Ioanna V. Papathanasiou

Ioanna V. Papathanasiou
University of Thessaly | UTH · Department of Nursing

Associate Professor

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January 2011 - present
University of Ioannina

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Introduction: Cognitive functions are defined as the mental processes through which information is received, processed, stored, and retrieved. Oxidation is considered as an important factor that affects negatively the brain function. The aim: To assess the impact of oxidative stress, as it is measured by oxidative markers or by the presence of anti...
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Occupational (professional) boredom results in low performance at work. It has been positively associated with high levels of anxiety and depression as well as premature death. However, occupational boredom has not been extensively studied among working nurses. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence and occu...
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Aim of this study is to investigate the correlation between multimorbidity, traumatic events and frailty among older adults in the community. Studied population consisted of 257 elderly people who were recipients of the services and active members of Open Elderly Care Centers of the Municipality of Grevena and meet a set of selection criteria. The...
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Background and Objectives: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) encompasses Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE). The duration of anticoagulant therapy following a VTE event partly relies on the risk of recurrent VTE which depends on the clinical setting where VTE occurred and the VTE risk factors present. Obesity is considered a minor...
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A 17-year-old female patient was admitted to the psychoneurological department of Kyiv Clinical Railway Hospital No. 1, due to deterioration of her mental state, a significant decrease in body weight, and no effect of outpatient treatment. The complex treatment program, directed on the correction of all multidimensional disorders with the prelimina...
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Background: Depressive, anxiety, and stress symptoms are prevalent in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and may negatively influence the disease course and quality of life. The study aimed to assess the relationship between psychological factors and patients’ quality of life (QoL). Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study with th...
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Sharp injuries (SIs) are incidents or accidents caused by a needle, blades (such as scalpels) or other medical instruments which penetrate the skin. They are among the major work-related injuries in healthcare professionals. The purpose of this study is to estimate SIs in healthcare workers (HCWs) in Central Greece. Method: A cross-sectional desc...
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This study aimed to assess the effect of spirituality on quality of life of end-stage renal disease patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). A cross-sectional study was carried out in six HD Units. The sample consisted of 367 patients averaging 61.8 years of age. For the measuring of spirituality and the quality of life, the FACIT-Sp-12 and the Misso...
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The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of nurses' personality, spir-ituality, and spiritual care in nurses' caring behaviors. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted in two hospitals, located in Athens, Greece. Data were collected by a four-part self-reported questionnaire. The results showed that work experience seems to...
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Almost a decade ago, an article published in the official journal of the Hellenic Psychiatric Association, concerning the state of Greek mental health reform, referred to the significant shortages of mental health staff and services in rural areas of the country [...]
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Introduction: Severe mental disorders represent an important and large proportion of healthcare resource utilization and are associated with increased hospitalization rates and costs. Given the high percentage of total hospital days and costs associated with caring for people with psychotic disorders, a better understanding of the factors that det...
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Introduction: Services in the field of health, but also services in other fields in general, have a special set of characteristics, such as being intangible, which makes their quality evaluation challenging. Although healthcare is described as a service, it is significantly different from other industries at services sector. Objective: The objectiv...
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Patients recovering from novel coronavirus are reporting a variety of symptoms such as cough, dyspnea, myalgia as well as psychological distress and poor quality of life. The aim of this study is to assess quality of life and psychological distress in COVID-19 survivors and the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics that affect COVID-19 surv...
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Objective: The aim of this study is to examine the effect of psychological distress and religious coping in quality of life of nursing students during the second wave of the pandemic in Greece. Patients and methods: Materials and methods: A cross-sectional online survey was conducted among nursing students. Data were collected via an e-survey co...
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The available coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines have shown their effectiveness in clinical trials. We aimed to assess the real-world effects of SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations in Greece. We combined national data on vaccinations, SARS-CoV-2 cases, COVID-19-related ICU admissions and COVID-19-related deaths. We observed 3,367,673 vaccinations (30...
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Background: Addressing nursing students' lack of interest in providing care for the aged population is a global challenge for nursing educators. Despite global interest in student nurses' readiness for older people care, almost all the literature has been identified from single countries, predominantly with high income per capita. At present, no st...
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Background and aim: Excessive intake of sugars and energy from drinks has been postulated to increase the risk of obesity, which may in turn be associated with mental health disorders. In addition, excessive intakes of alcohol and caffeine may co-occur with psychiatric disorders. The purpose of the present pilot study was to estimate energy, sugar,...
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Aim To identify the core competencies of Family and Community Nurses. Background The European Union is facing common health challenges in the field of primary care, according to European health policies and the World Health Organisation, which need to be addressed through better and innovative ways of working that require joint actions. There is e...
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Background: Orthopedic surgeries can rehabilitate injuries and at the same time improve the patients’ quality of life. The study aimed to assess patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQOL) six months after an orthopedic surgery with implant placement. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study with the use of a structured questionnaire amo...
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In the last years a number of transformations in the health care systems in Europe and beyond has occurred, which result in new demands and ways of working for health care professionals; roles in health professions have been subject to substantial changes and in some cases new categories of health professionals have been defined (Goldfield, 2017)....
