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PLoS One ; 14(12): e0226254, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31830108


The rubber tree [Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. Ex Adr. de Juss.) Muell.-Arg] is the main source of natural rubber in the world. However, in the Amazon region, its production is reduced by biotic and abiotic limitations, which have prompted breeding programs in order to identify desirable agronomic and physiological indicators. The objective of this study was to analyze the temporal dynamics of photosynthetic responses based on the parameters of leaf gas exchange and chlorophyll a fluorescence in 10 rubber tree clones during the immature phase (pre-tapping) in three large-scale clone trials, during daily cycles and under two climatic periods (dry and rainy) in the Caquetá region (Colombian Amazon). The variables A, LT, ΦPSII, ETR and qP were significantly higher in the dry period, where the highest values of PAR, AT and VPD were seen. In San Vicente del Caguán and Florencia, the highest averages were estimated for A, E and gs, as compared with Belén de los Andaquíes. In Florencia, the highest fluorescence parameters of chlorophyll a were recorded. At 9:00 h and 12:00 h, the highest means of A, E, ΦPSII and ETR were observed. The majority of the clones displayed the highest Fv/Fm mean (0.82-0.84) in the dry period. The clones FX 4098, FDR 4575, MDF 180, GU198 and FDR 5788 represent genotypes with the best photosynthetic performance (greater photosynthetic rates and better ability of the photosynthetic apparatus to capture, use and dissipate light energy). These desirable genotypes constitute a promising gene pool for expanding the genetic resource of rubber trees in the Colombian Amazon.

J Org Chem ; 2019 Nov 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31692356


Bacterially expressed proteins used in NMR studies lack glycans, and proteins from other organisms are neither 15N labeled nor glycosylated homogeneously. Here, we add two artificial glycans to uniformly 15N labeled prion protein using a buffer system that evolves over a pH range to accommodate the conflicting pH requirements of the substrate and enzymes without the need to fine-tune buffer conditions. NMR and CD spectroscopy of the protein indicates that the glycans do not influence its fold.

Int J Mol Sci ; 20(22)2019 Nov 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31744113


Previously we demonstrated, in rats, that treatment with growth hormone (GH) and rehabilitation, carried out immediately after a motor cortical ablation, significantly improved the motor affectation produced by the lesion and induced the re-expression of nestin in the contralateral motor cortex. Here we analyze cortical proliferation after ablation of the frontal motor cortex and investigate the re-expression of nestin in the contralateral motor cortex and the role of the striatum and thalamus in motor recovery. The rats were subjected to ablation of the frontal motor cortex in the dominant hemisphere or sham-operated and immediately treated with GH or the vehicle (V), for five days. At 1 dpi (days post-injury), all rats received daily injections (for four days) of bromodeoxyuridine and five rats were sacrificed at 5 dpi. The other 15 rats (n = 5/group) underwent rehabilitation and were sacrificed at 25 dpi. GH induced the greatest number of proliferating cells in the perilesional cortex. GH and rehabilitation produced the functional recovery of the motor lesion and increased the expression of nestin in the striatum. In the thalamic ventral nucleus ipsilateral to the lesion, cells positive for nestin and actin were detected, but this was independent on GH. Our data suggest that GH-induced striatal nestin is involved in motor recovery.

Dev Biol ; 2019 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31605680


The cellular mechanisms underlying the amazing ability of sea cucumbers to regenerate their autotomized intestines have been widely described by us and others. However, the signaling pathways that control these mechanisms are unknown. Previous studies have shown that Wnt homologs are upregulated during early intestinal regenerative stages, suggesting that the Wnt/ß-catenin pathway is active during this process. Here, we used small molecules, putative disruptors of the Wnt pathway, to determine the potential role of the canonical Wnt pathway on intestine regeneration in the sea cucumber Holothuria glaberrima. We evaluated their effects in vivo by using histological analyses for cell dedifferentiation, cell proliferation and apoptosis. We found that iCRT14, an alleged Wnt pathway inhibitor, decreased the size of the regenerating intestine, while LiCl, a presumed Wnt pathway activator, increased its size. The possible cellular mechanisms by which signaling pathway disruptors affect the gut rudiment size were further studied in vitro, using cultures of tissue explants and additional pharmacological agents. Among the tested signaling activators, those that act through GSK-3 inhibition, LiCl, 1-Azakenpaullone, and CHIR99021 were found to increase muscle cell dedifferentiation, while the inhibitor iCRT14 blocked cell dedifferentiation. Differently, cell proliferation was reduced by all GSK-3 inhibitors, as well as by iCRT14 and C59, which interferes with Wnt ligand secretion. The in vivo temporal and spatial pattern of ß-catenin activity was determined using an antibody against phosphorylated ß-catenin and shown to correlate with cell proliferative activity. In vitro treatment using C59 decreased the number of cells immunostained for nuclear phosphorylated ß-catenin. Our results showed that the cell dedifferentiation observed during intestinal regeneration can be decoupled from the cell proliferation event and that these cellular processes can be modulated by particular signaling pathway inhibitors and activators. These results open the door for future studies where the cellular signaling pathways involved at each regeneration stage can be determined.

