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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Publications (223)
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This Work Package 3 is aimed at: a) designing learning-outcome based Curriculum for FCN which could play a reference role at European level for VET targeting this qualification; the flexibility and modularity of the Curriculum will assure the possibility of being instantiated/localized in the different EU countries taking into account their peculia...
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OBJECTIVE: To assess the interaction between comorbidities and self-reported health status as the basis for preventive intervention in care of the elderly. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted with elderly people (≥65 years) registered in the home health care program “Help at Home”. The health status of the participants was assessed using...
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The main scope of ENhANCE Project is to target a specific existing mismatch between the skills currently offered by nurses working in Primary Health Care (PHC) and those actually demanded by both public health care institutions and private service providers when applying innovative healthcare models centered on PHC. This deliverable reports the res...
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Introduction: The term bulimia nervosa describes a food intake disorder which is characterized by episodic binge eating (eating very large amounts of food in a short period of time), followed by the effort of purging all the unnecessary calories usually through vomiting, laxatives, diuretics and excessive exercise. Purpose: The purpose of this revi...
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It is commonly accepted that frailty and dementia-related cognitive decline are strongly associated. However, degree of this association is often debated, especially in homebound elders with disabilities. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the association of frailty on cognitive function in older adults receiving homecare. A screening for f...
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The purpose of this research study was to evaluate the rates of alcohol use among university students in Greece and to search if there is a relation between alcohol use disorders and mental health status (depression, anxiety, stress).
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Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between religiosity, mental health, and psychological resilience in breast cancer patients. Material and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in an oncology department of a hospital in northern Greece during February and March 2017. The sample consisted of 152 brea...
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Introduction: Working conditions, environment and relationships developed at the workplace can be key parameters of job satisfaction and can affect both the physical and mental health of employees as well as their working performance. Objective: This study examines the impact of job satisfaction on the employees’ mental health in health and welfare...
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Family and Community Nurses play a vital role in many aspects of EU healthcare systems, as more and more patient are treated outside the traditional hospital settings. Family and Community Nurses provide nursing interventions and also educational and counselling services for patients and families, as well as for total communities. So, they should b...
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EU population ageing is a long-term trend, which began several decades ago, placing many challenges at EU and national level. EU recommendations point out the importance of family and community in the ageing process, emphasizing Primary Health Care (PHC), frailty prevention, early detection and diagnosis. To face these challenges, many WHO reports...
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This document includes the description of a Delphi Study that was conducted to identify the “core competencies” of the Family and Community Nurse (FCN) and represents the main outcome of WP2. A total of 23 experts from 10 European countries responded to the Rounds of the Delphi Study, through which 27 core competencies were identified, plus an unde...
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Introduction: Several studies report that psychiatric nursing is a highly stressful occupation. The ways that nurses use in order to deal with stressful situations have a serious effect on their psychological mood and their health status. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the coping strategies in predicting of depression and anx...
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In biology, poisons are substances that cause disturbances in organisms, usually by chemical reaction or other activity on the molecular scale, when an organism absorbs a sufficient quantity.
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Background: Lung cancer is one of the most common malignant diseases with high mortality.Patients diagnosed with lung cancer are most likely to exhibited psychiatric symptomatology while they experience poor quality of life. Purpose: To examine the relationship between psychological distress and quality of life (QoL) in lung cancer patients receivi...
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Within the scope of the CRITHINKEDU project , this intellectual output (Output 3) reports the experience of conceiving and delivering a European training course on Critical Thinking (CT) education for university teachers. It draws on the proposal of the “European inventory of critical thinking skills and dispositions for the 21st century” and the “...
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Introduction: Having breast cancer or receiving treatment has been seen as a traumatic experience for women due to its impacts on their self-image and sexual relationship, and may lead to an psychological reactions such as denial, anger, or intense fear toward their disease and treatment process. Also many of breast cancer patients have psychiatric...
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This document provides a snapshot of the current working and occupational contexts of the Family and Community Nurse (FCN) in 21 EU Member States, namely: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Finland, France, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and United Kingd...
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Background: Nursing student life is stressful as a result of the work they exert to learn concepts ranging from basic to complicated issues and health concerns for maintaining overall human health. Hence, assessing the quality of life (QOL) of nursing students is important to determine if they have excellent well-being levels as they go through the...
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Non-communicable diseases, also known as chronic diseases, account for almost two thirds of global deaths. Owing to the enormous personal, social and economic impact of these diseases on oneself and the society, their treatment is a challenge to global health. In the US, chronic diseases are the leading cause of ill health, disability and death, an...
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Introduction: The nursing profession is characterized as one of the most stressful and emotional dementing professions. It is widely agreed that many nurses are experiencing anxiety and depression as a results of their profession. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and associated factors of depression and anxiety among...