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Background There is an increasing trend of door locking practices in acute psychiatric care. The aim of the present study was to illuminate the symbolic dimensions of doors in Greek mental health nurses’ experiences of open and locked working spaces. Results A sequential mixed-method designexplored the experiences of nurses working in both open an...
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The aim of this study was to assess the effect of spirituality on illness perceptions of Greek patients on hemodialysis. The cross-sectional study design was employed for this purpose. The sample comprised of 367 patients on hemodialysis. Data were collected via a three-part questionnaire consisting of a sheet containing demographic and clinical in...
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Tobacco smoking is a major public health problem globally. The vast majority of smokers start smoking early. The hazards of smoking depend on a plethora of factors such as the age one starts to smoke, number of cigarettes smoked per day, nicotine, and filter type of the cigarette among other factors. According to the World Health Organization, most...
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Vitamin D deficiency is common even in sunny countries like Greece, especially during winter and is associated with skeletal disorders and additionally with increased risk for chronic diseases and adipose metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. The purpose of this pilot study was the determination of vitamin D status in Greek adults and th...
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The aim: The aim of the article is to highlight the results of an experimental study of the indicators of students’ mental health depending on their involvement in self-educational activities. Materials and methods: We conducted a comparative experimental research. There was a block of questionnaires, which required to choose one of the answers off...
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The aim: To explore the current context and the main factors of public confidence in formal medicine. Materials and methods: The article is based on the outcomes of a cross-sectional survey designed to reflect varied dimensions of individual/population’ perception of healthcare services, namely: socio-demographic information, reflection on individu...
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According to the WHO, front-of-pack nutrition labeling provides simplified nutrition information in the form of symbols, colors or words that can help consumers understand the nutritional quality of food, thus leading them to healthier food choices. It is considered of the utmost importance to explore the knowledge and understanding of consumers ab...
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Background: This study aimed to investigate the spiritual needs of patients suffering from lung cancer in relation to their mental health and quality of life. Methodology: A cross-sectional quantitative study design was employed to investigate 110 lung cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. A four-part self-assessment instrument was used to gathe...
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Background Hospital ethical climate (HEC) has been associated with nurses' interprofessional collaboration, moral decision-making and judgment, job satisfaction, and job burnout. Objectives This study aimed to examine the effect of hospitals' ethical climate on nurses' quality of working life. Methods A cross-sectional study design was employed a...
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Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to assess the perceived symptoms, depression and quality of life (QoL) in advanced lung cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Methods: The study was cross sectional and was conducted in the oncology department of General Hospital "George Papanikolaou", Thessaloniki, Greece. The sample was convenie...
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The aim: To explore the current context and the main factors of public confidence in formal medicine. Materials and methods: The article is based on the outcomes of a cross-sectional survey designed to reflect varied dimensions of individual/population’ perception of healthcare services, namely: socio-demographic information, reflection on individu...
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Technology-enhanced learning is being used in nurse education and training to promote active development of professional knowledge and skills among university students as well as among professional nurses. Although many studies have focused on enablers and barriers to e-learning in nursing education, there is still little knowledge regarding the sp...
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Background: Studies have shown that breastfeeding self-efficacy constitutes a determinant used to forecast breastfeeding behaviours. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the factors associated to breastfeeding self-efficacy and identify its predictors among Greek women in their immediate postpartum period. Methods: A cross-sectional...
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Heart transplantation is an effective way of improving the quality of life and survival of patients in terminal heart failure. Multiple advances in the management of transplantation over the past few years will improve the survival and quality of life of heart transplant recipients. The shortage of donors limits the number of heart transplants, and...
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World Health Organization (WHO) reports emphasize the need to implement new healthcare models centred on Primary Health Care and in this context both WHO and EU recommendations identify the Family and Community Nurse (FCN) as a key actor. However, despite WHO recommendations, there is a lack of standardized Professional Profile for FCN at EU level...
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In the context of the evolving current COVID-19 pandemic, influenza vaccination among the public and health care workers is of particular importance. There are sparse data on the influenza vaccination coverage among health care workers amid COVID-19 pandemic. We aimed to study possible factors associated with influenza vaccination coverage among Gr...
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Background: Ectopic Health Sciences students often experience higher level of stress due to clinical knowledge, and it has been reported that they frequently develop worries and symptoms of illness. These observations had lead to the hypothesis that studying health sciences may increase the risk for developing health anxiety. Objective: To inves...
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Objective: Youth are important societal actors. This is especially relevant when considering countries in transition such as Ukraine. This study examines well-being and societal participation - both key signifiers of mental health - of youth in Ukraine. Materials and methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey with open and closed questions was...
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Background: Several studies investigated the mental health needs of hospital staff in Greece during the debt crisis era. Yet, no relevant data are available regarding the mental health of hospital staff after this period. The aims of this study are: 1) To investigate the prevalence of clinically significant depression and anxiety in healthcare wor...
