Research groups

GC12 Clinical and Epidemiological Research in Primary Care (GICEAP)

We are a consolidated group of medical practitioners and researchers, most of us working in the field of Primary Care (PC) and others at the University of Córdoba and hospitals in the province of Córdoba. Our group is multidisciplinary and heterogeneous, and composed mainly of specialists in Family and Community Medicine, but it also includes professionals working in the field of Preventive Medicine and Public Health/Epidemiology, Occupational Medicine, Cardiology, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Dental health and Otorhinolaryngology, Nursing and Biology.

We approach clinical and epidemiological research from the point of view of primary care settings. Our long-term objectives are to encourage, promote and develop high quality research with practical applicability in the field of PC.  Our studies include a wide range of topics, including health promotion and prevention in primary care (Luis Pérula); health communication and emotional health (Ana Roldán); medical education (Roger Ruiz); and occupational, public and environmental health (Manuel Vaquero). Our main interest in specific disease areas focuses on respiratory diseases (Antonio Hidalgo, Javier Ruiz), odontostomatology (Antonio Blanco), cardiovascular risk factors (Enrique Martín), or dermatology (Mª Carmen Arias, Enrique Villegas). We also carry out research in apnea-hipopnea syndrome (Jesús Serrano), alcohol consumption (Jose Angel Fernández, Esperanza Romero), or aging and health (Manuel Rich, Jesús González).

Some recent contributions, showing the transversal nature of our research in the area of primary care, are highlighted:

We actively collaborate with various other research groups of IMIBIC: Cell therapy (GC-14),  Pneumology (GA-03), and Clinical Virology and Zoonoses (GC-26). Our external and international collaborators include Communication and Health Group and PAPPS (semFYC), Rediapp (ISC III), National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC-WHO, Lyon, France), University of Rochester (USA), Francisco de Vitoria University / School of Medicine (Madrid), EGRP (WONCA), Irish Center St. John's Community Hospital of Enniscorthy and Co. Wexford (Ireland), and Boston University School of Public Health and Boston Medical Center.

Research Lines

  • Active studies in this field include the evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions in primary care ( approach to alcohol consumption, effectiveness of mindfulness), the validation of screening tests (Sleep Apnoea-Hypopnoea Syndrome), health promotion and cancer prevention (recommendations of the European Code Against Cancer, NICE Guideline on community involvement), and new therapies for the prevention and treatment of cancer (side effects of radiation oncology in women with breast cancer).
  • The research line of health promotion and prevention in primary care is led by Dr. Luis Pérula.
  • The main focus of the research in this area is to verify the effect of non-pharmacological interventions, based on clinical communication and health education (social isolation, mindfulness, work-related stress and burnout in Primary Care, etc.).
  • The research line of Communication and Health is led by Dra. Ana Roldán.
  • Studies in this field aim to verify the perioperative/periprocedural management of antithrombotic drugs.
  • The research line of Risk factors and cardiovascular diseases is led by Dr Enrique Martín.
  • This line of research focuses on the study of intervention programs to reduce falls or social isolation and loneliness within the elderly population.
  • The research activities in this topic are led by Dr. Manuel Rich.
  • It is a new line of research focused on generating knowledge about the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of SARS-CoV2 infection.
  • The research line is led by Dr. Luis Pérula and Dr. Jorge Padilla.
  • This line is led by Dr. Antonio Ranchal and Dr. Manuel Vaquero.

Networks

Keywords

  • primary care
  • epidemiology
  • preventive medicine
  • applied research
  • family and community medicine
  • communication and health
  • community health
  • public health
  • environment

Additional Information

Highlighted publications

Romero-Rodríguez E, Pérula-de Torres LA, Moscosio-Cuevas JI, Ruiz-Moral R, Jiménez-García C, Olaya-Caro I, Camarelles-Guillem F. Health-Related Lifestyles and Cancer-Preventive Behaviors of Medical and Nursing Students and Family Medicine Residents in Relation to the European Code Against Cancer. J Cancer Educ. 2019 Dec 17. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01667-3. 
IF: 1.690    Q3

Álvarez-Fernández, Vaquero-Abellán, Romero-Saldaña, Álvarez-López. [Workers especially sensitive to cardiovascular risk]. Rev Esp Salud Pública. 2019 Sep 27;93 PII: e201909083.
IF: 0,635    Q4

Esperanza Romero-Rodríguez, Lourdes Cuevas, Lorena Simón, Eva Bermejo-Sánchez, Iñaki Galán. Changes in Alcohol Intake During Pregnancy in Spain, 1980 to 2014. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2019: 1-7 DOI: 10.1111/acer.14193.
IF: 3,235    Q2

Pérula de Torres LA, Moscosio Cuevas JI, Bartolomé Moreno C, Martín-Carrillo P, Martín-Rabadán M, Jiménez García C. Conocimiento, conducta y actitud ante el Código Europeo contra el cáncer por parte de los profesionales sanitarios de atención primaria. Aten Primaria 2019. Available online 7 January 2019. In Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aprim.2018.11.002.
IF: 1,346    Q3

Romero E, Pérula LA, Leiva F. Feedback en la formación médica. Educación Médica 2019 (en prensa, Ref. EDUMED-D-19-00004).

