Primary Investigator:

Francisco Guillen-Grima MD MBA MPH MSc PhD
Department of Health Sciences,
Public University of Navarra. (UPNA)
Avda Baranain s/n
31008, Pamplona, Spain
Phone: 34 948 16 6108 
Fax:     34 948 2709 00
E mail: f.guillen.grima@unavarra.es


Francisco Guillen-Grima is a Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Public University of Navarra and head of the Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of Navarre Clinic, Pamplona, Spain.  Dr. Guillen-Grima is a graduate of the University of Murcia, Spain and Harvard University in the United States, where he attended as a Fullbright Scholar.  Dr. Guillen-Grima has worked in medicine for the National Institute of Health, Spain, as a Medical Officer for the City of Murcia, Department of Public Health and as an Epidemiologist for the City of Pamplona, Department of Public Health.  He has been Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health since 1994. He is the author of over 100 journal articles and has made over 90 presentations at national and international congresses. He has also been Principle Investigator on a number of competitively commissioned research projects at European, national and regional levels. Dr. Guillen-Grima’s main areas of research interest in public health are: Health Services Administration, and Epidemiology, especially environmental and lifestyle in vulnerable population groups (eg. children and youth, older people).

Research Team:

Prof. Dr Ines Aguinaga-Ontoso  BA, MD, MPH, PhD.
Department of Health Sciences,
Public University of Navarra. (UPNA)
Avda Baranain s/n
31008, Pamplona, Spain
Phone: 34 948 16 6142  
Fax:     34 948 2709 00
E mail: ines.aguinaga@unavarra.es

Dr. Aguinaga-Ontoso is an Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Navarra Public University. She has been a Medical Officer at Pamplona Department of Public Health since 1983 where she has worked in school health, environmental health as epidemiologist, and presently in the promotion of physical activity in the City of Pamplona.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNED University in Spain in 2008, her M.D. in 1983 and her Ph.D. in 1988 from the University of Navarra (Spain).  She also holds a M.P.H. from the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao, Spain).  She holds a board in Family and Community Medicine as well as a board in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She has been the Principal Investigator of 3 national research projects, several regional projects, and has participated as investigator in two European Projects.

Prof. María Rosario Orzanco Garralda RN, MBA, JD
Department of Health Sciences,
Public University of Navarra. (UPNA)
Avda Baranain s/n
31008, Pamplona, Spain
Phone: 34 948 16 6121
Fax:     34 948 2709 00
E mail:   mrosario.orzanco@unavarra.es

Professor Orzanco Garralda is a Lecturer of Community Nursing at Navarra Public University and Director of Burlada’s Primary Health Center in Burlada (Spain).

Prof. Dr Antonio Brugos-Larumbe  MD MPH PhD
Department of Health Sciences,
Public University of Navarra. (UPNA)
Avda Baranain s/n
31008, Pamplona, Spain
Phone: 34 948 16 6128
Fax:  34 948 27 00 00
e-mail: antonio.brugos@unavarra.es

Dr. Brugos-Larumbe is Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Navarra Public University.  He is also a Primary Health Care Physician at Villaba Primary Health Care Center.  He received his M.D. degree the University of Navarre (Spain), his MPH at The Andalusian School of Public Health (EASP) in Granada (Spain) and his PhD. at Public University of Navarra.  He holds a Board in Internal Medicine as well a Board in Family and Community Medicine.  He has been Deputy Director of Primary Health Care in the Canary Islands (Spain), and director of Health Planning in Navarra Government (Spain).  His main research interests are cardiovascular disease prevention and Mental Health.

Dr Jorge M. Núñez-Córdoba MD MPH PhD
Division of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
University of Navarra Clinic
Avda Pio XII 36,
31008, Pamplona, Spain
Phone: 34 948 255 ext 3618 
Fax: 34 948 296 500
E mail: jnunezco@unav.es

Jorge M. Núñez-Córdoba presently serves as a physician at the Division of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Navarra Clinic, (Spain) and as an assistant professor at the School of Medicine of the University of Navarra. He received his M.D. degree and his Ph.D. from the University of Navarre (Spain). He holds a M.P.H. from the National School of Public Health (Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain). He has been a visiting researcher at the School of Public Health of the University of Minnesota (MN, USA). He has published several peer-reviewed publications about communicable and non-communicable diseases and collaborates with the mass media to health promotion and translating research into practice. In 2009, he was awarded the ‘Best Oral Communication’ prize of the Spanish Association of Preventive Medicine, Public Health and Hygiene for his work in epidemiology.

Prof. Enrique Aguinaga  MD MSc PhD
Dept  Ciencias Sociosanitarias (Department of Social and Health Sciences)
University of Murcia, Medical School.
Campus de Espinardo,
Murcia.
Phone: 34 968 362670
Fax:     34 968 366556
e-mail: aguinaga@um.es

Dr. Aguinaga is the Director of the Technology Center for Information and Documentation from the State of Murcia Health Ministry (Spain). He is also an Associate Professor at University Medical School where he teaches medical students and to students in the MPH program. His research is related to health promotion and to methodological issues in the study of asthma and allergies.

Hypothesis:

The characteristics of the environment such as access to services (shops, restaurants, public services), urban planning, the availability of outdoor facilities for physical exercise, noise, safety of neighborhoods influence patterns of physical activity for people 18 to 65 years of age.


Objectives:

  • Analyzing and comparing the environment variables of the different quarters of Pamplona and habits of physical activity for people 18 to 65 years based on objective methods, validated and adapted to our culture.
  • To help create a database on urban-research activity at international level
  • Compare the results of this study with information obtained in other studies with similar methodology
  • To contribute to the pursuit of environmental strategies that promote active behavior of individuals

Material and Methods:

Study population: Persons 18 to 65 years living in Pamplona

Sample size: 50 people per Basic Health Zone of Pamplona (Casco Viejo, Milagrosa, Azpilagaña, Iturrama, Mendillorri, San Juan, San Jorge, Rochapea, and Chantrea Ermitagaña)

Election of the sample stratified random sampling Area Health Pamplona.
 
Exclusion criteria:
  • People who do not live in the Basic Health Zone
  • People unable to walk
  • People who can not complete the questionnaire because they did not know the language
Methodology:
  • Staff Survey questionnaire NQLS is being translated into Castilian
  • Monitoring accelerometers with a group of the sample to objectify and validate the physical activity questionnaire
  • Direct observation of the characteristics of planning the Basic Zones

To explain the influence of time and the season in the patterns of physical activity questionnaire was completed by the same people twice with an interval of 6 months

 

 


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