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Within the scope of CRITHINKEDU project, this report is directed to university teachers, pedagogical support teams and institutional leaders, providing an overall understanding on how European Higher Education Institutions (EHEI) foster Critical Thinking (CT), taking into account both the current educational intervention studies reported in the lit...
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Within the scope of the project CRITHINKEDU, this report provides an overall analysis of the understanding of Critical Thinking (CT) by employers and establishes similarities and differences in its expression, need and practical application at the workplace. Adopting a qualitative research methodology, 32 focus groups were conducted enrolling 189 p...
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The earth’s climate change, due to the increasing atmospheric concentrations of energy-trapping gases (greenhouse gases), is having considerable impact on various biological systems, including the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Extreme high air temperatures contribute directly to deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, particu...
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Background: Mounting literature on stress and coping in nursing students are available; however, most of the findings are confined to a single cultural group. Aims: This study was conducted to determine the level of stress, its sources and coping strategies among nursing students from three countries: Greece, the Philippines and Nigeria. Methods: U...
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Purpose: This study was conducted to compare perceptions of stress and quality of life (QoL) among nursing students from three countries (the Philippines, Greece, and Nigeria) and to examine the impact of stress on theirQoL. Design andmethods: A comparative, cross-sectional research design was used in this study. Data were collected from 547 nursin...
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Background Breast cancer is the most frequent type of cancer among women worldwide, especially in developed countries. To be diagnosed with breast cancer and undergo cancer treatment can be a very stressful event. It is estimated that one-third of cancer patients are dealing with psychological problems, such as anxiety and depression and resilience...
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Many nurses today are religious and sometimes there exist some religious motivations on becoming a nurse. They are often responsible through their care to assess and facilitate spiritual well-being, identify spiritual distress and to provide religious and spiritual care. Nurses need to understand their own spirituality and religiosity before they c...
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Now that chronic illnesses are the main cause of death and disability worldwide, patients must be involved in healthcare process, contributing to almost every level of decision or action. Communication is a process that is dynamic and continuous and influenced by a number of factors, and in the field of health care is of particular importance. Comm...
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Introduction: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a very a serious public health issue worldwide and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates. Quality of life of patients with end-stage renal disease is impaired due to residual renal function, but also due to its therapeutic treatment (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis). Purpose: Th...
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One of the most investigated areas is the study of job stress and anxiety and its effects on the professionals’ mental health status. The purpose of this study was to research the levels of anxiety and depression in staff that works in mental units and if burnout is related with these mental health parameters. The sample consisted of 217 mental hea...
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Aim: the present study aims to evaluate spiritual wellbeing in end stage renal disease patients undergoing hemodialysis and its relation to sociodemographic and clinical variables. Methods: A convenience sample of 183 individuals undergoing hemodialysis was recruited. Measurements were conducted with the following instruments: (a) a sheet contai...
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Motivational Interviewing provides the opportunity to health professionals to have an effective strategy to increase the level of readiness to change health behaviors. Along with the Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change Model) compose the theoretical base of intervention in psychiatry settings. Objective: This study was aimed to change nutritio...
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Background: Levels of stress (both trait and state) have been found to significantly increase during the exam period for students as this period has been considered to be really demanding for students. Objective: This study was aimed to examine whether the exams' evaluation might be affected by the level of state/trait or total anxiety at the time...
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Background. While stress is gaining attention as an important subject of research in nursing literature; coping strategies, as an important construct, has never been comprehensively reviewed. Aim. The aims of this review were: (1) to identify the level of stress, its sources, and (2) to explore coping methods used by student nurses during nursing...
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Pain is a common symptom in humans, which differs significantly depending on their status of health. This review lists the specific features of pain that are necessary for its evaluation and treatment by the health professionals. Extensive review of the recent literature was conducted in electronic databases (PubMed, Medline and Iatrotek) and scien...
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Rationale, aims and objectives: It is widely recognized that Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients have a greater likelihood of developing pressure ulcers in comparison to hospital or home care patients. Accordingly, this study aimed to evaluate whether specific clinical characteristics could be used as clinical indicators towards pressure ulcers prev...
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Introduction: Nutritional supplements provide nutrients, which may not ingest in sufficient quantities. Dietary supplements may be vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids or other substances, and are present in the form of pills, tablets, capsules and liquids. Purpose: The purpose of this review is to present the correlation of nutritional sup...
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Internet addiction in young age is an emerging topic gaining researchers interested worldwide. Despite the progress that has been made in prevention, diagnosis and treatment in this disorder the field is wide and unexplored when it comes in mental health nursing practice. The effects that internet addiction may have in individuals life’s are shown...
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Background: According to World Health Organization (WHO), spirituality is an important domain of quality of life especially in terminal, life threatens chronic diseases. For many people spirituality and religion are not just very important dimensions of their existence, but also a source of support that contributes to wellbeing and coping with eve...