Ruiz Moral R, Monge Martín D, Garcia de Leonardo C, Pérula de Torres LA, Caballero Martínez F. [Promoting Health Promotion: Medical students perceptions about an educational program on behavioral change in primary care]. Aten Primaria. 2019 Aug - Sep;51(7):435-441. doi: 10.1016/j.aprim.2018.02.013.
IF: 1,346    Q3

Pérula de Torres LA, Moscosio Cuevas JI, Romero E, Ruiz R, Ranchal A. Grado de conocimiento del Código Europeo contra el Cáncer entre los estudiantes universitarios, residentes y profesionales sanitarios de Atención Primaria. Aten Primaria. 2019 Oct 28. pii: S0212-6567(19)30287-2. doi: 10.1016/j.aprim.2019.07.010.
IF: 1,346    Q3

Pérula-de Torres LA, Atalaya JCV, García-Campayo J, Roldán-Villalobos A, Magallón-Botaya R, Bartolomé-Moreno C, Moreno-Martos H, Melús-Palazón E, Liétor-Villajos N, Valverde-Bolívar FJ, Hachem-Salas N, Rodríguez LA, Navarro-Gil M, Epstein R, Cabezón-Crespo A, Moreno CM; collaborative group of the MINDUUDD study. Controlled clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of a mindfulness and self-compassion 4-session programme versus an 8-session programme to reduce work stress and burnout in family and community medicine physicians and nurses: MINDUUDD study protocol. BMC Fam Pract. 2019 Feb 6;20(1):24. doi: 10.1186/s12875-019-0913-z. 
IF: 2.431    Q2

Romero Rodríguez EM, Pérula de Torres LA, Fernández García JA, Parras Rejano JM, Roldán Villalobos A, Camarelles Guillén F. Alcohol Consumption in Spanish Primary Health Care Providers: A National, Cross-sectional Study. BMJ Open 2019;9:e024211. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024211 https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/9/2/e024211.full.pdf.
IF: 2.413    Q2

Romero-Rodríguez E, Pérula de Torres LA, Leiva-Cepas F, Fernández García JA, Fernández López S, Martín-Rabadán Muro M, et al. Knowledge, attitudes and preventive practices of primary health care professionals towards alcohol use: A national, cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE 2019;14: e0216199. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216199 
IF: 2.766    Q1

Romero-Rodríguez E, Pérula de Torres LÁ, Parras Rejano JM, Leiva-Cepas F, Camarelles Guillem F, Fernández Márquez R, Fernández García JÁ; Collaborative Group Alco-AP. Prevalence of hazardous alcohol use among Spanish primary care providers. BMC Fam Pract. 2019 Jul 26;20(1):104. doi: 10.1186/s12875-019-0999-3 
IF: 2.431    Q2

Romero-Rodríguez E, Pérula de Torres LÁ, Fernández García JÁ, Roldán Villalobos A, Ruiz Moral R, Parras Rejano JM. Impact of a primary care training program on the prevention and management of unhealthy alcohol use: A quasi-experimental study. Patient Educ Couns. 2019 May 23. pii: S0738-3991(19)30203-4. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.05.019. [Epub ahead of print] 
IF: 2.821    Q2

Lowres N,…,Martín-Rioboó E, Pérula de Torres LA, et al. Estimated stroke risk, yield, and number needed to screen for atrial fibrillation detected through single time screening: a multi-country patient-level meta-analysis of 141,220 screened individuals. PLoS Med. 2019 Sep; 16(9). doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002903
IF: 6.626    Q1

Hernández-Ascanio J, Pérula-de Torres LA, Roldán-Villalobos A, Pérula-de Torres JC, Rich-Ruiz M; Collaborative Group Asys Proyect. Effectiveness of a multicomponent intervention to reduce social isolation and loneliness in community-dwelling elders: A randomized clinical trial. Study protocol. J Adv Nurs. 2019 Oct 10. doi: 10.1111/jan.14230. [Epub ahead of print] 
IF: 2,376    Q1

Leiva-Cepas F, Romero-Rodríguez E, Barroso Sevillano M. [Young Associate Editors in Family Medicine-SEMERGEN]. Semergen. 2019 Apr;45(3):145-146. doi: 10.1016/j.semerg.2019.04.003.

Leiva-Cepas F, Jimena I, Ruz-Caracuel I, Luque E, Villalba R, Peña-Amaro J. Histology of skeletal muscle reconstructed by means of the implantation of autologous adipose tissue: an experimental study. Histol Histopathol. 2019 Sep 12:18163. doi: 10.14670/HH-18-160.

Agüera E, Castilla S, Luque E, Jimena I, Ruz-Caracuel I, Leiva-Cepas F, Peña J. Denervated muscle extract promotes recovery of muscle atrophy through activation of satellite cells. An experimental study. J Sport Health Sci. 2019 Jan;8(1):23-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jshs.2017.05.007. Epub 2017 May 26. Erratum in: J Sport Health Sci. 2019 May;8(3):298.

Concepción Flores Muñoz, Francisco de Asís Manchado López, Antonio Ranchal Sánchez. Sistema de auriculares en teleoperadores: estudio en una central de llamadas del sur de España Headset System in Teleoperators: Study in a Call Centre in Southern Spain. Med Segur Trab (Internet). 2019;65(254):37-48.

