTER D0863

More information

V Workshop on Cultural Economics and Management

V Workshop on Cultural Economics and Management 2013 V Workshop on Cultural Economics and Management Cádiz, October 24th and 25 th 2013 Facultad CCEE y Empresariales Cádiz, October 24th and 25th 2013 www.uca.es/emprendedores/5wcem Call for papers The

More information

Quality of Life and Illness Perception in Adult EB Clinic Patients

Quality of Life and Illness Perception in Adult EB Clinic Patients Quality of Life and Illness Perception in Adult EB Clinic Patients Diane Beattie, Psychologist in Clinical Training Jacinta Kennedy, Principal Clinical Psychologist Katherine Sweeney, Clinical Nurse Specialist

More information

Item transformation for computer assisted language testing: The adaptation of the Spanish University entrance examination

Item transformation for computer assisted language testing: The adaptation of the Spanish University entrance examination Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences 2 (2010) 3586 3590 WCES-2010 Item transformation for computer assisted language testing: The adaptation of the Spanish

More information

Physical Activity and Health Education in European Schools

Physical Activity and Health Education in European Schools Physical Activity and Health Education in European Schools 1 INTRODUCCTION Health(a)ware is an open and dynamic symposium which focuses on Physical Activity as a privileged subject to approach health in

More information

Spain is my country. Spain is where I live.

Spain is my country. Spain is where I live. Spain is my country Spain is my country. Spain is where I live. Location Spain is located in the south west of Europe. Spain Limits Spain is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea, to

More information

EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE BY YOUTH BASKETBALL COACHES

EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE BY YOUTH BASKETBALL COACHES Revista de Psicología del Deporte 2009. Vol. 18 - suppl., pp. 325-329 ISSN: 1132-239X Universitat de les Illes Balears Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROFESSIONAL

More information

2009 Faculty & Staff. Spanish School - Vermont. Faculty - Vermont

2009 Faculty & Staff. Spanish School - Vermont. Faculty - Vermont 2009 Faculty & Staff Spanish School - Vermont Director: Jacobo Sefamí Professor, University of California, Irvine Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin Assistant Director (Graduate Studies): Antonio Carreño

More information

Evaluation of an exercise for measuring impact in e-learning: Case study of learning a second language

Evaluation of an exercise for measuring impact in e-learning: Case study of learning a second language Evaluation of an exercise for measuring impact in e-learning: Case study of learning a second language J.M. Sánchez-Torres Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá D.C., Colombia jmsanchezt@unal.edu.co

More information

Institute of Health Carlos III Research Public Organization Ministry of Science and Innovation. Research Unit on Telemedicine and e-health

Institute of Health Carlos III Research Public Organization Ministry of Science and Innovation. Research Unit on Telemedicine and e-health Institute of Health Carlos III Research Public Organization Ministry of Science and Innovation Research Unit on Telemedicine and e-health José Luis Monteagudo c/ Monforte de Lemos 3,5 28029, Madrid +34

More information

Innovation and Teaching Technologies

Innovation and Teaching Technologies Innovation and Teaching Technologies Marta Peris-Ortiz Fernando J. Garrigós-Simón Ignacio Gil Pechuán Editors Innovation and Teaching Technologies New Directions in Research, Practice and Policy Editors

More information

QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HEALTHCARE ORGANISATIONS IN SPAIN: SAME GOALS, DIFFERENT METHODS.

QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HEALTHCARE ORGANISATIONS IN SPAIN: SAME GOALS, DIFFERENT METHODS. QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HEALTHCARE ORGANISATIONS IN SPAIN: SAME GOALS, DIFFERENT METHODS. Dr. Eduardo de la Sota (Médico, Psiquiatra, Experto en gerencia de organizaciones sanitarias, Profesor de la Universidad

More information

INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA IN SERVICES MARKETING STRATEGIES

INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA IN SERVICES MARKETING STRATEGIES INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA IN SERVICES MARKETING STRATEGIES INTERNATIONAL SUMMER COURSE IN SPAIN JULY 2013, MONDAY 1ST TO FRIDAY 5TH ] To ensure that we deliver our programs most effectively and with maximum

More information

Instituto de Ciencias del Grafismo Institute of Graphological Sciences

Instituto de Ciencias del Grafismo Institute of Graphological Sciences Instituto de Ciencias del Grafismo Institute of Graphological Sciences JANUARY 2011: START OF THE NEW AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA (UAB) COURSE PROGRAMME FOR THE MASTERS IN EUROPEAN GRAPHOANALYSIS

