Social and Cognitive Determinants of Health

Thesis Dissertation

Thesis Title: “Symptoms and Cognitive Functioning as disability predictors of outpatients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia”. Supervisor: Dr. Josep Maria Haro. Grade: Cum-Laude. Extraordinary prize from the UNIVERSITY RAMON LLULL 2008.

PUBLICATIONS

Prat G, Casas-Anguera E, Garcia-Franco M, Escandell MJ, Martin JR, Vilamala S, Villalta-Gil V, Gimenez-Salinas J, Hernández-Rambla C, Ochoa S. Validation of the Communication Skills Questionnaire (CSQ) in people with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 2014

Brébion G, Villalta-Gil V, Autonell J, Cervilla J, Dolz M, Foix A, Haro JM, Usall J, Vilaplana M, Ochoa S. Cognitive correlates of verbal memory and verbal fluency in schizophrenia, and differential effects of various clinical symptoms between male and female patients. Schizophr Res. 147(1):81-5. 2013.

Barajas A, Usall J, Baños I, Dolz M, Villalta-Gil V, Vilaplana M, Autonell J, Sánchez B, Cervilla JA, Foix A, Obiols JE, Haro JM; GENIPE group, Ochoa S. Three-factor model of premorbid adjustment in a sample with chronic schizophrenia and first-episode psychosis.Schizophr Res. 2013 Dec;151(1-3):252-8

A. Barajas, S. Ochoa, I. Baños, M. Dolz, V. Villalta-Gil, M. Vilaplana, J. Autonell, B. Sánchez, J.A. Cervilla, A. Foix, J.E. Obiols, J.M. Haro, J. Usall. Spanish validation of the Premorbid Adjustment Scale (PAS-S). Comprehensive Psychiatry. 54 (2):187–194. 2013.

S. Ochoa, L. Salvador, V. Villalta-Gil, K. GIbert, JM Haro. Use of functioning-disability and dependency for case- mix and subtyping of schizophrenia. European Journal of Psychiatry. 26: 5-20, 2012.

A. Barajas, I.Banos, S. Ochoa, J. Usall, E. Huerta, M. Dolz, B. Sánchez, V. Villalta, A. Foix, J. Obiols, JM.Haro. Gender differences in incipient psychosis. European Journal of Psychiatry. 24: 176-194, 2010.

B. Arranz, G. Brevion, J. M. Haro, S. Ochoa, B. Ramos, L. San, C. Stephanotto, J. Usall, and V. Villalta. The Saint John of God Mental Health Research Group in Barcelona. European Journal of Psychiatry 23:70-75, 2009.

S. Ochoa, M. Vilaplana, J. M. Haro, V. Villalta-Gil, F. Martinez, M. C. Negredo, P. Casacuberta, E. Paniego, J. Usall, M. Dolz, J. Autonell, and Grp Nedes. Do needs, symptoms or disability of outpatients with schizophrenia influence family burden? Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 43 (8):612-618, 2008.

M. Vilaplana, S. Ochoa, A. Martinez, V. Villalta, R. Martinez-Leal, E. Puigdollers, L. Salvador, A. Martorell, P. E. Munoz, J. M. Haro, and R. I. R. A. Psicost Red. Validation in Spanish population of the family objective and subjective burden interview (EFOS-II) for relatives of patiens with schizophrenia. Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria 35 (6):372-381, 2007.

V. Villalta-Gil, M. Vilaplana, S. Ochoa, J. M. Haro, M. Dolz, J. Usall, J. Cervilla, and Grp Nedena. Neurocognitive performance and negative symptoms: Are they equal in explaining disability in schizophrenia outpatients? Schizophrenia Research 87 (1-3):246-253, 2006.

S. Ochoa, J. Usall, V. Villalta-Gil, M. Vilaplana, M. Marquez, M. Valdelomar, J. M. Haro, and Grp Nedes. Influence of age at onset on social functioning in outpatients with schizophrenia. European Journal of Psychiatry 20 (3): 157-163, 2006.

V. Villalta-Gil, M. Vilaplana, S. Ochoa, M. Dolz, J. Udall, J. M. Haro, J. Almena, J. L. Gonzalez, C. Lagers, and Grip Nedes. Four symptom dimensions in outpatients with schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry 47 (5):384-388, 2006.

Other journals

Olga Bruna Rabassa, Judit Subirana Mirete, Miguel Puyuelo Sanclemente. Carles Virgili Tejedor, Victòria Villalta Gil, Sara Signo Miguel. Velocidad de Procesamiento de la Información como medida para la valoración del deterioro cognitivo. Estudio preliminar. Alzheimer. Realidades e Investigación en Demencia, in press.