Antón-Habas V, Carrera-González MDP, Moreno-Casbas MT, Quesada-Gómez JM, Rich-Ruiz M. Correlation between biomarkers of pain in saliva and PAINAD scale in elderly people with cognitive impairment and inability to communicate: descriptive study protocol. BMJ Open. 2019 Nov 10;9(11):e032927. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032927. 
IF: 2.413    Q2

Aparicio-Martínez P, Martínez P, Perea-Moreno A, Redel-Macías MD., Pagliari C, Vaquero-Abellán M., Social media, thin-ideal, body dissatisfaction and disordered eating  attitudes: an exploratory analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16, 4177; doi:10.3390/ijerph16214177 
Q2

Aparicio-Martínez P, Martínez P, Perea-Moreno A, Redel-Macías MD., Vaquero-Abellán M., Pagliari C.  Research on social networks and health in young people: a bibliometric analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16, 4024; doi:10.3390/ijerph16204024 
Q2

Álvarez-Fernández C, Vaquero-Abellán M, Romero-Saldaña M, Álvarez- López C. Trabajadores especialmente sensibles al riesgo cardiovascular. Rev Esp Salud Pública. 2019;93: e201909083 
Q4

Romero-Saldaña M, Fuentes-Jiménez FJ, Vaquero-Abellán M, Álvarez-Fernández C, Molina-Recio G, López-Miranda J. Predictive capacity and cutoff value of the Waist-to-Height Ratio in the incidence of Metabolic Syndrome. A longitudinal study in workers. Clinical Nursing Research, 2019: 28(6): 676-691 https://doi.org/10.1177/1054773817740533 
Q2

Ruiz P, Causse M, Vaquero M, Casal M.  In Vitro Activity of Tedizolid against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Mar 27;63(4). pii: e01939-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01939-18 
Q1

Portero S; Cebrino J, Herruzo J, Vaquero M Factors related to the probability of suffering mental health problems in emergency care professionals. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem, Abril 2019, vol.29, 27:e3144. doi: 10.1590/1518-8345.3079-3144.
Q3

Aparicio-Martínez P, Martínez P, Perea-Moreno A, Vaquero-Álvarez E, Redel-Macías MD., Vaquero-Abellán M. Is possible to train health professionals in prevention of high-risk pathogens like the Ebola by using the mobile phone?. Telematics and Informatics, 2019 38(5) 74-86 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2018.08.004 
Q1

Patents

Composition of Doxycycline in liposomes for the prevention, improvement and treatment of ocular pathologies (P201431379, National patent).

Composition for the relief, improvement, prevention and treatment of dry eye syndrome (PCT / ES2015 / 070695. International patent).

Dr. Luis Ángel Pérula de Torres

Principal Investigator

Projects

PROJECTS IN 2020

Ongoing projects

Regional

Carlos Pérula de Torres; Efectividad de Una Intervención No Farmacológica Multicomponente para Reducir el Aislamiento Social y la Soledad de Mayores Residentes en Su Domicilio.; Funding Agency: FUNDACION PUBLICA ANDALUZA PROGRESO Y SALUD; Reference: AP-0079-2016

Antonio Hidalgo Requena; Efectividad de la Intervención Educacional Frente Al Autoaprendizaje por Documentación en el Paciente Epoc; Funding Agency: FUNDACION PUBLICA ANDALUZA PROGRESO Y SALUD; Reference: AP-0140-2017

Ana María Roldán Villalobos; Proyecto MINDUUDD. Eficacia de Un Programa de Entrenamiento en Mindfulness y en Autocompasión de 4  Sesiones Frente Al de 8 Sesiones para Reducir el Estrés Laboral y el Burnout en  Profesionales de Medicina y Enfermería Familiar y Comunitaria: Un Ensayo C; Funding Agency: FUNDACION PUBLICA ANDALUZA PROGRESO Y SALUD; Reference: AP-0155-2018

Jesús Serrano Merino; Validación Al Español del Cuestionario de Berlin para la Detección de Pacientes de 40 Años O Más Con Síndrome de Apnea-Hipoapnea del Sueño en Atención Primaria: Estudios Sahs-Cb; Funding Agency: FUNDACION PUBLICA ANDALUZA PROGRESO Y SALUD; Reference: AP-0177-2018

Luis Ángel Pérula de Torres; Evaluación de la Difusión Internacional del Código Europeo Contra el Cáncer A Través de la  Telefonía Móvil. Estudio Piloto en la Población de Andalucía (España) A Través del Servicio Click Salud +  (Estudio Cecc-Oms); Funding Agency: FUNDACION PUBLICA ANDALUZA PROGRESO Y SALUD; Reference: AP-0201-2019

Jesús González Lama; Sistema de Control de Actividad en el Hogar: Inteligencia Artificial para Empoderar Al Paciente Con Diabetes A Través de la Monitorización de las Actividades Diarias; Funding Agency: FUNDACION PUBLICA ANDALUZA PROGRESO Y SALUD; Reference: AP-0233-2019

Celia Jiménez García; Eficacia y Seguridad de Una Crema Cosmética de Aloe Vera, Camomila y Tomillo (Alantel®) para la Profilaxis O el Tratamiento de la Dermatitis Leve Inducida Por Radioterapia en Pacientes Con Cáncer de Mama; Funding Agency: FUNDACION PUBLICA ANDALUZA PROGRESO Y SALUD; Reference: AP-0235-2019

María del Pilar Carrera González; Adaptación y Validación de la Versión Española de la Pain Assessment In Advanced dementia Scale (Painad) y Determinacion de Biomarcadores del Dolor en Saliva en Personas Mayores Con Deterioro Cognitivo Con Incapacidad de Comunicación; Funding Agency: CONSEJERÍA DE SALUD Y FAMILIAS; Reference: PI-0357-2017

National

Manuel Rich Ruíz; Eficacia del Programa de Ejercicios de Otago aplicado de forma grupal versus individual en la probabilidad de caídas de personas entre 65-80 años no institucionalizadas; Funding Agency: INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III; Reference: PI16/01520

Luis Ángel Pérula de Torres; Evalúa GPS (Evalúa y Aplica Guías de práctica de Promoción de la Salud): evaluación de la implementación de la guía NICE NG44; Funding Agency: INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III; Reference: PI19/01525