More information

SPORT COMMITMENT IN HIGH PERFOMANCE BASKETBALL COACHES

SPORT COMMITMENT IN HIGH PERFOMANCE BASKETBALL COACHES Revista de Psicología del Deporte 2009. Vol. 18 - suppl., pp. 303-307 ISSN: 1132-239X Universitat de les Illes Balears Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona SPORT COMMITMENT IN HIGH PERFOMANCE BASKETBALL COACHES

More information

A New Tutorial System for Computer Science and Telecommunication Engineering Students

A New Tutorial System for Computer Science and Telecommunication Engineering Students A New Tutorial System for Computer Science and Telecommunication Engineering Students Rico Castro, Nuria 3 ; Castillo Valdivieso, Pedro Ángel 1 ; Rubio Escudero, Miguel Ángel 5 ; Paderewski Rodríguez,

More information

MASTER S DEGREE IN SPORTS MARKETING

MASTER S DEGREE IN SPORTS MARKETING Spain: 902 100 074 Outside Spain: (+34) 917 407 272 MASTER S DEGREE IN SPORTS MARKETING Type of graduate degree: Master s degree (official) Academic Area: Marketing and Communication Duration: 60 ECTS,

More information

Ana Hidalgo-Cabrillana Updated: 19 /01/ 2015

Ana Hidalgo-Cabrillana Updated: 19 /01/ 2015 Ana Hidalgo-Cabrillana Updated: 19 /01/ 2015 Personal Data Nationality: Spanish Sex: Female Current Position: May 2012-present, Assistant Professor Department of Economic Analysis: Economic Theory and

More information

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PEDAGOGICAL VARIABLES OF COACHING A MINI-BASKETBALL TEAM

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PEDAGOGICAL VARIABLES OF COACHING A MINI-BASKETBALL TEAM Revista de Psicología del Deporte 2009. Vol. 18 - suppl., pp. 319-323 ISSN: 1132-239X Universitat de les Illes Balears Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PEDAGOGICAL VARIABLES OF

More information

Assistant Director: Antonio Carreño W. Duncan MacMillan Family Professor, Brown University. Ph.D., Yale University.

Assistant Director: Antonio Carreño W. Duncan MacMillan Family Professor, Brown University. Ph.D., Yale University. 2008 Faculty Archive Director: Susan Carvalho Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, and Associate Professor of Spanish American literature, University of Kentucky Director Designate: Jacobo Sefamí

More information

3Aena Aeropuertos. Airports. 2011 Annual report. Airports

3Aena Aeropuertos. Airports. 2011 Annual report. Airports 3 Aena Aeropuertos The birth of Aena Aeropuertos in June 2011 came in response to relevant changes in Aena s management model. The new company is to take on all airport management competencies and is poised

More information

Evaluating Professional Competencies for Labor Placement of the Physical Education Teacher

Evaluating Professional Competencies for Labor Placement of the Physical Education Teacher Evaluating Professional Competencies for Labor Placement of the Physical Education Teacher Miguel Ángel Gallardo College of Education and Humanities, University of Granada in Melilla Spain magvigil@ugr.es

More information

Cross-Validation of Item Selection and Scoring for the SF-12 Health Survey in Nine Countries: Results from the IQOLA Project

Cross-Validation of Item Selection and Scoring for the SF-12 Health Survey in Nine Countries: Results from the IQOLA Project J Clin Epidemiol Vol. 51, No. 11, pp. 1171 1178, 1998 Copyright 1998 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved. 0895-4356/98 $ see front matter PII S0895-4356(98)00109-7 Cross-Validation of Item Selection

More information

JOSEP MARIA LLUÍS-FONT Curriculum Vitae EDUCATION. First Degree Center Date Social Sciences: Pedagogy University of Barcelona 1964/10/31

JOSEP MARIA LLUÍS-FONT Curriculum Vitae EDUCATION. First Degree Center Date Social Sciences: Pedagogy University of Barcelona 1964/10/31 JOSEP MARIA LLUÍS-FONT Curriculum Vitae EDUCATION First Degree Center Date Social Sciences: Pedagogy University of Barcelona 1964/10/31 Master Center Date Industrial Psychology University of Barcelona

More information

GeoGebra Institute of Castilla y León (IGCL)