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Introduction: Theoretically, caring relationship between faculty – student generates a caring moment. However, there is a scarcity of empirical evidence about how caring interactions with faculty can enhance students’ caring outcomes. Aim: The aim of this study was to identify the levels of students’ and instructors’ caring behavior and to explore...
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Introduction: Burnout is usually defined as a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. Research indicates that stress and burnout can not only affect physical and mental health but behavior as well. Aim of the present study is to assess burnout and its possible relation with mental health and aggression in nursing personnel. Methods: In...
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Background Caring is the core and essence of the nursing profession. Nurse educators, are in a key position to role model for perspective nurses the role of caring while including caring as a vital component in a nursing curriculum. Objectives This paper is a report on students' perceptions of instructors' caring behavior in four countries: India,...
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Introduction: Burnout is usually defined as a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. Stress and burnout can not only affect physical and mental health but behavior as well. Aim: To assess burnout and its possible relation with mental health and aggression in nursing personnel. Methods: 160 nurses participated in this cross sectional st...
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Obstructive sleep apnoea–hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and multimorbidity are common in elderly patients, but a potential link between the two conditions remains unclear. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of OSAHS, chronic multimorbidity and their relation in older adults in primary care settings. A screening study was performed in a cross-sect...
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Old age is an important part of life as it concerns all human beings. It is well documented in the literature that various changes in the operation of specific organ systems happen and accompany the elderly. Moreover, with the age of a person, the cardiovascular system is altered and serious complications and diseases are caused leading a large num...
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This literature review highlights the social impact of various diseases, and more specifically their negative consequences to the patients. Stigma caused by these diseases is diachronic and leads all the sufferers, both adults and children, to social exclusion. Moreover, the measures that have to be taken for the prevention of these situations and...
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Introduction: Mental disorders are the most stigmatized diseases. Despite the progress in social psychiatry and the adoption of mechanisms that raise awareness in the public, mentally ill patients are continuing to be victims of discrimination. Nurses and health care professionals are working together with patients and their families in order to ad...
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Abstract: Community nursing is the field of nursing science that promotes healthy environmental behaviors in the community. Nurses who are working in community settings usually provide information to people that raises awareness about environmental issues and their impacts on health; because human health is directly linked with environment and its...
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Introduction: Patients who suffer from chronic renal disease face problems in many aspects of their life; problems such as physical and social as well as mental such as stress, anxiety, depression. In addition, they exhibit an amount of spiritual needs, which relate and influence the psychological adaptation to the illness. Aim: The aim of this ar...
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PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to identify perceptions of caring behaviors in student nurses from four countries. METHODS: This study employed a descriptive, comparative survey design. Four hundred sixty-seven students were recruited from four countries (Nigeria, India, Greece, and the Philippines) to participate in the study during the months...
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Background: Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS) and chronic comorbid diseases are more prevalent in the elderly. However, little is known about the association of OSAHS with the coexistence of multiple chronic diseases in primary care (PC) patients. Aims: To investigate the prevalence of OSAHS and its relation to multimorbidity in an...
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Background: General satisfaction is a personal experience and sources of satisfaction or dissatisfaction vary between professional groups. General satisfaction is usually related with work settings, work performance and mental health status. Aim: The purpose of this research study was to investigate the level of general satisfaction of health care...
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Introduction: Insulin-dependent patients are individuals with chronic disease who are well adapted to living and dealing with any health needs and fears arising. An important aspect in the process of adaptation to chronic illness is the provision of nursing care in the early stages of the disease, because this contributes to its acceptance and the...
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Introduction: Cigarette smoking is a phenomenon which during the 20th century was epidemic. It is the leading cause of mortality, morbidity, disability and the main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Purpose: This review study aims to present the newest literature data concerning the harmful effects of smoking on the human body,...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify the correlation between instructors’ and students’ caring behaviors and to explore the impact of instructors’ caring on students’ perceptions of their own caring behaviors. Design: A descriptive, nonexperimental design was used in this study. Methods: A total of 586 student nurses from four countries...
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Introduction: Osteoporosis is a disease of bones and it has been associated with various risk factors such as female gender, advanced age and smoking habit. However, evidence has shown that the true figures between osteoporosis and smoking are conflicted. Aim: This study was aimed to screen individuals for potential risk factors related to osteopor...
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Burnout can create problems in every aspect of individual's' human life. It may have an adverse effect on interpersonal and family relations and can lead to a general negative attitude towards life. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether burnout is associated with the mental health status of health care providers. The sample in this st...
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Stress is a fact of everyday life and it can be defined either as a reaction or as a stimulus. Over the years and with the progress of science many factors have been identified as sources of stress, such as Biological, Chemicals, Microbial, Psychological, Developmental, Socio-cultural and Environmental. Propose of this study is to present the basic...