PROJECTS IN 2019

Ongoing projects

Regional

Arias Blanco, Mª.C. Utilidad de la teledermatoscopia en el diagnóstico de lesiones cutáneas tumorales en atención primaria. Funding Agency: Andalusian Progress and Health Foundation (FPS). Reference: PI-0067-2016-AP

Pérula de Torres, C. Efectividad de Una Intervención No Farmacológica Multicomponente para Reducir el Aislamiento Social y la Soledad de Mayores Residentes en Su Domicilio.. Funding Agency: Andalusian Progress and Health Foundation (FPS). Reference: AP-0079-2016

Carrera Gonzalez, MªP. Adaptation and validation of the Spanish version of the pain assessment in ad-vanced dementia scale (Painad) and determination of biomarkers of pain in saliva in older persons with cognitive detection with communication disability. Funding agency: Regional Ministry of Health and Social Policy (CISPS). Reference: PI-0357-2017

Hidalgo Requena, A.Efectividad de la Intervención Educacional Frente Al Autoaprendizaje por Documentación en el Paciente Epoc. Funding Agency: Andalusian Progress and Health Foundation (FPS).Reference: AP-0140-2017                 

Roldán Villalobos, A.M. Eficacia de un programa de entrenamiento en mindfulness y en autocompasión de 4 sesiones frente al de 8 sesiones para reducir el estrés laboral y el burnout en  profesionales de medicina y enfermería familiar y comunitaria: Un Ensayo Clínico  Controlado. Funding Agency: Andalusian Progress and Health Foundation (FPS). Reference: AP-0155-2018

Serrano Merino, J. Validación Al Español del Cuestionario de Berlin para la Detección de Pacientes de 40 Años O Más Con Síndrome de Apnea-Hipoapnea del Sueño en Atención Primaria: Estudios Sahs-Cb; Funding Agency: Andalusian Progress and Health Foundation (FPS); Reference: AP-0177-2018

Pérula de Torres, LA. Evaluación de la Difusión Internacional del Código Europeo Contra el Cáncer A Través de la Telefonía Móvil. Estudio Piloto en la Población de Andalucía (España) A Través del Servicio Click Salud +  (Estudio Cecc-Oms) Funding Agency: Andalusian Progress and Health Foundation (FPS). Reference: AP-0201-2019

National

Rich Ruíz, M. Efficacy of the Otago Exercise Program (OEP) delivered as group training versus individually tailored training in community-dwelling adults between 65 and 80 years old. Funding Agency: National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII). Reference: PI16/01520

Pérula de Torres, LA. Evalúa GPS (Evalúa y aplica Guías de práctica de Promoción de la Salud): evaluación de la implementación de la Guía NICE NG44. Funding Agency: National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII). Reference: PI19/01525

Publications

Publications in 2020

de la Cruz SP, Cebrino J, Herruzo J, Vaquero-Abellan M. A Multicenter Study into Burnout, Perceived Stress, Job Satisfaction, Coping Strategies, and General Health among Emergency Department Nursing Staff. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. 2020. 9 (4):- DOI: 10.3390/jcm9041007 
IF: 3,303 Q: 1

Alvarez MV, Aparicio-Martinez P, Pozo FJF, Alonso JV, Sanchez IMB, Romero-Saldana M. A Sustainable Approach to the Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Its Economic Burden. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 2020. 17 (6):- DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17061891 
IF: 2,849 Q: 1

Ranchal-Sanchez A, Diaz-Bernier VM, de la Florida-Villagran CA, Llorente-Cantarero FJ, Campos-Perez J, Jurado-Castro JM. Acute Effects of Beetroot Juice Supplements on Resistance Training: A Randomized Double-Blind Crossover. NUTRIENTS. 2020. 12 (7):- DOI: 10.3390/nu12071912 
IF: 4,546 Q: 1

Vaquero-Alvarez E, Cubero-Atienza A, Ruiz-Martinez P, Vaquero-Abellan M, Mecias MDR, Aparicio-Martinez P. Bibliometric Study of Technology and Occupational Health in Healthcare Sector: A Worldwide Trend to the Future. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 2020. 17 (18):- DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17186732 
IF: 2,849 Q: 1

Vaamonde D, Hackney AC, Manso JMG, Ardiles EA, Vaquero M. Birth sex ratio in the offspring of professional male soccer players: influence of exercise training load. HUMAN REPRODUCTION. 2020. 35 (11):2613-2618 DOI: 10.1093/humrep/deaa225 
IF: 5,733 Q: 1 D: 1

de Torres LAP, Rioboo EM, Lama JG, Rejano JMP, Garcia JAF, Criado EG, Martinez-Adell MA. Clinical-epidemiological characteristics of the atrial fibrillation in patients 65 years of age or older diagnosed in primary care. REVISTA ESPANOLA DE SALUD PUBLICA. 2020. 94 
IF: 0,746 Q: 4

de Torres LAP, Rodriguez ER, Cuevas JIM, Garcia CJ. Degree of knowledge of the European Code against Cancer among university students, residents and health professionals of primary care. ATENCION PRIMARIA. 2020. 52 (4):287-289 DOI: 10.1016/j.aprim.2019.07.010 
IF: 1,087 Q: 3

Canton-Habas V, Rich-Ruiz M, Romero-Saldana M, Carrera-Gonzalez MD. Depression as a Risk Factor for Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. BIOMEDICINES. 2020. 8 (11):- DOI: 10.3390/biomedicines8110457 
IF: 4,717 Q: 1