V. Villalta-Gil. Esquizofrenia Crónica. Mente y cerebro, 39: 91-92, 2009.

Olga Bruna, Judit Subirana, Victoria Villalta, Carles Virgili, Carmen Junqué Plaja. Alteraciones neuropsicológicas y de la fluencia verbal. Revista de logopedia, foniatría y audiología, 28: 8-14, 2008.

Marta Barceló, Victoria Villalta, Antonio Serrano, Susana Ochoa Güerre, Judith Usall i Rodié. Influencia de la menopausia y el sexo en el funcionamiento neuropsicológico de pacientes con esquizofrenia. Psiquiatría biológica: Publicación oficial de la Sociedad Española de Psiquiatría Biológica, 14 (5):187-193, 2007.

Ana Barajas, Iris Baños, Susana Ochoa, Judith Usall i Rodié, V. Villalta-Gil, Montse Dolz, Bernardo Sánchez, Josep María Haro, Grupo GENIPE. Edad de inicio del primer episodio psicótico, ¿hay diferencias clínicas entre varones y mujeres? Psiquiatría biológica: Publicación oficial de la Sociedad Española de Psiquiatría Biológica, 14(4):136-141, 2007.

Victoria Villalta, Olga Bruna. Fluència verbal i funcions neuropsicològiques en la Malaltia de Parkinson. Aloma: revista de psicologia, ciències de l’educació i de l’esport,, 17:35-42, 2005.

Book chapters

Rafael Penadés Rubio, Victoria Villalta Gil, Núria Farriols Herrando, Carol Palma Sevillano y Carlos Salavera Bordás (2011). Esquizofrenia. In Olga Bruna, Teresa Roig , Miguel Puyuelo, Carme Junqué, Ángel Ruano (Eds). Rehabilitación neuropsicológica. Intervención y práctica clínica (1st ed. pp. 207-228). Barcelona: Elsevier.

Dolz M, Villalta-Gil V, Vilaplana M, Torres Jiménez A (2007). Subtipos de esquizofrenia y neurodesarrollo. A Dolz M (Ed.),Subtipos de la Esquizofrenia (1 ed., pp. 73-104). Madrid: Aula Medica.

Ochoa S, Villalta-Gil V, Haro JM, Usall J, Autonell J, Vilaplana M, Dolz M. (2006) Needs of outpatients with schizophrenia.In French, D.P. (Ed.), Schizophrenic Psychology: New Research (1 ed.). USA: Nova Publishers.

PROJECTS

PROJEC TITLE: Efficacy, Security and Tolerance of a combination of Amisulpiride and Quetiapine compared to Clozapine for the Treatment of resistant Schizophrenia. FINANCIAL ENTITY: Stanley Research Foundation LENGTH FROM: 2003-01-01 TO: 2006-12-31 AMOUNT: 143.872 €. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Josep Maria Haro

PROJECT TITLE: Drugs Abuse in people with a First Psychotic Episode. FINANCIAL ENTITY: Obra Social Caja Navarra LENGTH FROM: 2007-01-01 TO: 2007-12-31 AMOUNT: 105.000€. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Susana Ochoa

PROJECT TITLE: Early detection and prevention of Cognitive Deficit associated to normal ageing and Alzheimer’s Disease. FINANCIAL ENTITY: Universitat Ramon Llull LENGTH FROM: 2004-01-01 TO: 2004-12-31. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dra. Olga Bruna

PROJECT TITLE: Neuropsychological Functioning, Minor Soft Signs and Neurodevelopment markers as factors of needs, treatment response and illness course in people with schizophrenia. A 5-year follow-up study. FINANCIAL ENTITY: Fundació Marató de TV3. LENGTH FROM: 2002-01-01 TO: 2005-12-31 AMOUNT: 90.000 €. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Jorge Cervilla Ballesteros.

PROJECT TITLE: Adaptation and Validation of the Spanish Questionnaire for Communication Skills (CSQ) in people with Schizophrenia. FINANCIAL ENTITY: ETES. LENGTH FROM: 2008-01-01 TO: 2008-12-31 AMOUNT: 6.000 €. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Emma Casas.

PROJECT TITLE: Thematic Network of Psychiatry – RETICS. FINANCIAL ENTITY: ISCiii. LENGTH FROM: 2007-01-01 TO: 2007-12-31. AMOUNT: 114.000 €. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Josep Maria Haro.

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