GRASSIR

Research Group in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Its lines of work are maternal and child health, gynecological health, the promotion of sexual and reproductive health of young people, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Sexual and Reproductive Health. Executing research about prenatal care, nutrition during pregnancy, nuchal translucency measurement, postpartum period, breastfeeding, cervical cancer screening, strategies to improve the detection of STI, shared decision making, sex education and contraceptive methods. The main objective of the GRASSIR is the empowerment, improvement of the quality and consolidation of the research carried out in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health, of the Territorial Management Metropolitana Nord of the Institut Català de la Salut, with transcendence international. It is composed of midwives, gynecologists, epidemiologists, anthropologists and an endocrinologist. The group is coordinated with other research groups such as: the Center for Epidemiological Studies on STI and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT), with researchers from the Research Program on Cancer Epidemiology (PREC), the Barcelona University, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Vic Hospital, the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, the Clínic Hospital of Barcelona and with the Catalan Institute of Oncology. There is coordination as a reference center, with the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP). One of its backbones is the perspective of sex and gender in all its dimensions and possibilities.

Group projects

PI: Montero Pons, Laura. Avaluació qualitativa de la web Sexe Joves. Funding: Fundació Infermeria i Societat. Duration: 2018 - 2020

PI: Montero Pons, Laura. Vacunació d'embarassades enfront grip i tos ferina : cobertures i actitud de gestants i llevadores a Catalunya. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2018 - 2020

PI: Torrent Español, Anna Mª. Translucidesa nucal en el cribratge de cromosomopaties en els ASSIR de l'ICS. Control de qualitat i factors implicats. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2018 - 2020

The group participates in the following projects

PI: Falguera Puig, Gemma. Pregnancy Health in Epidemiological Crise Covid19 (PreHEpic19). Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2020 - 2022

PI: Cabedo Ferreiro, Rosa Maria. Característiques de les dones migrades ateses als Serveis d'Atenció Sexual i Reproductiva de la Regió Sanitària Metropolitana Nord de Barcelona. Funding: Farmacèutics Mundi. Duration: 2020 - 2021

PI: de Molina Fernandez, Maria Inmaculada. SHARECONTRACEPT, Herramienta Digital de Ayuda a la Decisión, ¿mejora la adherencia al método contraceptivo elegido?. Funding: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Duration: 2019 - 2021

PI: Alcaraz Vidal, Lucia. Resultados maternos y neonatales de los partos asistidos en casa por matronas en Catalunya. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2019 - 2021

PI: Reyes Lacalle, Azahara. Mostra de conveniència en espais clau per a caracteritzar els joves amb risc d'infecció per Chlamydia trachomatis no diagnosticats.. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2020

PI: Gomez Masvidal, Miriam. Efectivitat d'un programa d'entrenament del sòl pelvià i musculatura abdominal en l'embaràs i postpart. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2020

PI: Bonet Esteve, Anna Maria. Encuesta de actitudes y conocimientos sobre la vacunación antigripal en ginecologos-obstretas y matronas de atención primaria y hospitalaria. Temporada 2017-2018. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2018 - 2020

Group publications

Argudo Ramírez A, González de Aledo Castillo JM, Marín Soria JL, López Galera RM, Pajares García S, Richard S, Bádenas Orquín C, Martínez Bueno C, Falguera Puig G, Prats Viedma B, Asso Ministral L, García Villoria J. Response of the Catalonia neonatal screening laboratory to the pandemic of SARS-CoV-2. Rev Esp Salud Publica. 2020;94:e202012165-e202012165. PMID:33323921. IF: 0,746.

Carnicer D. Hospital Epidemics Tracker (HEpiTracker): Description and pilot study of a mobile app to track COVID-19 in hospital workers. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2020;6(3):e21653-e21653. PMID:32845852.

Ibáñez R, Roura E, Monfil L, Rodríguez LA, Sardà M, Crespo N, Pascual A, Martí C, Fibla M, Gutiérrez C, Lloveras B, Oliveras G, Torrent A, Català I, Bosch FX, Bruni L, de Sanjosé S. Long-term protection of HPV test in women at risk of cervical cancer. PLoS One. 2020 ; 15(8):e0237988. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0237988. Epub 2020 Aug 27. pmc:PMC7451648. PMID:32853216. IF: 2,740.

orres MT, Vila L, Manresa JM, Casamitjana R, Prieto G, Toran P, Falguera G, Francés L, The Iodegest Study Group. Impact of Dietary Habit, Iodine Supplementation and Smoking Habit on Urinary Iodine Concentration During Pregnancy in a Catalonia Population. Nutrients. 2020 Aug; 12(9). doi:10.3390/nu12092656. Epub 2020 Aug 31. pmc:PMC7551663. PMID:32878172. IF: 4,546.

Reyes-Lacalle A, Montero-Pons L, Manresa-Domínguez JM, Cabedo-Ferreiro R, Seguranyes G, Falguera-Puig G. Perinatal contraceptive counselling: Effectiveness of a reinforcement intervention on top of standard clinical practice. Midwifery. 2020 Apr; 83:102631. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2020.102631. Epub 2020 Jan 15. PMID:32036192. IF: 1,778.

Robles C, Bruni L, Acera A, Riera JC, Prats L, Poljak M, Mlakar J, O?trbenk Valen?ak A, Eriksson T, Lehtinen M, Louvanto K, Hortlund M, Dillner J, Faber MT, Munk C, Kjaer SK, Petry KU, Denecke A, Xu L, Arbyn M, Cadman L, Cuzick J, Dalstein V, Clavel C, de Sanjosé S, Bosch FX. Determinants of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Uptake by Adult Women Attending Cervical Cancer Screening in 9 European Countries. Am J Prev Med. 2021 04; 60(4):478-487. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2020.08.032. Epub 2020 Dec 24. PMID:33358719. IF: 4,420.

Vila L. Iodine nutrition status in Spain Needs for the future. Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr (Engl Ed). 2020;67(1):61-69. PMID:30962160.

The group participates in the following publications

Lugo VM, Torres M, Garmendia O, Suarez-Giron M, Ruiz C, Carmona C, Chiner E, Tarraubella N, Dalmases M, Pedro AM, Egea CJ, Abellana M, Mayos M, Monasterio C, Masa JF, Farré R, Montserrat JM. Intra- and Inter-Physician Agreement in Therapeutic Decision for Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Arch. Bronconeumol.. 2020 Jan; 56(1):18-22. doi:10.1016/j.arbres.2019.02.014. Epub 2019 Apr 05. PMID:30955937. IF: 4,957.

Indicators

Indicator

2020

Researchers with PhD

8

Total number of projects in which group members have participated

10

Total number of projects in which the PI of the project has belonged to the group

8

Total Funding

36.240 €

Scientific publications in indexed journals

6

Total Impact factor

19,19

Nº of articles in Q1 journals

3

Q1 IF

13,923

Nº of articles in Q2 journals

2

Q2 IF

4,518

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