Med. oral patol. oral cir. bucal (Internet) ; 24(5): e615-e620, sept. 2019. tab, ilus
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS-Express | ID: ibc-FGT-2683


Background: To establish the prevalence of supernumerary canines (SNC) in a sector of the population of Madrid (Spain), as well possible complications associated with this unusual developmental variation. Study design: This observational study was performed between 2005 and 2017, among 21,615 patients seeking dental treatment at the Faculty of Dentistry, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), and at the Virgen de la Paloma Hospital, Madrid (Spain); 22 patients with 26 SNCs were diagnosed. These 22 patients underwent clinical and radiological exploration, registering patient data. Results: SNCs presented a prevalence of 0.10% of the study population. The supernumerary teeth (SNT) were located in the upper maxilla more frequently (61.54%) than the mandible (38.46%). 69.23% were found to be impacted, also causing the impaction of the permanent canine in 53.85% of these cases. In 15.38%, follicular expansion > 3mm was observed. SNCs were associated with other SNT in only four patients. Conclusions: Despite of the fact that the SNCs are usually diagnosed casually in the course of radiological explora-tion, in the present study over half of them (53.85%) caused impaction of the permanent canine. Early diagnosis allows optimal patient management and treatment planning, with intervention at an appropriate time to prevent complications in development and so reduce later treatment need

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Biochim Biophys Acta Rev Cancer ; 1872(2): 188309, 2019 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31394110


While Helicobacter pylori is a fundamental risk factor, gastric cancer (GC) aetiology involves combined effects of microbial (both H. pylori and non-H. pylori), host and environmental factors. Significant differences exist between the gastric microbiome of those with gastritis, intestinal metaplasia and GC, suggesting that dysbiosis in the stomach is dynamic and correlates with progression to GC. Most notably, a consistent increase in abundance of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) has been observed in GC patients including Streptococcus, Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Lactococcus. This review summarises how LAB can influence GC by a number of mechanisms that include supply of exogenous lactate -a fuel source for cancer cells that promotes inflammation, angiogenesis, metastasis, epithelial-mesenchymal transition and immune evasion-, production of reactive oxygen species and N-nitroso compounds, as well as anti-H. pylori properties that enable colonization by other non-H. pylori carcinogenic pathobionts.

Disbiose/metabolismo , Lactobacillales/patogenicidade , Neoplasias Gástricas/microbiologia , Progressão da Doença , Disbiose/complicações , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , Humanos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Neoplasias Gástricas/metabolismo , Evasão Tumoral , Microambiente Tumoral
Trends Cancer ; 5(8): 463-466, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421903


Opioid-binding protein/cell adhesion molecule (OPCML) is expressed in many tissues and localizes to the plasma membrane. It is a putative tumor suppressor that acts on receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), influencing cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, and migration. Its expression is silenced epigenetically in cancer, inferring potential diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic roles.

