Mateo Panariti

University of Udine, Udine, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

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Publications (6)7.38 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: The focus of this article is an examination of the clinical guides' views and their role in student nurses' learning. The descriptive survey was conducted in July-September 2006. The sample was composed of 120 clinical guides who answered a questionnaire regarding the last student nurses' clinical practice experience during 2006. Clinical guides are nurses working in the wards who are available to supervise the clinical practice of nursing students, similar to preceptors in the United States. Clinical guides used different teaching strategies to stimulate students in various activities. The study revealed that the role of clinical guide is very important for the students as they develop into professional nurses.
    Journal for nurses in staff development: JNSD: official journal of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization 01/2010; 26(1):E1-5.
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    ABSTRACT: A voluntary professional quality improvement project involving preventive departments and vaccination centres of an Italian region was carried out through two surveys (in 2001 and in 2006) performed using a quality assessment manual including 12 standards and 157 criteria. After the first survey, a feedback was sent to all participating centres. All six local health authorities participated, as well as all regional vaccination centres, 48 in 2001 and 41 in 2006. The overall adherence rate to the criteria was 56.0% (3258/5820) in 2001 and 74.4% (3784/5085) in 2006. The improvement was obtained without mandatory interventions from regional authorities.
    The European Journal of Public Health 11/2009; 20(4):449-51. · 2.52 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The study analysed two key questions: (i) the prevalence of informal caregiving in medical and surgical wards of a high specialization hospital; (ii) the reasonable cost for the structure that would have to pay to replace informal caregiving? The study was conducted in June 2006 as a prevalence survey, using a questionnaire administered to informal caregivers and nurses working in medical and surgical wards of a high specialization hospital by ad hoc trained personnel. Questionnaire consisted in three sections: the first focused on patient's characteristics, the second on caregivers and the third on nurses' perception on caregiving phenomenon. One hundred and twenty-four eligible caregivers were identified. During the study patients admitted to hospital medical and surgery wards were 520. Among these 16.5% (86/520) was assisted by one or more caregivers. Caregivers' response rate was 69.4% (86/124), corresponding to 66 patients. This study yielded an average of 455.9 minutes per day (SD = 370.2; range = 120-1440) or 52.9 hours per week. Caregiver's presence was recognized in 88.9% (56/63) of patients. Despite the societal perspective, the costs and effects of informal caregiving to the informal caregiver are often ignored in economic evaluation. The costs of informal care are an important extent related to time inputs by relatives and friends of the care recipients. Our approach has been to monetize the informal activity care contribution of family members and/or caregivers.
    Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 04/2009; 23(2):328-33. · 0.89 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of a 2-year vaccination program on the compliance of healthcare workers (HCWs) employed in an acute care university hospital to influenza vaccination. The study was carried out in October/November from 2004 to 2006 in a 286-bed acute care university hospital located in northern Italy employing 523 HCWs. The study cohort consisted of 473 HCWs continuously present in the hospital from 2004 to 2006. In 2005 and 2006, a vaccination campaign was made available in the wards that supplemented a pre-existing (2004) employee health service program. A personalized informative letter was sent to all HCWs explaining the risks and benefits of influenza vaccination for both patients and HCWs and indicating the scheduling of the additional vaccination service. The additional 2005 and 2006 campaigns produced significantly higher vaccination rates among HCWs than those achieved in previous years, from 10.4% in 2004 to 36.6% in 2005 and 23.2% in 2006. The year 2005 was characterized by an avian flu threat, which likely accounted for the highest vaccination rate of the 3-year study period. Physicians had the highest vaccination rates in the 3-year period (20.8%), while nurses in 2005 had the highest single vaccination rate (42.5%). Providing easy access to vaccination in the wards is a useful approach for improving vaccination rates among HCWs, but further tailored interventions are needed because overall vaccination rates remain too low. Subgroups, such as nurses and ancillary staff, should be considered as specific targets of such vaccination programs.
    Infection 02/2009; 37(1):29-33. · 2.44 Impact Factor
  • International Journal of Infection Control 01/2009; 5(1).
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    ABSTRACT: This paper is a report of a study to investigate the knowledge of Italian oncology nurses in relation to complementary and alternative therapies. In the last decade, the use of complementary and alternative therapies by the general public has increased dramatically. As primary care providers who play a key role in healthcare delivery, it is likely that nurses will be asked about these therapies by their patients. Only if they have an adequate knowledge base, however, can nurses give useful information and counsel patients effectively to allow them to make informed healthcare decisions. A survey was carried out in 2007 with, 270 nurses registered with the Italian Association of Oncology Nursing. A self-administered questionnaire was used and the response rate was of 57.4% (155/270). Ninety-four (60.6%) nurses claimed to have knowledge about complementary and alternative therapies. Over two-thirds (60.6%, 57/94) reported that books were a primary source of their knowledge. Other common sources included other healthcare workers (50%, 47/94), the Internet (48.9%, 46/94), workshops and seminars (29.8%, 28/94), and formal nursing education (17.0%, 16/94). Only 5.3% (5/94) reported that professional journals were a source of knowledge. During their professional activities, 71.6% (111/155) of the nurses encountered patients using complementary and alternative therapies, while 47.1% (73/155) treated patients asking for information about these techniques. The fact that nurses are responding to demands for these therapies without a solid knowledge base makes it imperative that the nursing curriculum be expanded to include these topics.
    Journal of Advanced Nursing 06/2008; 62(4):451-6. · 1.53 Impact Factor