Vaquero-Alvarez M, Molina-Luque R, Fonseca-Pozo FJ, Molina-Recio G, Lopez-Miranda J, Romero-Saldana M. Diagnostic Precision of Anthropometric Variables for the Detection of Hypertension in Children and Adolescents. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 2020. 17 (12):- DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17124415 
IF: 2,849 Q: 1

Moral RR, Andrade-Rosa C, Molina JD, Barba EC, de Torres LP, Martin DM. Effectiveness of a communication skills training program for medical students to identify patients communicative clues. PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING. 2020. 103 (11):2384-2387 DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2020.05.018 
IF: 2,607 Q: 1

Hernandez-Ascanio J, Perula-de Torres LA, Roldan-Villalobos A, Perula-de Torres JC, Rich-Ruiz M. Effectiveness of a multicomponent intervention to reduce social isolation and loneliness in community-dwelling elders: A randomized clinical trial. Study protocol. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING. 2020. 76 (1):337-346 DOI: 10.1111/jan.14230 
IF: 2,561 Q: 1 D: 1

Romero-Lopez AM, Portero-de-la-Cruz S, Vaquero-Abellan M. Effectiveness of a web platform on university students' motivation to quit smoking. REVISTA LATINO-AMERICANA DE ENFERMAGEM. 2020. 28 ():- DOI: 10.1590/1518-8345.3731.3318 
IF: 1,297 Q: 3

Munoz-Alcaraz MN, Perula-de-Torres LA, Serrano-Merino J, Jimenez-Vilchez AJ, Olmo-Carmona MV, Munoz-Garcia MT, Bartolome-Moreno C, Olivan-Blazquez B, Magallon-Botaya R. Efficacy and efficiency of a new therapeutic approach based on activity-oriented proprioceptive antiedema therapy (TAPA) for edema reduction and improved occupational performance in the rehabilitation of breast cancer-related arm lymphedema in women: a controlled, randomized clinical trial. BMC CANCER. 2020. 20 (1):- DOI: 10.1186/s12885-020-07558-x 
IF: 3,497 Q: 1

Aparicio-Martinez P, Ruiz-Rubio M, Perea-Moreno AJ, Martinez-Jimenez MP, Pagliari C, Redel-Macias MD, Vaquero-Abellan M. Gender differences in the addiction to social networks in the Southern Spanish university students. TELEMATICS AND INFORMATICS. 2020. 46 ():- DOI: 10.1016/j.tele.2019.101304 
IF: 4,139 Q: 1

Leiva-Cepas F, Jimena I, Ruz-Caracuel I, Luque E, Villalba R, Pena-Amaro J. Histology of skeletal muscle reconstructed by means of the implantation of autologous adipose tissue: an experimental study. HISTOLOGY AND HISTOPATHOLOGY. 2020. 35 (5):457-474 DOI: 10.14670/HH-18-163 
IF: 2,021 Q: 3

Ranchal-Sanchez A, Romero-Rodriguez E, Jurado-Castro JM, Ruiz-Gandara A, Vaquero-Abellan M. Impact of a Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Program at a Regional University Hospital and Predictive Variables of Being a Smoker among Hospital Workers. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 2020. 17 (22):- DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17228432 
IF: 2,849 Q: 1

Ramirez-Exposito MJ, Duenas-Rodriguez B, Carrera-Gonzalez MP, Navarro-Cecilia J, Martinez-Martos JM. Insulin-Regulated Aminopeptidase in Women with Breast Cancer: A Role beyond the Regulation of Oxytocin and Vasopressin. CANCERS. 2020. 12 (11):- DOI: 10.3390/cancers12113252 
IF: 6,126 Q: 1

de Torres LAP, Cuevas JIM, Moreno CB, Martin-Carrillo P, Martin-Rabadan M, Garcia CJ. Knowledge, conduct and attitude before the European Code against Cancer by health professionals of primary care. ATENCION PRIMARIA. 2020. 52 (2):67-76 DOI: 10.1016/j.aprim.2018.11.002 
IF: 1,087 Q: 3

Ramirez-Exposito MJ, Martinez-Martosl JM, Duenas-Rodriguez B, Navarro-Cecilia J, Carrera-Gonzalez MP. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy modifies serum pyrrolidone carboxypeptidase specific activity in women with breast cancer and influences circulating levels of GnRH and gonadotropins. BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT. 2020. 182 (3):751-760 DOI: 10.1007/s10549-020-05723-1 
IF: 3,831 Q: 2

Diaz BM, de la Iglesia JM, Recio GM, Taberne CA, Sanchez JR, Blanco MCA, Saldana MR. Nutritional status and associated factors in ambulatory elderly patients. ATENCION PRIMARIA. 2020. 52 (4):240-249 DOI: 10.1016/j.aprim.2018.12.002 
IF: 1,087 Q: 3

Vaquero-Alvarez E, Cubero-Atienza A, Martinez-Jimenez MP, Vaquero-Abellan M, Redel-Macias MD, Aparicio-Martinez P. Occupational Safety and Health Training for Undergraduates Nursing Students: A Spanish Pilot. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 2020. 17 (22):- DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17228381 
IF: 2,849 Q: 1

Serrano-Gemes G, Rich-Ruiz M, Serrano-del-Rosal R. Reasons for the Place of Care of the Elders: A Systematic Review. HEALTHCARE. 2020. 8 (4):- DOI: 10.3390/healthcare8040436 
IF: 1,916 Q: 3

Nieto-Eugenio I, Ventura-Puertos PE, Rich-Ruiz M. SOS! My Child is at School: A Hermeneutic of the Experience of Living a Chronic Disease in the School Environment. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NURSING-NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES. 2020. 53 ():E171-E178 DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2020.03.016 
IF: 1,495 Q: 2