J Clin Neurosci ; 70: 183-188, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31416730


OBJECTIVE: To describe patient characteristics, radiological findings and the clinical course of adults with fatal reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS). METHODS: A systematic literature search from January 1, 2000, until December 31, 2018, was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, Cochrane reviews, LILACS and Scielo. Studies reporting RCVS in adult patients with fatal outcomes were included. RESULTS: 430 studies were initially identified, 179 full-text articles were reviewed, and 9 publications describing 12 subjects were included. The vast majority of the reports were from the U.S. Most of the female cases occurred during postpartum. All patients had a headache on initial presentation, although only 42% had thunderclap headache. A CT scan was performed on 67% of the patients. Imaging results were diverse, with a tendency toward cerebral hemorrhage followed by mixed cases. The main course of treatment included steroids (58% of the patients), with only 42% receiving nimodipine. The time to death ranged from 4 to 14 days, with a median of 9.2 days (SD ±â€¯3.2). CONCLUSION: We found that the majority of fatal cases reported in the literature are most likely related to postpartum angiopathy. We established a tendency in the onset of brain hemorrhage and the combination of infarction and brain hemorrhage. We described various markers for poor prognosis, including focal signs, the presence of hemorrhage and infarct in the first diagnostic image obtained and the need for invasive interventions. The majority of fatal cases in our report occurred in women, with over half of those cases during the puerperium period.

Front Psychol ; 10: 1653, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31379680


Borderline personality organization (BPO) is a key personality component of some but not all partner-violent men. The study described in this paper examines the psychometric properties of the borderline personality organization scale (BPO Scale; Oldham et al., 1985) in a Spanish sample of 643 men undergoing court-mandated psychological treatment after conviction for episodes of intimate-partner violence. Three confirmatory factor analyses were carried out first, and the three-factor structure of the BPO scale was then tested. Results for concurrent validity show positive and significant correlations between the subscales and the overall BPO scale, and with other instruments that measure borderline and antisocial personality disorders (ASPDs), and impulsivity. The BPO scale also presents evidence of known-groups validity, since BPO scores decrease with age, and of discriminant validity, as the scale discriminates between participants who do and do not exceed the cutoff point on a borderline personality scale. The BPO Scale is a suitable instrument for evaluating BPO in partner-violent men.

Cient. dent. (Ed. impr.) ; 16(2): 93-98, mayo-ago. 2019. ilus
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-183718


Introducción: El Granuloma periférico de células gigantes (GPCG) es una lesión exofítica poco frecuente de la cavidad oral, cuya aparición se encuentra generalmente asociada al diente natural y cuya etiología se relaciona, entre otros factores, con el efecto crónico en el tiempo de diversos irritantes locales. Con el creciente uso de los implantes dentales, se ha observado la aparición de este tipo de lesiones en la mucosa periimplantaria, lo que obliga a estudiar y comprender su etiología y evolución en función de garantizar la longevidad de este tipo de rehabilitaciones. Caso clínico: Se presenta el caso de una paciente mujer de 41 años de edad, sin antecedentes médicos de interés, remitida al servicio de Cirugía Bucal del Hospital Virgen de la Paloma, la cual presenta una tumoración de base sésil asociada a un implante en posición de 47, de 1,2x0,6 cm, indolora, de consistencia firme y no desplazable con coloración congestiva. Se llevo a cabo un tratamiento de exéresis total de la lesión, remitiendo la pieza a estudio histopatológico, tras el cual se obtuvo el diagnóstico de GPCG. Conclusiones: Es de vital importancia mantener un control exhaustivo de los diversos factores locales que pueden identificarse como irritantes para los tejidos periimplantarios, como es el caso de una higiene oral deficiente, entre otros, con el fin de prevenir la aparición de lesiones que pudieran comprometer la supervivencia y éxito de los implantes a largo plazo

Introduction: The peripheral giant cell granuloma (GPCG) is a rare exophytic lesion of the oral cavity, whose appearance is usually associated with the natural tooth and whose etiology is related, among other factors, to the chronic effect over time of various local irritants. With the increasing use of dental implants, the appearance of this type of lesions in the peri-implant mucosa has been observed, which requires studying and understanding its etiology and evolution in order to guarantee the longevity of this type of rehabilitation. Clinical case: We present the case of a 41-year-old female patient, with no medical history of interest, referred to the Oral Surgery Department of the Hospital Virgen de la Paloma, which presents a sessile base tumor associated with an implant in position 47, of 1.2x0.6 cm, painless, firm consistency and nondisplaceable with congestive coloring. A total exeresis treatment of the lesion was carried out, sending the piece to histopathological study, after which the diagnosis of GPCG was obtained. Conclusions: It is vital to maintain an exhaustive control of the various local factors that can be identified as irritants for peri-implant tissues, such as poor oral hygiene, among others, in order to prevent the appearance of injuries that could compromise survival and success of long-term implants

