Year 2019 / Volume 26 / Number 1

Editorial
It's 25 years old, and it has an entire life ahead

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 1-2 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1079/2019

Jesús González-Barboteo (Institut Català d’Oncologia. Hospital Duran i Reynals)

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Spanish version of the Hospice Comfort Questionnaire: validation of a comfort assessment scale for palliative care patients

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 3-11 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1027/2019

Adriana Coelho (Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar), Vítor Parola (Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar), Miguel Escobar Bravo (Universidad de Lleida), João Apóstolo (Escola de Enfermagem de Coimbra)

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Objective: To translate, adapt and validate the Hospice Comfort Questionnaire for use in the context of palliative care Spanish.
Method: A total of 67 patients admitted in the Palliative Care Unit have participated in this study. The instrument used was the Hospice Comfort Questionnaire. A methodology for the semantic, idiomatic and conceptual equivalence of items` content and...

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Development of a screening tool for prioritization of health-social work assessment in an acute palliative care unit

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 12-21 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1029/2019

Elisabeth Barbero Biedma (Institut Català d’ Oncologia), Silvia Sala Suñe (Institut Català d’ Oncologia), Carolina Oliva Arias (Institut Català d’ Oncologia), Silvia Llorens-Torromé (Institut Català d’ Oncologia), Josep Porta i Sales (Institut Català d’ Oncologia)

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Aim: To develop a social work (SW) assessment prioritization screening tool base on social complexity in an Acute Palliative Care Unit (APCU).
Method: We developed an ad hoc questionnaire which assessed 16 variables (independent) grouped into 7 dimensions. Each variable was scored 0,3 or 5, where 0 was the less complex situation and 5 the more complex one. An average time was allocated...

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Cross-cultural adaptation and validity of the prolonged grief PG-13 questionnaire: a tool for early diagnosis

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 22-35 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1033/2019

Patricia Estevan Burdeus (CS José María Llanos), Cristina de Miguel (Dirección Asistencial Centro), Holly G Prigerson (Weill Cornell Medical College), Jesús Ángel García García (CS Kueto), Isabel del Cura (Gerencia de Atención Primaria), Grupo de Estudios de Duelo Prolongado (GEDUPROL) (Varios autores)

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Objectives: This study aims to make the cross-cultural adaptation of the PG-13 and to study the validity and reliability of the Spanish version.
Design: Phase 1: Cross-cultural adaptation. Phase 2: Study of validity and reliabilitiy of this test. Location: Primary Care service, Home palliative care service and three Hospices.
Participants:
Phase 1. Three English-Spanish traductors,...

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Pain characteristic of adult advanced hematological malignancies from the public health network. Ministry of health of Chile

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 36-42 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1035/2019

María Lea Derio Palacios (Prevención y Control de Enfermedades, Subsecretaría de Salud Pública, Ministerio de Salud), María Elena Cabrera Contreras (Hospital del Salvador), Gabriel Cavada Chacón (Universidad de Chile), Oscar Arteaga Herrera (Universidad de Chile)

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Aim: The purpose of this study is to characterize pain in adults with advanced hematological malignancies at the public health network of Pain Relief and Palliative Care Program in Chile.
Method: Retrospective review of the database of active patients attended during 2011. Patients with lymphoma, acute and chronic leukemia and multiple myeloma who met the inclusion criteria were...

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Reported wishes and values in patients with advanced chronic conditions (PACC) and patients with chronic condition (PCC). Conversations about end-of-life

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 43-49 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1040/2019

Christian Villavicencio-Chávez (Hospital Centro de Cuidados Laguna), Cristina Garzón-Rodríguez (Institut Català d'Oncología), Jesús Vaquero-Cruzado (Equipo de Gestión de Cronicidad del Baix Llobregat Centre), Enric Grácia (Fundació Sociosanitaria Santa Susanna), Anna Torrents (Fundació Sociosanitaria Santa Susanna), Pilar Loncán (Fundació Sociosanitaria Santa Susanna)

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Objective: The aim was to explore wishes and values of Patients with Advanced Chronic Condition (PACC) and Chronic Condition (PCC), using the Go Wish Card Game (GWG) as a tool to establish a conversation about end-of-life (EOL).
Material and methods: PACC and PACC admitted to the in-patient unit of intermediate-care and long term-care of Fundació Sociosanitaria Santa Susanna were...