Serrano-Gemes G, Rich-Ruiz M, Serrano-del-Rosal R. Systematic review of qualitative studies on participants in the decision-making process about the location of care of the elderly. BMJ OPEN. 2020. 10 (3):- DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036551 
IF: 2,496 Q: 2 

Romero-Rodriguez E, de Torres LAP, Moral RR, Garcia JAF, Rejano JMP, Villalobos AR, Guillem FC. Training health providers to address unhealthy alcohol use in primary care: a cross-sectional, multicenter study. BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH. 2020. 20 (1):- DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05730-4 
IF: 1,987 Q: 3

Vaquero-Alvarez E, Cubero-Atienza A, Ruiz-Martinez P, Vaquero-Abellan M, Redel-Macias MD, Aparicio-Martinez P. Tuberculosis and Other Airborne Microbes in Occupational Health and Safety. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 2020. 17 (19):- DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17197088 
IF: 2,849 Q: 1

Molina-Recio G, Ariza-Montes J, Rich-Ruiz M, Fernández-Rodríguez V, Muniz NM. . Nurses' Health Risk Perception on the Influence of Professional and Personal Time Management: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study. Nursing Economics. 2020. 38 (6):293-303
IF: 0,816 Q: 4

Dominguez, PMC; Muro, MMR; Gonzalez-Lama, J; Romero-Rodriguez, E; de Torres, LAP; Guillen, FC. Análisis de la situación, evaluación y propuestas de mejora del Programa de Actividades Preventivas y de Promoción de la Salud (PAPPS) . ATENCION PRIMARIA. 2020. 52 ():161-172 DOI: 10.1016/j.aprim.2020.09.002 
IF: 1, 137 Q: 4

Publications in 2019

Romero-Rodriguez E, Pérula de Torres LA, Fernández Garcia JA, Roldán Villalobos R, Ruiz Moral R, Parras Rejano JM. Impact of a primary care training program on the prevention and management of unhealthy alcohol use: A quasi-experimental study. PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING. 2019. 102. 11.  2060-2067. DOI:10.1016/j.pec.2019.05.019.
IF: 2,821 Q: 1

Romero-Rodriguez E, Cuevas L, Simon L, Bermejo-Sanchez E, Galan I. Changes in Alcohol Intake During Pregnancy in Spain, 1980 to 2014. ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH. 2019. 43. 11. 2367-2373. DOI: 10.1111/acer.14193.
IF: 3,235 Q: 2

Romero-Rodriguez E, de Torres LAP, Leiva-Cepas F, Garcia JAF, Lopez SF, Muro MMR, Guillem FC, Villalobos AR, Moral RR, Rejano JMP, Marquez RSF, Dominguez PMC, Moreno CB, de Torres CP. Knowledge, attitudes and preventive practices of primary health care professionals towards alcohol use: A national, cross-sectional study. PLOS ONE. 2019. 14. 5. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0216199.
IF: 2,776 Q: 2

Perula-de Torres LA, Atalaya JCVM, Garcia-Campayo J, Roldan-Villalobos A, Magallon-Botaya R, Bartolome-Moreno C, Moreno-Martos H, Melus-Palazon E, Lietor-Villajos N, Valverde-Bolivar FJ, Hachem-Salas N, Rodriguez LA, Navarro-Gil M, Epstein R, Cabezon-Cres. Controlled clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of a mindfulness and self-compassion 4-session programme versus an 8-session programme to reduce work stress and burnout in family and community medicine physicians and nurses: MINDUUDD study protocol. BMC FAMILY PRACTICE. 2019. 20. DOI:10.1186/s12875-019-0913-z.
IF: 2,431 Q: 2

Romero-Rodriguez E, Perula de Torres LA, Parras Rejano JM, Leiva-Cepas F, Guillem FC, Marquez RF, Fernández Garcia JA, Ruiz Moral R, Roldán Villalobos A, Lopez SF, Dominguez PMC, Moreno CB, Pérula de Torres C. Prevalence of hazardous alcohol use among Spanish primary care providers. BMC FAMILY PRACTICE. 2019. 20. DOI:10.1186/s12875-019-0999-3.
IF: 2,431 Q: 2

Romero-Rodriguez E, Perula de Torres LA, Fernández Garcia JA, Parras Rejano JM, Roldán Villalobos A, Guillen FC, Lopez SF, Marquez RF, Ruiz Moral R, Criado Larumbe M. Alcohol consumption in Spanish primary health care providers: a national, cross-sectional study. BMJ OPEN. 2019. 9. 2. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024211.
IF: 2,376 Q2

Ruiz Moral R, Martin DM, de Leonardo CG, Perula de Torres LA, Martinez FC. Promoting Health Promotion: Medical students perceptions about an educational program on behavioral change in primary care. ATENCION PRIMARIA. 2019. 51. 7. 435-441. DOI:10.1016/j.aprim.2018.02.013.
IF: 1,346 Q3

Vaquero-Alvarez M, Romero-Saldana M, Valle-Alonso J, Cantarero FJL, Blancas-Sanchez IM, del Pozo FJF. Study of obesity in a rural children population and its relationship with anthropometric variables. ATENCION PRIMARIA. 2019. 51. 6. 341-349. DOI:10.1016/j.aprim.2018.03.007.
IF: 1,346 Q3

Publications in 2018

Martin-Rioboo E, Pérula de Torres LA, Banegas JR, Lobos-Bejarano JM, Cuixart CB, Criado EIG, Martin-Carrillo P, Muro MMR, Cabello MIE, Galan AM. Knowledge, availability, and use of ambulatory and home blood pres-sure monitoring in primary care in Spain: the MAMPA study. JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION. 2018; 36(5):1051-1058.
IF: 4,092 Q: 1