GeoGebra Institute of Castilla y León (IGCL) Application for GeoGebra Institute 1 GeoGebra Institute Application to establish the GeoGebra Institute of Castilla y León (IGCL) July 30-2014, Burgos, Castilla y León, SPAIN The International GeoGebra

More information

Red Española de Métodos Alternativos a la Experimentación Animal. The Spanish Network for Alternative Methods to Animal Experimentation

Red Española de Métodos Alternativos a la Experimentación Animal. The Spanish Network for Alternative Methods to Animal Experimentation ecopa 2011 Report Presented by Guillermo Repetto President of REMA Red Española de Métodos Alternativos a la Experimentación Animal 1. Dissemination 2. Promotion 3. Training 4. Cooperation with authorities

More information

DOCTORATE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

DOCTORATE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DOCTORATE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PROVISIONAL OFFICIAL RECOGNITION AND NATIONAL VALIDITY OF THE DEGREE RES. ME N 698/13 SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS UNL University DOCTORATE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

More information

The use of alcohol and drugs and HIV treatment compliance in Brazil

The use of alcohol and drugs and HIV treatment compliance in Brazil The use of alcohol and drugs and HIV treatment compliance in Brazil André Malbergier, MD, PhD Hospital das Clínicas Medical School University of São Paulo Brasil The Casa da AIDS offers specialized integral

More information

CURRICULUM VITAE 11/10/04

CURRICULUM VITAE 11/10/04 CURRICULUM VITAE 11/10/04 Ariana Diana RUS MD. PRESENT POSITION 2000-present Department of Physiology Faculty of Medicine University of Valencia PhD Student Cl/ Avda. Blasco Ibanez, 15 C.P. 46010 Valencia

More information

TOURISM PLANNING AT MAJOR WORLD HERITAGE ARCHAELOGICAL SITES. International Meeting of Experts

TOURISM PLANNING AT MAJOR WORLD HERITAGE ARCHAELOGICAL SITES. International Meeting of Experts WHC/LAC/SpFIT/NS/rev.6 TOURISM PLANNING AT MAJOR WORLD HERITAGE ARCHAELOGICAL SITES International Meeting of Experts PROGRAM FOR THE MEETING 1 Introduction This proposal is the upshot of a series of technical

More information

Scientific goal THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AS A COMMON TERRITORY ATLANTIC AXIS MEETING POINTS POINTS OF DIVERGENCE. North Atlantic Ocean. South Atlantic Ocean

Scientific goal THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AS A COMMON TERRITORY ATLANTIC AXIS MEETING POINTS POINTS OF DIVERGENCE. North Atlantic Ocean. South Atlantic Ocean Scientific goal The present international workshop, organized by the Aula Maria Zambrano of Transatlantic Studies under the title Spain and America: crossed paths. An interdisciplinary perspective, is

More information

Quality of Life of Children

Quality of Life of Children Quality of Life of Children with Mental Illness Martha J. Molly Faulkner, PhD, CNP, LISW University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Children s Psychiatric Center Outpatient Services Objectives History

More information

The Portuguese Version of the Eating Disorders Inventory: Evaluation of its Psychometric Properties

The Portuguese Version of the Eating Disorders Inventory: Evaluation of its Psychometric Properties European Eating Disorders Review Eur. Eat. Disorders Rev. 9, 43±52 (2001) Paper The Portuguese Version of the Eating Disorders Inventory: Evaluation of its Psychometric Properties Paulo P. P. Machado*,

More information

PROGRAM. Sunday April 13th, 2008. Time. Activity. Check In Westin Hotel 14:00

PROGRAM. Sunday April 13th, 2008. Time. Activity. Check In Westin Hotel 14:00 Sunday April 13th, 2008 14:00 Check In Westin Hotel 20:00 a 22:00 Welcoming Cocktail at the "Salon de Cabildo" in the City Hall, hosted by Mr. Jorge Lozano Armengol, Mayor of San Luis Potosí. Welcoming

More information

Changing Clinical Practices and Education in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Through Global Health Partnerships

Changing Clinical Practices and Education in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Through Global Health Partnerships Abstract: Global health has expanded a great deal in the past 10 to 15 years through expansion of training programs, implementation of best practices, funding and performance of clinical research, and

More information

Official Master's Degree in Finance

Official Master's Degree in Finance Official Master's Degree in Finance The program's Faculty is composed by: Lecturers (with PhD) from Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE). Business professionals

More information