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OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between perceptions of racism, socio-demographic characteristics and levels of self-compassion in Greek university students. METHOD A cross-sectional, online study was conducted with 251 students of two departments of the University of the Peloponnese in Tripolis. The questionnaire included socio-demographi...
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Background: Patients with lung cancer often experience multiple symptoms associated with both the disease itself and the treatment. The disease and therapy-related adverse effects may lead to poor quality of life (QoL) and increased psychological distress. The aim of this study was to investigate the QoL and psychological distress of patients with...
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Introduction Schizophrenia spectrum disorders are related with prolonged stay in hospital and high cost for treating them. As a consequence, the determination of the factors that affect the duration of hospitalization is essential. Objectives The purpose of the study is the determination of the psychosocial characteristics of inpatients in a publi...
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Background: Simulation constitutes a teaching method and a strategy for learning and understanding theoretical knowledge and skills in the nursing and medical field. Objective: To review and present modern data related to this issue. Methods: Literature review of data related to the issue derived from Medline, Cinhal, and Scopus databases, in...
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Objective. The aim of this study was to examine associated factors of depression and insomnia in community-dwelling elderly people in order to identify independent predictors. Materials and methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 250 older people aged 60 years and over living in an urban area. A stratified random sampling method was us...
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Abstract: Health CareWorkers are at the front line of the fight against Covid-19. The aim of this study was to evaluate the acceptability of vaccination against COVID-19 among health professionals (physicians, dentists, pharmacists) two weeks prior to the start of the Greek vaccination campaign against COVID-19. A cross-sectional online survey was...
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Health Care Workers are at the front line of the fight against Covid-19. The aim of this study was to evaluate the acceptability of vaccination against COVID-19 among health professionals (physicians, dentists, pharmacists) two weeks prior to the start of the Greek vaccination campaign against COVID-19. A cross-sectional online survey was conducted...
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Introduction: In recent years a strong interest has been developed in exploring spirituality and spiritual needs especially in patients suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Aim: The aim of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the Greek version of the Spiritual Needs Questionnaire (SpNQ). Material and Method: The s...
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Older people often feel weak and have limited physical activity and walking capacity, without energy. These characteristics meet the conditions for the onset of the frailty syndrome. The effect that frailty syndrome can have on the elderly’s quality of life (QOL) status has not been sufficiently explored, especially in the Greek population. This st...
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Introduction: Patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) are faced with bearing this burden and report poor mental health. Spirituality can be a key factor in managing these problems among HD patients. Aim: This cross-sectional study aimed at exploring possible factors that are associated with psychological distress among HD patients and testing its...
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Vitamin D deficiency is common even in sunny countries like Greece, especially during winter and is associated with skeletal disorders and additionally with increased risk for chronic diseases and adipose metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. The purpose of this pilot study was the determination of vitamin D status in Greek adults and th...
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Introduction: Whole-body cryostimulation (WBC) refers to the therapeutic application of extremely cold dry air for a short period of time. The method has beneficial results in various diseases as well as the recovery of athletes. The effects of WBC in healthy individuals have not been extensively investigated. Purpose: We aim to explore differences...
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Background: The financial recession, affected Greeks who are still experiencing its devastating social and economic consequences. Therefore, financial crisis could not leave the public healthcare sector unaffected, due to the implementation of fiscal austerity measures. What is more, citizens’ health as well as their access to and use of health car...
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Exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) represents an important marker of airway inflammation, yet its role in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and/or bronchiectasis is not well studied. We aimed to measure FeNO in patients with COPD, bronchiectasis, and combination of COPD/bronchiectasis during an acute exacerbation (AE) of the underlying disease...
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) represents a major health burden worldwide. COPD-specific education may positively affect the emotional distress associated with the disease and may contribute to the patients' poor health-related quality of life. Studies have shown that education regarding COPD is lacking among disease sufferers. The ai...
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The effect of emotional intelligence in the field of mental health is of particular interest, as it is an intensely emotional field. The nursing staff has as an object the healthcare of people with mental problems, where emotions and their management are key factors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the levels of emotional intelligence...
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This study aimed to examine Greek nurses' perceptions about hospital ethical climate and to investigate the possible difference of those perceptions regarding their demographic and work-related characteristics. The cross-sectional study design was employed in this study in which 286 nurses and nurse assistants participated. Data were collected by a...
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Introduction: Whole-body cryostimulation (WBC) refers to the therapeutic application of extremely cold dry air for a short period of time. The method has beneficial results in various diseases as well as the recovery of athletes. The effects of WBC in healthy individuals have not been extensively investigated. Purpose: We aim to explore differen...
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Introduction: Asthma is considered the most common chronic disease that affects survival and quality of life. An astringent regulatory factor of asthma is the Mediterranean diet. Nutrition, however, seems to be of great importance in the onset and outcome of the disease as many ingredients and eating habits that may improve or exacerbate the condi...
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The aim of this study was to assess the effect of spirituality on illness perceptions of Greek patients on hemodialysis. The cross-sectional study design was employed for this purpose. The sample comprised of 367 patients on hemodialysis. Data were collected via a three-part questionnaire consisting of a sheet containing demographic and clinical in...