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Prevalence of the therapeutic adherence to strong opioids analgesics in a sample of advanced cancer patients. A pilot study

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 50-54 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1030/2019

Ramona Gonzalez-Rubió (Hospital Santa Maria-Gestió de Serveis Sanitaris), Núria Arrarás-Torrelles (Hospital Santa Maria-Gestió de Serveis Sanitaris), Jesús López-Ribes (Hospital Santa Maria-Gestió de Serveis Sanitaris), Eva Barallat-Gimeno (Universitat de Lleida), Ariadna Gasol-Cudós (Institut de Recerca Biomèdica. Hospital Universitari Arnau de Vilanova), Jaume Canals-Sotelo (Institut de Recerca Biomèdica. Hospital Santa Maria-Gestió de Serveis Sanitaris)

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Aim: To determine the prevalence of the therapeutic adherence to strong opioids analgesics (third step of the analgesic ladder of the World Health Organization [WHO]) in a sample of advanced cancer patients using the Morisky-Green-Levine tool (MMAS-4) and to know the factors associated.
Methods: Observational and prospective study carried out in the Sanitary Region of Lleida between...

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Attitudes toward death in volunteer with patients at the end of life: attachment styles and compassion fatigue

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 55-64 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1031/2019

José Carlos Bermejo (Centro de Humanización de la Salud ), Xavier Azcoitia (Centro San Camilo), Marisa Magaña (Centro San Camilo), Hadil Hassoun (Centro de Humanización de la Salud ), Marta Villacieros Durbán (Centro de Humanización de la Salud )

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Objective: To evaluate the attitudes toward death in volunteers; negative (fear of death, avoidance and escape acceptance) and positive attitudes (approach acceptance and neutral acceptance), considering attachment styles and compassion fatigue.
Method: The sample included 89 volunteers of a healthcare center, between 24 and 81 years-old. Multiple regression analysis were used...

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Neurologists and advanced dementia, are we prepared for the best care?

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 62-66 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1051/2019

Míriam Eimil-Ortiz (Hospital Universitario de Torrejón), María José Gil-Moreno (Hospital Universitario de Torrejón), Beatriz Oyanguren-Rodeño (Hospital Universitario de Torrejón), Luis Ignacio Casanova-Peño (Hospital Universitario de Torrejón), Carlos López de Silanes de Miguel (Hospital Universitario de Torrejón), Marta González-Salaices (Hospital Universitario de Torrejón)

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Objective: To analyze whether neurologists identify dementias in advanced stages and whether this implies a change in the orientation of patient management.
Method: We reviewed the clinical records of patients diagnosed with dementia according to ICD-9 with the following terms and died at the Torrejón hospital between January and December 2016: Alzheimer´s disease, fronto temporal...

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Therapeutic aproach to the anorexia-cachexia syndrome in cancer patients. Systematic literature review

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 67-76 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1028/2019

Ana Ballesteros Abad (Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria), María Nabal Vicuña (Hospital Universitario Arnau de Vilanova)

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Objective: To review what has been published in the scientific literature about the treatment options of the anorexia- cachexia syndrome in cancer patients.
Method: We performed a systematic review of the literature. Databases used were: PubMed, Cochrane, Elsevier, Wiley y Google Scholar, with date restriction 01/01/1990-31/12/2015. Languages were English and Spanish, Key words...

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Special Article
Proposal of a bibliographic repertoire on advanced chronic disease and palliative care

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 77-83 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1052/2019

José María Tenías Burillo (Hospital Pare Jofré), José Ramón Navarro Sanz (Hospital Pare Jofré), Virginia Carrero Planes (Universitat Jaume I), Maria Jesús Castellote (Biblioteca de la Escuela Valenciana de Estudios para la Salud )

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Objective: Identify serial publications on advanced chronic disease and palliative care and classify them according to visibility and impact.
Methods: We looked for serial publications included in MIAR (Matrix of Information for the Analysis of Journals) or Ullrichs (serial publications catalog) that will deal with different aspects of palliative care and advanced chronic patients....

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Diplopia in a patient with advanced prostate cancer

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 84-86 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1058/2019

Álvaro Sanz Rubiales (Hospital Universitario del Río Hortega), Alba Puente (Hospital Universitario del Río Hortega), Gabriel Carlos Fernández (Hospital Universitario del Río Hortega), María Luisa del Valle (Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid)

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Diplopia in a patient with advanced prostate cancer



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Diplopía en un paciente con cáncer de próstata avanzado

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Biblioteca telemática
Telematic Library. Instalment 57

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 91-92 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1056/2019

Ana de Santiago Ruiz (Hospital Centro de Cuidados Laguna)

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Telematic Library. Instalment 57



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Biblioteca Telemática. Entrega 57

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Letters to director
Deprescription at the end of life

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 86-87 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1032/2019

Gabriela Picco (Hospital San Juan de Dios ), Judith Poblet (Complejo Universitario de Navarra ), Roberto Santos (Hospital San Juan de Dios ), Rocío Ríos (Hospital San Juan de Dios )

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Inequalities in basic palliative care training

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 87-89 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1034/2019

M. José Cabañero Martínez (Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad de Alicante)

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Pain in advanced kidney disease: frequent and unexplored symptom

Med Paliat. 2019; 26(1): 89-90 / DOI: 10.20986/medpal.2019.1036/2019

Gabriela Picco (Hospital San Juan de Dios), María Laura Salvetti (Complejo Universitario de Navarra )

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