Mary Geitona

Mary Geitona
University of Peloponnese | UOP · Department of Social and Educational Policy

PhD

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March 2010 - present
University of Peliponnese
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  • Professor (Associate)
January 2009 - January 2013
University of Peloponnese
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  • Professor (Associate)
January 2001 - July 2009
University of Thessaly
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (157)
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Background Health professionals (HPs) coping with the coronavirus pandemic are at risk of working under stressful conditions impacting their professional well-being. The aim of this paper was to explore HP’s professional quality of life and occupational stress during the COVID-19 pandemic in Greece. Method A cross-sectional study was conducted (fr...
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Background Detection of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is a challenging matter for healthcare professionals who contribute significantly to the pharmacovigilance system through their participation to the spontaneous reporting. Objective The objective of this study was the detection and reporting of ADRs related to antibiotics in primary health care...
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Background The operating room is a special place in a hospital structure, which has a very high psychological load and many moments of tension, often leading to difficulties in communication between the health professionals involved, as well as cases of verbal and physical violence. Purpose The purpose of the study was to investigate the existence...
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In Greece, the provision of mental health shows inefficiencies in remote and inaccessible areas due to the lack of appropriate structures and access to healthcare. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Mobile Mental Health Units (MMHUs) in Cyclades with and without MMHUs' operation based on Real-World Evidence (RWE). The...
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The fiscal austerity measures enacted in Greece due to the recent financial crisis resulted in a reduction of household incomes, a rise of unemployment and consequently poverty, eroding social cohesion fabric and health status of the population. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of economic hardship and the socio-demographic...
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Background and aims: Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological disorder worldwide. Approximately 40% of patients with focal epileptic seizures remain uncontrolled with antiepileptic drug (AED) monotherapy or polytherapy. Lacosamide has been recently approved by the European Medicines Agency as monotherapy for the treatment of focal seizures....
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Introduction Elderly patients are particularly susceptible to polypharmacy issues because of age-related changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as well as to chronic diseases resulting in a continuous increasing demand for drugs. Objective This study captures the prevalence of polypharmacy and adherence in Greece and identifies related ri...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was the recording of traumas and their management in a primary health care level , health center of Xylokastro, Greece. Material and Method: This research is a cross-sectional observation study. The data were retrieved from the emergency files of the Health Center and included a total 871 patients visited the Center f...
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Objectives: The aim of the study was to compare the access of patients with rare diseases (RDs) to biotechnological drugs in several Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs). We focused on the legislative pricing and reimbursement requirements, availability of biotechnological orphan medicinal products (BOMPs) for RDs, and reimbursement expen...
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Introduction Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) places a major burden on health care systems and has substantial economic effects; however, the cost of stable disease in Greece has never been thoroughly explored. The objective of the study was to estimate the annual COPD patient cost during the maintenance phase and explore the relationsh...
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The global economic crisis has deeply affected Greece more than any other EU country. In Greece, the financial crisis had its strongest impact on the labor market, where unemployment reached the unprecedented rate of 23.6% in 2016, compared with 12.7% in 2010. It has long been established the association between macroeconomic instability, unemploym...
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Introduction: The financial crisis in Greece had its strongest impact on unemployment, which led to exacerbation of shrinking incomes and depression symptoms. Aim: To investigate the combined effects of unemployment and economic distress on the Greek population mental health in times of economic crisis. Material and methods: A cross-sectional...
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Before the discovery of antibiotics, several microbial infections were fatal. Antibiotics brought a revolutionized medicine of the 20th century. Many antibiotic substances were discovered during the previous century, leading to the elimination of infectious diseases in the developed world. However, their overuse and their everyday abuse both in hum...
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The overuse of antibiotics is a serious public health problem, and there is a clear correlation between their use and the emergence of resistant bacterial strains both at the individual and populace levels. Bacteria minimize dramatically the possibilities of effective therapy and multiply the risks of complications and mortality in patients with in...
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Pharmacovigilance is the science relating to the collection, detection, assessment and prevention of adverse reactions and other problems associated with drugs. Since its beginning in the 1960s, it gradually became the main component for the national organizations of drugs, the inextricable part of pharmaceutical activities and was instituted in th...
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Antibiotics play a major role in the treatment of infectious diseases; however, there is evidence that they are also used for non-indicated viral conditions. Overprescribing an antibiotic exposes patients unnecessarily to the risk of side effects without achieving more rapid recovery, and also increases morbidity and mortality as well as related he...
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Introduction The economic crisis in Greece has substantially affected patients with COPD. The reduction of disposable income has its consequences on patients’ ability to afford their medication. The aim of the study is to evaluate the cost of treatment for patients with COPD and the influence of the financial crisis to the patients. Methods Data w...
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Background: The inappropriate, irrational use or misuse of antibiotics is observed in all health systems and in all patients' groups worldwide, especially for children, where antibiotics continue to be the drugs most commonly prescribed. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in all public pedia-tric clinics in the Republic of Cyprus, from...
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Objective: Studies attempting to investigate issues around detainees’ health status is limited in Greece and it is mainly focusing on specific prisons. The scope of this research was to investigate the impact of incarceration on health status of the Greek female prisoners’ population. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to both female c...
