El bibliotecario como coautor de revisiones y síntesis de evidencia

Sr. Director: A raíz del debate generado en el grupo de trabajo de bibliotecarios/as de ciencias de la salud #Ayudabiblioteca (https://view.genial.ly/5e92f5a5fba9d40d9e580bcb), creado para hacer frente a las demandas de información por la pandemia de COVID-19, queremos exponer la posición de nuestro colectivo respecto a la coautoría en artículos científicos de revisión. Los trabajos de revisión…

Effectiveness of the cold chain control procedure in the retail sector in Southern Spain

The official procedure adopted in Andalusia (Southern Spain) for implementing the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) flexibility criteria for the control of the cold chain in the retail self-service sector set out in Regulation (CE) 852/2004 is based on a daily determination of the display temperature of the equipment. The main objective of…

Effectiveness of patient-targeted interventions to promote cancer screening among ethnic minorities: A systematic review

Background Cancer is a major public health problem due to its incidence, morbidity and mortality. A large proportion of cancer cases and deaths could be prevented through the implementation of cancer screening programmes. However, there are social inequalities in patient access to these programmes, especially in underserved communities and minority populations. Objective To identify, characterise…

Effectiveness of patient-targeted interventions to increase cancer screening participation in rural areas: A systematic review

Background Cancer is a major public health problem worldwide. The GLOBOCAN estimated 18.1 million new cases of cancer and 9.6 million deaths from cancer in 2018. In some of the more frequent cancers, mortality can be significantly reduced through cancer screening programs. Nevertheless, socially disadvantaged groups have difficulties in benefitting from these screening programs, especially…

Effectiveness of interventions to improve cardiovascular healthcare in rural areas: a systematic literature review of clinical trials

The objective of this systematic literature review is to examine the impact of interventions to improve cardiovascular disease healthcare provided to people living in rural areas. Systematic electronic searches were conducted in Medline, CINAHL, Embase, Scopus, and Web of Knowledge in July 2018. We included clinical trials assessing the effectiveness of interventions to improve cardiovascular…

Effectiveness of interventions to improve cancer treatment and follow‐up care in socially disadvantaged groups

Objective To identify and characterize the interventions that aimed to improve cancer treatment and follow‐up care in socially disadvantaged groups. To summarize the state‐of‐the‐art for clinicians and researchers. Methods We conducted a systematic review following PRISMA guidelines. Eligible studies were randomized controlled trials and quasi‐experimental studies with a control group (usual care or enhanced usual…

Effect of the Financial Crisis on Socioeconomic Inequalities in Mortality in Small Areas in Seven Spanish Cities

Background: The aim of this study was to analyze the trend in socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in small areas due to several specific causes before (2001–2004, 2005–2008) and during (2009–2012) the economic crisis in seven Spanish cities. Methods: This ecological study of trends, with census tracts as the areas of analysis, was based on three…

Effect of eccentric training on biomechanical properties of the Achilles tendon

Background: This demonstrated the effectiveness of eccentric exercise in the rehabilitation of Achilles tendinitis, on pain and function, but not known, the biomechanical changes that occur in the tendon, which can explain this evidence. Methods: A group of 17 healthy men, with 43.76 ± 8.03 years performed eccentric exercise training of plantiflexors with one leg and concentric…

Effect of a mobile‐based intervention on mental health in frontline healthcare workers against COVID‐19: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial

To evaluate the impact of a psychoeducational, mobile health intervention based on cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness‐based approaches on the mental health of healthcare workers at the frontline against COVID‐19 in Spain. Design We will carry out a two‐week, individually randomized, parallel group, controlled trial. Participants will be individually randomized to receive the PsyCovidApp intervention…