Alonso JV, del Pozo FJF, Alvarez MV, Carrillo JJD, Llamas JC, Montes H. Sudden headache, lumbar puncture, and the diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage in patients with a normal computed tomography scans. EMERGENCIAS. 2018; 30(1):50-53.
IF: 3,608 Q: 1

Serrano-Gemes G, Serrano-del-Rosal R, Rich-Ruiz M. Decision-making on the location of care of the elder-ly: protocol for a systematic review of qualitative studies. BMJ OPEN. 2018; 8(10): Núm artículo e022411
IF: 2,413 Q: 2

Ranchal Sanchez A, Pérula de Torres LA, Santos Luna F, Ruiz-Moral R. Prevalence of tobacco consumption among young physicians at a regional university hospital in southern Spain: a cross-sectional study. BMJ OPEN. 2018; 8(2): Núm artículo e018728
IF: 2,413 Q: 2

Serrano Merino JS, Pérula de Torres LAP, Bardwell WA, Gomez RM, Villalobos AR, Collado NF, Ruiz-Moral R, Jurado-Gamez B. Impact of Positive Pressure Treatment of the Airway on Health-Related Quality of Life in Elderly Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea. BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH FOR NURSING. 2018; 20(4):452-461.
IF: 1,579 Q: 2

Delgado-Rodriguez E, Vaquero-Abellan M. Comments on Spanish translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the ARMS-scale. ATENCION PRIMARIA. 2018; 50(9):568-569.
IF: 1,148 Q: 3

Pérula de Torres LAP, Espina Garcia C. What is the European Code against Cancer, who knows it and why it serves?. ATENCION PRIMARIA. 2018; 50(2):71-73.
IF: 1,148 Q: 3

Rioboo EM, Banegas JR, Perula de Torres LA, Bejarano JML. Diagnosis in blood hypertension: When the techniques do not are accessible in primary care and are also produced inequities. ATENCION PRIMARIA. 2018; 50(8):455-458.
IF: 1,148 Q: 3

Aparicio-Martinez P, Moreno AJP, Martinez-Jimenez MP, Mohedano RAE, Aguilera-Urena MJ, Pedros-Perez G, Vaquero-Abellan M. FROM BLACKBOARD TO SOCIAL NETWORKS: E-LEARNING BASED ON FACEBOOK AND ICT FOR TRANSVERSAL SUBJECTS OF SPANISH MASTERS. 12TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (INTED). 2018; Colección INTED: Proceed-ings 2917-2925.

Albornos-Munoz L, Moreno-Casbas MT, Sanchez-Pablo C, Bays-Moneo A, Fernandez-Dominguez JC, Rich-Ruiz M, Gea-Sanchez M. Efficacy of the Otago Exercise Programme to reduce falls in community-dwelling adults aged 65-80 years old when delivered as group or individual training. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING. 2018; 74(7):1700-1711.
IF: 2,267 Q: 1   D: 1

Alonso JV, del Pozo FJF, Vaquero M, Islam IF. A 48-Year-Old Woman Presenting With Syncope and Short-ness of Breath. CHEST. 2018; 154(2):E41-E43.
IF: 7,652 Q: 1

Alonso JV, del Pozo FJF, Vaquero M, Islam I. Sepsis, fluid resuscitation and bedside echocardiography. QJM-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICINE. 2018; 111(1):51-52.
IF: 3,204 Q: 1

Romero-Saldana M, Tauler P, Vaquero-Abellan M, Lopez-Gonzalez AA, Fuentes-Jimenez FJ, Aguilo A, Alva-rez-Fernandez C, Molina-Recio G, Bennasar-Veny M. Validation of a non-invasive method for the early detection of metabolic syndrome: a diagnostic accuracy test in a working population. BMJ OPEN. 2018; 8(10): Núm artículo e020476
IF: 2,413 Q: 2

Gutierrez-Aroca JB, Ruiz P, Vaquero M, Causse M, Casal M. Surveillance of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Spain (2001-2015). MICROBIAL DRUG RESISTANCE. 2018; 24(6):839-843.
IF: 2,344 Q: 3

Alonso JV, del Pozo FJF, Van der Bergh E. Left calf haematoma mimicking deep vein thrombosis. BRITISH JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL MEDICINE. 2018; 79(10):590-591.
IF: 0,422 Q:4

Alonso JV, del Pozo FJF, Alvarez MV. Short-term resolution of B-lines in thoracic ultrasound in acute pul-monary oedema after treatment. ARCHIVOS DE CARDIOLOGIA DE MEXICO. 2018;  88(3):247-250.