Humanos , Feminino , Adulto , Implantes Dentários/efeitos adversos , Granuloma de Células Gigantes/diagnóstico por imagem , Granuloma de Células Gigantes/cirurgia , Prognóstico , Cirurgia Bucal , Granuloma de Células Gigantes/patologia
Brain Behav Immun ; 81: 608-616, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31344493


OBJECTIVE: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debilitating neuropsychiatric disorder with an etiopathophysiology that seems to include immune alterations. Previous studies have suggested that variations in the levels of circulating T cell subpopulations may be involved in psychiatric diseases. However, the role of these cells in OCD remains unexplored. Hence, the present study aimed to examine the levels of T helper 1 (Th1), Th2, Th17 and regulatory T (Treg) cells in patients with early-onset OCD and healthy controls. METHODS: The assessment was performed in 99 children and adolescents with OCD and 46 control subjects. The percentages of circulating Th1, Th2, Th17 and Treg cells were evaluated using flow cytometry. RESULTS: OCD patients had significantly higher levels of Th17 cells and lower percentages of Treg cells than healthy controls (p = 0.001 and p = 0.005, respectively). Furthermore, levels of Th17 cells progressively increased with the duration (p = 0.005) and severity of OCD (p = 0.008), whereas the percentages of Treg cells significantly declined with the duration of the disorder (p = 1.8 × 10-5). CONCLUSIONS: These results provide more evidence of the involvement of immune dysregulation, specifically an imbalance in the levels of circulating T helper and regulatory T cells, in the pathophysiology of early-onset OCD.

Horiz. méd. (Impresa) ; 19(2): 70-76, Jun. 2019. tab, graf
Artigo em Espanhol | LILACS, LIPECS | ID: biblio-1007094


Objetivo: Evaluar la validez interna del currículo de un programa de posgrado en ciencias de la salud. Materiales y métodos: Estudio descriptivo con análisis documental de un programa de maestría en Docencia e Investigación en Salud de una universidad pública. Se analizó la validez interna mediante identificación de indicadores del perfil profesional, se calificaron los sílabos de las asignaturas y se valoró la congruencia en mapa curricular. Se consideraron indicadores de personalidad (alfa) y ocupacionales (beta). Se calculó estadística descriptiva con Microsoft Excel 2013.Resultados: Se identificaron indicadores alfa (diseña, demuestra, valora y aplica) e indicadores beta (líder, investigador, docente y evaluador). Los sílabos tuvieron calificación aprobatoria, pero deficiencias en metodología, materiales y bibliografía. Los indicadores conocimiento, aplicación, ser investigador y docente, estaban articulados en el mapa curricular, y se detectó desarticulación de indicadores de valoración, comunicación, ser líder y evaluador. Conclusiones: El perfil profesional planteado está representado en el plan curricular, pero los indicadores no están articulados adecuadamente.

Objective: To evaluate the internal validity of a health sciences graduate program curriculum.Materials and methods: A descriptive study using a documentary analysis of a public university's Master of Education and Health Research Program. The internal validity was analyzed through the identification of professional profile indicators, subjects' syllabi were rated, and the congruence in the curriculum map was assessed. Personality (alpha) and occupational (beta) indicators were considered. Descriptive statistics was performed using Microsoft Excel 2013.Results: Alpha indicators such as the ability to design, demonstrate, assess and apply, and beta indicators such as being a leader, researcher, professor and assessor were identified. The syllabi achieved a passing grade, but deficiencies in the methodology, materials and bibliography were observed. The indicators "knowledge", "application", "being a researcher and professor" were interrelated in the curriculum map; however, indicators such as "assessment", "communication", "being a leader and assessor" were not interrelated.Conclusions: The proposed professional profile is represented in the curriculum, but the indicators are not adequately interrelated.

