PUBLICATIONS

Articles in the press

Disability and employment—towards a new economic model

05/05/21
In this article, published today by Social Europe, Cristina Lago and I talk about the important role that inclusive enterprises play within the Social Economy, which at the same time is the engine of economic change that we need.

Discapacidad y empleabilidad. Hacia un nuevo modelo económico: social, responsable e inclusivo

28/03/21
In this article I reflect, together with Cristina Lago, on the relevance of the social economy and inclusive companies for a new economic model; with special reference to people with disabilities.

Un paso más para conseguir una Europa Social

03/03/21
The European Commission publishes its Action Plan for the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights with binding social objectives and legislation between now and 2030. A first approach to the Plan leaves me with some doubts regarding the realisation of the proposals and the real possibilities of its transformation into legislative measures.

The smart city - a social city

20/11/20
For decades urban development has followed the impulses of capital. The right to a home and the right to the city must be won by the citizens. Read the entire article here which I drafted together with Cristina Lago.
Social Europe

De Lisboa a Porto: de la Europa Sostenible a la Europa Social

14/10/2020
We need an ambitious political agenda, with clear and binding objectives and effective in improving social welfare. We Socialists in the European Parliament work for the necessary Social Europe. In this article I tell you how.
Read the entire article here

La ciudad inteligente: una ciudad social

06/09/2020
In this article, I reflect with Cristina Lago on the role of housing policy in the city of the future. The Socialists in the European Parliament have developed some proposals for a plan for affordable and decent housing in Europe.
Read the entire article here

Coronavirus: Navigating a new storm with an old boat?

15/05/2020
I published a response paper explaining how the fiscal and financial architecture of the EU should be changed, in order to protect the rights of citizens and the social welfare state in situations of economic crisis.
Read the entire article here

Utopía y salud mental en el contexto laboral: la era digital y post-covid

28/04/2020
Promoting mental health at work has become a vital response. Today more than ever we need measures capable of driving the change we need towards a new paradigm of social welfare. In this article I share my reflections on the topic.

Solidaridad europea para proteger el Estado del bienestar: respuesta a la COVID-19

10/04/2020
The Eurogroup agreement is a good start to mitigate the effects of the COVID19 crisis and the Socialists in the European Parliament continue to work on an ambitious plan that I have summarised in this article.

La mano invisible del COVID-19

01/04/2020
The coronavirus crisis has put the health systems of the world to the test, but, and above all, those of developed countries, revealing their capacity of resilience but also exposing their weaknesses.

Europa social post Covid-19. La UE debe estar a las duras y a las maduras

27/03/2020
ESTRELLA DURÁ FERRANDIS Eurodiputada. Delegación Socialista Española. Comisión de Empleo y Asuntos Sociales, Parlamento Europeo

Where is the ‘deal’ in the European Green Deal?

14/01/2020
To open a European path to a sustainable future, we need more than a GreenDeal. Filling the ozone hole is an emergency, but we must also act to reduce the poverty of millions of people

Europa invertebrada

15/12/2019
Disappearance and acceleration. Two words that speak for themselves of the troubled times we live in. Species, professions, ice blocks, jobs are all disappearing at a frenetic rate.

Academic Publications

A systematic Review

- Ferri Sanz, M.; Durá-Ferrandis, E.; Garcés-Ferrer, J. (2019). Service Quality Scales and Tourists with special needs: A systematic Review. Sustainability, 11, 3844

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

- Alhambra-Borrás, T., Durá-Ferrandis, E., Ferrando-García, M. (2019). Effectiveness and Estimation of Cost-Effectiveness of a Group-Based Multicomponent Physical Exercise Programme on Risk of Falling and Frailty in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(12), 2086.

Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Durá-Ferrandis E; Ferrando-García, M.; Galdón, MªJ., Andreu, Y. (2017).Confirming the mechanisms behind cognitive-behavioural therapy effectiveness in chronic pain using structural equation modeling in a sample of patients with temporomandibular disorders. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy,24 (6): 1377-1383.

The Appraisal of Self-Care Agency Scale-Revised(ASA-R): Adaptation and Validation in a Sample of Spanish Older Adults

Alhambra-Borrás, T.; Durá-Ferrandis E; Garcés-Ferrer, J.; Sánchez-García, J. (2017). The Appraisal of Self-Care Agency Scale-Revised(ASA-R): Adaptation and Validation in a Sample of Spanish Older Adults. Spanish Journal of Psychology

Personality, coping, and social support as predictors of long-term quality-of-life trajectories in older breast cancer survivors

Durá-Ferrandis E; Mandelblatt JS; Clapp J; Luta G; Faul L; Kimmick G; Cohen HJ; Yung RL; Hurria A. (2017). Personality, coping, and social support as predictors of long-term quality-of-life trajectories in older breast cancer survivors: CALGB protocol 369901 (Alliance). Psycho-Oncology, 26 (11): 1914-1921.

Long-term trajectories of self-reported cognitive function in a cohort of older survivors of breast cancer

Mandelblatt, J. S., Clapp, J. D., Luta, G., Faul, L. A., Tallarico, M. D., McClendon, T. D., Whitley, J. A., Cai, L., Ahles, T. A., Stern, R. A., Jacobsen, P. B., Small, B. J., Pitcher, B. N., Dura-Fernandis, E., Muss, H. B., Hurria, A., Cohen, H. J., Isaacs, C. (2016). Long-term trajectories of self-reported cognitive function in a cohort of older survivors of breast cancer: CALGB 369901 (Alliance). Cancer, 122: 3555-3563.

Acute Stress Trajectories 1 year after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Perez, S.; Conchado, A.; Andreu, Y.; Galdón, MªJ.; Cardeña, E.; Ibañez, E.; Durá, E. (2016). Acute Stress Trajectories 1 year after a breast cancer diagnosis. Supportive Care in Cancer 24: 1671-1678.

Social tourism and healthy ageing.

Garcés, J.; Ferri, M.; Durá, E.; McCabe, S. & Sánchez, J. (2015). Social tourism and healthy ageing. International Journal of Tourism Research.

A longitudinal study of psychosocial distress in breast cancer

Andreu, Y.; Galdón, MªJ.; Durá, E.; Martinez, P.; Pérez, S. & Murgui, S. (2012). A longitudinal study of psychosocial distress in breast cancer: prevalence and risk factors. Psychology & Health, 27 (1), 72-87.

Enhancing the efficacy of treatment for temporomandibular patients with muscular diagnosis through cognitive-behavioral intervention, including hipnosis: a randomized study.

Ferrando, M.; Galdón, M.J., Durá, E., Andreu, Y.; Jimenez, J. & Poveda, R. (2012). Enhancing the efficacy of treatment for temporomandibular patients with muscular diagnosis through cognitive-behavioral intervention, including hipnosis: a randomized study. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol, 113: 81-89.

Structural validity and distress screening potential of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in cancer.

Martinez, P.; Durá, E.; Andreu, Y.; Galdón, MªJ.; Murgui, S. & Ibañez, E. (2012). Structural validity and distress screening potential of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in cancer. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 12 (3): 435-447.

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