Publications in 2017

Serrano Merino J, Pérula de Torres LA, Muñoz Gómez R, Roldán Villalobos A, Feu Collado MN, Ruiz-Moral R, Jurado-Gámez B, Collaborative Group CVCPAP Study. Impact of CPAP therapy on health-related quality of life in elderly patients with apnoea-hypopnea syndrome: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL. 2017.49(1):-1601644.
IF 10,569 Q: 1  D: 1

Aparicio-Martinez P, Perea-Moreno AJ, Martinez-Jimenez MP, Varo ISV, Vaquero-Abellan M. Social networks' unnoticed influence on body image in Spanish university students. TELEMATICS AND INFORMATICS. 2017.34(8):1685-1692.
IF: 3,398 Q: 1 

Ruiz-Moral R, Pérula de Torres L, Monge D, Leonardo CG, Caballero F. Teaching medical students to express empathy by exploring patient emotions and experiences in standardized medical encounters. PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING. 2017.100(9):1694-1700.
IF: 2,429 Q: 2 

González Blanco V, Pérula de Torres LÁ, Martín Rioboó E, Martínez Adell MÁ, Parras Rejano JM, González Lama J, Ruiz Moruno J, Martín Alvarez R, Fernández García JÁ, Ruiz de Castroviejo J, Roldán Villalobos A, Ruiz Moral R, grupo de estudio colaborativo DOFA-AP. Opportunistic screening for atrial fibrillation versus detecting symptomatic patients aged 65 years and older: A cluster-controlled clinical trial. MEDICINA CLINICA. 2017.148(1):8-15.
IF: 1,125 Q: 3 

Arias Vega R, Pérula de Torres LA, Jiménez García C, Carrasco Valiente J, Requena Tapia MJ, Cano Castiñeira R, Silva Ayçaguer LC. Comorbidity and socio-demographic factors associated with renal lithiasis in persons aged 40 to 65: A cross-sectional study. MEDICINA CLINICA. 2017.149(9):383-390.
IF: 1,125 Q: 3 

Puentes Torres RC, Aguado Taberné C, Pérula de Torres LÁ, Espejo Espejo J, Castro Fernández C, Fransi Galiana L. Acceptability and feasibility among primary care doctors of the opportunistic search for HIV in Health Care centers in Spain. ATENCION PRIMARIA. 2017.49(10):593-602.
IF: 1,042 Q: 3

Carrasco J*, Arias MR*, Pérula LA, Campos JP, Prieto R, Requena MJ. Renal lithiasis, erectile dysfunction and ADAM test: Observational study using telephone survey. REVISTA INTERNACIONAL DE ANDROLOGÍA. 2017.15(4):153-159.
IF 0,261 Q: 4 

Alvarez-Fernandez C, Vaquero-Abellan M, Ruiz-Gandara A, Romero-Saldana M, Alvarez-Lopez C. Cardiovascular risk factors in the population at risk of poverty and social exclusion. ATENCION PRIMARIA. 2017.49(3):140-149.
IF: 1,042 Q: 3 

Bonilla PN, Gomez RG, Jimenez DR, Fabra MLV, Villanueva MDM, Catalan RG, Ugalde FF, Fernandez MSP, Alonso JLL, Galera JMG. Enhanced depth OCT imaging of the lamina cribrosa for 24 hours. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY. 2017.10(2):306-309.
IF: 1,177 Q: 4 

Clinical Research

Active in 2019

Ensayo clínico en fase III multicéntrico, aleatorizado, doble ciego, controlado por placebo, con grupos paralelos para investigar la eficacia, seguridad y tolerabilidad de Naloxona HCl LP comprimidos en pacientes con estreñimiento inducido por opioides.
PI: Dr Jesús González Lama

Prospective, multi Centre, international registry of male and female patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and treated with Rivaroxaban.
PI: Dr Jesús González Lama

Non-Interventional, cross-sectional, multicenter study to describe the exacerbations profile of COPD patients treated with ICS in real-life primary care population in Spain. OPTI Study.
PI: Dr Antonio Hidalgo Requena

Legitimidad Social del Dolor. Estudio SOLEPA
PI: Dr. Antonio Blanco Hungría

Adaptación y validación de la versión española de la Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale (PAINAD) y determinación de biomarcadores del dolor en saliva de personas mayores con deterioro cognitivo con incapacidad de comunicación
PI: María del Pilar Carrera

Evaluación de un programa de soporte telefónico al paciente diabético insulinizado con GLARGINA 300 y estudio de relaciones entre Hb A1c y complicaciones
PI: Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Carretero

Fomento de la alimentación saludable y mejora de la imagen corporal de los jóvenes mediante redes sociales y aplicaciones móviles y su difusión en los medios de comunicación
PI: Manuel Vaquero Abellán

Members

Principal Investigator
Luis Ángel Pérula De Torres

Researchers
Cristina Aguado Taberne
Pilar Aparicio Martínez
María del Carmen Arias Blanco
María Raquel Arias Vega
Antonio Blanco Hungría
María del Pilar Carrera González
Rafael Ángel Castro Jiménez
José Ángel Fernández García
Francisco Javier Fonseca Del Pozo
Jesús González Lama
Juan Ignacio González Carretero
Antonio Hidalgo Requena
Celia Jiménez García
Enrique Martín Rioboo
José Luis Montero Monterroso
Francisco Muñoz Del Castillo
Inmaculada Olaya Caro
Juan Manuel Parras Rejano
Carlos Pérula De Torres
Miguel Ramírez Baena
Antonio Ranchal Sánchez
Juana Redondo Sánchez
Manuel Rich Ruiz
Ana María Roldán Villalobos
Roger Ruiz Moral
Francisco Javier Ruiz Moruno
Jesús Serrano Merino
Luis Carlos Silva Aycaguer
Manuel Vaquero Abellán
Enrique Villegas Becerril

Post-Doctoral Researchers
Fernando Leiva Cepas
Esperanza María Romero Rodríguez

Pre-Doctoral Researchers
Victoria López Ruiz
Beatriz Marín González
Rafaela Muñoz Gómez
María Nieves Muñoz Alcaraz
Esther Navarrete Martínez
Eva María Sánchez Cañete

Nursing, Technical, and Administrative Staff
Enrique Carretero Anibarro
José Hernández Ascanio
Gertrudis Montes Redondo
Jorge Rafael Padilla Maestre
Celia Pérula Jiménez