Ciências da Saúde , Currículo , Avaliação Educacional
Artigo em Espanhol | LILACS-Express | ID: biblio-1010054


La transmigración se define como el fenómeno en el cual un diente incluido no erupcionado, traspasa en más de la mitad de su longitud la línea media. Es una anomalía poco frecuente y es aún más raro que ocurra de forma bilateral. Se presenta con mayor incidencia en los caninos mandibulares, en el sexo femenino, de forma unilateral, y siendo el canino izquierdo el más comúnmente afectado. El objetivo de este trabajo es describir el manejo quirúrgico satisfactorio en un paciente varón de 16 años, asintomático, el cual presentaba a la exploración clínica intraoral ausencia de ambos caninos mandibulares permanentes y persistencia de canino temporal inferior izquierdo, acompañado de una ligera malposición dentaria. En la exploración radiográfica (panorámica), se observaron ambos caninos inferiores derecho e izquierdo, en posición horizontal, bajo los ápices de incisivos inferiores. Se procedió a la extracción quirúrgica de ambos caninos, transcurriendo el postoperatorio sin incidencias. Se realizaron controles periódicos y radiográficos satisfactorios a los seis meses. Palabras clave: Diente impactado; Migración del diente; Diente incluido; Canino (fuente: DeCS BIREME)

Transmigration is defined as the phenomenon in which an unerupted included tooth tran-scends the midline by more than half of its length. It is a rare anomaly and it is even more rare to occur bilaterally. It is presented with greater incidence in the mandibular canines, in the female sex, unilaterally, and the left canine being the most commonly affected. The objective of this study is to describe satisfactory surgical management in a 16-year-old asymptomatic male patient, which presented to the intraoral clinical examination absence of both permanent mandibular canines and temporary biscuspid persistence. Lower left, accompanied by a slight dental malposition. In the radiographic exploration (panoramic), both right and left lower canines were observed, in a horizontal position, under the lower incisor apexes. We proceeded to the surgical extraction of both canines, passing the post-operative period without incidents. Satisfactory periodic and radiographic controls were performed at six months. Keywords: Tooth, impacted; Tooth migration; Tooth, unerupted; Cuspid (source: MeSH NLM).

Hosp Pediatr ; 9(6): 468-475, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31088891


Rapid response teams have become necessary components of patient care within the hospital community, including for airway management. Pediatric patients with an increased risk of having a difficult airway emergency can often be predicted on the basis of clinical scenarios and medical history. This predictability has led to the creation of airway consultation services designed to develop airway management plans for patients experiencing respiratory distress and who are at risk for having a difficult airway requiring advanced airway management. In addition, evolving technology has facilitated airway management outside of the operating suite. Training and continuing education on the use of these tools for airway management is imperative for clinicians responding to airway emergencies. We describe the comprehensive multidisciplinary, multicomponent Pediatric Difficult Airway Program we created that addresses each component identified above: the Pediatric Difficult Airway Response Team (PDART), the Pediatric Difficult Airway Consult Service, and the pediatric educational airway program. Approximately 41% of our PDART emergency calls occurred in the evening hours, requiring a specialized team ready to respond throughout the day and night. A multitude of devices were used during the calls, obviating the need for formal education and hands-on experience with these devices. Lastly, we observed that the majority of PDART calls occurred in patients who either were previously designated as having a difficult airway and/or had anatomic variations that suggest challenges during airway management. By instituting the Pediatric Difficult Airway Consult Service, we have decreased emergent Difficult Airway Response Team calls with the ultimate goal of first-attempt intubation success.

Transl Psychiatry ; 9(1): 145, 2019 May 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31048679


One of the funding sources (FEDER-Unión Europea) was not previously acknowledged in this Article. This study was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Instituto de Salud Carlos III (FIS, Fondo de Investigacion Sanitaria PI13/00812, PI16/0122) and FEDER-Unión Europea.

Psicothema (Oviedo) ; 31(2): 134-141, mayo 2019. ^f134^l141
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS-Express | ID: ibc-FGT-2277


Background: The Revised Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS-2) is widely used to assess intimate partner violence (IPV). Given the limitations preventing the collection of dyadic data, it is necessary to examine the relationship between the offender’s own self-reporting and the facts established in trial proceedings. This study assesses the relationship between aggression data self-reported by participants via CTS-2 and the data contained in convictions for partner abuse. Method: Two groups of men convicted of abuse against their female intimate partners or ex-partners (1,998 imprisoned offenders and 804 court-referred offenders), and 590 men from the community (general population) participated. The relationship was analyzed between the scores for self-reported CTS-2 items and violent behaviors described by proven facts. An ANCOVA with post-hoc comparisons (Bonferroni) was performed to assess the differences in CTS-2 scores between the three groups. Results: In the two groups of convicted participants, a significant relationship was found between CTS-2 items and the proven facts. Meanwhile, significant differences were found between the three groups in three CTS-2 subscales. Conclusions: The CTS-2 self-reported perpetrated aggression data provided by the convicted participants are related to the factual basis for convictions, and such data are therefore usable in forensic and psychological intervention contexts

