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Christina Karamanidou

Christina Karamanidou
Center for Research and Technology · Institute of Applied Biosciences

PhD in Health Psychology

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Publications (37)
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Objective Improving the quality of life (QoL) of people living with HIV (PLWH) has been proposed as a new priority in HIV care. The objective of this cross-sectional, qualitative study was to explore the perspectives of PLWH in Greece regarding their QoL. Design Twenty-four semi-structured interviews were conducted with PLWH receiving care across...
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This paper explores the ethical dimension of the opportunity to offer improved electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) systems addressing personal needs of pediatric cancer patients, their parents and caregivers, with regard to technological advance of digital health. This opportunity has been explored in the MyPal research project, which aims t...
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Although smartphone-based notifications offer a promising tool to support patient engagement and data collection via mobile health apps, attention must be given to the burden caused by frequent notifications and notification timing. This study presents a personalized mobile notification scheme, designed and developed to optimize reachability, and t...
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Patient empowerment is evident nowadays through the increased role undertaken by patients in the evaluation of healthcare, shaping health policy and involvement in clinical research. But are physicians willing and able to empower their patients? The biopsychosocial model offers a holistic approach to care by including the subjective experience of i...
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Background This study concerns the experiences and perceptions of healthcare providers (HCPs) in Greece, as they respond to the changing health and psychosocial needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in unfavorable conditions, within a healthcare system encumbered by a decade of austerity measures. Methods To this end, semi-structured interviews...
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Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are an emerging paradigm in clinical research and healthcare, aiming to capture the patient's self-assessed health status in order to gauge efficacy of treatment from their perspective. As these patient-generated health data provide insights into the effects of healthcare processes in real-life settings beyond the c...
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MyPal is a European initiative focusing on the use of the electronic patient reported outcome (ePRO) measures to enhance patient engagement in palliative cancer care via digital self-reporting palliative care for patients with cancer. As a part of its approach, MyPal also focuses on pediatric patients, implementing a specific digital health platfor...
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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a chronic hematologic malignancy with great heterogeneity and unpredictable clinical course. The European Research Initiative on CLL (ERIC), in the context of its CLL Patient Empowerment Program, conducted a study exploring hematologists’ experience of communication. Thirty semi-structured interviews were condu...
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Introduction The systematic collection of electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) in the routine care of patients with chronic haematological malignancies such as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and myelodysplasia syndromes (MDS) can constitute a very ambitious but worthwhile challenge. MyPal is a Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation Action ai...
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Randomization is an inherent part of Randomized Clinical Trials (RCTs), typically requiring the split of participants in intervention and control groups. We present a web service supporting randomized patient distribution, developed in the context of the MyPal project RCT. The randomization process is based on a block permutation approach to mitiga...
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Background: People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are stigmatized, partly since "non-alcoholic" is in the name, but also because of obesity, which is a common condition in this group. Stigma is pervasive in social media and can contribute to poorer health outcomes. We examine how stigma and...
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Introduction Electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) have tremendous potential to optimise palliative and supportive care for children with cancer, their families and healthcare providers. Particularly, these children and their families are subjected to multiple strains caused by the disease and its treatment. The MyPal digital health platform...
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PURPOSE Capitalizing on the promise of patient-reported outcomes (PROs), electronic implementations of PROs (ePROs) are expected to play an important role in the development of novel digital health interventions targeting palliative cancer care. We performed a systematic and mapping review of the scientific literature on the current ePRO-based appr...
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This paper describes a qualitative study conducted in the context of developing a novel ePRO (electronic Patient Reported Outcome) based palliative care intervention for cancer patients. The aim of the study was to elicit end-users' needs, judgements of the MyPal system and recommendations for improvement. A participatory design was chosen as the v...
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Patient participation in health care is widely considered as crucial for the development of improved health systems and the refined management of chronic conditions. Against this background, however, there are divergent views and contradictions regarding its definition and actual content and scope. Moreover, there is no consensus as to the appropri...
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Patient empowerment is evident nowadays through the increased role undertaken by patients in the evaluation of healthcare, shaping health policy and involvement in clinical research. But are physicians willing and able to empower their patients? The biopsychosocial model offers a holistic approach to care by including the subjective experience of i...
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Background: Across recent health reform research, there is growing advocacy and awareness surrounding the idea that patients should act as more effective managers of their health and healthcare. Knowledge dissemination is frequently named as a preliminary requirement for this shift in attitude and behaviors. In 2017, the Lymphoma Coalition (LC) con...
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Background: Every year in Europe 60,000 women develop cervical cancer and 30,000 die from the disease. HPV vaccines are currently believed to constitute an important element of cervical cancer control strategy. The introduction of the HPV vaccine constitutes a shift in health policy and health promotion practice. The aim of this study was to invest...
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Background: Every year in Europe 60,000 women develop cervical cancer and 30,000 die from the disease. HPV vaccines are currently believed to constitute an important element of cervical cancer control strategy. Currently in Greece, the HPV vaccine is given on demand after prescription by a healthcare professional. Health care professionals' role i...
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Beginning with a differentiation of science programmes into five different editorial concepts, this article explores the audience reach of science on television in 10 European countries with a special emphasis on young audiences aged between 14 and 29 years. In relation to the share of this age group in the entire population, science programmes in...
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The current study aims to present textual resources, which could contribute towards a more epistemologically valid image of school science, and, by this way, to provide a more theoretically informed basis for the development of instruments for analyzing this image in school science textbooks. Thomas Kuhn in his renowned work The Structure of Scient...
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This study aims to explore the experience of renal patients undergoing dialysis treatment focusing on beliefs about their illness, prescribed treatment and the challenge of adherence. Interpretative phenomenological analysis was used to analyse the accounts of seven haemodialysis patients. Patients have a range of beliefs about their illness and th...
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This article explores the factors that influence the volume and structure of science programming by European television broadcasters, focussing on differences among channel patterns. It proposes three factors as relevant to understanding differences in science programming: A) the segmentation/fragmentation of television markets; B) the presence of...
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European Member States are facing a challenge to provide accessible and effective health care services for immigrants. It remains unclear how best to achieve this and what characterises good practice in increasingly multicultural societies across Europe. This study assessed the views and values of professionals working in different health care cont...
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OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of the literature to assess the possible effect that psychosocial variables may have on the susceptibility and/or outcome of acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs).METHODS: We performed searches for relevant studies on PubMed, Scopus and PsychInfo.RESULTS: We identified 44 studies published between 1986...
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To perform a systematic review of the literature to assess the possible effect that psychosocial variables may have on the susceptibility and/or outcome of acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs). We performed searches for relevant studies on PubMed, Scopus and PsychInfo. We identified 44 studies published between 1986 and 2008, examining the ro...
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Health locus of control (HLOC) constitutes an important psychological domain of interest to the manifestation and course of disease. Research has shown that health locus of control beliefs can be predictive of anxiety and depression and could therefore act as a good determinant of psychological adjustment for patients with chronic conditions. The a...
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To evaluate a psycho-educational intervention aimed to improve understanding of the need for phosphate control, provide a rationale for phosphate-binding medication (PBM) and explain its mode of action. A controlled intervention study comparing the effect of a self-regulatory theory-based psycho-educational intervention versus standard care control...
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Cardiovascular events are the leading cause of death in end stage renal disease (ESRD). Adherence to phosphate binding medication plays a vital role in reducing serum phosphorus and associated cardiovascular risk. This poses a challenge for patients as the regimen is often complex and there may be no noticeable impact of adherence on symptoms. Ther...

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The CLL Patient empowerment program is a two-arm process: a)educating and providing support to patients b) training physicians in communication skills