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Background Self-reported health status of prisoners’ population and access to health services during incarceration have not been adequately explored in Greece. The purpose of this study was to assess female prisoners’ health status and access to healthcare in the Attica detention center “Korydallos”. Methods A cross-sectional survey was carried ou...
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In this paper an overview of the rewardinginnovation pharmaceutical regulatory systemshas been presented, focusing on the emergingrole of innovation and health technologyassessment (HTA). Ιn a time of political andfinancial turmoil, benefits could be obtainedthrough the pooling of resources andexperiences among various countries. For thispurpose, r...
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Objective: Detention conditions during incarceration have not been adequately explored in Greece. The aim of this study was to highlight incarcerated women’s views and satisfaction on their detention conditions in the female prison of Attica. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out in 2014. A semi-structured questionnaire was distributed...
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Background: This study aimed at estimating the cost-effectiveness of the fixed-dose combination indacaterol/gly-copyrronium (IND/GLY) 85/43μg versus salmeterol/ fluticasone 50/500μg (SFC) and tiotropium 18μg (TIO) in the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Greece.
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The administration of antibiotics for the treatment of pediatric illnesses is common, reaching one third of pediatric patients. This paper aims to identify the antibiotic prescription practices of pediatricians and to explore the associations of a series of socio-demographic and professional determinants in Greece. A cross-sectional study was condu...
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bstract INTRODUCTION: Overexposure to sun radiation and particularly its accumulation during childhood and adolescence is a significant risk factor for skin cancer development. The sun burn is particularly important. AIM: To estimate sun burn incidence in young pupils in a coastal area of Greece. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two surveys were conducted in...
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Introduction: Greece is among the countries with the highest rates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and simultaneous antibiotic consumption. Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the perceptions and knowledge of AMR and irrational antibiotic prescribing of nurses working in paediatric hospitals in Greece. Method: A self-administered questionn...
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The Burden of Myelofibrosis In Greece Kousoulakou H.1, Symeonidis A.2, Kyriakou D.3, Sotiropoulos D.4, Gigantes S.5, Delimbasi S.5, Tsirigotis P.6, Hatzikou M.7, Geitona M.1 1University of Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece, 2University of Patras Medical School, Patras, Greece, 3University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece, 4G. Papanicolaou Hospit...
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Background The purpose of this study was to explore the budget impact of dutasteride plus tamsulosin fixed-dose combination (DUT + TAM FDC) versus tamsulosin monotherapy, in the treatment of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) from the perspective of the Greek healthcare insurance system. Methods A Microsoft Excel-based model was deve...
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Treatment provision for opioid dependence constitutes a priority for any healthcare system, as it not only offers patients short-term management and medium to long-term recovery from dependence, but at the same time contributes to a measurable reduction in the harms caused by illicit drug use. Approaches to treatment, from the undisputed need for i...
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Greece is experiencing a deep economic crisis while seeking for new sources of revenues. Nowadays, medical tourism seems to be an effective mean of economic growth, which could facilitate the way out of the crisis. The aim of this paper is to investigate tourism companies’ readiness to invest in medical tourism in Greece and the ICT infrastructure...
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SUMMARY. BACKGROUND: The need for efficient use of healthcare resources intensifies in times of economic recession and budgetary constraints. AIM: The scope of this study is to measure the efficiency among secondary and university pulmonary clinics operating in two public hospitals located in different geographical regions in Greece. MATERIAL & MET...
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The objective of this paper is to study healthcare utilization in Greece. The data were derived from a national survey conducted in 2006, and analysed through Logistic and Linear Regression. The likelihood of primary healthcare utilization is determined by the gender, the existence of a chronic disease, the self-rated health and the age, while the...
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the tourist industry's satisfaction with medical tourism in Greece, the factors associated with its performance improvement and the ICT infrastructure underlying it. For this purpose, a nationwide survey was carried out in 2012. According to our findings, satisfaction of tourist company executives with their...
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Introduction: Pharmacosurveillance during the administration of antibiotics is of extreme importance in paediatric patients given their different physiology and adverse drug reaction (ADR) profile compared to the adult population. Systematic reviews show that one in ten hospitalised children will experience ADRs. Administration of antibiotics is a...
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Chemotherapy-induced anaemia is a common and significant complication of chemotherapy treatment. Blood transfusion and administration of Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents (ESAs) either alone or in combination with iron are the most widely used therapeutic options. In Greece, ESAs are among the top ten therapeutic groups with the highest pharmaceuti...
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Background: Hospital care expenditure is the most significant cost driver in the health care sector. Reductions in public hospitals' expenses are among the principal austerity measures included in the memorandum recommendations. However, health policy decision-making seems to be a political rather than a technical issue. Objective: The aim of this...
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The present study explores Greek managers’ perceptions towards CSR as well as their attitudes regarding the institutionalization of CSR. Our findings indicate that most companies have an internal management function that executed CSR programs which were mostly oriented towards society, environment and employees. The way CSR is managed depends on th...
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We performed an economic evaluation of opioid substitution treatment (OST) in Greece using data from the Greek Organization Against Drugs (OKANA). Cost minimization analysis predicted that buprenorphine monotherapy is more costly than buprenorphine-naloxone therapy. Analyses of cost effectiveness demonstrated that buprenorphine-naloxone was the dom...
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Genotyping patients for CYP2C9 and VKORC1 polymorphisms can improve the accuracy of dosing during the initiation of anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (coumarin derivatives). The anticipated degree of improvement in the safety of anticoagulation with coumarins through genotyping may vary depending on the quality of patient care, which varie...
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Patients having chronic schizophrenia with frequent relapses and hospitalizations represent a great challenge, both clinically and financially. Risperidone long-acting injection (RIS-LAI) has been the main LAI atypical antipsychotic treatment in Greece. Paliperidone palmitate (PP-LAI) has recently been approved. It is dosed monthly, as opposed to b...