Antecedentes: la Escala Táctica de Conflictos Revisada (CTS-2) es ampliamente utilizada para evaluar la violencia contra la pareja (VCP); dadas las limitaciones para obtener datos diádicos, es necesario examinar la relación entre el autoinforme de los maltratadores y las sentencias judiciales. Se evaluó la relación entre la agresión autoinformada mediante la CTS-2 y las condenas por maltrato de pareja. Método: participaron dos grupos de hombres condenados por maltrato contra su pareja o ex pareja femenina (1.998 internos en prisión y 804 derivados de la Justicia), y 590 hombres comunitarios (población general). Se analizó la relación entre las puntuaciones en los ítems de la CTS-2 y las conductas objetivadas por los hechos probados en las sentencias. Se realizó un ANCOVA con comparaciones post-hoc (Bonferroni) para evaluar las diferencias en la CTS-2 entre los tres grupos. Resultados: en los dos grupos de participantes condenados se encontró relación significativa entre algunos ítems de la CTS-2 y los hechos probados. Se encontraron diferencias significativas entre los tres grupos en tres subescalas de la CTS-2. Conclusiones: los datos de agresión autoinformada mediante la CTS-2 por los participantes condenados guardan relación con los hechos probados, y pueden ser útiles en contextos forenses y de intervención psicológica

Front Psychol ; 10: 619, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30949109


Several scales are used in Dating Violence studies assuming cross-cultural invariance and equivalence of the measures without making the proper validation in the intended populations. This study focuses on the importance of adapting existing dating violence psychological instruments (as the widely recognized Modified Version of the Conflict Tactics Scale, M-CTS) in diverse adolescent populations adjusting to international validation procedures that ensure the cultural fit of the instrument and the measurement invariance of the construct. We sought to adapt the M-CTS in Mexican adolescents (N = 1861; 57.5% woman) following the ITC Guidelines for Translating and Adapting Test. We made an analysis of the linguistic and cultural variables, followed by a Confirmatory Factor Analysis, and the evaluation of Construct and Known Groups Validities. We culturally modified six items and verified the four-factorial structure of the questionnaire proposed in previous studies (argumentation, psychological aggression, mild physical aggression, and sever physical aggression). We also found significant correlations in between the scores of the M-CTS and the Aggression Questionnaire (AQ) and the Dominating and Jealous Tactics Scale (DJTS), verifying the Construct Validity of the M-CTS to measure aggressive behaviors. Conclusion: the cultural adaptation of the M-CTS offered adequate reliability and validity scores in Mexican population expanding the possibilities of comparing prevalences of the problem between nations with a reliable instrument based on the same theoretical and methodological perspectives.

Psicothema ; 31(2): 134-141, 2019 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31013237


BACKGROUND: The Revised Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS-2) is widely used to assess intimate partner violence (IPV). Given the limitations preventing the collection of dyadic data, it is necessary to examine the relationship between the offender's own self-reporting and the facts established in trial proceedings. This study assesses the relationship between aggression data self-reported by participants via CTS-2 and the data contained in convictions for partner abuse. METHOD: Two groups of men convicted of abuse against their female intimate partners or ex-partners (1,998 imprisoned offenders and 804 court-referred offenders), and 590 men from the community (general population) participated. The relationship was analyzed between the scores for self-reported CTS-2 items and violent behaviors described by proven facts. An ANCOVA with post-hoc comparisons (Bonferroni) was performed to assess the differences in CTS-2 scores between the three groups. RESULTS: In the two groups of convicted participants, a significant relationship was found between CTS-2 items and the proven facts. Meanwhile, significant differences were found between the three groups in three CTS-2 subscales. CONCLUSIONS: The CTS-2 self-reported perpetrated aggression data provided by the convicted participants are related to the factual basis for convictions, and such data are therefore usable in forensic and psychological intervention contexts.